Here I am again proclaiming my Love for Tisserand products, this time I want to share with you a very special body lotion which I adore, the smell is like nothing else Ive ever experienced in body lotions or perfume. After a little research I can now understand why....
Robert Tisserand began formulating this "Wild Rose and Lemon Leaf" scent in June 2001 but didn't complete it to his satisfaction until September 2007, imagine all that time juggling different scents?
If you wish to know more about the "Tisserand" story, I have written about it in my previous review for the Tisserand hand cream and I don't want to bore you by repeating it ~ The company began in 1974 under a different name, 1985 saw the launch of Tisserand Aromatherapy Ltd as it is today with Robert Tisserand still very much an important part of the company.
There are more than 5,000 varieties of rose with only a handful being used in fragrance, the first was used in Persia in 10th century.
Two different rose oils are used in this body lotion to give the rose fragrance more depth but yet still retaining it's light fresh scent.
Rose Bourbonia Absolute ~ Elegant rich fragrance ~ comes from India
Rose De Mai Absolute ~ Clear sweet fragrance with notes of honey
When you include two lemon oils the fragrance loses some sweetness and gains a sharper, crisper, fresh edge ~ very refreshing I find
Lemon Myrtle and Lemon Leaf Oil.
The body lotion comes in a fully recyclable clear plastic 200ml/6.6 floz bottle complete with a pump. It sports a deep pink label with a delicate pink rose pictured. Simple but stylish in my opinion and the colour catches your eye.
It states ~ TISSERAND AROMATHERAPY
REPLENISHING BODY LOTION
WILD ROSE AND LEMON LEAF ~to soften, rejuvenate & renew.
Contains organic & ethically harvested essential oils & plant extracts.
Free From ~ Synthetic Fragrances ~ Parabens.
Suitable for vegans.
Product and ingredients not tested on animals by or for Tisserand Aromatherapy.
Available from John Lewis, independant health food stores and on line from www.tisserand.com. Price approx £8.50
I have bought from their website and recieved excellent service.
Main Ingredients ~
Rose Oil ~ Soothing on the skin and emotions.
Rose Geranium Oil ~ balancing especially on female hormones.
Lemon Leaf Oil ~ toning.
Pink Grapefruit Oil ~ refreshing.
Organic Shea Butter ~ deeply moisturising.
Extract of Organic White Lily ~antioxidant rich.
I haven't mentioned all the ingredients as I would probably send you to sleep the full list is available on the website. Ive just listed the vital ones.
To use ~ apply when needed especially after a bath/shower and massage in. Again less is more with this luxurious lotion especially as it has such a potent scent , very little massage is required as it absorbs so quickly and efficiently.
The colour of the creamy white lotion may change slightly over time due to the content of natural essential oils. Best kept at room temperature and out of direct sunlight. I have never noticed any colour change and have used this lotion for approx 18 months.
I have already told you about Rose and Lemon.
Rose Geranium gives a sweet "rosy" scent with a hint of mint. It's said to help balance the nervous system, lift depression and balance female hormones.
Organic White Lily Extract ~ is extracted from the plants bulb and has been used in skin care for hundreds of years. The ancient Greeks and Romans seem to be some of the first to discover it's astringent and healing properties on damaged and irritated skin and tissue. It's said to heal burns and wounds so efficiently there is rarely any scar tissue due to it's hydrating and emollient properties.
The scent of this body lotion is for me as important as it's moisturising ability, the first scent I pick up is rose and rose geranium, closely followed by the zing of lemon and pink grapefruit. It's refreshing, uplifting and comforting all at once. I must admit I do find it lifts my mood if Im feeling low. Upon contact with your skin it's instantly cooling and silky smooth and is absorbed immediately with no greasy residue, leaving your skin velvety soft and fully hydrated.
As a lotion it's in no way "watery" and won't pour easily from the bottle so you won't struggle with it runnung off your skin as you try to massage it in.
I would say it's a perfect consistency. After application my skin is glowing and only the beautiful fresh, zingy, citrus, floral scent remains it amazes me how quickly the skin absorbs this rich, luscious lotion. My skin really tests body lotion as It's very sensitive and very dry, due to me suffering with M.E.. I have suffered no adverse reactions from this body lotion and I use it constantly.
I have found this lotion compliments one of my favourite perfumes DKNY ~ Fresh Blossom perfectly and when worn together I get quite a few comments even from strangers ~ always lovely to recieve compliments.
I have always Loved the scent of rose but found in the past it can be too musky or it disappears far too quickly thats why I Love this lotion as it's not musky at all and the scent lingers on my skin for a couple of hours.
The price you can pay for a " decent" body lotion can be extortionate so I think £8.50 is a reasonable price for such a fabulous product especially as it lasts me approx 3 months with daily application.
Tisserand have hand cream, hand wash and deodorant in the same range and Ive got the full set ~ even me armpits smell of roses!
I can only award 5 stars as the only disadvantage I can think of is the scent, if you don't like rose with a citrusy zing, you won't like this body lotion.