12 August, 2015 The Body Shop’s Italian Summer Fig Collection*
The Body Shop have done it again. Last month they sent me over their new Italian Summer Fig Collection* for me to test out. I always feel weird saying ‘a brand sent me something’. Obviously I spoke to a human being. Her name is Amy by the way. I love all things figgy (as you can probably tell in this and this blog post), so I eagerly waited with baited breath for the parcel to arrive. Fast forward to the day I arrived home from a week in Mykonos, and I anxiously opened up a rather large and rather green package that smelt gloriously figgy and fresh.
Comprising of a scented Body Cream, Lotion, Shower Gel, Body Mist and of course the Eau De Toilette itself, the range features a base note of juicy and refreshing fig, combined with warming amber and saffron, with a hint of rose to add sweetness. For me, a few spritzes of the perfume combined with the Body Lotion is enough for everyday wear, but at night-time I like to layer on the Body Cream with the EDT, along with the Body Mist if I’m feeling fancy. If you’ve not always enjoyed The Body Shop‘s Body Butters, I urge you to try out this Body Cream. It’s seriously hydrating without feeling heavy or sticky, and is great on just-shaved legs – in case you wanted to know.
The Body Shop have definitely tapped into the current craze for fig-based scents with this range, and if you’ve always wanted to try Diptyque’s Philosykos but couldn’t justify the price, definitely try the EDT out. It has a little more zing than Philosykos, and it isn’t so heavy or cloying that you’d offend someone by wearing it on the Tube. It screams summer and is the sort of fragrance you’ll want to take with you to wear throughout your trip.
If you’re into your sickly-sweet, gourmand or floral fragrances, I don’t think you’ll enjoy this. It’s light, crisp and refreshing, but with a peppery kick that might not to be your taste. If you like Thierry Mugler’s Angel or any scents by Lolita Lempicka, avoid this like the plague!
I’ve really been enjoying wearing the Italian Summer Fig EDT and the accompanying lotions and potions, and am interested to see what other scents they’ll come out with next. The Body Shop seem to be going through a bit of a fragrance rebrand, and it’s great to see a company innovating and doing something different to other high-street beauty brands.
You can purchase The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig Collection in-store or on their website, with prices starting at £6.50. The EDT is £18 – not bad in my book!
Have you tried the range? Are you a fan of fig-based scents? And are you bored of hearing me talk about them? Get the comments going below!