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Yves Rocher Malaysian Coconut Shower Gel

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Brand: Yves Rocher / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body

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      30.11.2011 12:42
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      I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.....

      When I went on holiday in the summer I stumbled across an Yves Rocher shop. I used to buy Yves Rocher products from their catalogue years ago and so I bought a lot of products 'for old times sake' really. I purchased a selection of travel sized shower gels, but having used four of them, there was only really one that I liked, and I found the other three were fairly disappointing. The last I am to use is the Malaysian Coconut variety and given my experiences I didn't have high hopes for it...

      ==Packaging==

      The shower gel comes in a clear bottle, which features a label depicting a halved coconut. The bottle is simple, but doesn't look anything special, although I do like to be able to see how much I have left, so the clear bottle is a plus point for me.

      The bottle has a screw top lid but I think a flip top cap might have been a better option as it can be fiddly to unscrew the lid, pour out the shower gel, then screw the lid back on with wet hands.

      ==My thoughts==

      Having reviewed many coconut scented products in my time, I have found that I tend to get a real divide from people - it seems to be a scent that splits people down the middle. Are you a lover or a hater? I'm firmly in the love camp, but I have found that in beauty products especially, the coconut fragrance can sometimes be a little too artificial and sickly smelling. When I first used this shower gel, I was absolutely thrilled with the scent. It's absolutely gorgeous - a sweet coconut fragrance, but not too sweet - just perfect in my opinion and very natural smelling.

      The shower gel is rather thick in consistency and so only a small amount is needed per use. It feels creamy on the skin and lathers up reasonably well on its own, although like all shower products I find it works best when used with a shower puff.

      The scent of the product really comes out when I use this and it rinses away easily. After use, my skin felt soft and smooth and wasn't dried out. I was extremely pleased to find that the scent lingered on my skin for a good few hours after use, as I loved it so much. I actually like to use this before I go to bed as strangely I find the coconut scent quite relaxing and it makes me think of lying on a beach as I fall asleep!

      ==Price and availability==

      This product is available in two sizes, the travel size I have and a full sized version. The 50ml size costs £1.70 and the 400ml size is £5. I do think these prices are slightly on the expensive side for what is an everyday product, however I have made even my small bottle last for a long time, since only a small amount is required per use.

      Yves Rocher products are available online at www.yves-rocher.co.uk or via mail order. A body cream, body lotion, bath cube, lip balm, soap and eau de toilette are also available in this fragrance and I'm very interested to try all of them!

      ==Conclusion==

      Overall I am very pleased with this product. It lathers well and leaves my skin clean and soft, but the main plus point is that beautiful coconut scent. I would definitely recommend it for all you coconut lovers and I would be happy to buy it again.

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