“ Brand: The Body Shop / Type: Mist „
I hardly ever go into the Body Shop. No particular reason except that I don't seem to get round to it. I have however had gifts bought for me from there and usually quite like them. My eldest daughter tends to either make me up a pretty basket in which she will choose different bits and pieces, such as a couple of miniature bottles of wine, chocolates and a perfume, or toiletries. I think about eighteen months or so ago part of my gift (can't remember if it was birthday or Christmas) was a very attractive gift box from the body shop.
I've always been the same. As a child I didn't like to open my Easter egg because it looked so pretty in the packaging. This body shop Casis Rose set came in a box of red and gold. I really didn't like to separate the contents. However, in the end I did because I knew I had to start using up some of my toiletries.
I enjoy receiving gift sets. I like the small sizes of perfumes, gels etc. These are ideal to take away on holiday. This I did, with the Body Shop's Casis Rose Body Mist.
I will say that it isn't the most wonderful fragrance that I've worn, but I thought it ideal for my holiday, as it is quite a light fragrance. As the name suggests, it is floral and a little on the sweet side. I used it a couple of times on my holiday but then found I wasn't as keen on the smell as I had thought I would be. This was mainly because for me the smell is too sweet and becomes a little sickly and annoying. The smell itself is okay but I think I would prefer it as a room air freshener spray rather than something that stays on me. I like my fragrances to be more interesting.
When first applied, I thought it quite powdery. It quickly became an unmistakeably true rose smell. I do like the smell of roses but not as a perfume, unless it is blended with other scents.
I found this became a nicer smell after about half an hour or so of wearing when it becomes more subtle. It still isn't something that I would bother buying.
I didn't think it lasted that long. I was prepared to put this in my handbag and reapply, thinking it would be refreshing but it wasn't. I think I would rather go without a scent than bother with this.
As this was in a gift set given to me as a present, I'm not sure about the price, but I believe that it would sell separately for £7.00. Other body mist sprays from the Body Shop seem to be seven pounds in price. I don't really think it's worth that price because one would have to use a lot of it as it isn't that long lasting. I would as soon purchase a body spray such as impulse, getting more for my money and probably a nicer scent, or at least as good.
It's suitable for most ages and everyday use IF the aroma is liked. It probably is most suitable for those who don't often wear perfume but just want a hint of a light fragrance perhaps.
For further information on this fragrance and other products from the Body Shop please see www.thebodyshop.co.uk
A short while ago, I reviewed the Body shop loyalty card, Love Your Body. When I was a member of this loyalty scheme, I took advantage of the special offers, and ended up buying lots of Body shop products, for myself and as gifts for others. On one occasion, I was looking for a gift for my daugher, who is 7. The assistant recommended the Cassis Rose range, and I ended up buying the body mist in Cassis Rose fragrance.
The body mist comes in a bright pink plastic bottle, which makes it particularly appealing for girlie girls! The aerosol gives a light spritz of spray, rather than a concentrated burst, which enables you to get good body coverage, without wasting too much of the product.
The scent of the spray is very youthful and girlie. I imagine that the target market would be "tweens", teenagers and young women in their early 20's, as the fragrance is light, fun and fruity. The smell of the product reminds me of fruit squash, particularly Ribena! This is not surprising, as the top notes of the fragrance are raspberry and blackcurrant.
Another really strong scent that comes through is rose. I would not have really though that blackcurrant and rose would have complemented each other, but somehow this really works, and creates a yummy fragrance, good enough to eat! The fragrance also contains freesia, violets, musk, sandalwood and cedar, although none of these fragrances are that detectable as they are dominated by the fruity scent and the rose scent.
My daughter absolutely loved this spray, and as it was a body spray rather than an EDT or EDP, it was light and not overpowering. Little girls tend to spray themselves heavily with perfume, so the lighter option was definitely a good choice. Every time I went in her bedroom, I got a really strong whiff of the Cassis Rose scent, and I think the 100ml bottle only lasted her a couple of weeks, before I had to buy a new one. For an adult, I think a bottle would probably last about 6 weeks, on average.
This is a lovely scent to freshen up a room, or to spray over your feet when you have been out in the hot weather. The sweetness of the fragrance would not be to everyone's taste, but I think this is one of the best fragrances that you can buy for a young girl or teenager, as it will definitely appeal to girls in this age bracket.
Body shop do other products in this range, such as shower gels and body lotions, to enable the user to layer the fragrance. It is a fun, playful fragrance, and would not suit anyone who is looking for a more sensual, sexy fragrance. However, it will suit anyone who likes fruity smells and wants to smell delicious.
A couple of years ago I received a lovely Body Shop Cassis Rose gift set containing eau de toilette, body mist, body cream, shower gel and a shower puff. It came in a beautiful octagonal box with a kind of cobweb top and, as it was so pretty and it matched my bathroom, it sat on the windowsill until very recently when it was finally opened.
The whole range is defined by a lovely shade of deep pink - apart from the body cream which is white and the body mist is no exception.
I will begin by saying that this range is no longer available from the Body Shop itself but I have looked on EBay and there are plenty of Cassis Rose products available there if you are interested. The other fragrances of Body Mist currently for sale on the Body Shop website cost £7 for the 100ml bottle. The ones on EBay currently range from 99p up to £4.95 plus postage.
The body mist comes in a clear plastic bottle with a spray dispenser. The bottle has the traditional Body Shop logo together with the name of the product in both English and French. The writing on the bottle tells us that it contains 'Spritz on playfulness with vibrant Cassis Rose scent'. There is more information on the back of the bottle together with a complete list of ingredients but even with my new spectacles and a magnifying glass I cannot read the tiny writing!
To use the spray you just have to remove the plastic top and depress the dispenser to spray (or spritz!) the body mist over your body. To get the full effect you could take a shower using the shower gel, moisturise using the body cream and then spray on the body mist.
I find fragrances notoriously difficult to describe but I will have a go. As you might expect from the name of the perfume the fragrance is flowery but it isn't a light sweet flowery smell; it has an almost fruity element to it although I wouldn't call it a heavy scent. It also lasts well on my skin. I often find that when I have used perfume I cannot smell it on myself but with this body mist I do find that I get a light whiff of Cassis Rose as I move about.
In conclusion I would say that this is a lovely product and I have enjoyed using it although I would not buy it again but that is purely because it isn't really my style of fragrance.
When I have finished using my Christmas presents I shall certainly head to the Body Shop to try out some of the other body mists though as the actual product and packaging is excellent.
I have decided to give this product four stars because as I say the product itself is great but the fragrance isn't really me.