“ Brand: Boots / Type: Body Spray „
Perfumes can be so expensive to keep spraying throughout the day, before you know it, your 50 pound perfume has all been used. As much as I love perfumes, I find that, especially during the week when I am working, a light body spray is ideal. Not too over powering, not too strong for the working environment, but just subtle and nice smelling. I am obsessed with strawberry scented things and at first I thought it was a bit fruity for a grown up to wear around work, but I just went with it and I love it. I spray one or two sprits of it after lunch time and it just keeps me smelling fresh. I love the way it smells.
It comes in a plastic bottle, with 150ml of red colored liquid inside and it lasts me two, if not three weeks. For two pounds, it is definitely worth it. I am really glad the natural collection from boots is amazing. There isn't much need to splurge on high end things, not for daily use anyway.
I also think it is an amazing present to give to young adults who are pre-teens or in their teen age years because it is a great alternative to perfume and it is at that age where you really need to teach them about body odors etc.
The fruity smell of it makes me feel really young, but that's one of the reasons I love it so much!
I have been buying Boots Natural collection body sprays for almost a year now after getting a little gift set containing a vanilla spray last Christmas. I am so glad I discovered these sprays as I absolutely love them. However, I always just bought the vanilla scent which I know and love, so on a recent trip to boots I had a look at the other scents as they had a 3 for 2 offer on, and with these sprays already being a bargain at £2.00 for a 150 ml, I decided I would stock up with this offer (well, as much as I could, the shelves were a little bare so I'm guessing I'm not the only fan!) So, this was when I decided to try the 'Wild Strawberry' scent.
Boots Natural Collection body sprays are a liquid spray, almost like a perfume. They come in clear plastic bottles with a spray nozzle on top.
There is a range of scents:
Mango And Papaya
Sapphire And Sea Minerals
Apple And Lime
I read in a review that they used to do a Dewberry one. I'm gutted they don't seem to do this one anymore as I love Body Shop dewberry products so know I would have loved this.
The thing I love most with these is they are like a body spray and perfume in one. The scent lasts much longer than aerosol body sprays but isn't as strong as perfume so you can spray lots of it without the worry of chocking on the fumes. It sprays on like a liquid mist.
I have tried the Vanilla and Ice Musk as well as the Wild Strawberry, and I have to say this would be my least favourite scent of the three. It does have that strawberry scent, just much sweeter, and a little bit sickly if you use too much. It's not at all like the scent of the strawberry Body Shop range (which I like, and which is what I had in mind when I bought this).
I still recommend you try this product though, just go for one of the nicer scents! A 150 ml bottle is £2.00 in boots and if you are able to find any while the 3 for 2 offer is still in you will be getting an absolute bargain.
With my latest set of Pinecone Research vouchers I headed down to Boots with the intension of buying some Natural Collection body sprays - which are a hell of a lot cheaper than perfumes and more suitable to use when the weathers warm!
I have had these sprays before - I can remember owning the Strawberry and Dewberry ones in the past. I was happy to see at the time of writing this review Boots have one of their usual 3 for 2 offers on which includes these perfumes - meaning I got three of these sprays for just £4 instead of their usual price of £2 each.
I did manage to pick up a Strawberry one to my delight but the Dewberry scent seemed to have dissapeared... Not sure if its been taken off the shelves completely or just my Boots store doesn't stock it.
The spray I will be reviewing today is the Strawberry scented one.
The bottles in the Boots Natural Collection range all come in 150ml size which to me is just an ideal size especially if you like to change the scents every now and again - it lasts a while but not forever...
All the bottles are transparent which is great for seeing how much product you have left and all have different images on the front of the bottles according to the type of scent you have purchased - The Wild Strawberry one shows an image of a giant strawberry in the middle with other outlines of love hearts, strawberrys and flowers.
All parts of the bottle are made out of recycled plastic - I have dropped these bottles a few times and have not had any accidents so far due to unreliable plastic which is a bonus!
Rather than an aerosol spray like you get with many deoderants these bottles are just a spray nozzle which are protected by a near-transparent lid identical colour to the nozzle. To me this is great as you have a lot more control over how much you spray, it lasts far longer than an aerosol and is better for your and others around you with conditions such as asthma. The lid itself is firm and poses no risk off falling off for the liquid to drip all over your handbag.
One great thing I love about this bottle is when its finished it is re-usuable. As a person constantly cleaning I am always on the hunt for spare spray bottles which when these three sprays are finished I will have three to use for this purpose! The spray nozzle can easily be twisted off to do this.
The liquid itself is a transparent hot pink - which is similar colouring to the fruit it represents. The consistancy is water-like which makes it a great light spray to use during warm weather. When sprayed on your skin it does give a cool-like sensation like cooling mist which to be is an added bonus.
The scent is just as powerful as the strawberry scents that you notice in the body shop and to me this isn't bad for an own brand! The colouring seems to turn clear after leaving the bottle and doesn't leave any pink dye marks on your clothes.
At the moment I am using these mainly during the week as an alternative to perfume for work, I am putting this on first thing in the morning and the smell does last for around 4 hours if you don't top up and other people do notice it as well!
My skin is normal / sometimes dry but I have not noticed any irritation caused by these sprays to date. When you look on the back of the label, you notice it doesn't seem to have as many ingredients compared to other sprays and perfumes but some do look suspectively chemical - so if you have any worries about this it may be best to check the ingredients before purchase.
One thing I would like to add is that these sprays have a total shelf life of 24 months which I think is excellent for a shop own brand.
I have to say I am quite dissapointed in the strawberry scent - I purchased three of the sprays together thinking the strawberry would be my favourite due to my fond memories years ago... and maybe its due to the fact I am older now but the scent is quite sickening and artificial - may benefit a young girl better but to me the scent does not represent a true strawberry...
However do not let this put you off, as I have found the other scents especially the Mango and Vanilla ones are really nice.
At the time of writing this review you can buy 3 sprays for the price of 2 - totalling at £4 or you can buy singles at £2