Roger & Gallet – Precious Revitalizing Balm
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Roger & Gallet are really good at taking one of their fragrances and then developing lots of bodycare products around it. They’ve recently released a new collection of moisturising body balms in three of their bestselling fragrances – Fleur d’Osmanthus, Fleur de Figuier and Rose. This trio of balms has been created to nourish and cocoon the skin in comfort whilst adding a gentle scent.
I was sent the Precious Revitalizing Balm in the Fleur d’Osmanthus* to try out. Roger & Gallet suggest that the Fleur d’Osmanthus fragrance ‘transports you into a Chinese Garden of Eden’, it’s made up of the scent of the Osmanthus flower plus mandarin, grapefruit and benzoin essential oils. It’s quite a floral bouquet with a note of white tea. Personally it’s not my favourite of Roger & Gallet’s scents, it’s a bit too floral and Summery for me.
My first observation was that the fragrance is quite strong with this body balm so it’s perfect for layering with the other products in this collection – including the Sorbet Body Lotion, Eau Fraiche and Hand & Nail Cream. However if you prefer your body lotions to be unperfumed then this wouldn’t be the choice for you.
The product itself is more of a thick white lotion than a balm, so I think that its name is a bit misleading. It’s lovely and soft though and it just melts into the skin. Plus it leaves a hint of the fragrance on the skin for hours after you’ve applied it. The ingredients include Shea Butter to moisturise plus Hyaluronic Acid which helps the skin to hold onto the moisture. It also includes Apricot Oil and Sweet Almond Oil and is rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 which help to strengthen the skin’s natural defences. Paraben-free and with no mineral oils these body balms are quite a treat, and feel luxurious without breaking the bank.
My favourite Roger & Gallet fragrance is Fleur de Figuier, you can read about the Ultra Nourishing Body Oil that I reviewed a couple of years ago here.
Roger & Gallet Precious Revitalizing Balm in Fleur d’Osmanthus is priced at £17, available from Marks & Spencer.
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