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When I was a teenager my dear great aunt would give me a rose gift set every year. As well as making me smell like an old woman I was also allergic to the products in the set so it put me off any rose scented products for a very long time. I was gifted a cassis rose me time set from the body shop and I'm glad to say my opinion has changed.
The cassis rose range from the body shop combines the flowery scent of rose with blackcurrant giving it a fresh and modern feel. There are a number of products in the range, I'll tell you about the ones in my set.
Cassis Rose Shower Gel: A small 60ml bottle of shower gel. The shower gel is a very pale pink in colour. A little goes a very long way and lathers up to give a lovely frothy foam. The predominant scent is definitely rose, I would not recognise the blackcurrant but it is a very gentle relaxing scent that fills my bathroom and lasts for ages. A tiny 60ml shower gel costs a whopping £2.40 so it's just as well you only need to use a tiny blob each time.
Cassis Rose Body Lotion; This is a thinnish white lotion which spreads evenly over my freshly showered body and is absorbed instantly leaving my skin delicately perfumed and lovely and soft. The first thing that crosses my mind when I smell the lotion is that it smells like green plants when you cut into them mingled with rose. It is a very delicate, girly smell and when I have worn the body lotion on it's own then the scent lingers all day. Expect to pay around £2 for the tiny 60ml body lotion.
Cassis Rose Eau De Toilette Spray: I'm not a massive fan of these spritzer type body sprays but this one is ok. It does smell predominantly of rose after the alcohol smell wears off. I would not buy this product on it's own preferring to stick with the perfume. The body mist costs £6.75 for 100ml.
Cassis Rose Eau De Toilette; The pretty little pink bottle of perfume with a white rose etched onto the glass looks really stylish on my bathroom shelf. I hate the fact that when I first spray the perfume the alcohol that is in it smells really harsh and catches at the back of my throat. Once the alcohol smell wears off then it is a rich warm floral fragrance which lasts a few hours before you need to reapply. A bottle of perfume costs £8.30 for 30ml.
My favourite parts of the set are without a doubt the shower gel and body lotion, in fact the body lotion's fragrance has such a long lasting effect that it makes the body spray and perfume seem a bit redundant. I'm not brilliant at describing scents but this is a set that I use when I want to feel young and carefree, it is definitely very girly but not sexy I don't think.
The gift set costs about the £20 mark I think, it is rude to ask the price of pressies you know! I think the body shop in general is pretty expensive for the likes of shower gel but they often have small gift sets half price in the sales which are always worth picking up. I think this gift set would suit a girly girl, rose is no longer just for your granny thanks to the body shop combining it with blackcurrant to give it a fresh feel.
Let the scents of radiant rose & vibrant berry captivate you / Kit includes: Cassis Rose Shower Gel, Cassis Rose Body Lotion, Cassis Rose Eau de Toilette and Cassis Rose Body Spray /