“ Brand: The Body Shop / Gender: for women / Type: Mist „
I first came across this perfume at a body shop perfume a few years ago and instantly fell in love with it. It has become my "signature perfume" and I have kept topping up my supply ever since. i am not usually a fan of floral scents but this one is sweet and complex and I find it to be subtle enough to wear on an everyday basis but gorgeous enough to wear on special occasions - as it comes in body mist and EDT, you can wear one during the day time or layer them up for night time. I always get complimented on it this fragrance when I wear it. An absolute bargain for the Body Shop prices!
I love it just as much as any high end expensive perfume and will be sticking with it as long as I can. The body shop have changed it slightly in recent times and it now goes by a slightly different name but I think it smells just the same!
I'm a huge fan of the Bodyshop, and have been since my early teens. If I could afford it, I would buy all my toiletries from there, however, these days, it's a treat to myself to visit the bodyshop, or a very welcome Christmas or Birthday gift.
Usually, I tend to be drawn to foody, fruity, minty or citrus scents, I'm not a huge fan of floral scents in general. However, a few years back I was introduced to Neroli Jasmin range at Body Shop Party, when the range was being demonstrated by the Body Shop rep.
I was immediately enticed by the fresh, gently floral, yet sweet smell, with subtle fruity undertones. The scent is a combination of Jasmin flower and Neroli (orange blossom)amber and sandalwood. I found myself drawn back to it over all the scents on display, and purchased a bottle, along with the shower gel from the same range, as the idea with this range is to layer the scent. There is also a body lotion and Eau de Toilette in the range.
It comes in a clear bottle, with an orange blossom picture on the front, and is a lovely pale amber in colour. It costs £7.00 for a 100ml bottle.
The bottle is a spray pump action bottle that gives off a light mist, and takes about 10-15 seconds to dry after misting. When combined with the shower gel, I found this was enough to give a subtle, long-lasting scent, that lasted throughout the day. I have sensitive skin but suffered no ill-effects to my skin with continued use of the product.
It is expensive for a body mist, at £7.00 a bottle, but I tend to keep this for special occasions, or to use as a little pick-me-up as part of a pampering session.
Overall, this is a little touch of luxury, and if like me, your not a fan of over-powering floral perfumes and prefer a fresh, delicate, natural scent, I would highly recommend this product as an alternative.
When I was last in The Body Shop I had a voucher to spend (any excuse for a shopping trip I know!) I'd had my eye on their neroli jasmine range for a while but as I tend to prefer Lush and Sanctuary products I hadn't really had a good enough reason to buy it. However, having gained this voucher I had the perfect excuse and so popped a bottle of this neroli jasmine Body Spray into my basket.
About The Fragrance
This is just one of a whole collection of neroli jasmine products which consist of: Shower gel, body lotion, Eau de toilette and this body mist.
The scent consists of:
Top notes of neroli, freesia and violet leaf,
Middle notes of orange blossom, jasmine and white peony
Bottom notes of sandalwood, vanilla, musk and amber
According to The Body Shop this is "radiance in a bottle. A quick spritz will leave your skin refreshed and subtly scented with notes of fruity orange blossom and warm oriental jasmine." (information taken from www.thebodyshop.co.uk)
Pressing down the spray is very easy and causes no problems, it releases a spray that is fairly powerful and directed. I like this as it means little is wasted and only 2-3 sprays is enough to cover my whole body.
The spray, as I said above, can be quite powerful and this does mean that it can get up my nose a little bit when I spray it on the top of my chest, not really a problem but still annoying. This isn't helped by the fact that the scent is particularly strong when first sprayed - in fact so strong that I can't really place any particular scent and I worried that it might be too strong and overpowering. However, this quickly settles in to what is originally a strong scent but not overpowering at all. The three scents that I could most easily detect were the violet leaf, neroli and orange blossom.
I would say that within 10 to 15 minutes this had quickly softened into a much more gentler, although still noticeable scent with the scents of vanilla, musk and orange blossom still noticeable. These are the scents that carry through the whole time the scent lasts; which, by the way, is about 3 hours with the scent being noticeable as I move for around 2 hours. So it isn't the longest lasting scent and I do need to reapply 2-3 times a day.
This is definitely more a feminine then masculine scent although I can't see many men buying this anyway! As for age range I would probably say that in this form it's best suited to women in their 20's and maybe early 30's. In the Eau de toilette form however I see no reason why this shouldn't suit most women.
Please note that whilst the information given above best describes the way this scent smelt on me I have found that the same scent smells different on different people so it's worth trying a tester first if possible - this is advice I would give with any perfume. (If by the way anyone knows why this happens please comment, I've been trying to find out for years.)
As far as I can see this is suitable for vegetarians and vegans although please confirm this before purchase.
Price, Availability And Recommendation
Being a Body Shop product this is only available from them but can be bought online or in store. It costs £7 for a 100ml bottle.
Unfortunately for me the fact it doesn't last too long lets it down for me and therefore I'm only going to give it 3 out of 5 stars. Besides this the smell is lovely and strong enough to be noticeable without being overpowering despite my initial concerns. However, considering it needs to be reapplied throughout the day for the scent to last the bottle doesn't last as long as I would like to justify the cost and therefore is one I will only be buying again if I am lucky enough to receive another body shop voucher.
I got this as part of a set for a birthday. I had never tried it before, but I usually get Body Shop gift sets from my cousin for presents. She often hosts Body Shop oarties, so I guess she uses her commission to get it, which I don't mind as I get a nice present.
In the set I got some Perfume, a Body Lotion and this Body Spray. The Body lotion was only a 60ml but the other products were full sized.
This comes in a 100ml bottle and after looking online I see that this costs £7, which is pretty expensive in my view for a Body Spray.
The bottle for this is simple looking. It isn't overly expensive looking, but you know by looking at the Body Shop branding that it costs a fair enough. It is a simple looking bottle. The bottle is a clear plastic and a pump action bottle. It has a stick on wrap around label and the writing is in white. Since this is a clear bottle you can see the light orange liquid through the bottle and although the write writing stands out on the bottle against the orange, it isn't all that bright and eye catching. The lid on this is a little simple plastic lid. It all looks alright. Anyway it's what's inside that counts.
So how does this smell? It is nice. It is quite a strong scent, which is good as you don't need to spray this loads in order to get a good scent from this. It is a heavy Jasmine scented spray which seems to have notes of Sandalwood, Amber and perhaps some heavy florals through it as well. When you spray this it gives a good coverage, so a couple of squirts will cover your body. At least this way it will last a good lenght of time so perhaps doesn't work out quite that expensive.
The scent from this lingers and seems to last a good lenght of time as well. Although I reapply this through the day, I don't have to reapply as much as I do with other Body Sprays.
A really nice smell. I would recommend you try this. I feel this would be well suited to those who like heavier scents, but I tend to go for lighter fresher scents so this isn't my choice of scent and I love it.
~All about Neroli Jasmine Body Mist~
The Body Shop have a small and interesting range of body sprays which are made to compliment the full range of fragrance and body care products that the Body Shop sells. Amongst the many Body Shop products I have tried is the Neroli Jasmine Body Mist spray. I have found that it can offer a light reasonably long lasting fragrance that is at its best layered with other products from the same range, although it can also be worn on its own to give a much lighter easy to wear scent.
The Product comes in what I consider to be a very simple style with no over embellishments to be seen at all. Many of the Body Shop products are packed in this simple scaled down style, which means we are all more than used to the understated look many of the products have. In the case of this body mist I cannot really see how providing a fancier bottle would make the fragrance more attractive to buyers, as part of what attracts buyers to the range of Body Shop products is the simple use of packing.
In my opinion although I am used to seeing the Body Shop body mists packed in this manner, I do feel the bottles have a budget look to them, The saving grace is that the coloured body mist within is a very nice shade of peach which has a warm and inviting look to it. The bottle is simple, straight up and down and has no real design to it that sets is apart from the other body mists in the range. I don't usually have a problem using the spray applicator and the spray can be used with ease to mist as much or as little as I want or need onto my skin depending on my mood.
Last time I had a bottle of the Neroli Jasmine Body Mist I was lucky enough to be able to purchase it for just £2. From time to time a certain newspaper runs a £5 off promotion in conjunction with the Body Shop and I find that is a good time to stock up on items you want to try. At the price I paid I was more than happy with how the body mist lasted and performed, even though it did have issues with longevity. I certainly got fantastic value for money at the reduced price I paid and I ended up with a nice 100ml bottle full of the body mist that was a pleasure to use.
~Top, Middle and er Bottom..Notes that is!~
The obvious top notes in the body mist are of course the neroli which is what gives the fragrance its enjoyable citrus toned influence, there is also freesia which adds a light floral tone in the body as mist as well as violet leaf. The middle notes are orange blossom which adds a distinctive orangey fragrance, plus exotic jasmine and white peony. I find that the orange note is present for some time and its part of what makes this so good for summer wear. I feel that the strength offered by the base notes of sandalwood, vanilla, musk and amber are not powerful enough to make the fragrance last for as long as I would like, yet the vanilla tone is still around after some time.
~Summary and rating~
Having used the Body Shop Neroli Jasmine Body Mist I feel that the best way to make sure it soaks into the skin and thus lasts a little longer is to use it on freshly washed and slightly moist skin. In using the body mist that way you should find that the effect is better than just giving your pulse points or the parts that you can reach once dressed a quick pulse of the spray. Another way to enhance the product is to use the matching Neroli Jasmine EDT spray which at just £1.50 more offers rather good value and a little more longevity. As the fragrance is pretty and easy to wear I feel it is something I would use again, although I do feel that at its full price of £7 it is rather expensive for what it offers. As such I feel a product rating of 3 stars is about right for the Neroli Jasmine Body Mist.
As part of a gift set, I received a 100ml bottle of The Body Shop's Neroli Jasmine Body Mist recently, and I was immediately won over by the fragrance, as I really like the jasmine scent in particular. The Neroli Jasmine Body Mist is one of the items in the Neroli Jasmine range alongside an eau de toilette, moisturiser and shower gel, and I have all these items as well, which is a good job as I need them for layering (more on this later).
The Body Mist itself is usually £7 for a 100ml bottle, which isn't cheap, but as I got mine in a gift set, I didn't mind. I do think this is dear compared to some of the body sprays by Boots though, for example, which are usually just £1.99, so if you're short on cash there might be some alternatives there for you...
The bottle is quite plain, with just a peachy coloured lael, and a golden orange-ish coloured liquid inside which is visible through the plastic bottle. The bottle has a pump action spray that dispenses the body mist over quite a wide range so it's good for giving yourself a thorough misting with.
In terms of scent, the body mist smells like a more watered down version of the eau de toilette, but the same distinct scent of neroli - which has a very warming citrus orange scent - is still very noticeable, particularly at first. The exotic floral of jasmine is also very distinct, and for the time the scent of the body spray lasts, the whole fragrance is very enjoyable to me, and has a fresh, sophisticated aroma that I really appreciate.
When used on it's own, the scent only lasts an hour at most on my skin and clothes, which isn't great I'm afraid. I expect something that's usually £7 to last a lot longer. When used in combination with the other products in the Neroli Jasmine range though, the lasts a lot longer, although obviously this is going to cost you more in the long run as you need the other products to make a significantly longer lasting scent.
Overall, as a product used on it's own, I feel it's a bit overpriced, even though it smells great. If you use it in combination with the rest of the range though, it's a helpful mist for helping you top up the eau de toilette etc.
The body shop Neroli Jasmin has to be my favourite perfume of the moment because it is just so gorgeous. However the problem with it is that it just doesn't last long enough. Because when I bought the perfume I didn't know I was going to like it so much I didn't buy any of the accompanying products but last week I went in to buy a new bottle of the perfume and seen that they had items to go with the perfume. Now as everyone knows layering products will make them last longer and smell a little stronger so I filled my basket with the body mist, moisturiser and shower gel.
The body mist comes in a 100ml bottle for £7. Now I considered this to be quite expensive for what is basically a deodrant spray but I was so in love with the smell that I bite the bullet and bought it anyway.
The bottle is made from plastic and has the same colouring as the perfume but the bottle is much more in line with what I expect from the body shop which is kind of cheap looking as opposed to the perfume that came in a lovely little glass bottle.
The bottle has a spray mechanisim which is great and really does mist the whole body in only a couple of sprays. It is a little watery though and does take some time to dry into the skin especially if you put it on straight after a shower or bath.
The smell is the same as the perfume and is a lovely orangy scent with hints of Jasmine. I don't really want to keep going on about how nice this is but if you have never tried it I recommend you go to the body shop and have a spray. It is sweet but not cloying and it is quite sophisticated smelling at least to me even though it smells of oranges!
The smell isn't as concentrated as the Eau de toilette and again it really doesn't last long. I really think body shop need to look at this and do something about how long the fragrance lasts as it is unacceptable to me especially when I like it so much and want to be able to smell it all day.
In combination with the perfume and the other products it really does help the smell last longer and although within a few hours most of it is gone I still get subtle hints of the scent.
As a stand alone product then I wouldn't say that it was worth £7 as without all the other products it is just too subtle for my personal tastes. The smell is divine but it is weaker and you would be better spending the extra few pounds and buying the perfume.
For me I am glad i bought it as it does allow me to be able to wear my new favourite perfume and make it stronger and last longer and if I am still as obsessed by the scent in a month or so when I run out I will definately be buying it again.
If you want to make the perfume last longer then get this but if you are just looking for a nice body mist then I think that there are better one's out there for less money.
In a bid to be green I am trying to limit my use of aerosols, this has led to my ultimate discovery of body mists from the Body Shop.
The body mist comes in a translucent plastic curve top bottle with dark pink and black writing on the clear sticky label. The liquid inside is a pinky colour too. The lid is a very simple spray mechanism with a protective cap on it. The liquied itself it a transparent peach colour.
100ml for 7.00 - Obviously and thankfully cheaper than a perfume, but comparative to a deodorant spray this is quite pricey. Then again that is a distinct possibility with anything from the Body Shop.
Alcohol Denat, Aqua, Parfum, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate , Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Coumarin, Denatonium Benzoate, Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative).
I LOVE this. It is light and refreshing. As soon as you spray it on your can smell the delicate top notes (Neroli, freesia and violet leaf.). I don't find I can distinguisht the midtones (given as orange blossom, jasmin and white peony), but it is possible I am just smelling a blend of all of them.
I never notice the woodier lows until a few minutes later when the initial wave of scent has settled a little (sandalwood, vanilla, musk and amber). These are less potent but definitely there as a background.
The overall effect surprised me as I thought it would be a big floral combination, which I would find overwhelming. It is very, very light and feminine but lasting. Several sprays of this and I could still just smell it after a full day at work.
The only problem is, it did smell a little much combined with different varieties of perfume, or get lost under them. I definitely will have to get the perfume!!!