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I love to wear a body lotion with my fragrances and this one is a fantastic accompaniment to my all time favourite scent. The lotion is lovely to wear on it's own for a subtle fragrance and even nicer to wear with the EDP to make the scent last all day. It's thick and luxurious and gives the skin a beautiful satin sheen. This is a fantastic oriental fragrance with a warmth to it which makes it perfect to wear in the evening and especially in winter, the lotion is moisturising enough to tackle even the driest of skin. I only wish it was easier to find on it's own, I would definitely recommend this scented body lotion if, like me, you are a fan of the fragrance. All in all I would say this is a fantastic product, the one thing I would say is not to use it on irritated skin.
~The One Golden Satin Body Lotion~
The One collection is part of the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance range. This collection includes an EDP, bath milk, shower gel and two different body lotions. My review is based upon the 'Golden Satin Lotion'.
This body lotion is designed to leave your skin with a 'hydrated glow' as well as beautifully scented with the main notes of The One being lychee, jasmine and lily. Other notes include mandarin, bergamot, muguet, plum, vanilla, amber, musk and vetyver. This lotion is designed to compliment the EDP which is described as 'a warm oriental floral with modern sensuality' - taken from www.boots.com.
The bottle I have is a 100ml sized bottle which came in a gorgeous gold box. The bottle is round, dumpy and made from white, squeezy plastic with a gold lid. When full or partially full, the golden liquid inside is slightly visible through the plastic and gives a tinted effect.I find the bottle to be fairly attractive and fit for purpose. It feels a little cheap during handling but looks stylish on my dresser. The larger 200ml bottle is almost identical in design but the lid is a little different. The bottle can be recycled and this lotion has a 12month shelf life from first use.
~Where To Buy~
Compared to the regular The One Body Lotion, the Golden Satin version is a little rarer. A quick online search has revealed that the 200ml bottle can be purchased from Amazon priced at £27.61 with free delivery. It is also available from www.lifeandlooks.com priced at £26.80. Ebay prices are £8.90 for a 100ml bottle and £18.00 for the 200ml.
I was delighted to add this body lotion to my growing collection of perfumed body lotions. I adore expensive body lotions and like the Dolce & Gabbana brand in general. I obtained this bottle from a friend who wasn't overly keen on the golden aspect of the lotion. I would say that unless you specificially need or want the golden version then the regular body lotion will be perfectly suitable and this is easier to find on its own and within the gift set with the perfume. I have used this lotion as a stand alone product and also alongside the matching perfume (I had a few sample sprays worth) so my thoughts are based on this too.
This lotion, in my opinion, is best suited to wearing during a warm, Summery day or evening. I personally would find it wasteful to slather this on when I intend to cover up with a cardigan or something as it is so pretty on my skin. On opening the bottle, there is quite a wide hole and I find that the lotion pours well without becoming overly messy. It has a rich yet liquidy consistency and it looks like a golden tinted tanning lotion.
The lotion itself feels beautifully silky and cool against my skin. I apply this to visible areas of skin - my arms, neck and shoulder area. Not much is needed per use as this lotion spreads well and a small amount covers a large area of skin. I don't need to massage it into my skin for long as it sinks in quickly and leaves no tacky residue behind which is always a positive when you are a busy Mum! The lotion once absorbed feels perfectly light on my skin and I find that my skin feels smooth and silky for most of the day especially around my shoulder area. My arms are very dry and I find that this lotion delivers an acceptable amount of hydration to my skin to keep it feeling comfortably moisturised for a few hours. It feels rather luxurious during application too which is always a bonus considering it is a premium product!
I was a little unsure of how this would look on my skin at first as I don't generally use tinted products on my skin after numerous bad experiences with self tanning lotions and gels! This lotion is of a high quality and simply leaves a light, golden shimmer on my skin which is really pretty, feminine and not too obvious. I find that it is more of a healthy glow than full on glitter which is a positive as I am a grown adult now and not a teenager experimenting with glittery body products. The shimmer looks really lovely when the light or sun catches it a certain way and it looks particularly nice around my shoulder area. I used this recently when wearing a dress for the first time in 12 years and found that it gave my skin a lovely, Summery glow as well as keeping it moisturised and soft. The shimmer is evident for most of the day and it would be easy to top it up if going out at night time.
Scent wise, I adore this lotion. It smells almost identical to the perfume and is strong from the moment I apply it to my skin. I would describe the scent as being very confident and feminine. It smells very expensive and isn't a scent that sits in the background unnoticed. I find that when I have worn this alone, I get compliments which proves how noticeable it is to both myself and others around me. My nose can pick up on a lovely citrussy aroma at first but this quickly disappears and is replaced by a warm and rather sensual twist of floral notes balanced with a gorgeous sweetness.
I'm not fond of overly floral scents but this scent is well balanced with the jasmine being the most prominent scent and mingled with what my nose considers to be the lychee and a touch of authentic vanilla. I find that the longer the scent is on my skin, the warmer it becomes and after four or five hours, the remaining scent is a combination of relaxing amber and a light musk. I find the lasting scent to remain on my skin for quite a while and it is rather comforting. I love the way it lingers and I often apply a touch of this to my skin a few hours before bed to be able to experience the scent whilst trying to sleep.
~Layering With The Perfume~
I love the way the scent of this lotion develops at a steady pace. I find that there is an obviously change between the short lived citrus notes, the sexy and sensual jasmine and then the comforting amber/musk combo. I find this body lotion to provide enough scent and strength to be noticeable for around 8 hours on its own. I personally find that because this is a highly perfumed lotion, it is best suited to being worn alone on my skin. I have, however, applied it in the morning and then topped up with the perfume around dinner time to enhance and prolong the scent and both products smell great together as you would expect and applying both together results in a strong, vibrant scent all day long.
I love wearing this body lotion. It leaves my skin looking radiant and feeling soft to the touch. It smells gorgeous and I find it perfect for wearing during the day as it is lighter than the perfume. It offers enough fragrance for my skin to convince me that I do not need to apply the perfume at the same time and is perfect for all occasions. I haven't experienced any irritation from using this body lotion and find it to be suitable for my sensitive skin. It is expensive but in my opinion, it is totally worth the high cost as it is a special product with a unique shimmer twist and one bottle will last quite some time. It is a treat to use and I love it! If you like a confident, powerful scent then give this a try.
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