Product Type: The Body Shop fragrances
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The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist
Member Name: supersonic75
The Body Shop Vanilla Body Mist
Date: 25/12/10, updated on 26/12/10 (93 review reads)
Advantages: Smells lovely, is a strong scent and lasts
Disadvantages: £7 for a body spray doesn't sound too appealing!
I've recently become quite a fan of The Body Shop again, after some 'time away' from using their products. As it was my birthday recently and now with Christmas, I have received quite a few Body Shop goodies which I'm certainly not complaining about. One such product I received was this Vanilla body spray (in amongst a bag with several other body shop items that my cousin has seemingly done her own 'pick and mix' and bought me a selection of items); this is one I have almost used up now since receiving 4 weeks ago so it's now review time..
This vanilla body spray comes housed in a tall, cylindrical shaped 100ml bottle. This is made of a peachy coloured looking plastic bottle that has a transparency to it, thus making the contents clearly visible. As it is a body spray it has a nozzle at the top of the bottle which is a pump spray and is easily activated by pressing until the spray emits.
Though this was a gift, I have looked online and found it to cost £7, which quite frankly is quite expensive for what is *just* a body spray at the end of the day. Nevertheless I shall now give you my honest opinion on the product at hand..
I have become quite a fan of the body shop's products again and in particular their fragrances. I have bought and received a few of their perfumes as gifts over the past few Birthday/Christmases but I haven't tried any of their body sprays up until now.
One of my favourite fragrances is vanilla so I was very excited to test this out and I have been fairly impressed with it's performance to be honest. On first spritzing this all over my body I was taken aback at how strong the vanilla smells and even has the same intensity as the eau de toilette. Even after it starts to fade, the scent is still strong in comparison with other brands of body sprays which don't linger very long once applied.
Once the initial hit of vanilla has faded there is a soft and sweet aroma that coats the skin and has an almost velvet feel to it. It's a beautiful body spray that has just the right balance; the vanilla is sweet yes, but not overly sickly like some vanilla scented sprays can be, but this sits well when sprayed on my body.
Would I recommend this?~
Because of the price I would have been very hesitant at buying something of this nature at this price, though the 'body spray' title doesn't do it justice. As mentioned it comes across as strong as the eau de toilette and lingers for a remarkable length of time so if you take all of that into consideration then it's actually quite economical. I have used this frequently since I received it and have just 1/3 of the bottle remaining, but because I have been so impressed with it I would definitely buy it for myself when the bottle does run out.
Like vanilla? You will love this then.
Summary: A lovely scented body spray that leaves skin with a creamy vanilla essence