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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yves Rocher Apple Delight

Every year Yves Rocher introduces limited edition scents for the holidays. In the past I've managed to talk myself out of 'sampling' them; I still regret not trying last year's Orange & Amande. This year, the main collection is a sweet floral that didn't exactly call to me, but the secondary collection, Apple Delight, described as being a warm vanilla-apple blend... Well, I just had to try that for myself.

'Just a spritz and you’re enveloped in the warm, caressing scent of sweet Vanilla-kissed Apple for a heavenly aura! The perfect pick for lovers of yummy scents!'

I initially wondered how apple would work in a winter scent, but the vanilla gives this a warm cozy note, while still having a hint of crisp apple sweetness. The scent is light, but lasts quite well. I really like it and wish it had been available in a larger bottle.

'Succumb to the tantalizing scent of a delicious Vanilla-kissed Apple! Under the shower, its soft lather envelops you and leaves your skin delicately scented. Enriched with Apple and Witch Hazel Water, its formula gently cleanses your skin! The Plus: Its gentle formula won’t dry your skin!'

Yves Rocher knows how to make a great shower gel (the Brazilian Coffee Bean is amazing!) and the Apple Delight does not disappoint.  I used this as shower gel on a pouff, and found you only need a little bit as it lathers and foams like crazy. The scent is light, but it does linger on my skin for a few hours, but layering with the other products is the best way to keep the scent around a bit longer. The only downside with this, is that the bottle doesn't have a dispensing top. It has a twist on/off cap that has the potential to be dangerous... a pouff in one hand, the bottle and the cap in the other. You know what I mean.

'This guaranteed-to-please duo is ready for gift-giving! The silky body scrub is enriched with natural exfoliating particles and frees your skin of impurities and dead cells, leaving it renewed and restored to softness! The silky body cream is both nourishing and deliciously scented and will leave your skin soft, supple and fabulously fragrant with notes of a mouthwatering treat! The Plus: Its travel-size format, great for your weekend getaways!'

The body scrub in this little duo was what I was really after, as I've used YR scrubs in the past (mainly the Vanilla Exfoliant) and they have the perfect blend of scrub and moisturizing oils. I haven't dipped into the Apple Delight scrub yet, but it does smell just as amazing as all the other items in the collection. The body cream is a thicker version of your basic lotion, but not so thick to be a butter. It feels great on skin and leaves a nice hint of the Apple Delight scent. I love how these little pots come packaged together, they really would be a nice gift... office secret Santa perhaps?

I'm totally a fan of Apple Delight! Have you tired this scent? Do you have a signature scent that you like to wear for the holidays?

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