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Just before I finished work for the Christmas my boss reached me (and others!) this Crabtree and Evelyn La Source Refreshing Body Mist, beautifully wrapped and I'm afraid I wasn't very good and I opened it when I got home. I was very pleasantly surprised as I don't have very much experience in trying Crabtree and Evelyn products despite seeing them in many places and hearing about them. A little research on the internet shows that this product retails in and around £15, so it was fairly generous gift from my boss for this 120ml pump bottle. The packaging alone of the product, that lovely sky blue gives the product a rich, luxurious appearance.
This spray is meant to revitalise and refresh the skin as it contains marine extracts to condition and smooth the skin. The fragrance itself is said to contain 'aquatic notes, musk and gentle shoreline breezes'. Crabtree and Evelyn suggest that this is a product to apply to the body after a shower or bath, and allow the skin to absorb it and be conditioned at the same time, whilst leaving the body smelling sweet and summery and refreshed.
It is worth pointing out at this point that this product is paraben free as well as free from mineral oils and propylene glycol which means very little to me, but may be important to those who pay close attention to ingredients of these products.
Obviously since receiving this product the weather hasn't exactly been summery and I tend to simply spray deodorant rather than any body sprays when I get out of the shower as I'm in such a hurry to get dressed to keep warm. However, over Christmas when I had more time in the mornings, I did try out this spray and used it after the shower some mornings. There is a very pleasant summery scent that does make you think of warm, sunny weather and I can see myself using this much more coming in to the spring and slightly warmer weather. Initially you think this mist is going to linger on the skin as you can smell it for a short time afterwards, however an hour or so after, there isn't really much scent left on the skin - so I don't think it could be used instead of your usual fragrance, as it simply doesn't last. For this reason, I think paying £15 is pretty steep and I don't think I would be paying it myself particularly when I could buy a small bottle of fragrance for around the same that may last longer.
In terms of conditioning the skin, I can't really say I notice any difference. Yes I love the scent but I think it is a little on the pricey side, particularly when it doesn't last for that long on the skin. It won't replace perfume and therefore I don't think it should be near the price of a real gran
Awaken your senses with Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Refreshing Body Mist / featuring conditioning marine extracts and the revitalising scent of aquatic accords, musk, and gentle shoreline breezes / A refreshing and revitalising treat for the skin / Marine extracts help smooth and condition / Free of parabens, mineral oil, and propylene glycol / Fragrance: Relaxing sea air /