I have been hearing about Crabtree & Evelyn for years but hadn’t tried any of their products. Being a skincare junkie I was excited to hear that they are now on sale in Ireland. I have been trying out their Tarocco Orange range.
I have been using the Skin Invigorating Bath & Shower Gel and the Skin Refreshing Body Lotion every day for the past three weeks. It’s perfect for this time of year.
It’s actually not orangey smelling at all, which for me is a great thing. The scent is entirely unexpected and quite difficult to describe – not sweet and sugary in the slightest. It’s described as a fresh and lively citrus cologne scented with Eucalyptus and sage. It’s one of those products you have to smell for yourself – the green base and sharp citrus scent is what does it for me. My local pharmacy has samples on the counter so I spent about ten minutes smearing every exposed inch of skin with different products. Yum.
I have my eye on the hand-cream from this range. It comes in a L’Occitane-type tube, which I like. The packaging for the products I have tried are a little basic but they do the job so I have no complaints.
Each bottle is 250 ml which is a pretty decent size. I don’t use that much at each application, usually sticking to my arms and torso ( I opt for something richer on my legs). I love layering scents so matching body wash and lotions are a favourite of mine – one of the many reasons I need to stay out of Victoria Secrets beauty section!
The scent lasts all day on my skin. Because its quite a statement fragrance for a lotion/wash I don’t use perfume when I use these, too much going on. I have quite a few comments on how nice I smell when I’m wearing these, a sure sign that they’re yummy. The fragrance is quite unique too.
The shower gel costs €16.50 and the lotion €17.50 from Dolledup.ie. They would make such a nice gift.
Any Crabtree & Evelyn recommendations for me?