The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus.

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Fijian Water Lotus is the latest addition to the Body Shop’s excellent Voyage Collection, two of which I have reviewed elsewhere on this blog.  Today I treated myself to a little £5 for 10ml bottle of Fijian Water Lotus (for which, bravo Body Shop for offering affordable purse sprays!).

As the name suggests, this is an aquatic/ozonic sort of affair, which would please fans of say, L’Eau D’Issey by Issey Miyake or Marks and Spencer Isis. It is full of sea notes, though without the salt, and the zinginess is maintained with sharp mandarin and lemony blossom (litsea cubeba if you must). It is often hard to maintain that “fraiche” accord for more than a top note presence, but here it is achieved successfully, although after two or three hours it does bed down into a very clean basket of laundry.  I must add that if anyone’s laundry smelled this good, I would be asking for the name of their fabric softener.

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In the latter stages, Fijian Water Lotus still maintains a blue image that makes me think of crashing waves and blue skies, and the citrus is still there, but don’t expect astringency to hang around for the entire show.  All in all, this is a great summer scent and I foresee several Body Shop Oceanus fans coming out of retirement to purchase this.  It’s not quite Oceanus, but it sure does tick all those sea spray/ crest of a wave/ ozonic boxes that feel just right on a sunny day.

Not QUITE Oceanus
Not QUITE Oceanus

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Available from the Body Shop online or in store starting at £5 for a 10ml purse spray and rising to £16 for 100ml EDP.  There are lots of nice ancillary products to match too if you want to do layering.

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2 thoughts on “The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus.”

  1. I must know – dos it ever stray into the nuclear melon of doom territory?
    It sounds fabulous and so gorgeous for summer, but if there is even the slightest hint of Nucelar Melon of Doom (also known as the metal cucumber, for obvious reasons), then I cannot go there.

    Not that I’m picky or anything. 😀

    1. Good question and actually, no it doesn’t. I’m not a big fan of either melon or cucumber so I would have spotted it. Having said all that, there is both melon and cucumber in 4160 What Katie Did on Friday Night, but it worked and didn’t stand out on its own. But yeah, calone doesn’t tempt me on the whole, so you can buy one of these. Also good for young people if Wordchick had a mind to change her summer fragrance wardrobe.

      Big cwtch
      Sammy xx

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