I got very disappointed to know that it has PARABENS! The smell is a bit artificial, but OK in general. I bought a L'occitane one which is way better.
As I said in my review of the EA Green Tea perfume spray, *this* was the product that got me hooked on Green Tea. My college roommate had the body lotion, and I LOVED it. The fragrance was so fresh, so uplifting, so tangy.
I shamelessly copied said roommate and added the perfume and the lotion into my own beauty arsenal.
Twelve years later, it's time to take stock:
- the lotion seems more, I dunno, lightweight than I remember
- sometimes it feels slightly sticky, lingering after the first application
- the usual woe, that the fragrance disappears quickly
- a stubborn clumpy bit that dangles from the pump
- new-found determination to buy personal care items with a shorter, easier-to-decipher ingredient list ... possibly fragrance free
- dubious as to how "good for me" this product is
So, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Refreshing Body Lotion, I feel the time has come for us to part. I do enjoy your scent, but that is fleeting. So is my nostalgia for my college days. Thanks to Facebook, I know my roommate finished dental school, and I guess I don't need any olfactory reminders of the days when she was a geeky little computer engineering student. She had the boys flocking round- whether due to Green Tea, or the fact that she was one of the rare females in that department, I don't know.
very strong fragrance...that or the ingredients made the skin break out and itchy.
Extremely mediocre product and super expensive too.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell, the feel, i'm not sure about the price since I got it as a gift but I love it. I will be repurchasing no matter what.
I can't believe it - with continual use of this product over a couple of weeks, my skin has broken out in allergic and itchy rashes all over my body! I think it's the heavy perfume in this product that has caused a reaction. It's a surprise because I've never been allergic to any skincare or body wash products. This happened with both the body lotion and the body wash!
Will never buy again! chucking my bottles out.
I got this as a gift - i dont like to deviate from my CD Hypnotic Poison, so i dont like other scented products.
This isnt a nice lotion - its slightly tacky & feels drying upon the skin. The smell is quite 'pine fresh' - smells like house cleaner. It really is a cheap smelling product that doesnt really moisturise.
Overall a good moisterizer... It feels refreshing and smells good (green tea fragrance)
absorbs fast, but doesn't moisterize for a long time
I got this in a set together with the fragrance and the shower gel. The body lotion smells just like the green tea fragrance, but I like this scent for lotion more than it for a fragrance. Nice lotion for summer, the smell and texture are both fresh and calming. Fast absorbing and relatively more moisturizing than some other fragranced body lotions.