“ Brand: Lancome / Type: Body Lotion / Subcategory: Lotion „
I'm generally a great fan of Lancome products. Tempted by their usually generous free gifts and samples whenever you buy a product, I have a make-up bag stuffed full of various Lancome bits and bobs. I love Tresor perfume and body lotion and used to love the Oui range of products. However, a friend bought me the Oui foaming bath lotion for Easter and it smells so bad that I can't use any Oui products any more and have just given away the best part of £80's worth of perfume and body lotion. The foaming bath lotion looks lovely. It comes in a tube which is a lovely shade of translucent pink and you can see the lotion looking reassuringly thick and moisturising inside. In the tube, it seems gorgeous - the same rather heavy and fruity smell that characterises the Oui range. I couldn't wait to use this as it looked and smelt so great. But put this in hot water and its a whole different story. How can something that smells so nice in the container smell so totally disgusting when you put in hot water? I have to admit that the cooler the water, the less disgusting the smell but that rather defeats the point of a long hot soak in a fragrant bath, doesn't it? I mean, when deciding to create a bath lotion, you'd think that Lancome had the good sense to make sure that it still smelt nice when it was doing the job it was supposed to do. The smell actually reminds my of my first date in a way because I went out with someone who appeared to have been soaking himself in Brut for days in preparation for the event. The main recollection of have of the whole evening is sitting in the cinema trying not to breathe for the whole of Beverly Hills Cop in case I was overcome by the concentrated Brut fumes. Well, bathing in Oui body lotion is a bit like that. The smell is overpowering regardless of how little lotion you put in the bath and it sort of attacks the back of the throat. The first time I use
d it, it literally took about five hours for the smell to get out of the house. And its no better on the skin either - I actually got so sick of its overpowering cloyingness that I had a shower about two hours later to try and get rid of the smell. So, in short, unless you are planning an evening in a hot cinema with someone you particularly dislike, steer well clear.