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Saturday, 13 April 2013

the body shop satsuma & pink grapefruit eau de toilette

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I don't think I've ever blogged about anything from the Body Shop since I started blogging so when I received these perfumes I was pleasantly surprised with them. I spent my youth wasting my money in the Body Shop on bath pearls, body butters and lip balms. But I don't think I couldn't tell you the last time I went into a store! Now I love my perfumes so I was intrested to give a go some of the newer scents from the Eau De Toilette range from the Body Shop.

Satsuma Eau De Toilette is a zingy, fresh and energising perfume. While it is quite sharp, bordering on a tiny bit synthetic on it's opening notes, I really do like it. It's summery and invigorating. The dry down is fairly tart and sweet, with the synthetic orange scent disappearing once dry. I've had a fair few compliments on the Satsuma EDT while testing it and I think it's definitely going into my regular perfume rotations for the near future. I always think it's telling when someone notices the scent of your perfume and compliments you on it.

I always forget how much I like the scent of Pink Grapefruit until I smell it again. Pink Grapefruit Eau De Toilette is light and wearable with a strong zesty pop. While also a very citrusy scent on opening notes, I found it to be not quite as strong smelling as the Satsuma EDT but is very pretty on dry down. to me Pink Grapefruit is a very hippy-freespirited kinda fragrance! Fresh and peppy, bright and stimulating of the senses. I always think Pink Grapefruit reminds me of a bath gel that my Mum used to always use so I find it quite a comforting scent. Lush Happy Hippy smell's quite similar to it actually.

Although I think both EDT's have a slight alcoholic initial spray to them, they are very nice fresh fragrances once they dry down. At £8.50 a pop they aren't going to break the bank but they aren't exactly going to be the best perfume's you've ever tried. The packaging is basic but functional, and I wouldn't feel bad throwing it in a handbag for a night out. They last a fair few hours before needing to be reapplied which surprised me as I didn't expect it to last as long as it did. Another thing worth noting is that these scents compliment existing The Body Shop ranges as they also come in Body Butters, Body Sprays, Lip Balms, Soaps, Bath products and more. It's a nice way to keep a routine all smelling the same.

In all, I think they are not the best and not the worst perfumes I've ever tried! I'll definitely be wearing both going into summer. It's also reminded me I really need to give the Body Shop a look around some time soon. I forgot how good everything smelt! I've also noted the Body Shop do a Coconut version, and as you may or may not know thats my all time favourite scent. Time to get down to my local Body Shop!

27 comments

  1. Great post, I haven't been inside the Body Shop in a way too long time also. I have to go inside again and see what else they have.

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  2. I think this looks quite lovely as an everyday little spray!
    Not to expensive really.
    There are quite a few good offers at the body shop at the minute to :)


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  3. I love fresh, natural and fruity scents (which is why I find it hard to buy actual perfumes that aren't too heavy) so these would actually be perfect for me! Pink Grapefruit is the nicest smell ever. Perfect for summer.

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  4. I never really go into the body shop, but I'll have to take a look at these as just an easy summer perfume to take away with me!

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  5. I love their perfumes! The orange and jasmine one is a-mazing, seriously.

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  6. I think I prefer the body sprays as they don't smell quite as strong x

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  7. These look great! :)

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  8. I always love the scents of the body shop products, especially pink grapefruit so it's a good thing that they have it in a EDT form. Its such a shame that it doesnt last very long although you cannot expect too much from it due to the reasonable pricing. The bottle looks quite modern and simplistic which i really like about it. Like you said, perfect to just throw in your handbag - i might just get one just for that purpose hehe!

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  9. really nice post!!! i have both of the and love them equally as much!! :) x x

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  10. I love the smell of these!

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  11. I saw these when I walked past The Body Shop the other day! I might go in next time and pick one up :)

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  12. I love these!!

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  13. That Pink Grapefruit one sounds lovely, i have a Body Shop near me so I am definitely going to go and have a sniff of it! xxx
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  14. I really want the strawberry one! x

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  15. I usually go to the body shop to stock up on the hand senetizers but I need to go in and try this! It sounds interesting! <3

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  16. These sound great! I have one of The Body Shop's lip butter's in Pink Grapefruit and I LOVE it! I'm definitely going to check these out next time I visit one. x
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  17. Body Shop are amazing for low costing and gorgeous smelling body sprays and perfumes, my fave is the cherry blossom one :)
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  18. I bought the coconut one online, and oh my god it's absolutely disgusting! It smells so bad! :(( xx
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  19. like you, i always used to go into the body shop when i was younger but haven't been in there for a very long time! when i saw the title of this post i was very excited about the satsuma one as orange-y/citrus-y scents are my absolute favourite. i think the pink grapefruit one is lovel too and i think i may have to get these two before i go away on holiday as i think they'll be perfect for some warmer weather! :) X

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  20. I really want a refreshing perfume that won't break the bank just to take to work so these might do the job xo

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  21. These do look amazing, something I could spritz thought the day and it last, and not worry about the price.

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  22. Great post! I haven't been to the body shop in forever, either! I've heard good things about their make up brushes, and I really need some new ones, so I might have to pop in :)

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  23. I love the Body Shop! They always have really good discount codes online too. The coconut body spray is to die for.

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  24. I love The Body Shop perfumes but I tend to prefer using them as room sprays instead. The strawberry one is lovely :)
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  25. Love the pink grapefruit smell, so reminds me of summer all around the year! :)

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