Last week was the official kick-off to summer, and what better way to bring in the season than with a spritz of a fresh, light fragrance that’ll keep you light on your feet and ready to evoke the boardwalk, even if you’re bound for the board room. The Body Shop has recently launched three sparkling summer fragrances (and matching body products), each of which comes in a pretty ombre glass bottle and has a matching refreshing body product. The give? Basically any lady gift-giving you’ve got going on this summer – bridal showers, house guests, birthdays, bridesmaids, housewarming…you name it, there’s always a reason to pamper a special friend or family member with one of these primo picks.
First up we have a sizzling version of The Body Shop’s classic ‘floriental’ fragrance, Love Etc., revisited here as Sun Kiss. Warm jasmine and vanilla collide with a tropical splash of nectarine and earthy sandalwood for a scent that truly evokes a day down by the lake. Want to make the smell go the extra mile? Use the accompanying limited edition body puree to nourish your skin after a day in the sun, and get you psyched for the next one.
The crisp white flowers of the original Dreams Unlimited are given an uplifting makeover in the limited edition Sun Fresh incarnation – salt water and exotic orris flower sparkle when combined with juicy watermelon and mandarin orange. Have we talked prices? If you’re already getting jazzed about how great these scents sound (or smell), you’ll be happy to hear that the eau de toilettes retail for just $25 a pop, while the accompanying purees are priced at $16.50. The price point makes them a swell find to stock up on for those impromptu gift-giving occasions – been invited to a backyard BBQ? Forgot about that co-worker’s birthday bash? Show up armed with any one of these pretty bottles and you’ll instantly be in good graces.
We round out the trio of treats with White Musk Sun Glow. Before you panic about The Body Shop messing with one of their most iconic scents – fear not. That classic, evening-friendly musky scent is still wafting through the air, only now, it’s complimented by elegant tones of lemon and peony. The scent is best suited for sunset parties on the beach – as the bottle evokes – but spraying some on the next morning is always a welcome way to get through your day.
Each of these three limited-edition fragrances were created by renowned ‘noses’ from IFF, one of the leading fragrance experts on the entire planet for over 150 years. No joke. The idea behind each scent? To help you evoke a summer mood – from cheeky Sun Kiss to breezy Sun Fresh to sultry Sun Glow, there’s a scent (or three) for everyone on your shopping list this summer. The good news is I’m giving away a pretty bodacious prize to one lucky reader: all three summer fragrances + summer body purees. Here’s how you can try and score:
1) Leave a comment by July 9th on which ‘Sun’ personality best suits you (hint: read the paragraph above) – or the person you’d gift these to.
2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 10th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.
3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.
4) Bonus Entry: Go on and like The Body Shop Canada on Facebook. Leave a comment while you’re there on the summer fragrances if you’re feeling friendly (and you’re certainly not under obligation to mention the CGG).