The Body Shop – Red Musk Perfume Oil & Vanilla Brulee Soap
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I love it when a brand brings out lots of new seasonal products for Christmas and that’s just what The Body Shop® have done. This is Red Musk Perfume Oil* and Vanilla Brulee Soap*, part of their new Christmas range. Both of these products have warm Wintery scents and are perfect for either using yourself whilst getting ready for the Christmas festivities or to give as a gift.
Red Musk Perfume Oil – OK, who remembers The Body Shop® 1990s classic fragrance White Musk®? Well this time they’ve created an updated musk fragrance with hot notes of cinnamon and tobacco, it is rich and heady with a warming scent, a bit like mulled wine. It’s not too musky but there’s definitely an undertone of spicy musk which lasts on the skin well after the other notes have worn off.
I really love the colour graduated glass bottle and the red box. Attached inside the lid is a little plastic spatula that you use to dip into the perfume oil and apply it to your skin, so there’s no turning the bottle upside-down required (and minimises any spills!).
This Red Musk Perfume Oil contains cruelty-free musk, and is also alcohol free so is kind to your skin. Perfume oil is a great alternative if harsh alcohol-based perfumes irritate your skin.
I really love this spicy Red Musk Perfume Oil, it would make a great gift for my mum who loves the scent of musk. The Red Musk fragrance is also available as an Eau de Parfum. If you like the scent of musk why not check out my review of The Body Shop White Musk Smoky Rose Body Lotion from a few months ago?
Vanilla Brulee Soap – I’m not a big user of soap, I generally prefer to use SLS-free handwash and shower gel (SLS is sodium laureth sulfate, the ingredient in soaps, shower gels and shampoos that make them lather and it can irritate sensitive skin). However I do have a bit of a soft spot for The Body Shop® soaps – the little round bars with their stamped logos take me back to when I was a child when one of these little beauties was a bit of a luxury! Plus I’ve just read the ingredients and this soap doesn’t contain SLS which is great news!
Vanilla Brulee Soap is one of three new festive soaps – the other 2 flavours available are Glazed Apple and Frosted Cranberry. It comes packaged in a cute foil wrapper which makes it look like a lovely sweet treat, I expected to find a muffin or small cake inside! (The foil wrapper was a bit of a nightmare to photograph though, it really reflects the light!).
The scent of this Vanilla Brulee Soap is out of this world, it smells strong and sweet like a big scoop of luxury vanilla ice cream – you can smell it as soon as you open the wrapper! I’ve put the soap by the side of the bathroom sink and now the whole bathroom smells of vanilla, it’s lovely. I’m not sure it really smells Christmassy, but it’s definitely Wintery.
The soap itself contains tiny vanilla seeds although you can’t really feel them on your skin when you use it. It would make a bargainous stocking filler for anyone this Christmas and would appeal to men aswell as women.
Both of these products are a welcome addition to The Body Shop® bodycare range. The scents are lovely and all of The Body Shop® products are cruelty-free. What’s more, The Body Shop® are currently offering FREE delivery on all orders over £5 until Tuesday 25th November, so hurry up and stock up on your Christmas goodies!
Do you like the little paper hearts I’ve used in the photos of the perfume oil? They were used as table confetti at a friend’s recent wedding, I think they look lovely in the photos and they really match the bottle with their browned edges!
Red Musk Perfume Oil is priced at £16 for 30ml, available from The Body Shop®. Vanilla Brulee Soap is priced at a bargainous £2.50 for 100g, available from The Body Shop®. And don’t forget there’s FREE delivery on all orders over £5 until Tuesday 25th November!
Over the next few days I’ll be reviewing some more products from The Body Shop® Christmas range – keep an eye on Beauty Best Friend for those!