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Biotherm Eau Vitaminee: Sparkling, Fizzy, Delightful

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 When I first tried Biotherm Eau Vitaminee I wrote it off as being a soliflore that smelled like Tropicana Orange Juice.  However, coming back to it today, I can see that I didn’t do it justice.  Eau Vitaminee is how I imagine I would smell if I was just leaving a very expensive spa (imagination will have to do for now!)

 I would bracket this with Askett and English Essential, Clarins Eau des Jardins and Jo Loves Green Orange and CorianderEau Vitaminee is a delightful blend of citrus: Oranges and Lemons make for an effervescent opening.  The notes smell fresh, crisp and authentic.  The middle note is Jasmine ( although I wouldn’t have said so) and the base notes are Freesia and Musk (which I would say is an accurate description).

This may have been better placed in Summer, but I think we need a spritz of something fresh in winter when central heating and rib sticking food can make us feel in need of something light, and a reminder of sunny days and sparkling, ice cold drinks is always welcome as the nights grow dark.

The price is nice at around £30 for 50ml, but even better on eBay.

Clarins Eau des Jardins: Summer In a Bottle

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Clarins Eau des Jardins is one of only a handful of fragrances that would cause me to blindly follow a stranger home until they named their scent to me.  It is utterly divine in its citrussy lightness.  Technically, like its sister Eau Dynamisante, it’s not  perfume at all, but a perfumed skin treatment, but put this on after a shower and spray on hair and  clothes for extra lasting power and you will smell incredible, guaranteed.

Impossibly clean and shower fresh, this scent is all about the citrus.  They’re all here like a basket from a market: Bergamot, Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruit. It’s all as light as a fluffy cloud and squeaky clean.  Just a few flowers, nothing heavy, a touch of Rose maybe, and then an alleged base note of Cedar, Vetiver and Patchouli.  I say alleged because this stays fresh and zingy on me and never ventures into the Autumnal Ooomph that Patchouli and Cedar can provide so well.

A hint of Mint and Bay, and all those thirst quenching fruits, and you’d be hard pushed to find anything more sparkling and  pretty.

Naturally, this is slightly out of season, but I felt compelled to review it alongside a bargain buy I had yesterday, which is in the same vein as this, and which, I felt, merited its own review, rather than a “smells like” mention.

If you ever want to persuade anyone that you are respectable, virtuous and as healthy as an apple from a tree, then wear Clarins Eau des Jardins. You will SO get the job.