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Body Shop Moroccan Rose
I was browsing in Body Shop with a voucher that I had been given and it was their half price sale so I paid under a fiver for this. I love rose perfumes and I felt that even if I hated this I wasn't wasting too much money. I could always use it on my pillows and bedding to add a nice smell if it wasn't great as a perfume. This is an eau de toilette which most people will know means that it is not so concentrated and will not have the same lasting quality as an eau de parfum.
I had seen a few scents in Body Shop that I quite liked but was not prepared to pay full whack for and this was one so was dead chuffed to get it for a bargain price.
I am not the greatest fan of Body shop as I feel they have lost their true ethical feel and a rather more commercial than they used to be. That doesn't mean I never look in there and when they have a half price sale I do get tempted as I do think normally their stuff is over priced.
This scent is an eau de toilette which was created for Valentine's Day 2009. Obviously Body Shop don't rate too highly in the world of perfumery as they don't get a mention in my '"A-Z Guide" by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez.
This scent is classified as a floral unashamedly so as it is a rose perfume. The perfume reminds me of when we visited the rose growing area of Morocco and visited the essential oil shops to try all their wonderful oils. This perfume does smell of Moroccan rose fields and has a lovely light fresh floral aroma. It blends rose with lemon, vanilla and musk as well as other spices and the result is a heady rose smell. Nobody could sniff this and be in any doubt that it smells of rose.
As well as this eau de toikette Body Shop have this fragrance in a body butter, body lotion,body oil and a sugar scrub so if it takes your fancy you can totally immerse yourself in rose.
The Moroccan Rose or Rose du Maroc is part of a new range in Body shop with glass bottles .Mine is quite square and pretty plain in my view. The label is quite exotic and has flowing roses on a pink background on the label. The shape is square and is a pretty pink purple but quite ordinary really. The back of the bottle has a large pale pink label with details of ingredients etc. The lid is a tiny cheap looking silver top which only just covers the spray. The bottle hold 50ml so is a decent amount for an eau de toilette bottle but is quite boring in its design.
Top notes: Rose, Spice and Floral which gives a nice gently rosy hit as soon as you spray it on. If find it is also slightly citrus at this level which is obviously the lemon oil. This is a light refreshing opening and although rose has had the slightly 'old lady' reputation I don't find this is 'old lady' at all. It smells like a real rose, as though you have crushed rose petals in your hand and really natural. Even at tgis stage I can smell a hint of earthiness and Body Shop say this has spices but not which spices they are. I would suggest that the light peppery scent might be ginger which is both sweet and peppery.
The heart notes are rose ( again), orange and mimosa. Now orange once again lifts the rose aroma a little and adds sweetness while mimosa is a more powdery scent to me. Mimosa or wattle as it is called in Australia is not sweet and is quite powdery and rather subtle . Once again the rose is still very evident which comes through as rose is an element in the base notes as well.
The base notes are Rose,Vanilla,Cedarwood and musk. Despite all these being quite strong notes they are not really evident in any powerful way in this eau de toilette. The vanilla adds a level of creaminess but the cedarwood I am afraid I can't detect at all so it must be a very small amount added to this. Musk also gives a creamy slightly soapy more earthy depth to the fragrance whilst the rose still powers on through.
As the perfume develops and dries down the rose sweetness combines with the more earthy rose element which is more like a true rose smell.
When I first wore this I was very disappointed that it didn't seem to last on me but then I asked my friends what they could smell on me ( dangerous I know as I might not have liked the answer) and they said i smelled like roses . This was well over two hours later so I was pleased. It is always hard to smell your own perfume. Today in order to write this I have sprayed it on my wrists and left it not rubbed to develop.
Even four hours later I can smell it on me albeit much more subdued but the rosiness is still there only far more subtle and creamy than it was initially. I can still smell rose and when I took my top off to change later before going out I left it over night and the next day I could smell rose on that too so it lasts far better than I initially thought.
I find this a very light daytime sort of perfume that is rosy and quite heady with its floral notes but it is lifted by the citrus lemon oil and orange too and becomes a true rose aroma, like a real rose not what is sold in soaps as rose.. It is sort of creamy sweet and because it smells like a fresh rose it is not sickly at all. There is a slight powdery aroma that develops after an hour or so and I can smell a hint of vanilla creaminess too. I find it pleasant and a perfect summer scent but not one that would be my all time favourite. I am not sure I would wear this as an evening scent or even in winter but that is just me personally.
I am so pleased that I found this for around a fiver in the Body Shop and as I can no longer see this one on line I wonder if they are no longer selling this version. There seems to be an 'tlas Rose' one instead now at £15 in a different bottle.
I liked this but the fact that it doesn't really have very longevity means that it is expensive for what it is at its full RRP. It is unashamedly rose and you cannot escape from that. It smells only of rose with hints of the other notes blending to balance it but it is still rose.
I liked this but I like rose so if you hate anything with rose fragrance then pass by this one. It doesn't have the same depth and complexity that Lush's Imogen Rose has. This is quite definitely a true fresh rose scent. It doesn't really develop into anything else apart from a more subtle powdery rose smell. I found it lasted about three to four hours and others noticed it on even when I thought it had faded. I have always been a bit wary of Body Shop scents as they tend to be a bit one noted and fade quickly so this has been a pleasant surprise , although it doesn't last too long it is very pleasant and summery. I would say that if you can grab this for less than £10 it is good value but it isn't worth more.
If you like sweet floral or more precisely rose perfumes with a light fresh rosy top note then this will suit you. I like a range of perfumes and love trying them. This is not my favourite but I have certainly grown to like it more. It is certainly not in the least sophisticated but it is pleasant and I do love it sprayed on my pillow to freshen it.
I have not tried the matching body butter as that is far too expensive for what it is but if it comes on half price I might be tempted.
Check out Ebay as I cannot find this on line in Body shop so it may be discontinued hence my bargain. Anything less than £10 including P&P would be a good buy and if you hate it not too much money wasted. If you like a sweet rosy light powdery florals then give this a try.
Title taken from a poem by Emily Bronte "A Little budding Rose"
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I bought a bottle of Moroccan Rose perfume in the Body Shop not long after Chrimbo, I'd had some vouchers and decided to treat myself to one of their fragrances rather than waste it on unneeded shower gels and soap. I actually broke my own first commandment and bought it without trying the perfume, there were no testers available but the promise of a girly rose scent appealed so I bought it blind.
Luckily I loved it from the very first spritz, it's an extremely feminine and uncomplicated fragrance which is sweet and light - a perfect summer perfume in my opinion. At one time I used to associate rose perfumes as old fashioned and more for older ladies, I still do think badly blended rose based fragrances can be very ageing but this one is absolutely gorgeous.
The main fragrance is rose, that's pretty much the only real noticeable fragrance to be honest with you so if you're not completely struck on rose scents then this is probably not the perfume for you. Rippling underneath the rose is a sweet vanilla fragrance, this sweetens the floral tone of the perfume and changes what could otherwise be quite a heavy scent into a light-hearted fun perfume. There are other unidentified floral fragrances in Moroccan Rose, these don't push themselves forward though and you honestly could not mistake the perfume for anything other than a rose blend.
This perfume doesn't particularly develop into anything as time goes on, a few different notes are thrown into the mix here and there but overall the actual fragrance doesn't change much from the moment you spray it's disappeared into the ether. Which doesn't take long.
And that's it, the downside to Moroccan Rose. You can, in certain circumstances, measure it's lastability in minutes rather than hours. It's funny because initially this seems quite an intense perfume, a rose scented cloud is sprayed out of the bottle and for a few minutes at least it's strongly noticeable even to the wearer. But suddenly it'll just dwindle out, the sweetness is the first to go and then you'll realise you can't smell a thing. Which is poor lasting power even for an EDT. If I spray my wrists and sniff them once the perfume has faded I'll sometimes catch a hint of musk, not enough to reclassify this as a sensual perfume but it's definitely there providing some back up to the main floral scent.
I wear it in the daytime, it's too light and short-lived for nights out but during the day Moroccan Rose is a girly perfume perfectly suited to the warmer weather we're having at the moment. I love the floral heart of this fragrance, it's blended so nicely with the (very few) other notes that everything works together to enhance the rose - there's a short time when a slightly tangy lemon fragrance comes through, this is fleeting but very special as the rose transforms into something much edgier when mixed with a more modern citrus aroma.
It's a shame it doesn't last longer, the 50ml bottle I bought hasn't lasted well at all even though this isn't a perfume I wear every day. I find myself having to reapply every couple of hours even just for daytime wear - and you need a good few squirts each time to give the delicate fragrance a chance to live longer than ten minutes. I went back to the Body Shop and bought the Moroccan Rose shower gel and body butter, hoping to layer the fragrance enough to get a full days wear without having to keep spraying myself. It gave the perfume an extra half hour or so but weirdly didn't deepen the fragrance much despite the fact that each product has a fairly intense floral (rose to be exact) scent.
£15 for a 50ml bottle, given it's lack of lasting power I definitely recommend you try and get hold of a tester or sample before you buy to make sure the perfume is going to be right for you.
When it comes to fragrance, I must admit that I tend to go for floral scents, or sweet smelling perfumes that smell good enough to eat, with hints of cherry, orange or vanilla. I know such perfumes are not everyone's cup of tea, but when I am shopping for a new bottle of perfume, these tend to be the elements that I go for personally. A couple of weeks ago, I thought it was about time to treat myself to a new bottle of perfume, as a way of celebrating starting my new job. When it comes to perfume, I like to have 3 or 4 different bottles to choose from on my dressing table, and one of my bottles, an Avon fragrance, was nearly empty. I didn't want to buy a new bottle of the same fragrance, so decided to have a look in the Body Shop, as I am a big fan of their perfumes, many of which are floral/fruity, and usually quite reasonably priced.
When I went in the shop, the assistant was very helpful and asked me what I was looking for. When I said that I was looking for a floral fragrance, she recommended two, firstly the Japanese Cherry Blossom, and secondly, Moroccan Rose. After careful consideration, it was the Moroccan Rose that won it for me, as I really liked the lovely fresh rose scent. I know that many people associate the scent of rose with old ladies perfumes, but in my opinion, the Moroccan rose scent gives a new fresh twist on the traditional rose perfumes.
The bottle is nothing special, and is a plain square 50ml spray bottle, with a small silver lid and a modern rose design on the front of the bottle. As I understand, the perfume is only available in the EDT form, and not the EDP, although the Body shop do various complimentary products that can be used to layer the fragrance, such as body milk, shower gel and body butter. Using such products will make the fragrance last longer and envelop you in the scent. The perfume cost £15 for a bottle, and the complimentary toiletries cost between £7 and £12.50. At the moment, the Body Shop are doing a gift box, which features the perfume, shower gel, body butter and a bath lily, for £15, which I think is incredible value, as you are basically getting lots of free stuff!
The scent of this perfume is a lovely warm delicious scent, and obviously rose is the dominant scent, but the fact that it has been coupled with spicy scents and a hint of vanilla, gave the scent an extra dimension of depth, and seemed to make it a more sensual fragrance, but still one that you could wear every day. The perfume also contains lemon oil, but I cannot really detect this very strongly when I wear the perfume.
The perfume has a really long lasting scent, and will last throughout the day, which is very unusual for an EDT, and shows the quality of the ingredients in the perfume. The scent is not overpowering or cloying, but when you wear it, the lovely fresh scent wafts up, and you can smell it in the background all through the day. This is certainly a perfume that other people will notice and compliment you on. In my case, I will need to hide the bottle from my daughter, who is a bit of a notorious perfume theif, sneaking into my room, spraying my perfumes, and then acting like nothing has happened, even though she smells like a boudoir!
This scent, in my opinion, would suit anyone, of any age. The light floral nature of the fragrance will appeal to women in their teens and 20's, whereas the spice and vanilla notes give it a more sophisticated tone which makes it equally suitable for older women. I think that this perfume would make a fabulous gift for female relatives and friends, as it has elements that appeal to everyone, even those who don't like traditional floral scents. Because of the long lasting nature of the fragrance, I predict that this will last me a couple of years, as I only tend to wear perfume two or three times a week, and I like to alternate between fragrances.
Body Shop Moroccan Rose has all of my favourite perfume elements: The lovely fresh sweetness of rose, the delicious and edible warm vanilla fragrance, and the exotic spices that give it an eastern twist. This is a rose perfume for the modern generation, and I really love it. Another triumph from the Body Shop, as I have yet to find a fragrance of theirs that I don't like. They get it right every time, so you really can't go wrong with Body Shop perfume, which to me, smells every bit as good as the more expensive brands.
As it was my birthday just over a week ago, I received lots of beautiful presents and amongst them was this pretty fragrance from The Body Shop called Moroccan Rose..
When I was younger (although at 35 I'm hardly over the hill!) I used to use the Body Shop a lot for my toiletries, which was down to the fact not only did I have more 'free' money from my income then, but I also worked a few doors away from the main Body Shop store in our town centre so often frequented it.
I've not bought any of their products for years apart from the odd fragrance, but have received quite a few gift sets and perfumes for the past few Birthdays and/or Christmases so I've suddenly gained a vested interest again as there are some lovely products available.
So onto the review.
This particular bottle of Moroccan Rose comes in a 50ml size and is quite basic in appearance. The bottle is a transparent glass in an upright standing, slightly rectangular shape. Apart from a 'sticker' on the front featuring swirly flowers in different shades of pink, there are no real redeeming features.
There is a small silver coloured lid which adorns the nozzle directly on top of the bottle but there is nothing overtly fancy about it, and if anything it is more on the irritating side due to it's size as it is quite difficult to grab hold of.
That though seems to be the only negatives I can find with this scent and here's why..
This is made up of mainly Rose notes, which is no surprise given the title.
The top notes are:
Heart notes comprise of:
Whilst the base notes are:
I'm really not a big fan of floral based fragrances as a rule, but always seem to make an exception for anything rose based as I seem to have a soft spot for this particular scent. When I received this I eagerly spritzed some onto my skin and was instantly in love! Judging by the notes used you would be under the impression this was *just* a rose scented fragrance..but you would be wrong.
What I love about this is though the rose is obviously the domineering overall scent here and is the first thing I can tell when sprayed onto my skin, there is also a subtle warmness (ginger?) from the spice used in the opening notes. The orange is also detectable in the heart notes which gives the fragrance a nice balance making it not too floral which I like.
The overall scent I'm left with though when it settles onto my skin (around half an hour later), is just beautiful as it is rose based with a musky vanilla and it is just delicious.
Would I recommend this?
I would say Yes!
It is a lovely rose scent that almost feels powdery when worn and is just a really lovely perfume or should I say Eau de Toilette. Though this was a gift I have noticed it is available for £15. Though this may sound slightly pricey to some for something that at the end of the day isn't a 'designer' fragrance, it is well worth the money. It is quite strong on applying to the skin so I would recommend just a few short spritzes as this suffices for me and lasts for several hours without needing to top up.
If you do want to refresh yourself throughout the day with this, then the bottle isn't cumbersome at all and fits neatly in your bag (it does in mine anyway and I have a small bag). Because the glass is quite thick I'm also confident that this won't shatter at the tiniest bang whilst inside my bag so it's an ideal daytime scent and not as bulky as body sprays.
I was bought this Moroccan Rose fragrance singular as a gift, but as I am so impressed with the scent I am definitely going to look at trying some of the other products in the range, which include body butters, shower gels, body milks, body mists..the list goes on!
I would recommend this but not if you are into heavy scents, as this is quite strong at first it soon fades and is slightly sweet with the combination of the rose and vanilla.
I have been wearing this throughout the day as it just doesn't seem strong enough to be an evening scent but each to their own so they say.
As usual I came across this scent by getting it for a Present. Every year I seem to get a Body Shop set for Christmas from my cousin. I don't mind that as I like the Body Shop, and I don't tend to think about buying different scents and if I get it as a present then I don't have to pay for it, and I may end up liking something that I don't buy myself.
As indicated this is for sale from The Body Shop. Not sure all what sizes this comes in but I got the 50ml and see that is the size shown on the website. After looking online I see this costs £14 which is probably the normal price for their range of Perfumes.
The bottle is quite simple as is most of the Body Shop ones are. It looks like the Dooyoo picture. A square shaped bottle which is clear thick glass. There is a pink label on the bottle on the front and back. There is darker swirls which indicate the shape of Roses. All looks nice enough, but simple and quite natural at the same time. The lid for this is really small. Just a tiny little lid covering. All ok though.
Now to the important part, what does this smell like? It is nice but in a floral way, which I suppose you would expect being Rose. The blurb about this says "The Perfume intoxicates with aromas of moroccan Rose enriched with Lemon Oil, Vanilla, Spices and Musk. All sounds nice enough and a strange but interesting mix of notes. The main scent in here is definitely the Rose and i'm not that sure what Moroccan Rose is meant to smell like, but this smells Floral, Rich Red Petals and a slight sweetness from it which I feel is coming from the Flower part. The Lemon adds a bit zesty scent, the Vanilla is sweet and the Musk and Spice part adds a heavier scent to the lighter notes, which breaks it up a bit.
Not the kind of Perfume I would tend to go out and buy as I don't go for Floral scents as a rule, but this is nice in a different way and I used this off and on for a change.
Ideal if you like Floral scents with not too much else in them.
I'm actually reviewing the EDT not the EDP.
I think my boss must have shares in The Body Shop. Every year at Christmas or when its anyone's birthday she always buys them something from there. Now I'm not ungrateful don't get me wrong, but I have to say The Body Shop has never been my favourite place. When it was my birthday I received a bottle of Moroccan Rose EDT spray. She knows I love most things pink and I think it was the colour of the bottle that swayed her.
It does come in a pretty bottle, a plain rectangle of glass but with a very pretty pink rose design on the front. Its feminine, pink, girly and I love it. It has The Body Shop written on there along with the words Moroccan Rose, Rose Du Maroc Eau De Toilette. The spray nozzle is silver.
I had no idea what this spray would be like but judging by the name I assumed floral and may be spicy.
The notes to Moroccan Rose are given as :-
When I sprayed this EDT on my wrist I was surprised at the strength of the fragrance. The rose is immediately evident as you would expect but it isn't overly sweet. The spice is faint, in the background, but I think it just takes the edge of the rose, stopping it becoming sweet and sickly.
After about 15 minuets the fragrance changes and I could detect a fruity feel creeping in. I couldn't say it was definitely orange but it was obviously a citrus smell.
When the base notes kicked in the fragrance took a complete turn about. The vanilla and musk gives the fragrance a warm feel. It lives up to its Moroccan Rose name with a spicy, musky smell. The floral fragrances are still there but more mingled with the vanilla, musk and spice.
I was completely surprised by the smell of this. Its much nicer than I would ever have imagined. It has a warm feel to it which stops the rose being too much of an "old" smell. Don't get me wrong I love the smell of roses but sometimes rose fragrances can be a bit too much like scent my grandma would have worn.
I have only one problem with this and that is it isn't very long lasting on its own, however, I have since been into The Body Shop and bought the matching shower gel and body butter. I find this helps to make the smell last longer.
The Moroccan Rose EDT costs £15.00 for a 50ml bottle.
Moroccan Rose is one of the more recent Body Shop fragrances that I have tried as I was lucky enough to have a £5 off voucher or two and decided I wanted to try out a number of the fragrances on offer in store. My first thoughts when seeing the fragrance on the shelves was that the bottle looked neat and pretty with a simple glass rectangular shape to it.
The sales assistant was very helpful allowing me to take a sample of a number of the fragrances and then see how they moved me once they had calmed down. I decided that the Moroccan Rose scent was a nice take on a rose scented fragrance so I decided to purchase some. At the time the fragrance was priced at £15 for a 50ml bottle, although I paid just £10 including discount.
The over all design of the scent bottle shoes clean lines and a simple non fussy look. The front panel shows a very pretty pink and rose toned floral and cross hatched pattern which reminds me of some of the henna tattoo designs I have seen. The spray applicator is simple in a soft toned silver and is easy to use, as it delivers a small amount of the scent direct to the area you want to fragrance.
The rose theme of the scent is one that is not as strong as some other scents I have worn. In comparison to the rose fragrance by Peck Sniffs I had been wearing prior to purchasing the Moroccan Rose, I found this Body Shop scent to be a much softer less rosy scent. I found this took me a while to get used to but over the course of a few wears I soon grew to like the Moroccan Rose more and more.
I feel that Moroccan Rose is a light and fresh rose based summer scent that has a certain lasting power on my skin over a short period of time. I have found that this scent does need a hand with an extra spritz or two over the course of the day, as it softens so much that I found it could feel too light. I didn't mind this too much as I had paid less than the usual selling price for my bottle of fragrance, but it would have been nicer if it had a little more oomph about it.
I found that I used this scent up quickly over summer and enjoyed wearing it on warm days as a change to some of my other EDTS. I always felt this was a very feminine and pretty scent that I could wear anytime day or night and still enjoy. I certainly never felt that it was too over powering to be worn. The initial notes are of course rose based and give a light pretty feel to the scent. Mimosa and orange are there later on and do add an extra dimension but are not to heavy.
The base notes for Moroccan Rose are vanilla, cedarwood and musk. I found that even though the scent did soften and change over time these ingredients didn't really add anything to the longevity of the fragrance. I did need to spray a little more of this on if I wanted to remain smelling as sweet as a Moroccan Rose all day. I feel this is a minus point for the fragrance.
In summary I would certainly buy Morrocan Rose again at a reduced price if I could, as I enjoyed having it. I did use it up rather quickly and I feel this was due to having to spray a little more on over the course of the day at times. As the fragrance was prone to fading a little early I do feel that has be a minus point when awarding stars, but other than that I cannot see any reason to award Moroccan Rose any less than 4 stars.
I tend not to stick to a particular brand of perfume, and choose to try others out. I did not purchase this perfume myself, and it was instead passed on to me from another family member. It is one of The Body Shop's fragrances, and this one is Moroccan Rose.
The bottle is fairly rectangular and the front displays a rose pattern as well as all of the essential product information. To spray the perfume, you simply remove the cap from the top, and press down to spray. The bottle is fairly simple, yet looks quite pretty when put on a vanity table. It is also perfect for popping into a handbag for a day out.
Obviously when it comes down to a perfume, the scent is the most important factor, as this is what you are basing the use of the product on. The scent of this consists of fresh dewy rose, lemon oil, a hint of spice and warm vanilla with Moroccan rose oil. As you can imagine, it smells greatly of roses, and although many other rose perfumes have a slightly fake scent to them, this really does smell like fresh roses. It is not particularly subtle, and I find that the scent is very strong and in your face. I was not that happy with it, but it is perfect for people who like very sweet smells that stay strong when applied to the skin. However, personally this was just too much for me, and this is why I feel the need to knock off some stars.
Something that this perfume is excellent at delivering is staying power. Considering it is relatively cheap for a perfume, this scent sticks around for hours and hours without needing to be sprayed constantly. As well as this, you do not need to spray much originally because the scent is so strong, therefore meaning this perfume will last a lot longer than others.
Unlike various other perfumes, this is much harder to track down as you will not be able to purchase it in specialised perfume stores, drugstores or department stores. It is instead only available within The Body Shop's own stores or online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk. They do however have quite a number of stores around the UK so you are bound to find this somewhere.
The price of this is £15.00 for a 50ml bottle. I think this is an excellent price for how much you get in the bottle. It is a lot cheaper compared to other brands of perfume, and they are quite obviously of a very high quality. Even though I did not get on with the scent particularly well, I am sure that there will be others out there that love rose scents and I feel that this perfume would be perfect for you, if you are after a budget one. It is perfect for day time wear, and especially throughout the summer.
Overall, the low rating for this perfume is simply because the scent was too overpowering for me, therefore meaning I can not wear this as a perfume. I instead use it as a room spray, and it does leave the room smelling much nicer and fresh. Although it was not to my taste, I still think it deserves three stars as I am sure others would love it, and it does do a great job for such a small price. Thanks for reading.
As I said in my Japanese Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette review, it; nice to see the Body Shop being innovative again, following their creativity slump (perfume-wise) following Mark Constantine's (creative genius for fragrance) defection to start up his own company, Lush, in 1994. Not since then have the Body Shop tried to replicate the sheer volume and experimentation of their late 80's to early 90's heyday. Until now.
These new fragrances prove very promising. Moroccan Rose, in particular - it;s fresh, and sophisticated - a sexy rose scent - with a little lemon, a little spice, a little vanilla, and of course, rose. It smells like a promising spring breeze.
The top notes are rose, certain florals and spices; the middle notes are mimosa and orange, an overall fruity scent there, and the base notes are cedarwood, vanilla and musk - more sensual, and definitely confidently sexy.
So there you have it - Moroccan Rose is floral, fruity and sensual. Try it on your skin before you buy as it smells different on different skins.
As ever with TBS, the perfumes are great quality, great value, easy to carry around and also fantastic for hypersensitive skin.
Before I begin, I bought the EDT, not the EDP.
This year I was really really stuck for Mother's Day ideas, decided it'd probably be best if I asked my Mum what she actually fancied. Guess what her reply was...
About a week before (conveniently) I got an email from The Body Shop telling be that I could buy their Moroccan Rose EDT for only £15 with free Delivery! I decided however not to take this offer as any special deliveries arriving at the house would only make my Mum suspicious.
Instead, I had a look on ebay, and there were quite a few brand new bottles, normal sized selling at around £10 with P&P. I chose one of these, as 1. It was £5 cheaper and 2. It would come with the normal mail .
So anyway here's a run through of the product itself:
Cost; As mentioned further up, Body Shop are currently selling it at £15, and if you spend £15 or over on the Body Shop website they offer free delivery, but you can find it slightly cheaper if you shop around. You get 50ml, and it comes in a rather nice square glass bottle, with a pink floral design on. It doesn't however come boxed or in any packaging but this is the same for any Body Shop perfume I have ever bought.
Scent; Well it's supposed to smell of "Moroccan rose enriched with lemon oil, vanilla, spices and musk." But to be honest, I found that you can only really predominantly smell the roses and the musk - not that that makes it unpleasant, it just doesn't have a massive impact. It's probably more of an 'every day' scent rather than a going out/making-a-big-impression scent. And much to my suprise, rather than it being a Grandma-style rose scent, it's quite fresh.
Staying Power; When i did a sneaky tester on myself, it only stayed on for little more than an hour, but my Mum claims it stays on for a few hours. Either way it's dependant on how much you use, and where you spray it, i.e if you spray it over your clothes it's more likely to stay on longer than if you were to spray it on your skin.
Overall I think it's an okay perfume. It's good considering the price. I think if I had paid over £20 for it I'd have been quite disappointed but for £10 I can't complain too much. I wouldn't have bought it if it was for myself but my Mum like it and that's the main reason I bought it anyway.
I just love the body shop perfumes normally using white musk. I received this as a gift recently I'd had my eye on it for a while and it smells lovely, the smell is light and floral without being dated and is rather summery. I think it is quite a beautiful sent I love floral smells. Its much better value if its bought as part of a gift set, you get much more for your money again this would only be an advantage if you were to use the shower gel and body butter though it is packaged in a useful box which is quite attractive on its own, on its own its one of the pricier body shop perfumes but well worth it! The packaging is simple yet elegant the bottle is an unusual shape and the spray is easy to use and the cap does not get stuck as some do.
The Body Shop really is an assault on my senses! I behave like a kid in a sweet shop, except for instead of the sugariest sweet going for the sweetest smelling items! The Moroccan Rose scent made the list!
A firmly rectangular bottle with angled edging and a pink picture and writing on the front the bottle is simple but effecting. It does look quite sturdy and thick, but simultaneously quite small for the 50ml it contains. It is a good handbag size bottle.
15.00 for 50ml.. This isn't too bad, but I have a feeling I am going to use up every last spritz rather quickly.
Alcohol Denat., Aqua, Parfum, Geraniol, Limonene, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, t-Butyl Alcohol, Linalool, Rosa Centifolia Flower Oil, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citral, Eugenol, Denatonium Benzoate.
There are some recognizable oils in here, but also a lot I don't know. The Body Shop are known for their use of natural products and not testing on animals so hopefully there is nothing potent!
As soon as this squirted from the shop tester I decided I NEEDED a bottle. A perfect refreshing clear frangrance. I wouldn't necessarily say dewy as used in the Body Shop description, but I think fresh, clean and blossomy fits!
According to the blurb there is rose, mimosa, orange, cedar, spice, musk and vanilla scents! Personally although I can identify the rose and mimosa and certainly some citrus and spice, the rest are lost and the scent blends' quite well in to one!
I tend to use one spray spread between my wrists and one on the neck area and find that combined with the matching body lotion that is all I need. I usually respray after 4-5 hours.
The scent is delicate and one that probably won't be noticed in heavily smelling situations (barbeque, bar, party). It is something I would choose as a day to day scent.
Smelling it reminds me of a spring/summer walk. It's very pleasant but not particularly striking and totally inoffensive.