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Clinique Aromatics Elixir Bodywash
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Clinique Aromatics Elixir Bodywash
Date: 20/11/11, updated on 20/11/11 (17 review reads)
Advantages: I adore everything about this product
Disadvantages: It may possibly be too expensive for some
I do love Clinique products and although they do cost a lot of money (there is no arguing about that) I do think they are worth the cost because whenever I use them they always mange to make me feel extra special and pampered.
For a Christmas gift last year I was given a set of Clinique Aromatics Elixir products. The set was beautifully presented and contained Clinique Aromatics Elixir Perfume, Body Wash and Body Smoother. Now you can buy all of these products individually, and I have done so after using them in the set, but the product which most blew me away was the Aromatics Elixir Body Wash. It was a small sized tube (well, smaller than the standard sized one you get for £15.90, as this contains 200ml of gel). I think my tube was probably about half of this size.
I would usually list the positives and the negatives of a product in a review but suffice to say that this review will lean towards the positives only, I'm afraid, as apart from the cost, I cannot really think of one negative about this wonderful Body Wash.
The first time I used this I was impressed by the smell as soon as I opened the little flip top lid. I also liked the slightly lemon coloured packaging with gold embossed writing (which is the same as on the perfume and the Body Smoother). The perfume in this range is a wonderful smell and if I try to describe it here I know I will not truly do it justice. It is heady, woody and yet fresh all at the same time, if that makes sense. I can always detect the lovely aroma of jasmine, combined with both patchouli and camomile and all of these aromas combine so well together to give a perfume that is amazing. So many of my friends have commented on my perfume whenever I wear this and I was so excited to try to the other products in the range to see if they were as good as the perfume.
The Aromatics Elixir Body Wash is exactly the same smell as the perfume, but obviously on a more subtle basis. I usually take showers during the week and have baths at weekends (when I have more time) but I was pleased to learn that I was able to use this gel whichever way I decided to wash. The first time I used it was actually in the shower and I poured a small amount of the pearly coloured translucent gel onto my blue 'scrunchy'. I was amazed at how well it lathered up and one small squirt was enough for me to lather my whole body, from top to toe.
It feels so soft and sensual on my skin and it actually feels like I'm really pampering myself. The heat of the shower also seems to intensify the small of the perfume and for ages afterwards when I went back upstairs, the shower room was giving off a lovely smell of the lingering perfume - the smell actually lasted longer in the shower, I think, than it did on me. However, having said that, I cannot complain about the longevity of the smell on my body because for ages afterwards I was able to detect the aroma of the perfume as I wandered around the house. This is a lovely product to wear alongside the perfume I think, because the body wash kind of 'reinforces' the perfume, if you get what I mean, and gives it more staying power.
The Aromatics Elixir Body Wash left my skin feeling refreshed, beautifully cleansed and soft and smooth. I felt well and truly pampered afterwards. The second time I used this product was in the bath. I simply poured a very small amount under the running tap over the bath and was amazed at how many bubbles appeared. I have to say though, that it was the smell, which was the most impressive feature of this wonderful gel. It was fantastic to just laze there for an hour or so, close my eyes and enjoy the aroma and the feel of it against my skin. I didn't want the bath to end. This, added to the fact that it left my bathroom smelling so gorgeous afterwards was a real plus point for me.
Once I had used the entire product in my gift set, I was so in love with this product that I went out to buy myself another standard sized bottle and now I am just about finished this one as well. I don't use it every night - maybe about twice a week as it is on the costly side at almost sixteen pounds, however, as a once a week treat I think I am worth it.
I can heartily recommend this lovely Body Wash and if you are a bloke who is looking for the perfect gift for your wife or partner (or like me, you just like to treat yourself every now and again), then I don't think you could go wrong with this product. Try the set first and then I'll bet you go on to buy another bottle like I did.
N.B. ------ Also posted on Ciao! under the username "dawnieG" (I am THE SAME person & this review is my own work & NOT copied from another source)
Summary: Simply gorgeous
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