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The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Butter
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
The Body Shop Spiced Vanilla Body Butter
Date: 31/07/12, updated on 28/05/13 (43 review reads)
Advantages: Smells great, works well as a body butter
Disadvantages: Only available from the Body Shop at Christmas
I received this Spiced Vanilla Body Butter as a gift near Christmas time, probably because of the fact that this scent is more associated with the festive season than anything else because of its rich spiced vanilla scent that is said to be ever present around the Christmas season. I must say that I agree it is a rather festive and interesting scent, but I do not mind wearing it on all sorts of different times, as it makes a delicious smelling body butter any day.
I am glad that I received this body butter as a gift instead of buying it myself, not because I do not like it but because:
a) I have many, many body butters, lotions and all sorts of different body care products around the home, many of them hardly touched since there are so many to choose from. If I had bought this body butter myself (as I had been tempted to do quite a few times whilst on shopping trips in the Body Shop, just to sample it), it would have just been paying money to add to my ever growing pile of body care products which, to be honest, cannot really be thought of as necessities.
b) This has saved me with quite a bit of money, as Body Shop products have never exactly been cheap. I am not sure how much was paid for this tub of Body Butter since it was a gift, but I know that it cannot have been cheap, seeing as normal large tubs of Body Shop Body Butter presently cost £12.50- quite a lot for a body butter, as you can probably tell. However, I have found that with most of the Body Shop products I have tried in the past, the quality and the delicious scents you receive are definitely worth the price.
This Spiced Vanilla Body Butter is currently unavailable in stores, probably since it is such a Christmas speciality. However, even if you missed out the Christmas buying season, there are still ways you can obtain this. For example, Amazon are selling the Spiced Vanilla Body Butter along with the Spiced Vanilla Shower Gel for £14.50; also, places like eBay are also selling them.
This Body Butter is packaged in the familiar Body Shop Body Butter tub, however with a slightly different layout than the regular scents; instead of showing a picture of the fruit or natural material that the body butter is made from, it has a more classic and festive feel to it. There are strips of block colour on the lid of the tub (which can easily be removed from application) with strings of text on it. Altogether, it is a pleasant change from the ordinary packaging, but I have to say that it does not look as completely natural as the regular scents.
The scent, as I have said before, is very festive, though I have used this on many intervals throughout the year as a single tub of this is sure to last you for more than just Christmas. The spiced vanilla is very sweet and fragrant; it reminds me of spiced vanilla candles that we usually have at the Christmas season. The spice in the vanilla adds a sense of both liveliness and luxury to the body butter, which is lovely all year round.
The butter is thick and creamy; this can easily be rubbed in your skin. It is quite cool and refreshing on your skin, though it can feel a little bit greasy initially, but only because you have to rub it in quite thoroughly. This, like all of the Body Shop's body butters, is a fantastic body butter that leaves your skin feeling soft, moisturised and refreshed.
Altogether, this is a brilliant product from the Body Shop that, though it does have its obvious festive hint, can be enjoyed all year round. I give this 5 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: Lovely festive Body Butter
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