“ Brand: Molton Brown / Type: Fragrance / Concentration: Eau de Parfum / Gender: for women „
Molton Brown are renowned for good quality make up, skin care, body and grooming products. There products can be found it department stores such as John Lewis, House of Frazer and Fenwick's as well as in their own outlets.
Heavenly gingerlily shimmer fragrance is part of Molton Browns Heavenly gingerlily range which also includes:
* Moisture bath and shower gel
* Body cream
* Shimmer Oil
Heavenly gingerlily shimmer fragrance is a fragrance with a difference, not only is it a gorgeous frangrance but like its name suggests is also a shimmer spray.
The product contains Indian tuberose, ginger, sandalwood, caramom and mica and like all Molton Brown products is produced it the UK. Currently this retail price is £30 per 100ml bottle.
The fragrance comes in a reddy brown cardboard outer inside which is a frosted glass bottle which enables you to see the rich bronze liquid contained within. The bottle has a sliver pump spray top with a clear plastic lid.
Before using this product you are advised to give the bottle a good shake as the mica (which is where the shimmer comes from) tends to settle at the bottom, after shaking spritz onto your body. This product is intended for use and body only and you are not recommended to use it on your face.
I would describe the fragrance as very feminine spicy and quite exotic with a very subtle hint of ginger. For me the smell is quite overpowering for a few seconds after spraying but soon transforms to a gorgeous gentle scent which lasts for hours. After spraying I could really see the glittery particles shining all over my skin. A word of warning though, the glittery sparkle does not stick to your skin all that well and does tend to transfer to your clothes.
My overall opinion is that I would recommend this product (how could I not it smells absolutely divine). But I would recommend as a product for nights out and special occasions only as I feel the 'shimmer' is a little over the top for everyday use.
I never even imagined that perfume could shimmer until I received this Molton Brown as a gift. At first I thought it was one of these body oil shimmer but to my surprise, this ended up being perfume which literally adds a glow to your skin. Of course, this only encouraged me to indulge very liberally, often spraying my arms and cleavage with the perfume, just to have that particular shimmer. But even if I tend to use this too liberally, the perfume never comes across as being too overpowering. On the contrary, it remains amazingly light and very, very exotic. I have to admit that I was a little bit apprehensive with the ginger bit- I'm not much of a ginger fan and wasn't overly keen to smell like one but to my very pleasant surprise, the ginger scent was very artificial and quite nice-smelling.
The bottle exudes typical Molton Brown simplicity. Like nearly all of the other products, this perfume comes in a large oval bottle, which allows a nice, firm grip. There's definitely not much chance of it slipping from your hand with this shape! The bottle is transparent and reveals the rich-looking, reddish liquid inside. I have to admit that the box is much more elegant than the bottle: Its earthly tone does bring to mind oriental and exotic fragrances, which I believe is an exact reflection of the fragrance itself.
The smell was quite simply divine. The first spray literally transported me back to the time when I visited India. I was expecting this perfume to have an oriental appeal; I just didn't expect it to be so, so refreshing, exotic and delicious. The very first smell was definitely ginger and cardamom. But worry not- there's no way you'll be smelling like a kitchen (I was seriously worried about that!) because like I mentioned earlier, the ginger/cardamom smells are quite artificial- and not in a bad way. They just smell like very sweet, polished and yet spicy, far from the real kitchen deal. The initial spray is heavy but lightens considerably after some minutes and reveals some other exotic fragrances such as musk, sandalwood and if I'm not mistaken, there's also just a tiny little touch of something flowery. According to the ingredients, this is supposed to contain ginger, sandalwood, cardamom, Indian tuberose and golden micro-particles (for the shimmer). I honestly don't recall any whiff of the tuberose but I loved the way in which the gingery-cardamom smell blended with the musky scent. If you ask me, the spiciness of this perfume adds a very alluring and appealing dimension to it.
To enhance what, according to me, is one of the most wonderful fragrances I ever experienced, this perfume is rather long-lasting. It doesn't linger for hours but hold for quite some time. I found that only two applications are required during one whole day. This perfume seems rather okay for both day and evening wear- it's intense but not overpowering and the oriental ingredients add a very exotic appeal to it. However, I prefer to use it at night so that I can make the most out of the shimmery particles. Honestly, if I'm liberal with his perfume, I barely have to use any other shimmer oil. And like I said, it's an intense fragrance but not so heavy that you can't use it in liberal amounts to really draw the shimmer out. The shimmer gives you a faint, golden glow, rather than gold fake tan. I noticed, however, that the shimmer can rub off quite easily and has a tendency to stick to clothes. Having said that, if you're interested in the fragrance and not the shimmer, it would therefore be quite easy to rub the glow off.
Overall, I will certainly recommend this product. It's mild on sensitive skin, lasts for quite some time and the scent is extremely oriental and spicy. The shimmer seems like an added bonus to an already perfect product. The perfume is not available on Amazon, but you can get it on www.moltonbrown.com at £30.53 for a 100ml bottle.
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Wow! is a good start to tell you about this luxurious molton brown product. As with all Molton Brown goodies the smell and fragrance wafts from the bottle as soon as you open. Take yourself back to an exotic holiday with the warm air and the elegant aromas and you are not too far from the truth.
Once you spray the fragrance onto your skin the delightful, passionate aroma coms alive and the nectar from the bottle shines through on your skin creating a heavenly glow and a wonderful shimmering effect.
This is fantastic for holidays when you have that sun kissed feeling and you want to take those feelings with you into the evening and beyond, it really is a warm fragrance and an absolute delight to wear. Ask for this as a gift and you will not be disappointed with the shimmer or the beautiful aromas - divine!
Featuring the seductive aromas of Indian tuberose, ginger, sandalwood and cardamom, your skin is given a glamorously understated shimmer when you wear this fragrance, containing golden micro-particles / 100ml /