I suck at selecting perfume. Yes! I said it. I mean like few months back I did not even know the difference between perfume (15-30% concentration of perfume essence), Eau De Parfum (EDP,8-15% concentration),Eau De Toilette (EDT,4-8% concentration),Eau De Cologne (EDC,3-5% concentration).
Even though I fantasize about perfumes, which hit your nose as soon as a person cross, I always shy away from the perfume counters. With all those varieties available and my poor knowledge about perfumes, I really get overwhelmed. But The Body Shop (TBS) came to my rescue, where I was able to select in peace 🙂
Brand : The Body Shop
Price : Inr 1695/-
Quantity : 60 ml (available in 30ml too)
Availability : All TBS counters and online on TBS website
Product Description : A daring and mysterious fragrance in a light eau de toilette, featuring an intoxicating blend of cruelty-free musk with notes of black smoky rose and tobacco flower. – Seductive floral-musk scent – Contains cruelty-free musk – Light eau de toilette
The EDT comes in a regular perfume like packaging without any outer carton. First I thought it is a con that they did not provide an outer carton because I was afraid of the lit bit loose cap that it may open during travel. Later I find out that, they are minimizing the packaging to save tress, so I am happy about it 🙂 Frankly writing 😛 I can’t describe on the fragrance much please refer the product description for it. But when I sniffed it, I know that this is what I want.
The good thing is, you get shower gel, body lotion, body mist and parfum in the same range. So you need not to worry about the fragrance getting clashed. Sadly, the sales assistant did not mention about the parfum. I don’t know whether it was out of stock or something. Later I came to know about it in TBS website. Would have picked up the parfum than the EDT 🙁
The staying power is pretty decent for an EDT. I spray it on the pulse points (behind ears,inside wrist,base of throat,inside elbow,behind knee) and wherever I feel like 😛 It can almost stay the whole day depending on the environment you stay. Also I read that, applying perfume on the top of body lotion (after blending it to the skin) can increase the staying power as the perfume can hold in a hydrated skin than a dry skin.
I wanna say more about TBS here,
- Against animal testing
- Community Fair trade – They source finest raw materials from 25 community fair trade suppliers around the globe
- Campaigns for children, women and young people
- Wood Positive – They plant tress more than they use
- Protect the planet – Saving electricity, water, minimizing waste and protecting wild life
TBS did not pay me to do this post. But no need of a reward to share a good thing right 🙂 I know that they are against animal testing but I came to know about the other good things while I was searching for the product description on their website.
Points of Happiness :
- Nice fragrance
- Decent staying power for an EDT
- Not tested on animals
- Contains cruelty free musk
- Contains organic alcohol
Points of Concern :
- I felt like the cap is bit loose which may come out while travelling (nothing happened as such though).
Will I repurchase it : Yes! If I could not find anything better than this at this price 🙂
Will I recommend this : Yes!
Hope you liked this post and please comment below some tips for me on how to select a perfume 🙂