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.
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.
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!
One of my absolute favourite scents, I was very happy when The Body Shop decided to reinstate Neroli Jasmine as an Eau de Toilette.
The perfume comes in a long (unlike the picture shown) clear glass bottle, with a silver cap, and a small silver nozzle. All the writing on the bottle is in white, which is surprisingly easy to read against the peach-pink colour of the perfume itself. The nozzle really jets the perfume so its advisable to keep the bottle at a good distance when applying the perfume, however it does spray in a concentrated manner so you are unlikely to waste any.
The scent itself is very strong, but durable as such, and quite sweet. It is floral, but deep instead of the lightness usually associated with this type of perfume, and has a warm round smell suited to warm autumnal evenings. The great thing about this Eau de Toilette is the added glitter in the perfume, which you have to shake to mix up. Its one of the best and most long-lasting glitter perfumes I have had, and makes your skin look lovely and glitzy all night (and sometimes into the next morning). The glitter is thankfully small though, so you don't bedazzle people too much.