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I have used Soap and Glory products for years now and what first attracted me to their products and has kept me going back to them time and time again is the beautiful, unique smell.
For those of you who do not know about these products, I will give you a bit of blurb from their website, "Soap & Glory has been supporting the Clean of England since 2006, when founder and serial suds-loving entrepreneur Marcia Kilgore used her cosmetic chemistry savvy to bring, fearless, and fantastically formulated bath, beauty, and body products to the British. Kilgore is widely renowned as the skincare expert's expert. At 26, she opened her first big business - New York's famous Bliss Spa. She's performed thousands of treatments on her 'regulars', top beauty editors, and an A-list roster of celebrities (including Madonna, Demi Moore, Calvin Klein, Cameron Diaz, Uma Thurman and Oprah). She can tell you WHAT REALLY WORKS, and knows what lifts a skincare, body or cosmetic formulation from average to fabulous. Most importantly, she believes that a good laugh can take off as many years as a good 'lift'."
There are so many cult products in their range that I now cannot do without. For example, Within weeks of Soap & Glory's first launch, the word - and the gloss - on almost everybody's lips was the (now iconic) super-plumping Sexy Mother PuckerTM. Soon after, Soap & Glory's Righteous ButterTM Body Butter was voted Britain's Best Body Butter* and our Make Yourself YouthfulTM anti-aging peptide serum took The Times beauty awards gold star. The bar was set high. And every single Soap & Glory product that followed has been brilliant.
The fragrance of the products is really different in my opinion from anything on the market today. The smell is a very pleasant one and on their website is referred to as an addictive signature scent. It's called a signature scent because all of their products have this same smell. I like that they all smell the same as you can use a few different products from the range at one time to build up a really nice base smell. To me, it doesn't really have a fruity smell, it is more like a sweet smelling lotion like candy floss.
So, I knew I could get the wonderful fragrance from all the bath products I used but for a while they didn't offer a perfume until I found this one a while ago and was really excited to find out it has the same wonderful signature fragrance.
According to Soap & Glory, "they believe in putting perfume on just for the smell of it. Eau de Soap & Glory Perfume 50ml is a glamorous and sexy fragrance which is perfect for day or night time wear."
Eau de Soap & Glory perfume spray has sparkling citrus top notes of bergamot, mandarin and cassis bud, blended with a floral heart of jasmine and freesia and drying down to a warm seductive base of soft musks, sandalwood, amber and vanilla. It is a gorgeous scent and I love that it's now in perfume form as I can apply it after I have had a scrub and a bath in all my other Soap and Glory products.
The bottle is gorgeous too. It's in a rectangle shape and is black with a pink emblem on the front and some pink rope decoration. I think it's very in keeping with the cool, youthful, quirky feel and look of the brand.
A 50ml bottle costs just £16.50 which is cheaper than a lot of designer perfumes and in my opinion is well worth it.
I love Soap & Glory products and I've always thought that the Original Pink scent of the Righteous Butter was delicious enough to be a perfume. I was actually over the moon when I figured out that it actually does come in the form of a perfume, especially as it's half the price of the perfume which I usually wear.
The perfume is basically created using the same ingredients as the fragrance in the Righteous Butter. It has been made using deliciously fruity peaches and strawberries, and the sweet floral notes of jasmine, gardenia blooms and summer rose. It has a bit of warmth and deptn brought to it by amber and musks.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a circular silver container which has pink writing spread across it which spells out Soap & Glory although the letters aren't in the right order. It has a little brown and pink ribbon attached to the top and a silver dispenser on which you push down on in order to release the fragrance. The fragrance only costs around £15 for 50ml as opposed to the £30 that I usually pay for just 30ml of my favourite perfume. It can be bought from stores such as Boots and also from a variety of online websites.
The scent is exactaly the same as in all of the other Original Pink products. A good amount of the perfume comes out with each push of the dispenser and the perfume comes out as mist. A few spritzes of the bottle is enough for one application and the perfume smells completely delicious. It is a fruity, creamy sweet aroma which is quite summery but I would still say it was suitable for wearing all year round. Again, the fragrance is probably better suited to day wear but you could still wear it in the evenings. The aroma doesn't change as you wear it as most fragrances do but unfortunately the aroma does fade quite quickly. It doesn't have the staying power of the Righteous Butter and within a few hours, I feel the night to reapply the perfume. It doesn't irritate my skin or cause me any discomfort and my skin can be quite sensitive.
All in all, I am more than happy with this fragrance. I already knew that I'd love the scent and I receive compliments when I wear it. It's cheaper than most perfumes and another bonus is the packaging doubles up as a mirror because it's reflective. I have to take a star off because of its staying power but I will still continue to buy the perfume once my bottle is all gone.
I am a big fan of Soap & Glory products and was thrilled to receive a bottle of Eau de Soap & Glory perfume spray as a gift. I understand that this product is available from Boots online for £16.50 for 50ml and currently a free Soap & Glory shower gel is being offered with every purchase.
Appearance-wise, it makes a very pretty gift. This perfume is contained within a shiny cardboard, flip-lid, black & pink box which has vintage style photographs and print on the inside, like a collage of Soap & Glory packaging. It's such an attractive and sturdy little box and can be re-used for storing bits and pieces. (I currently use it to keep hair bobbles in.) The glass bottle is black with the S&G logo printed on the front in metallic pink, which looks eye-catching and glamorous. There is a pink tassel wrapped around the clear stopper lid, which I think gives the product a hippyish feel, reminding me of love beads. In its appearance the product immediately makes me think of wholesome femininity, nothing too sophisticated. It looks sexy but quirky, which is a combination that appeals to me.
So much for its appearance, what does it smell like? I like to spray this perfume on my wrists, cleavage and neck. Immediately on application I am aware of a citrusy scent, not too sharp, with mandarin being the most pronounced although an aroma of berries is also detectable. Once the perfume has dried, the citrus intensifies and the scent takes on a muskier quality. Whereas it seems very sweet and girly on initial application, the scent develops more depth and becomes more sensual as a result. I can detect jasmine at the heart of this perfume, a sexy scent that is traditionally prized as an aphrodisiac, and it gives this perfume a more mature, sophisticated edge. The jasmine is beautifully complemented by the soft but not sickly aroma of vanilla, which has a comforting quality. I always associate vanilla with childhood memories so the combination of homely vanilla with the more exotic, raunchier jasmine makes an interesting contrast which works for me. I just love sniffing my wrists when I wear this perfume as the scent really seems to lift my mood.
My teenage daughter also loves this perfume and I do feel that it is suitable for women of different ages. It gets the balance between wholesome innocence and mature sensuality just right. I do think that perhaps it wouldn't be right for anyone who had too much 'attitude' and a 'full on' personality however as it may seem a little too twee for them. Personally, I don't find the vanilla base notes too sickly sweet, but I can appreciate that not everybody likes vanilla. Overall, I find Eau de Soap & Glory a light, refreshing scent and it feels rather summery, making me think of jasmine flowers blooming in sunny climates, ripe juicy fruits, vanilla icecreams and flowering freesias. There is an almost honey-suckle-like scent which comes across too, which is lovely. It may sound like there is a heck of a lot going on in this perfume, but it all comes together in a delectable blend.
The instructions on the packaging tell you to "just mist on. (And when it fades, mist again)" which pretty much sums it up. I find that the scent lingers for approximately two to three hours on my skin before I need to re-spray. I think it is an ideal perfume for day time use. Personally, I would be happy to wear it on an evening out too, but I know that many people like to make a bolder statement on a night out, so this perfume with its homely, hippy charm might not be quite what they are looking for. As someone who always felt they were born a little too late and ought to have been a teenager in the Flower Power era, this perfume suits my personality very well. It makes me feel fresh, feminine, sensual and upbeat. It's just the thing I'd like to wear on a summer's day when I'm in a pretty, strappy sundress and sandals, going for an al fresco lunch somewhere.
I have encountered no difficulties with the spray mechanism of the bottle. It doesn't seem to be one of those annoying sprays that you have to press several times before you get a result, or where too much is dispensed and the perfume is left trickling down your wrists so goes to waste. It lasts quite well. A bottle purchased in November is still going strong in March despite regular use and, although it's not a transparent bottle so you can't see exactly how much is left, it feels as if there is a fair amount still.
As someone who prefers to buy cruelty free products wherever possible, I am not entirely satisfied as to how cruelty-free Soap & Glory products are. Although Soap & Glory products are not tested on animals, they are unable to give the assurance that every single ingredient that goes into their products has not at some time in the past been tested on animals. Eau de Soap & Glory does not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
I always ask my Mum for some Soap & Glory for Christmas, and this year she came up trumps without even realising it. Nestled in the centre of my gift box was a gorgeous looking bottle which I soon realised was perfume.
Packaged in a stylish and attractive black bottle with a pretty pink sash around the lid, this bottle is one of the nicest I have owned in perfume bottles and is definitely a keeper in terms of showing off. Despite its average rectangular shape the design and colour scheme more than make up for it.
My first stumbling block was removing the lid to get to the spray. The sash gets in the way somewhat and has to be removed along with the lid to prevent it getting caught. This is a shame as it could easily be lost and ruin the design of the bottle, so care is needed.
I soon realised you don't need a lot of this sprayed onto you, perhaps even slightly less than I would normally apply in a perfume, being one squirt to each wrist. There is the potential for the spray to be quite potent and almost too strong with more application.
The aroma is very similar to the pink range of Soap & Glory. Very floral and quite sweet. The website describes it as being based on the Mist You Madly body spray.
It's a scent that I love and to be able to wear without using a Soap & Glory bath product is a bonus for me. It won't be for anyone who likes musky scents or anything that's not totally feminine.
I am happy to report that once sprayed this perfume will last for hours without needing to be reapplied. It's got good staying power, and I don't feel as though I'm immune to the scent like some perfumes tend to fade after a few hours. The scent itself tends to tone itself down slightly, but overall stays the same in scent rather than changing to adapt to your body which some perfumes I use do.
A 50ml bottle of this will cost you in the region of £15, but you can get smaller bottles within the gift sets should you require.
I am so happy that my Mum happened upon this perfume by accident and it's definitely a purchase I will be repeating once the bottle is empty, although I have a feeling that won't be required for a good few months if not longer.
Soap and glory eau de perfume
I received this product as part of a soap and glory gift set and I did not even know that they had made a perfume. They have made this one and I think they have made a previous formula of this too.
*About the product*
I have the 30ml bottle, which is a 1 us fl oz bottle, but I think it also comes in a 50ml version too. I received it as part of a gift set but you can buy it on its own. It is also the first perfume made by soap and glory.
Citral, Parfum (Fragrance), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexenecarboxaldehyde, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat.
*My opinion of the product*
Firstly I have the bottle design, it is really quite unusual. I have not seen a perfume bottle of this design before and it does look really good. It is black and it has a clear stopper has the top, it has the name of the perfume and the soap and glory symbol on the front in metallic pink writing. It is also a pump spray bottle.
I like this scent but it is not really something I would have picked out myself. It is a combination of musky notes and floral notes, which is very common in my opinion but they seem to have made it slightly more unique and it does not really smell like a lot of other perfumes.
It does smell quite unique but it does have the basic elements of a lot of perfumes on the market but with the quirky elegant bottle design, the reputation of the brand and the slightly different take on the musky and floral notes it seems to stand out slightly from other perfumes, which is really nice but I am not sure I would buy it for myself, as I like a lot sweet more floral scents, I am not too keen on anything musky.
Notes included in the fragrance include, citrus notes, bergamot, mandarin, jasmine and freesia with a mix of musks, sandalwood, vanilla and also amber.
I thought that this product as it is made by soap and glory that it would smell like their products, such as the body butters, scrubs and body mists, which smell so amazing and gorgeous but it does not which is really disappointing! If they make one that smells like their bath products I would so buy it but until then I don't think I will be buying this one again.
I tend to mist this over the top of my clothing and just a little on my neck and behind my ears and it tends to stay more on my skin than my clothing. It does not stay for all of the day but it stays put for a good part of the day. It will need touch ups through out the day to keep the scent strong and vibrant, but I prefer scent to be a bit more subtle than this one as it can be quite strong.
I got this as a set and the sets may still be available in the boots half price sale, but you can also buy it on its own for £15.50 for 50ml in boots but they don;t make this on its own in any other sizes or in any other forms (eg: shower gel).
*Really good price
*Stays for most of the day but will probably need touch ups
*Very pretty, quirky and unique bottle design - which also seems really sturdy and strong
*Nice floral notes - I am not too keen on this perfume because of the musky notes in it but fragrance is a personal preference
*A bit over powering at first but then it becomes a bit more subtle
*Great for evening wear - maybe slightly too heavy/strong for day wear
*I personally don't like this as much as it is contains musky notes, but others may like it
*I thought that as it is a soap and glory fragrance that it would smell like their bath products but it doesn't which was disappointing
I love the soap and glory products especially the body butters and scrubs and I really wish that this product smells like them but it doesn't and it is too musky and slightly too over powering for me and I will not be buying it, although I do like the bottle design and the price! So that it why it gets three stars.
Thank you for reading my review
I recently received a Soap and Glory gift box as a present, and one of the items inside it was The Soap and Glory Perfume spray.
This comes in a rectangular shape bottle, which is black and has a pink soap and glory logo on the front of it. You pull off the clear t-shaped lid to reveal the spray nozzle. The lid has a cute pink tassle tied onto it, and this adds a nice touch to the stylish bottle I think. This bottle looks quite nice sitting on my dresser, and it does not look out of place next to my other perfumes, like some cheaper brands sometimes do.
I wasn't too sure what to expect from this perfume, as Soap and Glory generally do not make perfumes, they make body lotions, body washes etc. I was thinking this perfume may be slightly soapy, but thankfully this was not the case. I found the perfume to have a gentle, floral fragrance to it, which is nice and feminine, but not so sickly sweet that you want to wash it straight off.
The top notes of this perfume are Bergamot, Mandarin, Jasmine, Citrus and Freesia. The base notes are Sandalwood, Musk, Vanilla and Amber. These all blend nicely together to make a floral scent, with a gentle undertone of warmth. I think it is the Sandalwood which adds this warm smell.
The inital spray of this perfume is quite strong, but it does wear off quickly so be careful with how much you spray as you may not spray on enough of the perfume. I do not think that this scent lasts very long, and it is one of those sprays you would have to carry around with you to keep the scent updated. I found that the scent lasted about 3 hours or so on my skin. This will of course vary from person to person, but I am used to my perfume lasting me through the day, so I was a little bit disappointed with this.
I am not majorally in love with this perfume, but I do like the scent and I do it wear it now and again. I still prefer my usual perfumes, but this is nice for a refreshing change once in a while.
You can buy Soap and Glory perfume in Boots. It will cost you £15 for a 50ml bottle, which I think is a pretty good price, especially compared to the more known perfumes who can be up to £70 for a 50ml bottle, maybe even more for some brands.
I recommend this perfume, but I am only giving it a 4 out 5 stars as I do not think that it lasts long enough to warrant a 5th star.
It is not often that I'm less than totally satisfied with a Soap and Glory product as I find the range to be excellent but I will only be giving this perfume spray three stars out of the possible five as I found that the scent does not last long enough on my skin when compared to pretty much any other fragrance I have used. This is a shame as I'm a big fan of the range and have been happy with all the other products that I have used by them.
It is a cheap scent with regards to price, I paid £13.99 for a 50ml sized bottle. Packaging wise it still has that great individual retro feel to it, the box is black with bright pink bold lettering, the bottle itself is also black with a pink tassle on it and a Soap and Glory logo across the front of the bottle, the top is clear and in my opinion is the only thing that spoils it and makes it look cheap.
The actual fragrance is quite nice, strong citrus fragrances combined with sandalwood and vanilla, it is a very pleasant smell that settles down quickly on your skin. There are also some floral tones such as jasmine and freesia, overall the combinations work well and it is a nice fresh smell and one that is ideal for daily use. The problem is that it will not last the day and you will find yourself having to top it off during the day and this is rather diappointing for me as I would expect it to have longer staying power.
It may be that for other people it does last longer, and certainly for the price it is a nice fragrance however personally I will not be buying it again once my current bottle runs out.
I don't know a great deal about the Soap and Glory range other than I can only find them online or in my local branch of Boots. They are averagely priced the products, well I mean that in a more Premium product price. Most of the items aren't that expensive anyway.
I got a lovely hamper kind of thing last Christmas and in it there was a bottle of this.
Having looked for this online to find out the price I see that this only seems to be sold in a 50ml bottle and it costs around £15. An average price for a 50ml bottle of scent.
The box is a square shaped and a black coloured box with pink on it. It all looks nice but in a different way. It stands out, and although it doesn't looks all pretty and girly although it has pink on it, it looks nice and strangly enough I think it looks Natural. It could be because the brand makes me think of the brand Lush, not really sure why though. The bottle is nice enough, but again not pretty looking. It is a square shaped glass bottle which is quite thick glass. The pink lettering is on the front and there is a thick tassle around the neck of the bottle. The lid is a bit plain looking, but it's all ok. I think it looks slightly cheap, but then again it isn't the most expensive perfume out there.
So how does this smell? It is nice and although not that heavy scented, it is still quite heavy. The good thing about this is that I don't feel that you have to spray that much of this to get a good enough smell. This Perfume is meant to be based on the Mist You Madly Body Spray, which I haven't tried but I intend to try more of the range. I would say this is a more Oriental scent and there seems to be dashes of Sandalwood and Jasmine in here with a Musky scent as well. Not exactly what I was expecting due to the name of this brand and I thought this would be a Soapy Creamy scent - how wrong was I? It is a nice scent and lingers well as well. I could still smell the odd note of this hours later.
A nice Perfume that smells a little different than other Perfumes i've smelt. It smells a bit more natural and not so harsh, but nice with it and this has encouraged me to try other things in the brand. It seems to be a good brand from what I know already.
I love the Soap and Glory range from Boots, and was very excited when I found out that there was also a perfume available from the same range. This can be found at most Boots stores and retails at around £15.00 for a 50ml bottle.
Apart from the product being part of the Soap and Glory range, what attracted me was the very pretty, but very fierce and distinctive bottle. It reminds me very much of the bottles by Juicy Couture, it is matt black with a clear lid. Around the neck of the bottle, there is a lovely pink tassle made from a silky fine woven cord. The raised Soap and Glory logo decorates the front of the bottle making this a lovely perfume to have on display.
When I first sprayed this perfume I expected it to be very much like the other products in the original pink range, which I absolutely love, but it is nothing like this scent. It opens with fresh and crisp top notes of bergamot, mandarin and cassis bud. It is quite refreshing, sharp and clean, but does have a slight warmth which I suspect is from the addition of the cassis bud. At this point I was really surprised at this perfume, very fresh and unique.
The citrus dies down quite quickly and the mid notes begin to develop, bringing out some really lovely floral aromas, including jasmine and freesia, two of my favourite scents in a fragrance. This is quite a floral scent but not done in a cutesy way, it is quite a strong scent, very compelling.
Once Soap and Glory has dried down the base notes are very warm, and a little familiar, it begins to loose those compelling heart notes. Here we have sandalwood, amber, vanilla and musk. I don't like some musks, but this is very soft and gentle with the addition of the vanilla, it makes this a very wearable warm inviting perfume and gives a very light hint of sweetness.
I really like this perfume, it ticks most of the boxes for me, it begins very fresh and sharp, has a lovely floral heart and dries down to a comforting warmth, just perfect. However all is not good, for a perfume it doesn't last as long as I would like. I found that after about 3 hours it had faded a little too much for my liking, but for the price, I can't really complain.
I think this is an all round good fragrance, suitable for daytime but would transfer well into the evening, a good perfume to carry around in your bag. It looks good when you take it out for a quick touch up too.
Would I recommend this scent? Definitely yes, I feel that it is good value, great smell and looks good too. It will appeal to all ages, and does seem like it could be a little more expensive than it really is. A thumbs up from me!
This is just my opinion, please try this before you invest. I have only given 4 stars due to how long it lasts on the skin.
Soap and Glory is a beauty brand founded by the owner of Bliss. The brand offers an extensive range of treats including skincare, makeup and bathcare to name a few.
S&G products are designed to be retro with quirky sayings and images. They believe that you shouldn't have to spend an arm and a leg just to moisturise one!
This perfume spray is Soap and Glorys only release and is formally named eau de Soap and Glory formula 2.
"Just mist on. (And when it fades, mist again"
Eau de S&G is apparently based on the notes of the Mist You Madly fragrance although doesn't use them all exclusively.
Top notes are said to be citrus, bergamot mandarin, jasmine and freesia. The top notes are the initial opening notes which develop the skin firstly and don't last very long.
Base notes in this perfumes are a blend of musks, sandalwood, vanilla and amber. These notes produce the scent which should last the longest on your skin before fading.
Now lets compare it to Mist You Madly? The MYM scent is evident in several of the S&G products including the Daily Smooth Body Butter and Clean Girls. It is a blend of bergamot, blackcurrant, magnolia, freesia, vanilla and musk.
As we can see from the above, there are a few similar notes present in both scents but not enough to be exact replicas.
Let me first mention the box that this perfume comes sealed in. At a first glance, the box looks like any other, regular perfume box. It is made of thick cardboard and is black with the familiar, pink S&G logo and writing. The back of the box offers us the S&G words of wisdom, details of the notes contained with and also the ingredients list.
Once you unwrap the box, you discover that it opens in the form of a book. It is like telling the S&G story in my opinion. Inside the box is a very pink and girly newspaper style image with newsflashes about this perfume. The bottle is nestled in its own little compartment which allows it to be safe from damage.
The bottle is quite "couture" in appearance adopting a black coloured glass to correspond with the matching box. Its rectangular shape is curvy and stylish. The only colouring on the bottle is bright pink and offers us the brand and perfume name. There is a simple clear sticker on the base with the size and address for contacting S&G. The lid on the covering the silver spray top is clear and made of hard plastic. It does not detract from the beauty of the bottle. There is a little pink curtain rope sort of thing round the lid but this is easily removed.
===Availability and Price===
As with all S&G products, they can be bought from Boots or Harvey Nichols. This perfume is a 50ml size and can be purchased for £15.00.
My obession for Soap and Glory is very evident and is similar to that of those who love Lush! I believe S&G products are stunning in design and the retro theme is amazing. Although the products may be expensive, they often have offers to tempt and this is when I choose to stock up on my guilty treats.
I had been wanting to buy this perfume for some time since I sprayed some of a friends last year. My local Boots store doesn't have a huge range of S&G products and this perfume was often out of stock. I did however, manage to get hold of a bottle a few weeks ago in the 3 for 2 sale. At £15.00 for 50ml it is much cheaper than alot of perfumes so what is it like?
I must comment on my love for the box. It is girly and so stunning that I have removed the insert and use it for storing little things. The bottle to some may look tacky and that tie thing around the neck was the first thing to go! I found it awkward to get the lid open with that awful, thing sitting there. Other than that, I find this bottle to be quite striking despite my not being able to see how much is left for use.
So Boots describe this perfume as being like the Mist You Madly and as I have noted above, I seem some similarities. MYM is my least favourite of the Moisturising Mist scents. Thats not to say it wasn't nice, it just wasn't quite me. Having sprayed this before though, I fell in love with it and I try not to make the comparrisons when I am using it.
The perfume sprays in quite a fine mist and covers a large area on the skin. I find of spray to my wrist and two on the neck is sufficient and the perfume soaks into the skin quickly. The initial scent is quite strong and the first note I detect is quite zesty and sweet which could possibly be the citrus and mandarin combined with the bergamot.
This settles down quite quickly and a light, refreshing floral tone seeps through. I am not keen on overly floral perfumes but this was a pleasure to smell. The jasmine was certainly more prominent and I could detect this outright. This combination actually lasted on my skin for quite some time and was evident from afar. I didn't feel like I needed to sniff to check if it was still there so this certainly impressed me.
After the floral combination began to wear off, I was left with something much deeper and quite warm with a touch of sensuality. The sweetness of the vanilla and amber was evident and not sickly sweet. I feel the musky and sandalwood notes played a part in detracting from the overall sweetness and this was welcome as I feel vanilla can become horribly sickly and give me a sore head. This combination worked perfectly.
The perfume once settled on my skin lasted a very reasonable length of time. On one occasion I sprayed and two hours later, I could detect the sweetness from my arm without being close up. My Mum commented on how pleasant I smelt (didn't know whether to be offended or happy) and asked what I was wearing. Gradually the scent begins to fade but I was able to detect it close up around 6hours after first application so this is excellent staying power for a cheaper perfume.
Overall I love this perfume and feel like I can Soap and Glory myself all over and layer up the scents. I feel confident wearing this perfume over the Girligo Moisturising Mist as I don't buy the compared Mist You Madly. The perfume allows me to feel refreshed and quite flirty so look out boys *wink wink*
I feel this scent could be worn for nights out, summer nights or dates. I could see you through the evening without the need for a top up and offers a gorgeous blend of notes which would change as the night went on.
Soap and Glory products are amazing for the price and this one is certainly one that shall be heading onto my Xmas list...who needs Dior when you can have S&G???
Thanks for reading :)
I have been using Soap & Glory's Eau de Soap & Glory perfume for about five months now. I received some beautiful products from this range for Christmas. Having used my Christmas products I investigated further products in this range and stumbled across the Eau de Soap & Glory perfume.
The product is packaged in a black rectangle box which opens from the front like a book the box is cellophane wrapped, so you can ensure that there is no tampering from customers. Inside the box you find the bottle of perfume nestled in a cardboard frame with S&G pun written on it and 1950's style pictures of women posing with girly like expressions. The bottle comes in small stylish rectangle shaped bottle which is a shiny black and has the S&G logo embossed in the middle of it in light pink. The outer box compared to the contents is surprising as the bottle is quite small compared to the size of the packaging but it does clearly state on the front of the packaging how much perfume is within. The contents of the bottle holds 50ml of perfume and my first bottle lasted me around two months and that is with almost every day use. When you spray the product a good amount comes out with just one squirt so no need to keep spraying over and over in the same place. The only downfall to this product is that you cannot see how much perfume you have used.
The perfume is scented with a fragrance called Mist you Madly but on the front of the packaging it does say "eau de Soap & Glory formula 2". The fragrance has a warm smell to it with a mix of musks, sandalwood, vanilla and amber. Also in the mix are top notes of citrus, bergamot, mandarin, jasmine and freesia. To me the fragrance smells good enough to eat. There are other products with the same scent within the range and they are the Mist You Madly body spray, Clean Girls body wash and the Daily Smooth body butter. The perfume compliments those products and I am just addicted to the scent. I buy these items from boots and quite often they have an offer on the range with a third off.
This perfume retails at £15 and it is well worth investing in. I use this perfume almost daily and the smell does linger, you may need to re-spray throughout the day maybe once. The scent is absolutely addictive and once you get hooked you stay hooked. The perfume is suitable for all age groups my daughter loves it and so do I. I would not be without this product ever.
When anything by this brand comes on to the market I look forwards to seeing and smelling the new product and giving it a jolly good test drive.
The range had a new addition of this Soap & Glory Eau de Soap & Glory Perfume Spray and I was very much hoping it would be as loveable as everything else in the pink range.
Sat on the display shelf in my local store, next to the other Soap and Glory products it really stood out, in its black box with pink trim. Priced at £15 for 50ml and often with 1/3 off if on promotion, its not at all over priced. But horror of horrors there was no tester for me to try!
Now what with most of the items by the brand that I have tried being super duper fantastic, I know I should have just straight upped and bought it there and then, but to me fragrance buying is an art form all in its self.
You know what I mean, you see it on the counter, have a quick sniff and see how it hits you. Next you ask for a tester strip and spray a bit on that, walk around the shop for a bit, umming and ahhing over its good points, till you come to the conclusion that its either the most foul smelling thing you have ever come across, or the best thing in the whole damn fragrance world ever. In which case back you go for a liberal spray of free fragrance, before picking a nice shiny new box of fragrance to buy and use at home.
So with all this in mind I managed to locate the tester for this in the cheaper perfume section, next to all the Charlie, So, etc. After one quick sniff, I could tell it just wasn't what I expected it to be. I thought it would be similar to most of the pink range and be a girly light flowery smell, but it was far, far from that.
The description on the pack said it contained a blend of citrus with top notes of bergamot, which is lovely. Then mandarin and cassis bud, blended with a floral kick of jasmine, then freesia, with a mellow hit of warm seductive soft musks, sandalwood, amber and finally vanilla.
I really thought it sounded wonderful, but the mix just didn't seem to hit the right note at all. Its mean't to be a richer based take, on the Soap and Glory's Mist You Madly Body Spray. A 'beautiful oriental floral perfume' so they say, but to me I found it to be pleasant, but a bit too heady for my liking and really not as flowery and fruity as it ought to have been. I didn't buy it and I do hope that they come up with some thing that has a little more heart than this, as I know they really can do better.
==Soap & Glory Eau De Soap & Glory....==
I hadn't known about this product until I read a couple of reviews and these were all positive so I couldn't' help picking up a bottle on a recent spree in my local larger Boots store. It wasn't available in the smaller Boots store which is located nearer to me as I had already checked but their Soap and Glory products are limited to just a few of the essentials.
I did have to smuggle it in the house so that Himself wouldn't notice I had bought yet another perfume as I have been on some what of a spurge recently and he has had a bit of a grumble but what he doesn't know.....
The perfume itself comes housed within a black high gloss hard cardboard box. This has a magnetic fastener and opens up rather like a book. I have kept the box to keep the perfume in as I am one of those people who love little boxes of all kinds. The black, pink and silver colouring of the box work really well together to give it a modern look which I really like.
The bottle inside the box again follows through with these colourings and has a quirky pink tassel around the neck of the square shaped bottle. The bottle in a black glass so you cannot see the liquid held inside. The clear square lid is easily removed to uncover the squirter which is pressed down to released the fragrance within.
The bottle holds 50 ml and for the £15 price is a great buy in comparison to other fragrances which are sold in Boots. There were not any other sizes of bottles available but really for the price you are getting quite a bargain anyway so getting a smaller sized bottle wouldn't really be worth it.
The perfume is described on the back of the box as "A near mist. With top notes of citrus, bergamot, mandarin jasmine and freesia on a mix of musks, sanlewood vanilla and amber. It was creatred in the UK but is made mainly in Poland.
A few squirts of this Soap and Glory perfume is all that is needed on the first application. It has a wonderfully sweet and fresh smell that is so fitting with a lot of the other Soap and Glory products. I can really pick out the jasmine scent which I really like and the citrus aromas which the box describes are on the lower end of the spectrum and appear perhaps after the perfume has been on for some time. Again this is true of the musk scents which appear more once the initial sweet aromas have faded away.
Although this perfume doesn't really smell strongly throughout the day it is lovely to be able to freshen up halfway throughout the day with and a few squirt really does make for an uplifting and fresh smell which I really like.
I would highly recommend this perfume and the good size bottle will last a fair amount of time even with giving a spray morning noon and night. The perfume is really suitable for wearing at any time whether it be for work or out for the day and even to going out at night. I would say it is a versatile spray with a lovely scent and a lovely look.
Overall I am going to rate this product very highly. The smell is wonderful and the price is even better. It looks good smells good and lasts an average length of time. It complements all my other Soap and Glory products well and it is a good perfume to have in the collection.
I think a 5 out of 5 star rating and a high recommendation from me.
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you.
I am a fan of the Soap & Glory range and there is no doubt that when they are on offer I just can not resist anything that shines under their pink logo. It is also well known within my friends and family circle that I am a beauty junkie that thrives off the use of Soap & Glory, so yes, by boyfriend feeds my habit so blame him that I now have the Soap & Glory perfume and I just have to review it!
** Soap & Glory **
Soap & Glory was created by a very clever lady named Marcia Kilgore who is also the brain behind Bliss Spas and the new Fit flops range. Soap & Glory is now a huge bath and beauty range sold in boots, John Lewis and the similar large stores. Its products range from bubble bath and body lotion, to lip gloss and self-tan. Although the products are quite pricey compared to the rest of the market it definitely has made its mark in the beauty and body industry and has a strong, loyal customer base. They have recently moved into the perfume market and in my opinion have made quite a successful move!
** Perfume Packaging **
Don't underestimate Soap & glory when it comes to their packaging. All of their products come packaged in an entertaining array of amusing puns and feminine colours of pinks, whites and silvers. I honestly expected their perfume bottle to look slightly on the cheap and tacky side. I find that middle-shelf bath and beauty brands tend to always lack something slightly in terms of appearance. This however pleasantly surprised me!
Packaged in a black box that opens like a book, with an elegant Soap & Glory pink design on the front it really is a lovely box and presents the perfume bottle in a really nice way. The front of the box is held by a small magnet which ensures it doesn't flip open, great for carrying around in your bag so the bottle doesn't get damaged. The inside of the box is like a Soap & Glory scrapbook lined with pink newspaper quotes about the brand. Reminiscent of most of their 50's style packaging it is individual and a great way to present the bottle. As soon as you open the box the bottle itself quite surprised me. I am almost on the edge of calling the perfume bottle rather elegant retro kitsch way.
The midnight black bottle is detailed with a stunning deep pink Soap & Glory logo, it looks like it is engraved into the bottle but they have cheated a sit is only a sticker. With a glass stopper lid like the vintage Gucci and Chloe perfumes it really is quite a classic look. The stopper has a pink cord around the neck which just finished off the feminine classic design. Soap & Glory definitely didn't let the side down with this packaging and if you are looking at buying this as a gift, it will definitely please the receiver!
** The Heart Notes **
The heart scents (otherwise known as the middle notes) are what makes up the main body of the perfume and is usually what catches the most attention and appeal. The heart notes are most apparent within an hour of wearing the perfume and generally last throughout the life of the perfume on the skin. So when people ask 'oh what's that smell?' it's usually these notes that they can sense.
Bergamot, Mandarin, Jasmine, soft musk, sandalwood and Vanilla.
A warm but fresh blend of notes that will combine to make a lightly floral, mouth-watering scent. The citrus notes such as the bergamot give the fragrance a burst of sunshine that makes it really quite crisp but the musk and vanilla is there to make sure it settles into a lovely scent rather then a toilet cleaner!
** Wearing The Fragrance **
The initial scent of Eau De Soap & Glory is really quite a strong citrus smell. It really is very crisp and unlike any of the usual Soap & Glory products. But this makes it really quite nice and individual. They have creams and shower gels to make you smell of their pink fruitiness, so the fact that this is more of a citrus scent is a nice difference.
It has quite a harsh first hit and this will put you off the smell so my advise is give it a little time and let the notes of the perfume settle. It becomes slightly more floral but after a few minutes it adjusts to a strong, fresh but warm scent. The vanilla really sinks in and the mixed with the musk and slight leftover citrus notes it really works well to balance itself out. The smell almost becomes creamy and floats over the skin creating a powdery feminine fragrance. It really is quite nice after you let the perfume settle on the skin.
You only need one or two sprays of this perfume and once it settles it leaves a light, soft, floral scent on the skin. It smells really clean and I love perfumes that are refreshing and somehow even with the vanilla and musk this still smells sparkling to me once it powders itself out. All the notes blend so well together and have a wave after wave effect. Citrus, then floral then powdery vanilla. A brilliant daytime perfume that will linger on the skin but an even better evening perfume that has a hint of sensuality to it.
In terms of how long the fragrance stays, the perfume is far from long lasting. After a couple of hours the scent is hardly noticeable but still lingers very slightly. It is a shame it doesn't last very long as the settle scent it brings is the nicest. Superior to the first few minutes of aroma from when it is first sprayed. But as the back of the box says, just mist on and when it fades, mist again! Easy to wear and really a genuinely lovely fragrance I am pleasantly surprised by this perfume!
** Recommendation **
I prefer fruity fragrances to be honest but this is such a light floral scent, that it is hard to distinguish whether it is actually fruity or floral! I really like this perfume and it is great to freshen up with during the day. A modern scent that really is fresh but warms into a vanilla powder it really is one to try.
One word of advise is to not be put off by the initial burst of strong citrus which is a little of putting. This wears down quickly and the mouth watering fragrance soon takes over. So make sure you let it settle before making your final decision.
At £15 for a 50ml bottle it is an absolute bargain even if you have to spray a couple of times a day it will still last a good amount of time. The packaging also makes it a lovely gift as well as looking rather pretty on my bedroom shelf. I really like this perfume and I would definitely give this as a gift as well as being exceptionally happy that I received it. It isn't a perfume that will blow your mind but it does have some charm to it that will definitely make you smile.
Thank you for reading!
THis is a review of Soap & Glory's formula 2 perfume spray. I love all the S&G range so when I saw this perfume I just knew I'd like it!
The perfume box is also a keepsake box with a magnetised lid, and the plastic shelf that holds the perfume in place is removable so you can keep bits and bobs in it. The actual bottle is a sturdy little glass square with a S&G sticker logo on it (mine's been stuck on a little bit wonky though). I'm tempted to peel off the sticker so the bottle is plain actually as I think the foil sticker spoils it a bit.
The lid is trimmed up with some pink cord and tassles - a bit like what you have on old fashioned curtain tie backs! It disguises the clear plastic lid a bit.
Retails at £14.99 for 50ml usually but I picked it up on offer for £9.99 which is a bit of a bargain really.
**What's in it?**
Top notes of citrus, bergamot, mandarin, jasmine and freesia on a mix of musks, sandalwood, vanilla and amber.
**What's it like to wear?**
It's quite a strong smelling and long-lasting perfume, which is a bit nasty on first application but you need to let it settle (don't rub it though, that's the worst thing you can do with perfumes!) and then it smells really beautiful. A deep flowery and fruity smell that I think is quite a 'young' smell if you like.
**The S&G disclaimer**
When you read the back of the packaging, it actually says: this fragrance was conceived, sniffed, tweaked, critiqued, tinkered with and perfected in the UK, before being blended up and bottled by packaging perfectionists in Poland. Well at least they are honest about its origins!
Whilst this perfume is not from the premium range that I would usually wear, it is really pleasant and because it is quite strong I would suggest it is worn in moderation. I actually bought it to wear mainly for work but I think it might elbow its way into my weekends too. It's reasonable price makes it even better too!
If you fancy a change, try this new perfume from S&G. I think it'd make a nice birthday present for girls too.