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I got this SJP Rich Body Lotion in a MASSIVE bag of stuff off a woman on Freecycle...... she was giving loads of toiletries away and I asked her for it and said I'd like it to give me more things to review on Dooyoo. She was real interested in what I told her and offered me ALL the stuff, when I got home I was buzzing because it was all brand new and there was some proper good brand names in the bag. This body lotion and the matching Covet shower gel was in a box where this woman had got a gift set, she had taken the perfume out but I got the other 2 things that had come with it.
I'm not usually into celeb perfumes and stuff but LOVE this body lotion, it's got a thick and creamy texture when you squeeze it out of the tube. The lotion rubs in lovely and you can feel how rich it is when you're massaging it into your skin. I was surprised by how well it absorbed into my skin actually because it's such a thick texture, it's dead moisturising and I could feel my skin getting smoother as I was rubbing it in.
The smell is proper nice. I haven't tried the Covet perfume but if it smells anything like as good as this then I want a bottle!!! The body lotion has got a gorgeous creamy smell, it's a light perfume that is sexy and proper nice to wear. There is a bit of a baby powder smell to it that lingers for ages on my skin, but a lovely musky smell does come through after a bit. I think it's gorgeous when I use the shower gel and body lotion together because you can build the perfume up, it would go gorgeous with the perfume over it as well I think.
I've used most of this 200ml tube now in the space of about 2 months and can feel that my skin is lovely and moisturised. There's nothing greasy about this body lotion or anything like that and I LOVE the silky feel on my skin after it has soaked in..... and I never thought I'd say I loved anything that SJP was involved in!
Recommended..... you can obviously get this in gift sets but also the body lotion is available on its own for about £15.00 for a 200ml tube. Smells gorgeous and makes my skin feel lovely and soft.
After recently discovering this scent, Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker and loving it and wearing it very often I recently decided I wanted to get layering the scent for maximum impact and spent my Dooyoo vouchers (many thanks people! lol) on a few items for myself for a change. My vouchers usually go on presents for other people or on my new flat that I've just moved into so I took ages to make a few selections for items for myself and after serious consideration I purchased the Covet shower gel (please see review on this if interested) and the matching body lotion to match the perfume I already own.
Now I am a one for buying body lotions. I buy them, shove them in a cupboard and forget about them after using them just the once. I purchase them with the best of intentions of course but when it comes down to it I simply can't be bothered with all the fuss!
However I bought this not only as a body lotion but with the warm weather we are having at the moment felt that this would be a good alternative to using perfume which can smell funny after a time in the heat and sunshine so I knew I must buy it!
I purchased my tube in a 200ml size and to be honest thats the only size I have seen this available to purchase in. It comes in a light green with a metallic gold hue, plastic tube with a gold coloured screw on/off cap to the bottom of it which conceals a small hole. On the front of the tube I am told that it is Covet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rich Body Lotion (and told that in a foreign language too) and the size is stated. On the back of the tube there isn't really any information given apart from contact details for Coty Prestige (the manufacturer of the product) and I'm told that once opened to use the body lotion up in 24 months. Nice packaging, simple and elegant and it's easy to squeeze the tube to get to the lotion too!
The Body Lotion Itself:
Well the lotion is completely smooth, white in colour and a lotion that comes out of the tube in a sort of line so it doesn't squirt out all over the place and is moist rather than soppy. It has a slight greasy feel to it at first allowing a little of the body lotion to go a very long way but absorbs into the skin in seconds allowing you dress almost immediately after application.
The smell of this is similar to the other Covet products in this range from Sarah Jessica Parker but slightly sweeter. The fragrance revolves around the ingredients of geranium leaves, Sicilian lemon, lavender, chocolate, honeysuckle, magnolia, lily of the valley, cashmere wood, musk and vetiver with a huge kick of natural sweetness to the body lotion in-particular as I have just stated. For me this is floral scented but soft and an incredibly sensual body lotion. I can highly detect the fragrance of chocolate in this (which I can't detect in the perfume and shower gel from within this range) blended perfectly with the geranium leaves and over the top of that wafts a sheer hint of fresh and tangy lemons and to ground it, the musk which rounds off this scent perfectly.
In fragrance this is superb and that smell lingers on the skin for hours making this perfect to wear alone if desired. It is of course perfect to use with other products from this magnificent range though do be careful using this particular body lotion with other fragrances not from the range as it is rather fragranced and could make you smell a wee bit iffy if your not careful lol.
Apart from the fragrance of this being superb this is actually a really nice moisturiser for the skin too. It gives my skin a nice natural sheen to it, it looks and feels soft and it isn't greasy once on the skin. Even wearing this in the sunshine I didn't feel it melted and made me feel greasy one bit! It isn't a rich and/or heavy body lotion but suitable for all over my skin as it's so mild (including my very greasy patches) and all round this is simply a gorgeous addition to my routine...so much so I have just ordered some more of it and I'm no where near running out of what I have already lol.
Subtle, sexy and very different it's a pleasure to use this and I feel so flirty and sophisticated when I do that it's worth every single penny (and more) of what it costs! Well done again SJP!
Available from Amazon (I paid £7.20 for my 200ml tube) but do look at other discount online stores and on the high street too!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.