Thursday, 21 February 2013

Fruity Beauty


When people talk about fruity beauty products I instantly think of sugary sweet strawberry, banana and lime style shower gels, wafts of which make me gag a little every time I walk past a certain (much loved by others) store.  For this reason, I’ve always been a bit anti-fruity, when faced with a choice of scents, but recently have come to love a certain type that exudes freshness and vitality - and not a sickly sweet note in sight (or scent)!

When it comes to fruity fragrances I definitely lean towards the citrus variety, especially when softened with other scents in the mix…


Espa Zesty Lemon Ylang Ylang & Crushed Tonka Beans Hand Wash & Lotion is the perfect example of a perfectly balanced fruit fragrance. This freshly fragranced duo is a pleasure to use for an instant lemon hit to the senses and a lingering softness. Made with 100% natural essential oils, this leaves my hands feeling luxuriously moisturised and refreshed.

Neal’s Yard Geranium & Orange Shower Gel - once again, a fruit combined with a freshly scent floral. I’ve heard people rave about this product for years and I now know why. I’ve raced through this bottle faster than any other shower gel ever, which says it all really. Beautifully refreshing in the morning it’s the perfect wake up call, but not in a screaming get out of bed way, more in an I’m here to pamper you way!

Roger & Gallet Eau des Bienfaits Fragrant Body Mist is a long term love of mine. Previously raved about here it incudes mandarin, bergamot, lemon & orange blossom in a moisturising treatment for the skin and the senses.  Whether I’m bleary eyed or full of the joys of Spring, this gives me a real boost!

Korres Fig Body Butter - I wrote about the accompanying shower gel to this product just a few days ago… the butter is light, easily absorbed and unlike heavier body butters,  is great for morning use. The smell is so gentle it’s just as lovely for evening, but it’s my current morning go-to.


Laura Mercier Fresh Fig perfume is another long term love and one of my favourite fragrances ever.  It is sweet, but in a gorgeously sensual way, that I’ve described in detail here (in one of my earliest posts, which comes across rather clumsy looking back!).

Are you a fan of fruity scents - and if so, which are your favourites?

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