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I no longer have my bottle of the Body Shop's Neroli Jasmin EDT but I can still remember clearly how much I loved this fragrance and at one time, it was all I wore. I received lots of compliments from people whenever I wore this and considering I only paid £8.50 for a 30ml bottle at the time, it wasn't very expensive at all, looking back. For ages and ages I was wearing the Body Shop's White Musk, and though it is also lovely, I became slightly bored with it and decided to treat myself to something a little different. It was the assistant in the body Shop who pointed this fragrance out to me and I fell in love with it almost as soon as I first smelled it.
The bottle is very plain and simple looking so if you are looking for something pretty for your dressing table, this isn't going to be any good. This is what I'd call a 'handbag' perfume. By that, I mean that the bottle is small enough o be put inside your bag and taken out with you during the day for touch ups (this fragrance doesn't last very long on the skin, so you'll need to). There are no large flowery bottle stoppers on this; it's very plainly designed and very simple to look at. The only trouble I had with the first bottle of this I bought was that the bottle slowly leaked out of the top near to where the nozzle meets the glass. This resulted in my perfume slowly running out (I know I wasn't spraying it that much) and the bottom of my bag having a lovely aroma of jasmin and oranges!
If you love the smell of oranges then you are sure to love this EDT. It's not just an aroma of oranges, however, that wouldn't be a great perfume to wear. Though it has an overriding aroma of orange when it's first sprayed, there is also a background aroma of a floral scent, mixed with the base note of vanilla. The jasmin doesn't begin to come though until about an hour or so after I've sprayed it and gradually the strong orange aroma wears off to leave behind a mix of both vanilla, honey and warm jasmin. It's gorgeous, it really is. In fact writing this review is now making me think next time I'm in town I might treat myself to another bottle of this as it's so inexpensive!
I feel this is a scent that can be worn either day or night. It's subtle and summery and surprisingly sophisticated I think, for a Body Shop perfume. It actually smells a lot more expensive than £8.50 and as I say, I have received so many compliments whenever I have worn this fragrance (from both men and women). The only thing that really lets it down is its longevity. After about two hours it's gone! It needs to be resprayed quite frequently but as it's so cheap, I never used to mind doing this anyway.
I am unsure if the Body Shop still sell this particular fragrance, I am sure they do, as it was very popular, but next time I am in there I will certainly look out for it. One of my absolute favourites!
A little while ago myself my Sister and my Mam went for a spa day, whilst there I had a facial and one of the products that the lady used really caught my nose. I was told that the smell was Neroli and when I mention it to my Mam she said she had some of this perfume and if I liked it I could have it.
The perfume is one of Bodyshops own therefore can only be bought from them either through a representative, in the shop or online. A bottle costs in the region of £9 and contains 30mls of the product so I would say this is a mid range price as far as perfumes are concerned.
The bottle for the perfume is see through and you can see a strng orange liquid inside, there is a small flower outline on the bottle rather like it has been etched on which I think is a nice touch. The top of the bottle is silver and of course is has a push down pump mechanism like the majority of perfume bottles.
The bottles sprays really well once you have got it going which just takes a few pumps to do, the smell is of very sweet oranges but not in a sickly sweet way like some fruity perfumes are. I find that when I first spray the perfume it is only the oranges I can smell however after a couple of minutes the perfume settles down a little and then I can detect a floral side to the scent too.
I would say this is a perfume that you can wear at any time of day, it is really light once it settles down but can still be smelt for a good few hours, my only issue with the perfume is that you do have to reapply every few hours as the smell does wear off after this time. 4 stars from me the staying power lets it down a little.
This is one of my favorite fragrances. It smells young and feminine but not the point where its overpowering. I have been using this perfume all year round but particularly found it ideal in the summer as it really seems to compliment the soft smell it gives unlike some which smell bad when mixed with heat . The scent of this perfume is sweet orange blossom and heady jasmine fragrance, with amber and sandlewood notes. The scent itself is long lasting however the smell can tend to fade as the day goes on, so in that apsect i wish it would stay a little stronger but other than that i cant fault it at all .
I cant really comment on the price as as of yet i have only recieved it as a present but from what ive looked into about it its about £9 for a 30ml bottle which is a little on the pricey side, although it hasnt really the put me off at all as its a perfume that is perfect for everyday wear which makes its worth every penny . I do however think it would help if the bottle was a bit bigger as i have gotten through this bottle pretty quick, so i imagine its going to work out quiet expensive in the long run at the rate im going to have to buy it.
overall i think this perfume is a lovely buy .. one thing that would make it better though would be if body shop could maybe work out some way of making the scent last longer other than that thou i would definitly recommend it .
Last week I grabbed the bottle of perfume from the dressing table, ready to douse myself in scent before going out, when I noticed something. It was empty. From the state of the dressing table, I could tell that my daughter had been playing with my things, and must have had great fun with my perfume, in particular. Therefore, on my next shopping trip, a new bottle of perfume was high on my list! I really like Body Shop fragrances, so headed there, with a pretty good idea of what I wanted. I love light, fruity/floral scents, preferably those that smell good enough to eat! This is the type of fragrance that the Body Shop do really well, so I knew that I would find something I liked in there.
I was in luck. The store was running a 2 for 1 promotion on all fragrance products. This meant that I could also grab a bottle for my little girl, to hopefully keep her motts off my stuff. But which fragrance? An old favourite, Neroli Jasmin, immediately caught my eye. I had previously bought the body mist version of this fragrance, so knew exactly what the scent was like. I grabbed a bottle, plus a free body mist in the same fragrance for my daughter, and bought it, happy with my choices.
Neroli Jasmin is a combination of sweet orange blossom and heady jasmine fragrance, with amber and sandlewood notes. When first sprayed on the skin, you get a strong burst of orange scent, although it is the sweetness of the orange, rather than the sharp citrus scent that comes through.
When the scent has been on the skin for a while and settled down, it takes on a gentle, soothing aroma, that seems to relax and uplift at the same time. It is a scent that makes you feel happy when you smell it, and it also makes me feel a bit hungry! It is quite a youthful scent, as it is strongly floral, yet I am perfectly comfortable wearing it, even though I am (ahem) slightly over 21! The fragrant sandlewood aroma starts to come through, and it is warm and soothing, complimenting the lighter floral notes, which are still dominating.
Unfortunately, after about an hour or so, the scent seems to weaken to the point that you can no longer smell it, which for me is a big problem. It is OK if you are just going out for an hour or so, but if you wore this perfume to work, the scent would have vanished by lunchtime. it has no lastability at all, which was so disappointing.
The bottle is cute and contemporary, and fits in nicely on the shelf alongside the other Body Shop perfumes, which are in similar bottles. The Neroli Jasmin bottle is a peachy-orange colour and has a subtle picture of a flower on the front, though this is really difficult to see unless you hold the bottle up close. The lid is made of silver metal, with a brushed effect, so it is matt rather than shiny. it has the Body Shop logo on the top. The bottle is quite small for an EDT, at only 30ml for £9. This makes the bottle handy to carry in your bag, essential, as constant reapplication is necessary to keep the scent going.
The Body Shop make many other products in this range, such as shower gel, body mist and body lotion, so that the scent can be layered. The scent is one that can be worn everyday, and is not too overpowering. It is very feminine, fresh and uplifting.
I love the scent, and would have given this perfume 5 stars had it not been for the scent fading so quickly. it is with great regret that I have to give it only 3 stars, as the lastability is a big issue for me that can't be taken lightly.
I received a bottle of The Body Shop's Neroli Jasmin Eau de Toilette as part of a birthday gift from a friend last year. Always pleased to receive new scents to try, it was a perfect gift and one that I was very grateful for - particularly after having sampled the scent.
The bottle is quite small in size - holding 30ml of the eau de toilette. This makes it perfect to slip in your handbag to refresh yourself with throughout the day. The bottle is glass and a vivid orange in colour with a white outline of a flower and white writing. The scent is dispensed from the top of the bottle using the silver spray pump - which disperses the liquid really well. Looking on the Body Shop website, a bottle of this retails at £9, which personally I find quite expensive for a bottle this size (although The Body Shop do regularly have deals available such as buy one get one half price, which would make this more affordable).
The notes in the perfume are as follows: Top notes: - Neroli, freesia and violet leaf, Middle notes: - Orange blossom, jasmin and white peony, Base notes: - Sandalwood, vanilla, musk and amber. The Body Shop describe the scent as 'as mysteriously captivating as moonlight on water or jasmine on the night air', - quite a romantic picture! To me, the scent is very light, sweet and floral. It is a very summery fragrance. I really love the scent and it is perfect for daywear. The orange blossom and neroli are, to me, the strongest and most easily identifiable scents. The fragrance itself is very distinctive and not like any other that I have smelt, which is a great plus point.
Unfortunately, I do not find that the scent lasts for very long and I usually need to re-apply this a couple of times throughout the day. I have found two to three sprays is sufficient per application, but applying three times a day means that I use quite a bit each day and, with the small bottle size, this means that a bottle does not last me a great length of time. Therefore, at £9 per bottle, I do not believe you get great value for money. The Body Shop advise that the best way to make the fragrance last is to layer it by applying the matching shower gel and body lotion but this would work out rather expensive and I believe that any perfume or eau de toilette that you buy should be able to hold its own and last the duration of the day without relying on body lotions etc.
In summary, I really love this scent but wish that it would last longer. I do not believe that the product justifies the high price tag for this reason. For the scent alone, I would given 5 stars but due to the shortfalls discussed, I award 3.
A few weeks ago was my birthday and the majority of my presents were gift sets or shops own fragrances ( such as NEXT, The Body Shop etc ) which suited me down to the ground. I received a few Body Shop products this year, which I have to say I have been pleased with especially the fragrances and this one; 'Neroli Jasmin Eau de Toilette' was one such gift I was very happy to be given.
I haven't shopped at the Body Shop personally for a while due to the locality of our nearest store been on the other side of town, and whilst I am aware of the website for internet orders there are so many new products these days that I wouldn't have a clue what they actually smell like ( unlike the classic White Musk ) and don't want to risk just ordering and 'hoping for the best'. One such item I had never encountered before was this delightful eau de toilette which I admit I had never heard of.
The fragrance comes housed in a basic looking bottle which is a beige/ orange colour glass, but it does have a transparency to it so the contents can be seen making it easy to distinguish how much has been used and the amount remaining.
The design is plain really as the style is a cylinder shaped, slightly stubby bottle that curves in at the neck giving it a rounded off appearance. It's not unattractive but neither is it overly appealing in the looks department, but this does only cost £9 for a 30ml sized bottle so I think it's been created as a 'throw in your bag' type of fragrance and not the sort you would proudly display at the forefront of your dressing table.
This is an eau de toilette as mentioned and the contents are easily accessible via the easy to use spray nozzle which once pressed emits a fine mist. As with most of the Body Shop's branded perfumes there is a small metallic lid which adorns the nozzle and is a bit tricky to keep it staying put as it has a habit of falling off.
Negativeness aside, the actual scent itself is made up of the following:
You would be forgiven for thinking this was just a jasmine based perfume if judging by the title alone - which I must admit I did when I opened this present. It wasn't until I had started using this a few times that I found it to be such a beautiful, warm scent that I decided to dig up a little information on the official Body Shop website which is where I spied the notes used.
The first time I wore this I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not to be brutally honest as the opening notes were just far too strong and overpowering for my tastes; particularly the freesia which seemed to be the domineering of the openers.
Once it started to settle though the orange blossom started to shine through and along with the more gentler note of jasmine it became a much prettier and wearable ( in my opinion ) fragrance for me.
What clinched it though was when the musky base notes really started to shine through and the very obvious vanilla and sandalwood turned this from being an ordinary *average* high street fragrance, into something beautiful and captivating and quite frankly something to rival certain designer brands.
The overall scent left on my skin is an earthy and woody smelling fragrance that is has creamy sweetness to it thanks to the vanilla.
It's not too sweet and not overly musky and is just the right combination for perfect daytime usage, however I have found it too light for evenings as it just isn't heavy enough and far suits AM rather than PM. I haven't used this everyday as I received quite a few perfumes but that's not to say it's not a favourite as it certainly could be, as the more I wear it the more I seem to like how it suits my skin.
Staying power is around 2 to 3 hours which for just £9 is to be expected but for something that smells so lovely who cares?
The Body Shop describe this as warm and captivating amongst other things, and they seem to have it spot on in it's description..for the price it is well worth trying.
Tell me all about Neroli Jasmine EDT~
The Body Shops Neroli Jasmine EDT is a fragrance product that I have tried and rather liked. I have been able to use the EDT spray on its own and also as the main fragrance base when layering it with the matching Neroli Jasmine Body Mist. I have found that the Neroli Jasmine EDT is a longer lasting fragrance than the body mist of the same name and costs just £1.50 more than the 100ml body mist to buy. As the body mist has limited longevity and offers a weaker blend of the ingredients that make up the EDT, I feel the EDT does offer the best value of the two products.
Once again the bottle that holds the Neroli Jasmine EDT is very simple. It gives off a no frills look that is minimal and not at all wasteful or over done. I do feel that the style is rather bleak in a way and is really only saved by the lovely warm peachy colour of the fragrance within the clear glass bottle. The spray applicator is easy to use and will deliver a good amount of fragrance direct to your skin as and when you need it. The bottle functions well, I had no leaks from mine at all and it stood firm and steady when placed on a flat surface. I feel this may perhaps be due to the relatively rounded and even centered mid height bottle shape.
If I may quote what the Body Shop say about the fragrance they say that the Neroli Jasmine EDT shows off 'dazzling notes of orange blossom and fresh flowers', and this is something that I can agree with, as I certainly noticed a lovely orangey floral vanilla tone to the fragrance when I sprayed it on. The Body Shop also say that the EDT is able to 'create a scent as mysteriously captivating as moonlight on water or jasmine on the night air'. Hmm, I cannot say I experienced those moods or moments when wearing the fragrance, however I can say that I enjoyed the fragrance and found it worked rather well when combined with the matching body mist.
~The nuances of the fragrance~
I would say that the main tone of the Neroli Jasmine fragrance is of an easy to wear summer scent that has a citrus edge with a vanilla and jasmine musky twist. The ingredients within the fragrance are pretty much the same as those in the body mist of the same name. The fresh citrusy neroli in the EDT is a little more full on when the fragrance first hits your skin and this gives a slightly fresher zing feel when the fragrance is newly applied. The florals which comprise sweet freesia, violet leaf, jasmine, white peony and orange blossom add to the over all tone and give a much needed boost when needed. Once again strength of character comes from the base notes of warm vanilla, musk, sandalwood and amber. The musk does seem to add to the length of time that the fragrance remains and gives a soft feeling towards the end of the fragrance backed up by a warm vanilla edge.
~Summary and rating~
I feel that the Body Shop Neroli Jasmine EDT is very easy to wear and offers a certain amount of longevity throughout a period of several hours. The wear time can be further extended by layering the fragrance with some of the matching body products available from the Body Shop, including the Neroli Jasmine Body Mist. The fragrance is a pretty summer toned scent that is lovely for day wear, yet could be worn for summer evenings too.
I feel that this would suit both younger or older fragrance buyers as it appeals to rather a wide range of ages. The bottle is rather plain and yet the peachy colour of the fragrance within seems to lift the look a little and make it seem more attractive. Over all I feel that the price of £8.50 for a 30ml bottle of this is a fair price and as such I want to award the fragrance a 4 star product rating.
I have been tryng to cut back on my perfume spending and starting to buy some cheaper scents so I can save my expensive one's for more special occassions. I have recently rediscovered my love of the body shop whch I used to be obsessed by as a teenager. They seem to have updated ther products and they are no longer the intense strong smelling sweet products that I remember as a teenager.
On the whole they have succeeded and I have now bought a few items there in the past couple of months and the only thing I have been dissapointed with was the whte musk which doesn't smell like I remember it used to.
One of the best things I have bought there recently is Neroli jasmin Eau de toilette which I have taken to werng on an almost daily basis.
It cost me £8.50 for a 30ml bottle which is less than half the price of the perfumes I usually buy. It comes in a little glass bottle which is etched with a lovely looking flower and a silver top. I really like the simplicity of the bottle and it makes a nice change from all the perfumes that are over the top in their design.
The smell is absolutely divine and good enough to eat. It smells quite strongly of oranges but not in a cheap tacky way and the orange smell is mixed with a floral frgrance that I take to be the Jasmine. Apparently one of the other ingredients is vanilla but I couldn't smell this at all which suited me as I think a strong smell of vanilla would have ruined this.
When you spray it on at first it is quite heavy and takes me back to the days of being a teenager and spraying on dewberry perfume which would overpower me for the whole day. Within a few minutes though this eua de toilette calms down and becomes much more subtle and sophisticated.
The reason I have taken to wearing it so often lately is because it is a very fresh summary scent and because the weather has been so terrible it is nice to spray this and be reminded of the warmer evenings.
The size of the bottle is absolutely perfect for carrying around in your bag which is just as well as it is not the longest lasting of fragrances and I need to refresh it a few times throughout the day.
I really have nothing bad to say about the smell of this perfume, it smells gorgeous and can easily compete with much more expensve perfumes. I only wish it lasted longer.
I first discovered Neroli Jasmin Eau De Toilette at a Body Shop at home party five years ago when I was at university - so it's fair to say that this fragrance has been around for a while!
Before I smelt this EDT, I'd never really considered The Body Shop as a place that stocked fragrances, however, as a seasoned Body Shop customer I now know that there's always at least three fragrance ranges available.
You can purchase a 30ml bottle of Neroli Jasmin Eau De Toilette for £8.50 in-store, (there is a Body Shop branch located on virtually every highstreet); on-line at: www.thebodyshop.co.uk; or at a Body Shop at Home Party - like I did the first time I bought it. I would advise that you smell this EDT before you buy it because choosing a perfume is a very personal thing, but if you do like the sound of this product, then £8.50 isn't a lot to pay out on a whim (especially when you consider that some EDTs cost upwards of £50).
This fragrance is very distinct - it smells exotic, fresh and alluring - which is why I fell in love with it as soon as I sprayed it onto my arm. On the Body Shop website it says that the top notes within this EDT - the scents that are the most prevalent - are: Neroli, freesia and violet leaf. It also claims that the middle notes are orange blossom, jasmin and white peony; while the base notes - the foundation of the EDT - is Sandalwood, vanilla, musk and amber.
Personally I think that different people smell different things when it comes to perfumes and that scents can be completely different depending on the person wearing them. On my skin I think that the orange blossom and jasmine are particularly prevalent.
I won't bore you with a list of the ingredients within this EDT, but needless to say, they're all natural. I have fairly sensitive skin and I'm allergic to a lot of the perfumes on the highstreet, however I've never had any problems with this scent.
The bottle is quite basic - it's small with orange and silver - so it isn't particularly aesthetically pleasing. The bottle comes with a small metal top that protects the spray dispenser - make sure that you use this if you carry your perfume in your bag - because if you don't you might experience a leak!
Over the years I have occasionally treated myself to the odd bottle of Neroli Jasmin Eau De Toilette, but there's one thing that prevents me from buying it regularly... it has no staying power. I always linger back to this scent in the vain hope that it might have been improved, because it is truly alluring, but each time I spray it, an hour or so later I am left feeling disappointed.
The aim of an EDT is that you spray it and people can smell it on you throughout the day - but this particular product doesn't cut the mustard when it comes to staying power. If I was rating this product on smell alone then I'd give it five stars, but for staying power it'd only award it with one... that's why, overall, I can only give Jasmin Eau De Toilette a disappointing three stars.
Whilst shopping in Meadowhall shopping centre recently, I decided I was in need of a new fragrance, preferably one which wasn't too expensive but was different to the ones I already owned. I had a good browse in the department stores, however nothing was really jumping out at me (apart from the pricetags!).
I have always been a fan of The Bodyshop for their skincare products, and recalled that they also did a line of fragrances so I went in store and sampled what they had to offer. After really liking the orange/jasmin bath range, I was delighted to find they also did this in an Eau de Toilette. At £8.50 for 30ml, it was certainly cheaper than the big name brands such as Dior and Chanel that I had previously looked at, so I decided to buy it.
The smell is glorious, no it really is! Imagine a fusion of oranges, jasmin, lily pads, summer cocktails and well, you get the picture - it is an amazing smelling perfume. It is also one of those perfumes I would describe as "department store", i.e it really smells nice but you can never identify which fragrance it is that catches you whilst walking in Debenhams or somewhere - it has that special factor. After you have applied it, the smell does develop and you then get other muskier yet fruity aromas emerging from the scent.
As the bottle is quite small (it is also alot more vibrant looking than in the picture), it means that is it perfect for handbags, and of course hand baggage liquid allowances, as it is only 30ml. The bottle is very colourful, and would look great on any shelf as it's quite stylish and bright. It also has a little silver lid so it doesn't accidentally squirt everywhere in your bag, although that wouldn't be such a bad thing with such a scent! I would say it is definitely a summer fragrance.
I wish I didn't have to criticise this product, as it's from one of my favourite ever Body Shop ranges. My problem with this perfume, is it doesn't last nearly as long as you would expect it to. I bought another body shop Eau de Toilette, for my Mum entitled "White Musk", and one spray was so overpowering it would last all day, so I was expecting the same of Neroli Jasmin in terms of staying power. Unfortunately I was disappointed.
This in turn means more sprays and re-applications are required, meaning the bottle does go down quickly. Having said that, this can also be said for more expensive perfumes so at least at £8.50 you are not being ripped off.
Despite the downsides of it not lasting long enough, I would still really reccomend this Eau de Toilette. It would work fabulous as part of a Body Shop gift set (if they decided to put one together) or as a present for someone you know. It certainly isn't overpowering and would put a smile on anyones face. If you are still unsure, I reccomend visiting the perfume section of The Body shop as they have lines of testers so you can try this scent out before purchasing it.
I was given a set of miniatures or body mists, where I could then decide which fragrance I wanted the EDT version of.
The initial set included four, including the most famous white musk scent, but I finally decided to choose Neroli Jasmin. The top notesare Neroli, freesia and violet leaf, the middle notes are Orange blossom, jasmin and white peony, and the base scents are Sandalwood, vanilla, musk and amber.
When I first bought it, I paid around £10 for a 50ml bottle, but it is currently going at £8.50 for 30ml. I learnt after watching an episode of the apprentice that sandalwood oil is incredibly expensive (something like £1000 a kilo according to Sir Alan), and so it appears that you're getting value for money and good quality ingredients.
Out of the 4 fragrances which came in my set, the only two which the body shop are still producing are white musk and this perfume. As sales must have been good enough that the body shop continued to produce it, Neroli Jasmin must appeal to many people, and so the fragrance is unliekly to offend anyone.
The "tip" from the stores website is to wear it by layer first with other Neroli products, in order to provide the best possible wear. Yeah...The fragrance lasts for a couple of hours, so I find that I don't need to refresh unless I'm out for longer than that.
The bottle is not the prettiest thing to look at. It is small and widens toward the top, shaped like a bulb. The top of the bottle is a very simple metal sprayer. The perfume bottle glass is orange, the perfume is not. The drawing on the bottle is also a little childish looking, like a flower a secondry school girl would draw.
Overall, I think Neroli Jasmin is a very summery, pretty fragrance which is appealing to many, and I would not hesistate to buy it again.
The Body Shop's Neroli Jasmin is a beautiful floral scented perfume. I myself have been using this perfum for over 6 months and my friends always coment on what a lovely fragrence it is. It's definately a unique scent which i like because I like to be individual in my style.
Packaged in an elegant glass bottle with a white floral design, it looks ut also fits easily not only elegant but also fits easily into your handbag!
It retails in at £8.30 for a 30ml bottle. However if you have a reward card you'll receive a 10% discount!
As far as good value goes I do not think it's worth £8.30. The fragrence doesn't last much longer than 30 mins and I find I need to 'refresh' myself very often. It's more of a body mist rather than a perfume and gets used up very quickly. Which thus means you need to buy more in the end.
The Body Shop is well known for producing a range of bath and body-care products and make-up, but also produces a number of scents in the form of body mists and perfumes.
I have always loved jasmine scents and was incredibly excited to find the Body Shop a Neroli Jasmine Eau de Toilette. Retailing at around £8.30 for 30ml, this Eau de Toilette is available on the Body Shop website and in store.
The Neroli Jasmine EDT is packaged in a very pretty, petite clear glass bottle and silver lid through which the peach-coloured liquid can be seen. The glass bottle is decorated with delicate white lettering and a sweet outline of a jasmine flower. The bottle is small enough to fit easily into a handbag for day-to-day use which is useful.
The scent has top notes of neroli (the main essential oil used in the fragrance) as well as freesia, with middle notes of jasmine and orange blossom. The base notes (the 'blank canvas' of the scent) is sweet vanilla, sandlewood and white musk. Neroli oil is widely used in aromatherapy for it's soothing and indulgent scent, derived from the blossom of the orange family (much like the heady, luxurious scent of bergamot). The jasmine scent has clear, a beautiful fresh and floral scent derived from delicate white jasmine flowers.
The perfume can be easily applied, spritzing generously from the bottle. The scent is initially quite heavy when just sprayed on the skin, which I found a little overpowering but gently settles and fades to a more subtle scent. I have found though that the scent did not last long at all (perhaps because this is an EDT rather than EDP or perfume oil) - I could barely recognise the scent on my skin after a few moments and felt that it needed to be 'topped up' in order to maintain the fragrance. This has meant, for me, that the scent has not been as economical as other fragrances.
Overall, I have been a little disappointed with the Body Shop's offering here. I have found that the scent is more akin to a body mist in terms of staying power, lasting only a short while before the subtle fragrance fades away to being barely noticeable. For a longer-lasting jasmine and neroli scent, The Body Shop also sells this variety of perfume oil (at a slightly more expensive £9.75 for 30ml) which I anticipate would be much more intense or - if you really like the scent - similar shower gels and moisturisers in the range can be bought to layer up the fragrance to add to the staying power.
I received this Eau de Toilette in a gift set around a year ago. My personal choice would have been the White Musk scent as I adore that, but this Jasmin-based fragrance is a nice alternative.
*** The Bottle***
The fragances comes in an orange glass bottle. To spray the fragrance, you simply pull the top off and spritz it on the desired areas. Be careful to replace the top afterwards if you are going to keep it in a handbag as it could leak quite easily without this. Keep the bottle out of the sun as it evaporates the fragrance. I found this out the hard way after accidentally leaving it out in the sun for a couple of hours and coming back to find that it had gone down a fair bit! As the bottle looks like glass, I would imagine that it would probably shatter quite easily if dropped.
*** The Smell***
Although the fragrance is called Neroli Jasmin, jasmine is not the only thing that you can smell when you spray this. It smells quite floral but in a modern sense. I couldn't quite work out what else it was that I could smell along with the jasmine so I headed to the product description on The Body Shop to get a better idea. This states that there is also orange blossom, amber and warm vanilla as ingredients. I couldn't smell any vanilla or amber much so these are probably some of the more minor ingredients. All in all, it is a lovely smell and quite heavy at first, although this does fade to something lighter.
*** Staying Power***
As I mentioned in the previous paragraph, the scent is quite heavy when you first spray it. However, this faded more quickly than I expected. Being an Eau de Toilette fragrance, I expected it to last for an hour or so but it didn't. I couldn't smell it after around ten minutes, although other people seemed to be able to smell it for up to around half an hour, so I guess my senses must have got used to it very quickly! Even so, it didn't last as long as my other Eau de Toilette fragrances. I can't complain too much about it though as this costs a lot cheaper than those, so it was a bit ambitious of me to expect it to last as long as those! I would describe it as closer to a body spray in terms of staying power, although the scent is a lot heavier than a body spray fragrance.
***Price and Availability***
This fragrance is only available from The Body Shop, and costs around £8.30 for a 30ml bottle. This might sound a bit pricey for a relatively small bottle, but it has lasted me for over six months before it finally ran out earlier this week. Granted, I don't use it every day as I have another perfume that I use on an everyday basis.
*** Overall Thoughts***
Although it wasn't the Body Shop fragrance of choice if I had bought this myself (and not been given it as part of a gift), I was impressed with how lovely it smelt. I'm not sure if I will buy this again given that it didn't seem to last very long and I love the Body Shop's White Musk scents, which will probably win out instead.