Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.1

Price: £40.35 for 50ml

I'm not at all cultured in the perfume department. I've never had a 'proper' one - I've only ever had bottles under £10 that are very sweet/fruity. This product is completely different to anything I've had. Not only is the scent different, but the ingredients too, with them being natural.
I like the packaging a lot. It's simple, elegant and represents the perfume perfectly.
The scent is strong and the first thing I smell is lavender, which I absolutely hate. Lavender makes me feel sick. On the skin, this scent dies down and begins to smell more citrusy (from the beragmot and mandarin), but not enough for me to say I enjoy it.
When my sister smelt it, she said "that smells of old people" and when my mum had a sniffle, she said "eeww lavender". We are all used to sweet/fruity fragrances and have never had anything like this, so it's hard to get used to. Also, we all hate the smell of lavender and unfortunately, we cannot get past that.
I love that the perfume is packed full of natural ingredients and hope that my nose will start to appreciate the scent.
This would make a great gift for those ladies who do prefer more complex scents, as it combines floral, herbal and citrus notes. 



  1. Alice: Oooh grapefruit? I do love the smell of grapefruit! Will be sure to check them out, thanks :) x

  2. I am fussy with perfume too and usually only wear what I am used to. I find it hard to get used to new perfumes x

  3. Haha smells like old people! You have to smell perfumes before you buy them, always!! Lol, I hope it grows on you!

  4. It's 98% natural so is perfect for people with skin allergies! x

  5. That's a shame you don't like the smell of this, doesn't sound like something I would like either!

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