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I’ve never reviewed a fragrance before, so this is new territory for me. I don’t wear perfumes and other fragrances often, but in the past month I’ve invested in a few different perfumes, and before I decide whether I like them and write a post about them, I wanted to write about one piece that I’ve had for a while. I remember buying The Body Shop body mist in the strawberry scent in my final year of sixth form college, so around 2 and a half years ago, with the intention that scents were something I wanted to experiment with. That didn’t really stick, but this bottle has stayed with me through my final year of college and through my uni career so far. I picked up the strawberry scent because strawberries are my favourite fruit (you can argue it isn’t a fruit but for simplicity’s sake let’s say it is) and who doesn’t want to smell like something they like? I picked up the body mist specifically because it was cheaper than the perfume bottle, and because I wasn’t sure if I was going to remember to use this enough to justify spending (what was at the time for me) a lot of money on it. In The Body Shop, the body mist retails for £7.50, but can cost less if you have a loyalty card with them. The eau de toilette on the other hand costs £8.50, although if I remember right it used to cost around £11 when I originally bought this.
The packaging is very simple, clearly displaying what scent it is, with an appropriate red colour theme to match with the scent. You simply take the cap off and press to spritz the product. I like that the bottle isn’t too big since I can fit this into my bag if I want to bring it to uni with me. It could be smaller to be better for carrying around, but I can’t complain since you would otherwise sacrifice the amount of product instead. There’s 100ml of product which I think is a decent amount of product, and I’m just over half way through it at the moment.
The scent itself is very true to its name and smells like artificial strawberries. I personally don’t mind that doesn’t smell like ‘true’ strawberries, but I’m not a fan of the fact I can smell the alcohol. I guess it can’t be helped that alcohol is in the product, but I think it would be better if the scent of the alcohol were disguised better.
On the topic of the alcohol, since my skin can be mildly sensitive to alcohol, I usually find it doesn’t bother my skin too much if I don’t spray it directly onto my skin if I can avoid it, and just on my clothes.
However, the scent is otherwise very pleasant. It is definitely a spring/summer time scent and one I wish I had remembered to use more, especially as summer in the UK is drawing to a close. However, since body mists don’t last as long as their eau de toilette counterparts, I may be able to get some more use out of this now I’ve rediscovered this little piece.
Would I purchase this again? Yes, I think if I do manage to use this up before summer ends and I move on to Autumnal scents, then I’ll replace this ready for next spring. Otherwise, I’ll wait until I use this up. Would I buy the eau de toilette? I don’t really need to. My Mum bought the perfume bottle for herself when her favourite Chanel perfume ran out as a cheaper alternative, but since my stepdad replaced her Chanel perfume, she said I could have her Body Shop one, since she’s not going to use it. If it weren’t for this I would still have bought my own one anyway. I love the smell of strawberries for their fresh and friendly scent, and thanks to buying this, I’ve now started to experiment with (cheap) scents to figure out what scents work for me.
Have you used this one before? Or do you have one of the other Body Shop scents? I’d love to hear your opinions, or if you have suggestions for perfumes scents, I’d love to read about them, and there’s a good chance someone else reading this post would like to read your suggestions too.
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