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It was my daughter who gave me a lovely present this Mother's Day which consisted of a bunch of pink roses and a bottle of talcum powder by Yardley - English Rose Talcum Powder, to be exact. The thought was really lovely, and whilst I wouldn't normally choose to buy or wear a rose scented talc, I was nevertheless over the moon with her choice of gift - simply because she had put so much thought into it. Surprisingly, I have used this talc on lots of occasions and I have been really pleased with it.
I do know that this 200g-sized bottle is now available to buy at Boots. It doesn't come cheap at £7.25, but it's quaint, old fashioned and a product which still must be quite popular, as it's been around for so long. I think I remember my own mother using this particular fragranced talc when I was a little girl.
The container does look pretty sitting on the dressing table and I use it once, perhaps two times per week. I was worried that the smell of roses might be too sweet and sickly, when in actual fact, the reverse is true. The packaging looks different now to that in the illustration, but it's still packaged nicely and hasn't lost its old fashioned charm. The talc comes out of the top of the bottle. It twists off to reveal lots of little holes and a coupe of taps is all it takes to get just the right amount of talc to come out. What I like about this container is the fact that the talc doesn't fall out al over the floor, making a mess, it comes out in a neat little puff.
It feels soft and very fine when I pat it across my body. I use this all over. My husband has tried to use it but hates the smell on himself though he says he 'doesn't mind' it on me! The talc is white in colour and makes my skin feel very soft and pampered after a bath or shower. The smell lingers on the skin for ages after it's been applied but it's not so strong that it ever clashes with any perfume I choose to wear at the same time.
All-round, it's a gorgeous little perfumed talc and I am delighted that my daughter chose to buy this particular one from Yardley for me. I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is considering a perfumed talc which is very delicately fragranced and after something a bit more up-market than Johnson's Baby Powder.
My ex wife was alot of years my senior and had very old fashioned taste in every thing. One Christmas she bought me some Yardley products... I thought here we go again! Actually I was wrong by thinking it I'm now a huge fan of the stuff!
The talcum powder comes in a old fashioned metal tin with the brand name clearly displayed at the top.There is a picture of a pink rose on the front. The tin looks pretty on any ladies dressing table. This is the English rose range. Others they have are Lily of the Valley English Lavender etc..
Yardley is a product made in London in the uk since 1770. There is 200g.7oz. Of talc within the tin. Simply unscrew the tid at the top to uses the powder.
I love talc. I use it after showering, I used to use Imperial Leather however one Christmas my ex bought me this stuff and I've been converted ever since. The scent itself is very femine if your a girly girl. It smells of roses as it says on the tin. The scent is very strong and lasts for hours after using it. It makes your skin feel silky and smooth and fresh. Do not think like I did that you won't use it as it's old as the hills. You will soon change your opinion and be hooked like I am. I have desided I'm going to collect the whole range of the stuff now! A truely amazing product.
Available from all good chemists for around £5.50 a tin.
For mothers day this year, my daughter presented me with a nice big pot of this English Rose Talcum powder. I have to admit that, despite doing the required umming and ahhing about what a lovely gift it was, I was a bit bemused - I actually don't think I've ever used talc!
Still, it's the thought that counts, and I decided to give it a bash. My container looks very different to the image above - it's the same squarish shape, but is a much paler dusky pink sort of colour, with a large white square label. It's fairly simple and understated looking, but quite classy too, and really looks very pretty sitting on my bathroom windowsill. The lid, which opens up with a twist, has plenty of holes that dispense a rather generous amount of talc when the bottle is tapped.
The talc itself is a very fine white powder, with an incredibly soft feel to it, and pats onto the body very easily. I was a little concerned I might end up with ghostly pale skin, but actually this is pretty much invisible once patted on, leaving a silky soft feeling to my skin.
The scent is lovely - a nice rose scent, delicate but determined. There isn't any faffing with this fragrance - it's just very simple and uncomplicated. It is, perhaps, a tad old fashioned for my tastes, and I have to admit I don't use the talc that often as I find that the scent, which lingers well on the skin, interferes with other fragranced products I use. However, I have found that it's very nice to use in the summer months with the muggy heat we've been having, as it does make me smell and feel fresh and clean, and a little sprinkled into my shoes after wear is also helping to keep them smelling fresh and lovely .
Overall, despite initial reservations, I actually think this was a lovely gift from my daughter . It isn't something I would pick myself, but I am enjoying using it, and I think it smells lovely and comes in very pretty packaging I don't feel any embarrassment displaying in my bathroom. A 200g bottle costs £6.99 and will last for a good long time, even if you were using it every day I think you would get a good two or three months from a bottle.
4 stars - a lovely gift from my daughter, though perhaps a little old fashioned.
When it comes to talcum powder I'm not really a fan of the stuff. I wouldn't go out and buy any lets put it that way unless it's from Lush or something I consider a wee bit posh! However recently a mate bought me a tin of this stuff and I have to admit I was a little surprised at her choice for me. The tin is old fashioned and its scented of rose. I wouldn't have picked this for myself lets put it that way but I thanked her for her gift none the less and decided to use it and put my reservations to the back of mind lol.
Cream coloured squarish tin that has a pink salt style dispenser to the top of it that you can twist on/off to reveal the holes. It has pink colour on it and I'm told that it is Yardley English Rose, Established 1170 in England, 'London' and that it is Talc Parfum/Perfumed Talc and the size is stated which is 200g and there is a small picture of a pink rose on there. On the back of the tin other information given includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed and contact details for Yardley are listed (and lots of information is given in foreign languages). Old fashioned tin this.
Well this is a fine white talcum powder that really does smell of roses. It has a nice sweetness to it that is entirely natural and although its rich in fragrance this couldn't be described as overpowering in my opinion. It dusts over the body with ease, however no matter how careful you are using it, it does leaves a dusty white looking residue on the skin and it does transfer onto fabric if your not incredibly careful.
This does leave skin feeling really smooth and soft however and it does leave a fragrance on the skin that lasts for a good few hours but isn't in your face.
Well for me this is a no no. I don't like the white powder over everything (which I can't seem to prevent at all!) and the smell of roses although pleasant enough isn't something I particularly want to smell of but if you like talc and you like the smell of roses this could be just up your street!
Expect to pay about £5.00 a tin in places like Boots and all good chemists.
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