The new collection from The Body Shop is good enough to eat. Although, I wouldn't advise it! I was lucky enough to be sent some of the new Early Harvest Raspberry Body Collection to try out - a body butter and eau de toilette*.
If you're like me, you're probably wondering why it couldn't just be called Raspberry. What's with the early harvest? Well, The Body Shop says, "At the first signs of Spring, these early-harvested raspberries are picked. Early harvesting helps to preserve their skin-boosting antioxidants".
I'm a big fan of The Body Shop body butters and this was no exception with the trademark richness I associate with their body butters. Like a rich butter, this melts into the skin providing lasting hydration and comfort. I love using the body butters and this is a great scent for summer.
I found the eau de toilette a little weak and didn't find that the scent remained for long. Although, I must confess that sweet fruit scents are not really my thing and I opt for heavier fragrances. I also tend to opt for floral scents, so I don't think I was ever going to really embrace a raspberry scented perfume.
Although I am not big on fruit scents I thought that the raspberry body butter wasn't overpoweringly sweet and fruity. It's a great scent for summer and I even think I might grow to like it. I have a feeling that Miss P might take a shine to this too - it's pink for starters! Whilst it may not be my favourite Body Shop scent (and I am a genuine Body Shop fan) I have heard others rave about it.
The new Raspberry Body collection at The Body Shop was launched just a few weeks ago and is available to purchase in store and online. There is a full collection of raspberry scented items - body butter, body scrub, body lotion, shower gel and eau de toilette.
Have you tried the new Early Harvest raspberry collection? Or perhaps the new blueberry collection? Are you a fruit scented fan?
* PR samples, but views are my own.
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