As I may have mentioned, I’m a big fan of Yves Rocher products. Their fragrances are all good quality, beautifully packaged and very good value. Every now and then I treat myself to a box of stuff from them and it never breaks the bank. This month I spent £10.70 (plus postage) and received the following: A 50ml bottle of Comme Une Evidence EDP, a small tube of anti ageing cream, seven samples, a bottle of Lily of the Valley shower gel, a mini bottle of Lagoon shower gel, and a 125ml bottle of Fraîcheur Vegetale de Verveine. Not bad, eh?
My primary purpose for ordering was bagging myself the aforementioned bottle ( it’s a bit of a mouthful!) of Verveine/Verbena cologne which I’d had my eye on for a while. As luck would have it, the price went down, so it only cost me £7.75.
Here are the notes, and as you can see they are simple but beautifully done: Musk, Lemon, Lemon Verbena and Honeysuckle.
I initially thought it strange to see Musk alongside a zingy citrus, but this works beautifully. The initial note when first sprayed is a very zingy blast of lemon and lime, smelling like a long remembered fizzy drink from my childhood. It’s thirst quenching and refreshing, with the slightly soapy Verbena making this a gorgeous pick me up. Despite being an eau de cologne, longevity isn’t bad at all at around four hours. I don’t mind that about colognes as half the fun is refreshing yourself with a bracing respray.
Packaging is quite similar to the Elizabeth Arden Green Tea range, and there is in fact a green tea version too. All in all, great value and a bargain for the summer.