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Wowee, gotta love that colour - looks like pureed strawberries, but the fragrance is heavenly soft with very little fruit overtones. According to their website, Master Perfumers are behind every one of the blends, and I reckon it's true. Apart from the pomegranate and rose, this particular one also contains patchouli, jasmine, spiced cedar and black vanilla, and yet no single ingredient really stands out on its own, which is indicative of the expertise behind it. The blending is superb, and if they brought this out as an eau de perfume, I'd wear it in a heartbeat. Calming and comforting with a slathering of sophistication, I'm putting Flirtatious at the top of my list of faves. The formula is thick and creamy with a satiny patina, and lathers effortlessly - not sure that I'd classify it as "triple" moisturising, but it sure does leave my skin deliciously soft and delicately fragranced. All Imperial Leather body washes are soap free and dermatologically tested, and if you love the scent of tenderly spiced roses, then you'll adore this shower gem ♥
Imperial Leather Tahitian Retreat Coconut & Sandalwood Triple Moisturising Bodywash...
Well now Tahitian Retreat takes coconut body wash to another level. I've only just recently discovered the joy of showering with coconut scented products - the various ones I've tried so far have been a delight, but they all smell pretty much the same. Imperial Leather No. 30 however is in a class all it's own - sophisticated yet playful, there's no overpoweringly astringent tang of coconut here because it's been magically tempered with cherry blossom, vanilla and sandalwood. Coconut fragrance lovers may be disappointed because of its subtlety, but if coconut hasn't ever been your thing, this enchanting blend might just change your mind. While it's perfect for any season, I'm expecting it to hit the #1 spot in my bathroom when summer comes around - I've never been to Tahiti, but if it has a smell, then this is it ♥
Imperial Leather Blue Lagoon Exotic Guava & Champaca Triple Moisturising Bodywash...
This is the only one of the range I've spotted so far that is marked as a "Limited Edition". Of this somewhat intriguing banner, the Imperial Leather website says...
"Our Limited Edition fragrances reflect our Master Perfumers’ playground – an opportunity for them to experiment with new scents that reflect their journey of scouring the world for the latest trends in luxury fine fragrance."
This fabulously flamboyant fella is SO interesting - the stunning tealy green colour is what caught my eye, and this is the first one that flung itself into my trolley. I'm mad keen on guava fragrance, and this delicious fruit is the dominant scent here, however included in the mix is champaca - I've never head of it and needed Google to tell me it's the Magnolia Champaca flower, a native of Southeast Asia, and stars in various perfumes like Champaca Absolute by Tom Ford, Incanto Bloom by Salvatore Ferragamo, and Wonderstruck Enchanted by Taylor Swift. Also included in this fascinating blend is peach nectar, hibiscus, blonde wood and musk. It's really REALLY tangy, and far stronger than any of the others. I'm crazy about it, but there's been one or two occasions when the fragrance has reminded me of...wait for it...cat pee. Lol! Gosh I hope that doesn't put you off, but I figure what's the point of all this if I'm not honest ♥
Imperial Leather Summer Bliss Mango Butter & Frangipani Triple Moisturising Bodywash...
Mango lovers, you can rejoice - there's enough fruit content in this to send you tripping, but once again, those clever perfumers have added tangerine, peach, papaya, lily, cherry blossom and aromatic vanilla into the mix Absolutely delish! So uplifting and fun, this blend of tropical fruits and flowers to me encapsulates the spirit of summer in a bottle. Smells like the real deal, and I'd say this would be a firm favourite with all members of the family. Once again the blending is nothing short of genius ♥
The plastic containers are sturdy and strong, and one of mine survived unscathed after being dropped from chest height. My only beef with all of these shower delights is that the bottles are so fat and tubby, I can only fit one in each wire hanger - boo! Still it's a minor inconvenience that I'll gladly ignore because they're all just so unbelievably scrummy ♥
Have you tried any of the Imperial Leather body washes yet? Which one is your favourite?
Take care of you,