Who doesn't have a soft spot for artificial almond smell? - you know, not exactly nutty, like real amonds or almond oil, but sugary sweet like a marzipan pastry. That's what this lotion smells like, though compared to most of the other TBS body butters, it's practically bitter. I'm becoming addicted to it, and that's saying something considering how picky and judgmental I am when it comes to sweet scents. Although I gave it four lippies here, my "true" rating would be closer to a 3.5.
Cons: It takes a while to absorb and seems to never absorb fully -- when I shower or wash my hands, I can feel it slipping off my skin. And it's expensive.
Pros: SCENT. My application ritual with it has never failed to make me feel pampered and sensual, and, of course, it makes my skin super soft.
The smell of this is nothing short of NAUSEATING, jheeze! it smells nothing like almonds either (i mean what do nuts even smell like?) but rather leans towards a more overpowering cherry like smell. Did not like such a strong scent all over body at all so swiftly returned.
smell aside i wasnt that wowed by the moisturisation either to warrant all the hype.
This is a nice product, moisturises very well and makes skin nice and soft. I bought this in sale for £5, I wouldn't have paid the full £12 for it as I'm really not a fan of the smell, but for the price I paid it's well worth it!
Like many other reviewers have mentioned this is a fantastic body butter. Great scent, texture and very moisturizing. Works wonders on my dry winter skin.
Very rich butter. Quite oily so its not so quick absorbing. Sometimes it feels like it sits on top because when I shower in the evening I can feel that its slippery on my skin. Nevertheless it does the job pretty well. I would only recommend it for winter. It helps when I have eczema patches in winter.
The smell is lovely and the texture is divine. Would buy it again only once I try all the other TBS butters.
(0 - 5 points, 5 = excellent, 0 = very bad)
feeling on skin: 5
sinking into the skin: 4
TOTAL POINTS: 28 of 30 = excellent
* according to the skintype it's supposed to suit
** Can you get out the very last drop?
This is absolutely suitable for dry skin! It's is a very rich body butter, so you don't need much of it. I like to use it in the winter. This stuff smells sooo good, it's the most natural smell of marzipan I ever smelt! My boyfriend uses it too. ;)
The smell is okay but I got sick of it easily. Luckily I had the smaller size of it. Very moisturizing though, nice texture.
for some reason, here in the UK they have taken this out of their permanent range, so this is a sale item along with their lovely Peach, Blueberry, Rasberry and some others. so when i finally saw this again, and at the price of £5, i grabbed it with both hands.
firstly the smell, is GORGEOUS and is like a drug to me at the moment. it is completely true to the actual almond smell and is so sweet and lifts my mood instantly.
the moisturisation is great, but i must say if applied very liberally, can be a bit too much. when i used this 2 years ago, i used to apply liberally and ended up with a break-out on my back, but i am not sure if it was from the butter but either way i found that it is much better to apply very lightly as this really goes a long way when applied very lightly in both scent and moisture.
This body butter is moisturizing but it smells TERRIBLE.
I have used the body butters in other scents but never tried this one until today. I received this in a swap, so I am glad I did not pay retail for it!
One of my favourite body creams! I love its beautiful and discreet scent...when I need extra hydration, I just add a few drops of almond oil and the result is amazing! I have used most of the body butters from the Body Shop but this is undeniably my favourite one!!!