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      20.11.2014 09:11
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      • "Great to trial"
      • "Nice size"
      • "Lovely Vanilla & Marshmallow"

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      Merry Marshmallow to one and all

      The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.

      The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-

      Jar
      Votives
      Tea Lights
      Wax Tarts
      (They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).

      The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-

      Large, Medium and Small Jars
      Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
      Pillars


      Presentation, Packaging and Price
      I purchased my Merry Marshmallow tart last Christmas. The tart was £1.50 from Amazon and provides 8 hours of fragrance, which isn’t bad going for a small wax tart.

      The tart is small and circular and can be popped into a wax burner to release the fragrance. Merry Marshmallow is a lovely vanilla scent with hints of warming marshmallow coming through. The packaging design shows a couple of Marshmallow Snowmen on the front too When you warm the tart is slowly melts and as it does so release bouquets of fragrance. For something so small it packs a punch and the fragrance easily fills your room.

      If you fancy trying a new Yankee Candle these wax tarts are ideal to trial first before shelling out on a jar. Merry Marshmallow is definitely one I’m looking out for again!

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      18.11.2014 16:56
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      • "Long lasting"
      • Price
      • Design
      • "Just like Christmas"

      Disadvantages

      • None

      Christmas in a jar

      History
      The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.

      The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-

      Jar
      Votives
      Tea Lights
      Wax Tarts
      (They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).

      The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-

      Large, Medium and Small Jars
      Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
      Pillars


      Presentation, Packaging and Price
      I purchased my Christmas Eve candle last Christmas. The large jar was £15.99 from Ebay at the time but for up to 150 hours of burning time I feel this is good value! I literally burned this candle for what seemed like the whole festive period on and off and it lasted so well and made our home smell so festive and welcoming that I cannot wait to use it again!

      The Christmas Eve fragrance is a blend of sugared plum, candied fruits and a warm hearth and does seem very Christmassy. The Large Jars are huge!!!. They are in an enormous glass jar which holds 22oz of candle. On the front there is an father Christmas. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the design is simple but gorgeous. The large jars are very luxurious and the wax is a deep red in colour so they are a real festive treat for the eyes and ears!


      When you light the candle the fragrance soon fills your whole room and is warming and inviting. Unlike other brands of candle this fragrance doesn’t fade into the background but remains strong, but not overpowering to the last drop!

      The large jars have a burning time of 110 to 150 hours so for the price tag are well worth the money.

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        18.11.2014 16:51
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        • "Lasts FOREVER"
        • "Great scent"
        • "Lovely jar"

        Disadvantages

        • None

        Will be buying again!

        History
        The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.

        The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-

        Jar
        Votives
        Tea Lights
        Wax Tarts
        (They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).

        The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-

        Large, Medium and Small Jars
        Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
        Pillars


        Presentation, Packaging and Price
        I purchased my Sparkling Snow candle last Christmas as a tart and loved it so much I got the large jar afterwards. The large jar was £15.99 from Ebay at the time but for up to 150 hours of burning time I feel this is good value!

        The Sparking Snow is a blend of pine and fresh tones and does seem quote Christmassy with the wafts of pine coming through. The Large Jars are huge!!!. They are in an enormous glass jar which holds 22oz of candle. On the front there is an image of a snow. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the the design is simple but gorgeous. The large jars are very luxurious and are a real treat!


        When you light the candle the fragrance soon fills your whole room and is warming and inviting. Unlike other brands of candle this fragrance doesn’t fade into the background but remains strong, but not overpowering to the last drop!

        The large jars have a burning time of 110 to 150 hours so for the price tag are well worth the money.

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        18.11.2014 16:49
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        • "Only £1.50"
        • "Lasts 8 hours"
        • "Small but punchy"

        Disadvantages

        • None

        A great way to try a new fragrance

        History
        The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.

        The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-

        Jar
        Votives
        Tea Lights
        Wax Tarts
        (They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).

        The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-

        Large, Medium and Small Jars
        Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
        Pillars


        Presentation, Packaging and Price
        I purchased my Sparkling Snow candle last Christmas as a tart and loved it so much I got the large jar afterwards. The tart was £1.50 from Amazon and provides 8 hours of fragrance, which isn’t bad going for a small wax tart.

        The tart is small and circular and can be popped into a wax burner to release the fragrance. The Sparking Snow is a blend of pine and fresh tones and does seem quote Christmassy with the wafts of pine coming through. When you warm the tart is slowly melts and as it does so release bouquets of fragrance. For something so small it packs a punch and the fragrance easily fills your room.

        If you fancy trying a new Yankee Candle these wax tarts are ideal to trial first before shelling out on a jar. The Sparkling Snow is definitely one ill be trying again!

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      • Johnson's Baby Oil / Baby Care / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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        18.11.2014 16:17
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        Advantages

        • "bottle lasts ages"
        • "Works well"

        Disadvantages

        • "can be greasy for a while afterwards"

        Johnson's knows best

        I had some Johnson's baby oil given to me as part of a hamper when my son was born and have been using the same bottle since as it lasts for ages! I tended to use it more myself if I am honest as an eye make up remover more than for my sons skin, but in the last few months as the cooler weather kicked in I started to apply a little to his skin after his bath to stop his baby skin drying out.

        The oil is sold in a 300ml bottle, which is clear, and has a tinted pink label on the front and back. The 300ml bottle costs between £2.50 & £3.00. The oil doesn’t really smell of anything and is clear. As with the Johnson’s range you know this will be gentle and soothing, and is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested so can be trusted.


        The Johnson’s Baby oil states that my apply to wet skin and patting dry, the oil will lock in more than double the moisture than baby lotion.

        When you apply to either your skin or babies, as it is suitable for everyone, you are instructed to apply to wet skin and pat/pad dry. By patting dry you don’t rub off the oil you have applied so it locks in moisture. It does feel greasy, as you would expect when you first apply but once you have patted yourself it doesn’t feel quite as slick. There is still a greasy texture and after applying I wouldn’t get straight into bed but after a couple of hours the greasiness is gone and you are left with lovely moisturised and softened skin.

        It works equally well on babies and adults skin (and as a eye make up remover) so can't fault it


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        18.11.2014 16:11
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        Advantages

        • "Only need a little"
        • "Locks in double the moisture"
        • "Great for baby and adults"
        • Gentle

        Disadvantages

        • "as expected it is greasy"
        • "no fragrance"

        A nice product from Johnsons

        I bought the Johnson’s Baby Oil with Aloe Vera on abit of a whim. I saw it in Boots a while ago for £2.60 and as my son suffers with dry skin on his legs on and off so thought it may help. Moisturiser’s such as the Johnson’s baby lotion hadn’t really helped these dry spots, and although they weren’t bothering him or that bad I wanted to try and get rid of them if I could.

        The Johnson’s Baby oil states that my apply to wet skin and patting dry, the oil will lock in more than double the moisture than baby lotion. The added Aloe Vera then adds to the skin soothing oil. The oil is sold in a 300ml bottle, which is clear, and has a tinted green label on the front and back. The 300ml bottle costs between £2.50 & £3.00. The oil doesn’t really smell of anything and is clear like the normal baby oil. As with the Johnson’s range you know this will be gentle and soothing, and is hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested so can be trusted.

        When you apply to either your skin or babies, as it is suitable for everyone, you are instructed to apply to wet skin and pat/pad dry. By patting dry you don’t rub off the oil you have applied so it locks in moisture. It does feel greasy, as you would expect when you first apply but once you have patted yourself it doesn’t feel quite as slick. There is still a greasy texture and after applying I wouldn’t get straight into bed but after a couple of hours the greasiness is gone and you are left with lovely moisturised and softened skin.

        I have to say I don’t use it very often, as you cannot use it then get dressed for work, or get into bed as there is still a greasy residue, but it works well for my son and cleared up the dry patches on his legs quickly. The 300 ml bottle also lasts forever as you only ever need the very tiniest amount!

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      • The Gruffalo Backpack / Rucksack / 3 Readings / 3 Ratings
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        18.11.2014 15:14
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        • "Nice Size"
        • "Great for fans"
        • "Well made"

        Disadvantages

        • None

        Great for Gruffalo fans

        We decided to get our 18 month old a little back pack to take with im when he went to the child minders once a week. He needed a little bag for his anorak and a few bits and bobs so a little back pack seemed a good idea.

        We got the Gruffalo one as he is obsessed with the books. The pack is a small size at about 30 cm x 20 cm and was purchased form Amazon at £9.99. On the front it has an image of the Gruffalo and the mouse with the phrase “Oh help! Oh No! It’s a Gruffalo” on it.

        The bag is 100% Nylon, and the front is PVC coated so is waterproof and wipe clean. The straps are adjustable and it has a zip compartment.

        The bag is big enough to hold a few things for him so is perfect for what we need it for. It is lightweight so there is no weight to it before you put anything in it. It will easily double up as a small change bag as well so gone are the days that I now have to lug round a big bad, couple of nappies, change mat and a pack of wipes and a drink and off we go.

        The bag seems well made. It is pretty strong, the front seems scratch proof so far and it doesn’t fade in sunlight so overall seems a good buy for £10! I would recommend for any little Gruffalo fans out there! My son loves it and likes to carry it himself when I let him, if there is nothing heavy in there, he seems to like the novelty of carrying his own things in his own little bag.

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        18.11.2014 14:56
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        • Summery
        • "New Fruity scent"

        Disadvantages

        • None

        Takes you back to Summer

        In my bathroom cabinet I have a range of body sprays to pick from each morning which tend to come from two brands - Boots Natural Collection and Impulse. Both of these ranges smell great, and are affordable and good quality. Of the two I tend to buy more of the Impulse range as there is such a wide range of scents and they last on your skin for hours.

        History

        Impulse was founded in 1972 in South Africa initially and was then brought to the UK in 1979 by Elida Gibbs. It was tagged with the by-line 'Men can't help acting on impulse", with new fragrances being added regularly.

        It was only in 2009 that the whole brand was re-vamped to make it more contemporary, into the packaging we now all know and love. They are now the UK's number one in the women's body spray market. Their revised mission statement was to offer consumers delicate everyday sections and have been launching a new fragrance every year meaning the range is constantly updated and kept up to day.

        The Product

        One of my newest favourites is Sweet Smile which has notes of a Pear and Jasmine which hit you as soon as you begin spraying it. The combination of the exotic Jasmine and soft fruity Pear is lovely summery mixture that makes you feel as though you are back in the height of summer despite the cold November outsdie

        It is sold in one of Impulses standard sized aerosol cans which hold 75 ml. The Impulse cans are tall and slim. The top turns around to reveal the spray nozzle which you depress to apply. The can's are well designed and in the case is predominantly white/cream with a red-ish heart design in the middle. These 75ml cans are priced at around £1.99 each, but it tend to but them when they are on offer, normally either 99p each of 2 for £2 which makes them much better value.

        The spray nozzle allows a wide diffusion of the body spray and works not only when the can is upright but when angled allowing easy application. The 75 ml can last me around 2 weeks when used once/twice daily. I often carry a can in my handbag as well to allow me to freshen up if I need to and as the cans are so slim they easily fit without taking up any room.

        The Impulse range is well presented and looks great. The have a wonderful range of fragrances that is updated and added to each year. The Sweet Smile scent is light but still lasts all day and has never irritated my sensitive skin so it really is ideal for daily use. The price of £1.99 may seem a little steep for how small the cans are but their long lasting scent is worth the money as many cheaper versions wear off very quickly

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        18.11.2014 14:46
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        • Summery
        • "fresh washing in a jar"

        Disadvantages

        • None

        Love, love, love Clean Cotton

        History
        The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.

        The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-

        Jar
        Votives
        Tea Lights
        Wax Tarts
        (They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).

        The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-

        Large, Medium and Small Jars
        Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
        Pillars


        Presentation, Packaging and Price
        I purchased my Clean Cotton a while ago from Ebay as it was on offer for £12. I think normally the large jars are about £18.00


        The Large Jars are huge!!!. They are in an enormous glass jar which holds 22oz of candle. On the front there is an image of a washing line with celan washing on it. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the the design is simple but gorgeous. The large jars are very luxurious and are a real treat!

        The fragrance of ‘Clean Cotton' smells like a load of fresh clean dry washing that has just come in off the line on a warm summers day. It smells of clean cotton with a hint of lemon and flowers and is subtle but still enough to fill a room with fragrance

        When you light the candle the fragrance soon fills your whole room and is warming and inviting. Unlike other brands of candle this fragrance doesn’t fade into the background but remains strong, but not overpowering to the last drop!

        The large jars have a burning time of 110 to 150 hours so for the price tag are well worth the money.

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        18.11.2014 14:16
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        Advantages

        • "Strong scent"
        • "Long lasting"
        • "Christmas in a jar"

        Disadvantages

        • None

        Christmas in a jar

        History
        The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.

        The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-

        Jar
        Votives
        Tea Lights
        Wax Tarts
        (They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).

        The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-

        Large, Medium and Small Jars
        Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
        Pillars


        Presentation, Packaging and Price
        I purchased my Yankee Red Apple Wreath a while ago from Ebay as it was on offer for £12. I think normally the large jars are about £18.00


        The Large Jars are huge!!!. They are in an enormous glass jar which holds 22oz of candle. On the front there is an image of large Christmas Wreath on a front door. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the the design is simple but gorgeous. The large jars are very luxurious and are a real treat! The fragrance of ‘Red Apple Wreath’ is literally Christmas in a Jar. It combines the scent of a fresh wreathm with hints of pine with apples, cinnamon, walnut and maple. This Christmassy combination is perfect and so inviting!

        When you light the candle the fragrance soon fills your whole room and is warming and inviting. Unlike other brands of candle this fragrance doesn’t fade into the background but remains strong, but not overpowering to the last drop!

        The large jars have a burning time of 110 to 150 hours so for the price tag are well worth the money.

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          18.11.2014 14:01
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          Advantages

          • "Lovely scent"
          • "Fills the room"
          • "Burns hours and hours"

          Disadvantages

          • "Not that Christmassy"

          Lovely, if not Christmassy

          History
          The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.

          The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-

          Jar
          Votives
          Tea Lights
          Wax Tarts
          (They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).

          The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-

          Large, Medium and Small Jars
          Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
          Pillars


          Presentation, Packaging and Price
          I purchased my Yankee Christmas Cupcake from Amazon, with the voucher I got from my dooyoo miles, figured I may as well treat myself so got myself a couple of new fragrances. On Amazon, the large jar was £13.99 at the time.


          The Large Jars are huge!!!. They are in an enormous glass jar which holds 22oz of candle. On the front there is an image of Cupcakes and a snowman cupcake. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the the design is simple but gorgeous. The large jars are very luxurious and are a real treat! The fragrance of ‘Christmas Cupcake’ is a nice vanilla frosting type scent, and seems to have a hint of ginger making is a beautiful warm and sweet fragrance. The scent is great, but I wouldn’t particularly say it is Christmassy, but still yummy When you light the candle the fragrance soon fills your whole room and is warming and inviting. Unlike other brands of candle this fragrance doesn’t fade into the background but remains strong, but not overpowering to the last drop!

          The large jars have a burning time of 110 to 150 hours so for the price tag are well worth the money.

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          18.11.2014 13:54
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          • "great design"
          • "lasts forever"
          • "warming scent"
          • Wintery

          Disadvantages

          • None

          Winter in a jar

          History
          The Yankee Candle idea began in 1969 when a young Mike Kittredge melted down some crayons to make his mother a Christmas Candle. The Candle was so impressive a neighbour asked to buy the candle, so Mike Kittredge agreed and made another. From then on the Yankee Candle has become synonymous in the fragrance candle market and now has over 150 fragrances to its name.

          The Yankee Candle range can be quite expensive when you first look at them. They have 4 main candle types:-

          Jar
          Votives
          Tea Lights
          Wax Tarts
          (They also create car fresheners and aromatherapy scents).

          The most well know range is the Jars, which come in several sizes and styles:-

          Large, Medium and Small Jars
          Large, Medium and Regular Tumblers
          Pillars


          Presentation, Packaging and Price
          I purchased my Yankee Candle Snow In Love from amazon, with the voucher I got from my dooyoo miles, figured I may as well treat myself so got myself a couple of new fragrances. On Amazon, the large jar was £13.99 at the time.


          The Large Jars are huge!!!. They are in an enormous glass jar which holds 22oz of candle. On the front there is an image of two intertwined red hearts in the snow. The Glass Jar is very classy and can be used again if so wished. It is a strong glass and the the design is simple but gorgeous. The large jars are very luxurious and are a real treat! The fragrance of ‘Snow in Love’ is a nice creamy wintery scent, that has a woodland hint coming through with woody notes. This mixed with the warm comforting marshmallow types notes makes this candle very Christmassy! When you light the candle the fragrance soon fills your whole room and is warming and inviting. Unlike other brands of candle this fragrance doesn’t fade into the background but remains strong, but not overpowering to the last drop!

          The large jars have a burning time of 110 to 150 hours so for the price tag are well worth the money.

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          • Impulse Bodyspray / Antiperspirant / Deodorant / 0 Readings / 0 Ratings
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            18.11.2014 13:42

            Advantages

            • "Good Price"
            • "Nice packaging"
            • "Last well"
            • "Great range of scents"

            Disadvantages

            • None

            Best body spray there is!

            History

            Impulse was founded in 1972 in South Africa initially and was then brought to the UK in 1979 by Elida Gibbs. It was tagged with the by-line 'Men can't help acting on impulse", with new fragrances being added regularly.

            It was only in 2009 that the whole brand was re-vamped to make it more contemporary, into the packaging we now all know and love. They are now the UK's number one in the women's body spray market. Their revised mission statement was to offer consumers delicate everyday sections and have been launching a new fragrance every year meaning the range is constantly updated and kept up to date. There are countless fragrances now on offer which include:-

            True Love
            Very Pink
            Very Very Pink
            O2
            Tease
            Goddess
            New York
            Paris
            London
            Hint of Musk
            Temptation


            The Product

            all the range are sold in one of the Impulse standard sized aerosol cans which hold 75 ml. The Impulse cans are tall and slim. The top turns around to reveal the spray nozzle which you depress to apply. These 75ml cans are priced at around £1.99 each, but it tend to but them when they are on offer, normally either 99p each of 2 for £2 which makes them much better value. They all have the same basic design and most are a light coloured can with a design such as flowers or butterflies, linked to the fragrance towards the bottom of the can. All the designs are very contemporary and attractive, and make the body sprays look decadent and expensive even though they aren’t.

            The spray nozzle allows a wide diffusion of the body spray and works not only when the can is upright but when angled allowing easy application. The 75 ml can last me around 2 weeks when used once/twice daily. Generally the fragrances last most of the day, with maybe a little top up required if you need that little extra lift. Some start off light, while others are strong but they all have a good staying power.

            I find that the Impulse range can be higher priced than other brands such as Charlie, or supermarket own sprays, but the quality and longevity of the fragrance is really worth the little extra you pay.

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            18.11.2014 13:11

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            • "long lasting"
            • "Smells beautiful"

            Disadvantages

            • None

            Fab!

            In my bathroom cabinet I have a range of body sprays to pick from each morning which tend to come from two brands - Boots Natural Collection and Impulse. Both of these ranges smell great, and are affordable and good quality. Of the two I tend to buy more of the Impulse range as there is such a wide range of scents and they last on your skin for hours.

            History

            Impulse was founded in 1972 in South Africa initially and was then brought to the UK in 1979 by Elida Gibbs. It was tagged with the by-line 'Men can't help acting on impulse", with new fragrances being added regularly.

            It was only in 2009 that the whole brand was re-vamped to make it more contemporary, into the packaging we now all know and love. They are now the UK's number one in the women's body spray market. Their revised mission statement was to offer consumers delicate everyday sections and have been launching a new fragrance every year meaning the range is constantly updated and kept up to day. In 2009 Ann Gottlieb a fragrance designer created the Impulse Goddess as part of their rebranding scheme and it is a truly beautiful fragrance.

            The Product

            The Impulse Goddess brings together exotic oriental flowers including Jasmine, and Gardenia. It then combines these with Citrus and Pear to pack a punch when you apply. The oriental flowers are the strongest and create a truly beautiful perfume that is floral but not heavy. When you initially spray it is strong and remain so for an hour or so, then lightens to a lovely fresh fragrance that lasts most of the day.

            It is sold in one of Impulses standard sized aerosol cans which hold 75 ml. The Impulse cans are tall and slim. The top turns around to reveal the spray nozzle which you depress to apply. These 75ml cans are priced at around £1.99 each, but it tend to but them when they are on offer, normally either 99p each of 2 for £2 which makes them much better value.

            The spray nozzle allows a wide diffusion of the body spray and works not only when the can is upright but when angled allowing easy application. The 75 ml can last me around 2 weeks when used once/twice daily. I often carry a can in my handbag as well to allow me to freshen up if I need to and as the cans are so slim they easily fit without taking up any room.

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            18.11.2014 13:10
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            Advantages

            • "Long lasting"
            • "Great outdoors smell"

            Disadvantages

            • "think it is now discontinued"

            Pity i can no longer find it in the shops

            In my bathroom cabinet I have a range of body sprays to pick from each morning and they are all Impulse. I love the range of scents Impulse offer and the quality and longevity of the sprays. One I used to use a lot of was the O2, but I think this may have been discontinued now as I have not seem it for a while, but it was a firm favourite for a number of years

            History

            Impulse was founded in 1972 in South Africa initially and was then brought to the UK in 1979 by Elida Gibbs. It was tagged with the by-line 'Men can't help acting on impulse", with new fragrances being added regularly.

            It was only in 2009 that the whole brand was re-vamped to make it more contemporary, into the packaging we now all know and love. They are now the UK's number one in the women's body spray market. Their revised mission statement was to offer consumers delicate everyday sections and have been launching a new fragrance every year meaning the range is constantly updated and kept up to day.

            The Product

            As mentioned, one of my historical favourites was this O2 spray. It is said to be irresistibly uplifting and brings an active outdoors vibe. It was a very fresh scent and did give a feeling of the outdoors in a fresh, almost exotic scent.

            It is sold in one of Impulses standard sized aerosol cans which hold 75 ml. The Impulse cans are tall and slim. The top turns around to reveal the spray nozzle which you depress to apply. These 75ml cans are priced at around £1.99 each, but it tend to but them when they are on offer, normally either 99p each of 2 for £2 which makes them much better value.

            The o2 fragrance is a strong fresh and exotic scent. It is feminine but not floral or too perfumey so is not too heavy or strong. It is ideal for everyday use. The spray nozzle allows a wide diffusion of the body spray and works not only when the can is upright but when angled allowing easy application. The 75 ml can last me around 2 weeks when used once/twice daily. I often carry a can in my handbag as well to allow me to freshen up if I need to and as the cans are so slim they easily fit without taking up any room.

            The Impulse range is well presented and looks great. The have a wonderful range of fragrances that is updated and added to each year. The o2 scent is fresh and exciting and it is such a shame it is no longer so readily available!

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