Product Type: The Body Shop fragrances
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The Body Shop Love Etc Eau de Toilette
Member Name: LillyAnnJones
The Body Shop Love Etc Eau de Toilette
Advantages: Good value, lovely smell
Disadvantages: The design doesn't represent the fragrance
I bought the Body Shop Love Etc eau de toilette because I really like The Body Shop and wanted to try a different perfume from them. I bought it online so I didn't even test it, I read the description and took a chance. I had a discount code for 30% off, The Body Shop release discount codes very often so I wait for them before buying anything. A 50ml bottle of Love Etc Eau de Toilette costs £7.50 which is very reasonable for 50mls of perfume. The website describes this as ''Our irresistible fragrance in an eau de toilette: a heart-stopping fusion of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood notes.'' That appealed to me because I love all of those scents, especially together.
The packaging is just a clear glass bottle with pink writing and a gold lid. The Body Shop usually do standard, functional bottles and that isn't a problem for me. It's very plain compared to some perfume bottles though, maybe The Body Shop could be more imaginative. For the reasonable prices though, this seems perfectly fair.
When you first spray this, I think there is a quite artificial smell but that disappears within seconds so it isn't an issue whatsoever. The scent that hits me first is vanilla, it is a warming, sweet smell but not sickly at all. There is a citrus smell to this perfume, although that wasn't described on the website, it's definitely there and I think it's one of the top notes. Rather than a fruity citrus, it smells like bergamot to me- dry, crisp and peppery. I have used bergamot oil in my oil burner many times so it is a familiar smell to me. This adds some tanginess and freshness which is really nice with the vanilla, they go together perfectly. I can also smell neroli which adds a little bit of a light floral scent along with some fresh, citrus notes. The sandalwood adds warmth and woodiness which I love in a fragrance. The vanilla and citrus together with the earthy sandalwood balance each other out and compliment each other. They go together in perfect harmony- the strong vanilla fades a bit after a few minutes on the skin to let the sandalwood scent come through. I can smell musk in this perfume, I have smelled Body Shop musk fragrances and the musk in this perfume reminds me very much of them. The musk adds more earthiness works together with the sandalwood to add woodiness and warmth to the overall fragrance. There is a light, crisp pear scent in this which I am not sure whether to call a base note or a top note. I can smell it throughout all the other scents but it's very light and doesn't jump out. It does add a lovely, very light and subtle fruitiness, freshness and sweetness. It isn't sickly in the slightest and I wouldn't describe this perfume as fruity. There is also a powdery, floral note to this, although it isn't overpowering. It adds a nice, feminine, floral fragrance which makes for a well-rounded perfume.
This perfume is absolutely fantastic for the price. I think it's great value because of all the different notes. Sometimes cheaper fragrances can be quite simple but this has a lot of depth and I can pick out quite a lot of smells from it. It isn't artificial smelling, it doesn't have an alcohol smell which is great because I have noticed that in other perfumes for this kind of price.
I would definitely recommend this! It is great value for money at £7.50 for 50mls or less with a discount code. I love the fragrance but of course it is down to taste so I do recommend testing it in one of their shops before buying. I think the bottle looks like something marketed to teenagers but that isn't the case when it comes to how it smells. I really do think this is suitable for all ages.
Summary: A lovely perfume at a great price!
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