My Favourite Scented Body Products

Favourite body products

I was sorting through my skincare box I I realised that most of my body products smell SO good. I thought I would share with you my favourite ones.

Original Source Pineapple & Coconut Shower – The lovely Hayley bought me a bottle of this for my birthday last year & I have been hooked ever since. I’ve been through so many bottles & always have a spare one waiting in the wings. It smells sweet & fruity and leaves my skin so soft. It has the consistency of an oil (not too thin & runny thought) but still lathers up. Its the perfect morning shower gel.

ESPA Optimal TriSerum* – This is such a treat for your body, its so luxurious & feels incredible on the skin. Not to mention it smells like an exclusive spa (and is just as relaxing). As it is quite luxurious I like to use it sparingly & tend to use it once a week, I very much look forward to it and love how It keeps my body hydrated & feeling pampered. I have written a post all bout this Optimal TriSerum so if you want to know more about the skin benefits click through & have a read.

Nip & Fab Mango Body Smoothie – I’m sad to say I think this scent has been discontinued but I know Nip & Fab have other scents available. This mango one smells summery and fruity, the scent lasts for ages on my skin. The formula is lovely & thick as you would expect from a body butter so it is perfect for giving your skin a boost of hydration. I love using body butters & this one is so good. If you like fruity scents then this is for you, its smells like being on a tropical Island.

Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souffle Body Creme – This stuff smells incredible. I can’t get enough of it. It has a grown up warm sweet smell, not a sickly sweet scent but a luxurious creamy sweet scent that lingers on my skin all night. I tend to use this after I have had a long soak in the bath & I can smell it all night long. Heaven in a pot. I love that it is in a glass jar too it looks pretty and luxurious in my bathroom.

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter – Such a favourite in the blogging world & a firm favourite in my household too. You get so much product for your money & that sweet scent is so familiar. I love applying a generous amount of this after shaving my legs & it leaves them soft & looking great. Its a staple in my skincare stash & I always have a tub on the go. I feel like it never lets me down & although I use other products (like the ones in this post) I always go back to this!

Roger & Gallet Fleur de Figuier Ultra Nourishing Oil* – Now there is one thing you should know about me, I love Fig & anything Fig scented I’m completely addicted. This Roger & Gallet Body Oil is incredibly nourishing and leaves your skin with a healthy glow & so hydrated but most importantly the Fig scent in this is beautiful. Its so long lasting and smells divine. It has that Fig scent that I love but it has a slight sweetness to it too & I think this makes a really nice Spring / Summer scent.

Let me know what your favourite body products are & if you like sweet, fruity or more grown up scents.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

Valentines Treats From Roger & Gallet

Roger & Gallet Valentines Gifts

Roger & Gallet Rose Collection

Roger & Gallet are a French Perfumery House founded in 1862 by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Matial Gallet, their products have such a rich history & they are famous for their perfumes and body products.

With Valentines Day fast approaching Roger & Gallet have lots of collections which would make beautiful gifts for that special someone but I have to say the Rose Collection is the one for me. Roses are so romantic and these Rose scented products are 100% better than being given a bunch of roses.

Roget and Gallet Rose Perfume

Rose Imaginaire is an Eau Fraiche*

This fragrance is inspired by the wonders of nature, and is a sensual and refreshing fragrance. It has notes of tangerine and juicy tones of strawberry, this freshness merges into the velvety scent of jasmine and violet to reveal the milky and elegant softness of sandalwood and patchouli.

The Rose Imaginaire perfume is the ideal fresh scent, not overpowering or heady but light and floral. I know most people think Rose scents are targeted at an older market but don’t pass this collection, I think it is perfect for any age. It’s easy to wear & makes the perfect daytime fragrance. I like that the fruitiness comes through and adds a refreshing twist to the overall scent.

Roger & Gallet Valentines Gifts

Rose Hand & Nail Cream*

Is lovely to have in your handbag or sat on your desk. It is enriched with shea butter and rose extract to keep your hands soft & nourished and it smells beautiful. The formula isn’t greasy, it leaves your hands smooth and the cream is absorbed quickly. A hand cream that does a great job!

Rose Body Lotion*

Formulated with rose petals & almond milk to keep your skin hydrated, smooth and silky soft this body lotion is a little slice of luxury for your body. Its a lightweight cream and is easily absorbed. I love that it has a pump, it makes applying it so much easier & fuss free. I’ve had gorgeously silky smooth legs since I’ve been using this.

I have to say that all three products would make sweet Valentines gifts & if you want to have a look at the full Roger & Gallet Rose Collection you can do here. They have a lovely selection of products, I would say the Rose Imaginaire is just beautiful and it would make such a thoughtful gift.

Do you celebrate Valentines Day?

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

December 2014 Empties

December 2014 Empties

MONU Collagen Cream

This moisturiser took me so long to use up. It’s quite a thick moisturiser so I do like to save it for those days when my skin is feeling dehydrated but I don’t like to wear this under makeup as I find it a little too greasy & heavy. So I use this moisturiser on those days I’m going base free or just relaxing in the house & it makes my skin feel smooth. This cream over time helps reduce the appearance of fine lines & I always need help on that front. So if you need a moisturiser for dry skin this is a great one and it feels like it gives your skin a really intensive boost of hydration & this tube lasted me a whole year.

Roger & Gallet Gingembre Rouge*

This was a pleasure to use & I loved that its a mix of zesty, spicy and floral in equal measures. The ginger adds a twist but isn’t overpowering and the scent is beautiful from the moment you spray it on to the skin. This mini bottle was so sweet too & I saved it for a few weekend breaks I had as it was the perfect size for travel. I would recommend trying a Roger & Gallet perfume, they have such a wide range of scents so something for everyone.

Clarins One Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

This is a gentle exfoliating cleanser which leaves your skin feeling ultra clean and glowing. It’s great at removing the dead skin cells and combating a dull complexion. It gives you a glowing complexion. This cleanser contains; Orange extract which softens, refreshes and revives. Moringa Seed extract purifies and refines while preserving your skin’s natural moisture level. Gentle Silica Microbeads tackle clogged pores. It also smells lovely & fruity too, always a bonus. Its not an abrasive exfoliator but I wouldn’t recommend using this daily, I think a couple of times a week is enough. Just to keep your skin looking bright and smooth.

No7 Lash & Brow Perfector

This was great at keeping my brows in place. I have unruly brows & this tamed them without leaving them crispy or looking white. This is a great purchase if you have a N07 Voucher, (thats when I stock up). Simple, but it does a good job.

Aesop Parsley Seed Anti Oxidant Serum

I have enjoyed using this so much. This is more tacky and thick than most serums but that only lasts a minute or two before it sinks in and leaves my skin feeling nourished and smooth. This serum is very hydrating and bursting with antioxidants, some people are able to use this not only as a serum but as their moisturiser as it is quite thick and provides a lot of hydration. It is Aloe Vera based and has a great range of botanical extracts which are perfect for sensitive skin and skin that’s in need of nourishment. This serum doesn’t sit on top of the skin it is absorbed so fast and feels amazing. I think I’m its number 1 fan and I find this serum really balances my skin and helps keep my excess oil at bay. The packaging of the Aesop products is always so nice too. I am a big fan of their skincare. This is my second bottle of this and I will be repurchasing a third.

Not too many empties this month but I have used up some lovely products & all of them I would repurchase which is a first. Have you used any of the products I have mentioned?

Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus

Roger & Gallet

Roger & Gallet Gift Set Roger & Gallet

Roger & Gallet are a French Perfumery House founded in 1862 by merchant Charles Armand Roger and banker Charles Matial Gallet, their products have such a rich history & they are famous for their perfumes and body products. I have been testing their beautiful Fleur d’Osmanthus* Gift Set.  It comes beautifully packaged in a stunning green box, its so pretty I will be keeping it to store beauty bits in.

This Fleur d’Osmanthus range is inspired by a Chinese Garden of Eden and is named after the beautiful Chinese flower,

The shy Osmanthus plants grows in the foothills of the Guilin Valley in China, whose fertile land gently coaxes the flower to bloom over a period of two years, eventually producing tiny clusters of apricot-coloured flowers that scent the air. These tiny buds are renowned for their stress-reducing and uplifting effect, cementing their place as a prized bloom.

I find this range has such a fresh floral scent when first used but I find it settles down to be more citrus and fruity once on your skin. It has a varied selection of notes including a few of my favourites which are Sandalwood and Tonka Bean.

Top note of Mandarin Essential Oil and Orange Zest

Heart notes of Osmanthus, Neroli and Grapefruit Essential Oil

Base notes of Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Benzoin Essential Oil

This Fleur d’Osmanthus* gift set includes:
– Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Eau Fraîche Fragrance 100ml
– Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Sorbet Body Lotion 50ml
– Roger & Gallet Fleur d’Osmanthus Shower Gel 50ml

The perfume is beautiful, the bottle is glass and feels luxurious & the smell is so fresh and calming. I wouldn’t say it is a Winter scent but more of a Spring / Summer one. Its not heady or over powering, its very pretty and feminine. I would say it lasts a good few hours but isn’t the most long wearing scent. I have been wearing it during the day & really like the way it smells both floral & quite woody.

Both the Sorbet Body Lotion & the Shower Gel are very nice too & I took them with me on a weekend break, 50ml was the ideal size for my weekend bag. They were hydrating and left my skin soft & the fresh scent lingered on my skin for quite a while. Using the matching body care to your perfume is also a great way of making the scent more intense & it lasts longer. So this made a great trio.

The Perfume is the standout product in this gift set & is a beautiful fragrance that would appeal to people that not only liked floral scents but also citrus & woody ones too. As this range has notes of Sandalwood, Grapefruit and the Chinese Osmanthus flower, so this is a layered scent.

Roger & Gallet Gift Set

Let me know if you have tried anything from this range. Or if you have any Roger & Gallet product suggestions I’d love to hear them.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.