Product Type: The Body Shop fragrances
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A Lovely Scent
The Body Shop Vanilla Eau de Toilette
Member Name: shirleyleunicorn
The Body Shop Vanilla Eau de Toilette
Date: 29/08/12, updated on 28/05/13 (101 review reads)
Advantages: Smells great
Disadvantages: Longevity is not that great
I finally decided to buy this Body Shop Vanilla Eau de Toilette after hearing several good reviews from my friends who had tried out this scent. I like wearing more natural scents of perfume and so thought this would be a good choice scent wise; nevertheless I have to say that I was a little bit apprehensive about trying this out at first. Though the Body Shop is a great shop that I trust a lot on the whole, I have always associated the brand with body care items instead of scents and perfumes like this product. However, I was pretty sure that I would be pleased with the result I received, since I have found myself greatly enjoying products bought from the Body Shop in the past.
This Vanilla Eau de Toilette cost me £9 for a small 30ml bottle. As I mentioned, it is not a huge amount of perfume to get for that amount of money; however, I do not use perfumes on a day to day basis so I have not yet run out of it (actually, I have not gone past a quarter of the bottle yet, I don`t think). Now, I am aware that perfumes do not come cheap exactly, and many designer companies will charge you far more for just a tiny amount of their perfume, but I did find this price to be a little bit steep, like most of the Body Shop`s products, considering that it is only a small bottle of perfume that you receive and the Body Shop is not particularly a designer brand; though it is a good quality company. It is not exceedingly expensive, but it is not a particularly cheap product to buy either.
The packaging for this Eau de Toilette is nothing spectacular compared to all the weird and wonderful perfume bottle designs that are on the market nowadays; instead it is quite simple like the majority of the Body Shop`s packaging, and I think that I like this better than if it had been a strange, abstract perfume bottle because after all, sometimes, the simple things are the best things. The bottle is rounded and made of clear glass so that you can see the liquid inside, and there is some simple text printed on. There is a small spray mechanism that is very easy to use, and, also, this comes with a small metal cap to keep it from drying out. I would not call this lightweight packaging exactly, but it is not heavy either and it reallyis no fuss to slip this into your bag to use when you are out and about because of the small size of it.
It is easy to apply; just push down the spray nozzle and it will spray out the eau de toilette. The spray strength is actually quite powerful compared to the spray nozzles of some other perfumes and body scents I have used before, so I can keep this quite a bit away from my body when I spray. It is easy to apply, like most perfumes.
Sometimes I find some bad quality vanilla scents to be artificial and sickly, like someone just chucked in some bad quality vanilla flavoured milkshake powder into the mixture; fortunately, the scent of this is nothing like that at all. It smells delicious and pure, and it smells just like a vanilla eau de toilette ought to smell like; real vanilla. It is sweet and rich but not too sickly unless you spray too much on. The smell is very prominent, but it does not become too strong, like "granny" perfume. The scent fades gradually through the hours; I cannot say that the longevity is too great since after a few hours the scent seems very faint, but I guess it is better than some perfumes, so it is not too bad.
Overall I do like this eau de toilette from the Body Shop, since it smells really lovely and comes in a nice bottle that is easy to use. The price, though it is not cheap, is not as expensive as it could be, so I think that it is a reasonable price to pay for this perfume. However, I will have to dock one star for its longevity, which, to be honest, is not fantastic. All in all, however, I would recommend this vanilla scented eau de toilette with4 out of 5 dooyoo stars.
Summary: A lovely scented perfume