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The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist
Japanese Cherry Blossom is one of the Body Shop's current ranges incorporating body care, face products and EDT and this light spray mist. The packaging is pretty pink and definitely Japanese inspired with the range having pretty pale pink background fronted with a lovely branch of slightly darker pink blossom and a temple watermark image in the background.
The container is fairly typical of this type of product being a round slim, cylindrical design that has the advantage of being easy to hold and spray. The mist being dispensed via a non-aerosol spray and the container is almost clear so that you can see the clear liquid within.
The fragrance is light, subtle and floral with sweet undertones. I would describe it as a soft floral subtle fragrance. As a body mist the subtlety fragranced mist is a lovely energiser and rehydrator for the skin, in place of a perfume and especially in conjunction with the body lotion the subtle fragrance is pleasing and distinct without being too strong. I really enjoyed using the spray during the hot weather together with the body lotion. I would expect the fragrance to have quite a young appeal, but actually on consideration I believe it will suit any female. Maybe a bit too floral for males though. Also light and subtle the fragrance lasts well and I also like to spray it onto fabrics and used it to spruce up a bag after a spillage of mayonnaise (don't ask!). So I can confirm that it works very well as a body mist and fabric spray.
Conclusion & Stars:
I recommend The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist, it has become one of my favourite Body Shop ranges and the spray is comparable with others on the market in the same price range. It is light and fresh and uplifting to wear or to refresh with.
Wonderful for hot days!
Price & Availability:
Usual price is £6.99 although Body Shop do sometimes do 3 for 2 on their ranges. From Body Shop in store and on-line.
As it's been so hot recently I've been finding that my regular perfumes feel much too heavy and actually slightly on the sickly side in this heat. I've therefore been swapping to lighter body mists and sprays instead. One of the body mists that I've been using is the Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Mist from The Body Shop. This comes in a 100ml bottle, and it costs £7.50.
The body mist comes in a clear bottle, with a spray pump dispenser. I like that the bottle is clear so that I can see how much of the body mist is left. The spray nozzle works perfectly, it actually sprays quite a large fine mist, as opposed to a concentrated spritz that you would get with a bottle of perfume. I guess it works this way as it's marketed as a 'body mist' rather than an actual perfume.
The body mist is suitable to use all over your body, and I do spray mine all over. As it's only a body mist it doesn't have an intense burst of fragrance, it's just a subtle hint of fragrance. I find that the subtle fragrance doesn't last all that long on my skin, maybe just 3 or so hours before I need to top up and spritz the body mist again. I normally just carry my bottle of body mist in my handbag and then top up a couple of times throughout the day. I do actually find that the fragrance seems to linger much longer on my clothes than on my actual skin, and so I also tend to spritz my clothes as well so that I can still catch the fragrance off my clothes even when it's disappeared from my skin.
This is quite a lovely fragranced body mist. It's a very light and refreshing floral fragrance, but it's a sweet and fruity floral fragrance rather than a flowery floral fragrance if that makes sense. It's a very summery fragrance, and it's perfect for the current hot weather as it's light and refreshing without being overpowering at all. I don't normally go for floral fragrances, but this one just seems so summery without being flowery. I keep this in the fridge overnight, and when I spritz it on to my hot skin in the mornings it's lovely and cooling on my hot skin.
I would buy this again to use over the summer months, even though the fragrance doesn't last too long on my skin. I like that it's a light and refreshing fragrance, and it isn't too overpowering in the heat.
Japanese Cherry Blossom is one of my favourite fragrances from the Body Shop as even though floral fragrances aren't my favourite it is just so pretty and delicate and the cherry blossom scent isn't too flowery and powdery so I don't find it to be too overpowering for me.
I have a major problem with the longevity of the perfume however and the body mist is even worse when it comes to length of time that it lasts on my skin. I find that most of the body mists from The Body shop aren't particularly great at lasting but the Japanese cherry blossom one is even worse than normal.
The mist has the same gorgeous notes as the perfume which include Japanese cherry blossom, Japanese persimmon, star jasmine, sandal wood and fruity musk. It all combines to give a gorgeous and delicate fragrance which is very feminine but modern smelling too. I think it is very unusual and smells more sophisticated than a lot of the other Body Shop Fragrances.
The problem that I have with this mist is that although I can smell it strongly when first sprayed it disappears from my skin within about an hour. I think this is unacceptable and it should definitely last longer for £7.50.
You can layer this with the perfume to in theory make the scent stronger and last longer but I find that even with layering them it doesn't make much of a difference with the longevity. A much better way of layering is to use the body lotion or the butter as it helps the perfume stick and last longer than when using it with the body mist because in my experience nothing that I do helps make it last.
I think it is such a shame that this is just so weak and not long lasting enough as it is such a pretty and expensive smelling scent. I don't buy this anymore and just stick to the perfume and the body butter. When I did have this I ended up using it as a spray when ironing to spritz on my clothes as it was much better used this way than when I used it on my skin.
In the summer months I prefer to wear a body mist as opposed to a heavy scent. I trade in my Thierry Mugler Womanity perfume for some form of lighter, more delicate spray. I bought a range of Body Shop body mists as part of a 'buy one get one half price' deal. They cost under £8 each.
The bottle is solid glass and feels cold and quite heavy in your palm. I really like the quality of this item which is felt just by holding it. The glass is clear to allow you to see the coloured liquid within. This one is a gorgeous pinky orange, whilst others in the range vary from greys to reds.
This a lovely, uplifting and feminine smell. It is sweet, but not overly so. It does not smell particularly of cherries, but I am glad if this - I do not want to smell like a scratch and sniff! The scent is beautifully delicate and fresh.
The body Shop prides itself on its ethics, making it a great guilt-free and conscious purchase.
In addition to the body and as a perfume, I used this as a room spray and linen spray. I imagine it can work within a bath too - just add a couple of drops to your steaming bath!
I like to use fragrance mists day to day, rather than a heavier or muskier perfume / eau de toilette, because they provide a subtle, light scent for the office rather than an overpowering one, which it can become if everybody is smothered in scent! It's also a lot better on the pocket to wear an everyday mist then save your good stuff for special occasions, evenings out etc.
I chose The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist because I have the Orange Blossom and I really like it, it's a lovely scent. Based on that I went for the Cherry Blossom as I am a fan of soft florals but they have to be subtle as I don't want to smell cheap or like an air freshener.
**Price and Availability**
The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist is available priced at £6.99 in store at the Body Shop. You can also buy it online however a postage and packing charge will apply. The bottle size is 100ml.
You can also buy complimenting items in the Cherry Blossom range from soaps to body wash and moisturising cream.
For a cheaper scent, The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist comes in a very attractive bottle, much nicer than some £30+ bottles of perfume. It's a tall, thin (dare I say elegant) glass bottle with a pink decal of cherry blossom against a Japanese temple type structure. It's really pretty.
The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist sprays out into a cloud of fine mist, it's lovely to give a light and subtle covering to the skin. One squirt is enough for me, so a bottle goes a long long way. There's no drips, just a decent quality pump spray which is solid and easy to use.
The spray liquid itself is clear in colour.
I can only describe the scent of The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist as a very light, sweet floral. It would appeal to anyone, young and old, given that it's not overpowering, not lavendery, not too dark. I really like it, it's very appealing and I do get a lot of compliments on it and people asking me what I am wearing - given that it's not a well known scent by today's designer standards people are often pleasantly surprised to find my scent is an easily obtainable and affordable high street body mist.
The scent lasts well, too, I can still smell traces of it in my hair and clothing at the end of the working day - again, unlike some designer brands. I'd describe it as subtle not overpowering which if you do work like me in a confined environment is best as you don't want to be known as the one with cloying air-freshener scent on day in day out!
Yes, I highly recommend The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist and will be reviewing it at a 5 out of 5 star score as I am pleased that the range I am sticking with continues to pay dividends for me in terms of decent every day pleasant smelling mists.
It would make a nice gift (possibly along with some of the other items from the Cherry Blossom range) and is very much an all round scent. The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom Fragrance Mist is a lovely scent which I alternate with the Orange Blossom scent, and always have a nice, fresh aroma without being too much (both in scent and in price!)
I can't wait to try other Body Shop mists and the complimenting items in this scent range.