Monday, 9 January 2012
I was lucky enough to be sent some lovely products to try from the brand new Conran Bath & Body collection. The range is based upon two of Sir Terence Conran's favourite scents which are named, simply, 1 & 2. I tried out the body lotion and shower gel from scent 2, which come beautifully packaged in colour blocked packaging of white, green and orange. The Conran Studio are behind the packaging which has been partly inspired by apothecary bottles.
Fragrance 1 is just perfect for a shower gel as it's fresh and zingy with a nice dose of citrus. A touch of mandarin combines with fresh cut stems and summer lemon for an invigorating final fragrance which is sure to wake you up in the morning. The texture is great too, clear and not too gloopy or sticky. As for the body lotion, it feels very indulgent, rich and moisturising plus you get plenty of that lovely scent coming through. The lotion leaves the skin glowy and fresh looking while the wetness disappears quickly with the lotion sinking nicely into the skin. The fragrance lasts on the skin which makes it just the thing to apply before heading out for the evening.
I was really impressed with the size of the products - the body lotion for example is 300ml which makes investing in the premium collection all the more worthwhile. Prices range from £12 for a hand cream to £34 for a gift set of two products (based on prices at The Conran Shop). It's not what I'd call a day-to-day range of body products, but it's definitely something to put out if you have guests to stay or to buy as a gift for someone special. The fact that the products are unisex is another selling point as anyone can appreciate them. They'd make a lovely gift for a couple (who can sometimes be hard to buy for).
All in all, a thumbs-up from me. I look forward to trying the other fragrance now - called 1 - which is a warmer, spicier mix with an old fashioned cologne feel. I also think the body scrub would be great, I love keeping a nice big tub by the bath at all times. Put these on your birthday list!