Just repurchased this after a little time away. I thought it had been discontinued and can only find it on line. This stuff is amazing, If you are prone to the odd bump or spot it will literally scrub it away. I like how this exfoliator doesn't leave your skin feeling greasy like some (FCUK I'm looking at you). You might need a moisturiser after, as it really has a very exfoliating effect, but hey who doesn't moisturise after you get out of the bath or shower?! Your skin will be glowing and flawless. With regards to bang for your buck this product comes in top. I'm close to saying it's one of the hardest working, best products I've ever used. My legs were (if I do say do myself) flawless. Give it a go, you won't be disappointed. Just don't use on the face, it is far too harsh and drying for it.
I have yet to purchase this but fully intend to. This is the ultimate summer scent. It is fresh but not "clean". The smell I got coming through quite stongly was fig. I happen to love the smell of fig, so this perfume is certainly for me. It has a warm, comforting essence to it, It reminds me of an evening meal at a Tuscan villa with a touch of sunburnt skin and a very gentle breeze picking up the green smells of the Italian countryside. (Is that ridiculous)?? I cannot wait to own this perfume. The bottle to me is not exciting or particularly note worthy, it's a bottle and it carries a great scent!
I tried this perfume in Fortnum and Mason, it was re released to celebrate the royal wedding of Wills and Kate. It was first brought out in 1893 for Queen Mary's betrothal. The assistant was quick to tell me that this would not smell "old fashioned". He was right-ish. It smelt perhaps so old that it was modern?! I haven't smelt anything like this perhaps ever. This will sound off to real perfume lovers, but it reminded me slightly of Vivienne Westwood's perfume, boudoir. This perfume is very very powdery. The smell transports you somewhere else and you feel "expensive" wearing it. It had none of the artificial overly sweet smells that a lot of modern perfumes sport and certainly wouldn't end up giving you a headache. I found the label on the bottle old fashioned (but I assume it's the original typography). I thought this perfume and it's presentation were beautiful and I would have like to have had the cash to own it.
Just read the devastating news that this is being discontinued! Why?!! This is one of the few "heavy" perfumes that I have had a sucessful relationship with. I read somewhere that it had an underlying smell of eucalyptus, in all honesty I jsut loved this perfume more when I found this out. It really does and it works so well. This perfume has staying power, so use sparingly! It's amazing for a night time event, I like that I can smell it on myself even a few hours after wearing (I know you're not meant to if the perfume is right for you). It's memorable and totally unique.
This was a perfume I wore all the time for a year or so. Things I still like are the bottle, it's sort of differnt looking and I suppose quite youthful but not tacky. Then all of a sudden almost overnight the perfume just gave off a really strong smell of palma violets! I can appreciate most smells but the smell of Violet is just something I cannot stomach. Now when I smell someone wearing this, it's all I can pick out of the fragrance. I enjoyed this perfume whilst it lasted (until the violet smell came through) but I will not be buying again. Impartially the fragrance is not too sweet and like the bottle itself, smells youthful and elegant and not at all cheap.
I got a sample of this fragrance and have so far not felt compelled to write about something, but.... I hate this fragrance so much, it smells sickly sweet and like something a youngish teenager would wear. She's PR'd it perfectly and people are buying it on the image and not taking into consideration the actual smell! She says you will smell like a "slut" or a "high class hooker" really? Is that where we are right now in the perfume world? Totally terrible,