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Another gorgeous smelling product from Di Palomo, it is for somebody who likes a fresh, light and indulging scent.
What does this product do?
This product is described as a hand and a body lotion which gives the impression of a light body lotion if it can be used as a hand lotion as well. However it is described as a rich moisturiser. I personally would not describe it in this way. I would call a body butter a rich moisturiser not this one. But it is certainly moisturising enough for me. I don't like anything that feels sticky or takes a while to sink in. This one sinks in straight away and gives my skin an instant glow, hydration and smoothness. My mum has very dry skin and she has tried this body lotion and she hasn't found it enough for her skin, she had to use a lot of it to feel that it had sank into her skin at all. So for somebody with drier skin I would recommend buying the body butter version of this which is slightly pricier at £15.00 and you get 50ml less but it does contain cocoa butter which this hand and body lotion does not.
Many people pop a body cream/or body lotion on after a shower or bath (which I don't), I wouldn't imagine that this is the nicest of feels of body lotion to put on after a bath or shower due to it not containing the cocoa butter.
I never really use it as a hand cream as I prefer a hand cream that is just a hand cream, not a body lotion too. I don't know why but I don't feel like they would have the same benefit for my hands, although I am sure they do.
This is a good quality plastic pump action bottle. It looks lovely with its extra flower decoration around the pump but it isn't as luxurious looking as some of their other items. I have never had any problems with the pump i.e. it not working or getting stuck. However for it being quite an expensive product I could imagine people feeling let down by the packaging, the less luxurious packaging of it would not put me off buying it again though, so the product inside of the bottle must be worth it for me to be saying that! It does come in a nice looking box though. So it could certainly be given as a nice present.
This retails at £9.00 for 250ml and I have had this for over 6 months now and it is still going with about a quarter left. However I do not use it every day. I tend to use it just a couple of times a week over my arms and legs. I have the orange blossom perfume too so I tend to use this body lotion more as layering with the perfume to make it longer lasting or if I don't want my perfume to be as strong I use just the body lotion to give me a light scent.
It can be purchased on the Di Palomo website or on other websites like feelunique.com where this product retails at £8.10. Or on feelunique.com you can purchase this body lotion as well as the shower gel as a giftset for £14.40 making each slightly cheaper. This would make a lovely present.
It can also be purchased in many high street shops, and department stores. Other products in the Orange Blossom range include a reed diffuser, shower gel, body butter, candle (which I have and will review another time), bath nectar, soap, hand cream, dry oil (which I also have), and different gift sets and travel sets. So if you like the fragrance of it they have such an extensive range of products in it.
The smell of orange blossom is so feminine and it includes main notes of wild honey and olive. Olive is not a smell I could imagine working but it really does and it is very subtle. The wild honey gives it a warmth and sweetness and the orange blossom gives it a fresh and floral aroma. It is such a delicate yet powerful scent. It almost sounds like I am contradicting myself, but I'm not. I think that all of the ranges of fragrance from Di Palomo are all quite addictive and this one is no exception.
This fragrance also contains other additional notes:
It has top notes of mandarin and bergamot. Middle notes of jasmine and geranium and base notes of sandalwood, amber and musk.
The creators of this fragrance from Di Palomo said their inspiration came from imagining walking through olive and orange groves after a hot day with an evening breeze. I must say that I agree with them entirely! Doesn't it sound wonderful!
However although it sounds like a more summery fragrance to it I think that the olive, sandalwood and bergamot give it more depth than just a fresh and floral summer scent allowing it to be used throughout the winter as well. I would say that it is a scent for all ages. The most similar fragrance that I could liken this particular fragrance of the body lotion to is the original Vera Wang fragrance which is often bought as a wedding fragrance.
I am not a fan of musk base notes normally, but I don't feel like these are strong in this at all, barely noticeable actually.
A funny story is that the brand and fragrances of Di Palomo were created by friends from Torquay in Devon where I grew up. I have wondered whether I have bought the Di Palomo products because of its connection to Torquay.
If you prefer a thicker body butter type of body lotion or a thicker body cream then this will not satisfy you as it is quite a light lotion which sinks in instantly which is often not enough for drier skins. It is pricier than your regular body lotion that you can buy in Boots or Superdrug but it does have a gorgeous and addictive fragrance to it and as I use the perfume as they go hand in hand. It is a premium brand and they often have special offers on the website worth taking advantage of so you could get this cheaper than its recommended retail price.
Orange Blossom with Wild Honey & Olive / A rich, indulgent Hand & Body Lotion blended with moisturising olive oil, plus natural extracts of orange blossom & honey, known for their skin soothing properties /