I love The Body Shop. My favourite ever range is the strawberry range—a classic, absolutely-doesn’t-smell-like-real-strawberries scent that reminds me of childhood and never gets old. New scents come out all the time and they’re always great (that Christmas apple one in particular) but nothing will surpass strawberry for me.
That being said… I get spoiled by The Body Shop and always have a queue of Body Shop shower gels to use and I’m not complaining that they don’t keep me in permanent stock of the strawberry one. The latest addition to the stash on the laundry shelf (the shower is in the laundry in my house, weirdly) is Almond Milk and Honey*—actually a shower cream and not a gel.
With winter approaching and the fact I never use body moisturiser because I Just. Can’t. Be. Fucked. this shower cream is going to be super handy. My house is cold, cold somehow means dry skin, and dry skin means scaly skin. I mean, I guess it doesn’t matter that much because most of my body is covered up all winter, especially my legs (their fur coat starts growing in in March and stays around until November), but a nice rich, soothing body cream will help ward off that scaly vibe anyway.
There’s also a bath milk in this range if you like baths (I hate baths) and a nourishing and protecting body butter and hand cream. They’re all specially developed for dry and sensitive skin—and they actually don’t contain any irritants, unlike half of the “sensitive skin” products out there.
British Rose Shower Gel*, $17.50
The British Rose range always crops up around Mother’s Day because mothers like roses, duh. I’m iffy on rose scents but this one is light and delicate (unusual for a traditional Body Shop product, perhaps) and not stuffy and old-fashioned. Their marketing copy talks about the roses being “hand-picked”, which is hilarious because I don’t care whether the roses are hand-picked or wrenched off a plant by a rose-picking machine—in fact, that would be even more exciting to me, but I don’t think everyone feels the same way.
I know that using a spendy shower gel is uneccessary and a supermarket one would get you equally clean, but if you can justify it, having a beautifully-scented bath product in the shower is a nice treat and a little bonus incentive for rolling out of bed and into the shower each morning.
What’s your favourite Body Shop scent?