Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Body Shop: Shea EDT

If you are wondering where I've been, well, I moved house and I am trying to survive settling in a tiny village on the edge of English Countryside. I am tweeting again (as Kettle Logic, something Freud said). I am slowly back to blogging and I do have a lot of blog reading to catch up on. I am also watching my spending because our unorganised move really took it out of us this time. As a little indulgence to preserve my sanity, I bought this perfume yesterday at The Body Shop outlet store for less than a fiver.

I love the smell of shea butter and TBS captures the smell so well in the products. Shea range of products is my favourite from TBS. Not even TBS's cult Vanilla compares to the beauty of Shea, which may I add, is a bold statement as Vanilla used to be my go to perfume for comfort but is getting a tad too sweet for my taste these days.

Shea EDT is a delight, comfort in a bottle. It is delicate and refreshing but also luxurious and soothing. It is a simple, soft fragrance of pure shea butter itself. It is very light, not too creamy or sweet and borders a subtle nutty smell. This lies on a bed of soft woods which 'ups' the utter gorgeousness that the smell of shea is. It is so gentle and understated that it can never be overindulged in.

The EDT is better than the body mist in terms of staying power. A few generous spritzes of EDT last me a couple of hours. But I can see myself layering this perfume with Shea body butter or whipped lotion. If TBS ever brings out a concentrated perfume oil in the smell of Shea, I'll be drowning it!

15 comments:

  1. It's so good to have you back, Su! Nadja told me you moved, so I've been wondering how you've been. I know how moving can take its toll on you physically, emotionally, and financially... So I'm wishing you all the very best and I hope you settle in nicely :) The edge of the English Countryside sounds incredibly amazing. Though I understand the grass is always greener ;) After this comment, I'm going to follow you on Twitter. And I love the Freud reference. I'm a psychology major, so I definitely appreciate all things Freud (even if some concepts are now laughed upon, he was a cool guy with interesting ideas).

    This Shea perfume sounds really wonderful! Next time I happen across TBS, I'll have to give it a sniff! Lovely review ❤

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    1. Thanks for thinking of me while I was away <3 I move around quite a bit but this time it was unorganised. So much stress! English Countryside sure sounds great but sadly I live in a minute village/residential development which doesn't even have good Internet speed. I am such a city girl at heart, sighhhh

      Thanks for following me on Twitter :) It is so nice to know you study psychology! I find it interesting eventhough I haven't formally studied psychology. I do love my psychiatry. I find Freud very interesting though it is hard to agree with some of his concepts. It always begins and ends with ahem the crotch :D

      Shea perfume is good. Do try it next time :) x

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    2. Agh, I tried to reply to you yesterday, but the reply button went on strike! I wanted to tell you that mah boyfran and I ended up going to the mall yesterday and I got to sniff this beautiful perfume! Your review is spot on, as this is a great and very comforting scent ❤

      Thanks for following me too, sweetie! I got my ba in psychology in 2009, so I'm a bit rusty on things! I was never a "school" person, so it's quite a miracle that I graduated in the first place! Psychiatry is my favorite realm of psychology, well that and abnormal psychology. I take Freud with a grain of salt because of the crotchiness so to speak (haha), but he was a pretty clever dude with some interesting concepts, to say the least :D

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  2. I'm supposed to review this one soon, along with the Moringa EDT. I asked for this one in particular because I really like the TBS Shea scent. Reminds me of being clean after a shower. :)

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    1. Shea is exactly that, clean but so soft! Love!
      I am eyeing off Moringa and Coconut. Pretty chuffed I get 50% off the price :)
      Can't wait to read your reviews!

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  3. It's nice to find comfort in small things, isn't it? Hope you get settled in soon, and it's so nice to see you back on Twitter! We missed you :)

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    1. Absolutely! Something to keep me sane :) I am enjoying twitter too, thank you! x

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  4. The perfume sounds beautiful Su!

    I have never really smelt any of TBS's shea products. I went in there for the first time in years a few months ago to grab a face exfoliator, but didn't look at any of the scented stuff (can't remember why) so I will have to try them on your recommendation.

    Your house on the edge of the countryside sounds lovely. :-)

    ~Kelly

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    1. I love TBS! Do try the shea stuff and hope to hear your thoughts :)

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  5. Welcome back!! You have been missed! I grew up in the countryside in western Finland and I still love the countryside! I enjoy living in a city (as I do right now) and I´ll miss it but in the end, for me, the peace and the beauty of nature are so much more rewarding than the pleasures and comforts of city life. Hopefully you can find enjoyment in living in the countryside as well! (Though having a bad internet connection really sucks!!)

    I don´t think I have smelled the shea edt, but I do love the shea body butter! Nowadays I generally find TBS perfumes to be a bit boring, comforting and pretty but a bit boring. I do love the body and lip butters though! I have coconut body butter and both coconut and shea lip butters.

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    1. Awww how wonderful that you grew up in the country! I like living in cities maybe because I grew up in a big one :) It sure takes time to adjust to the calm and gosh, slow internet is killing me :(
      TBS stuff isn't that innovative. I think this is the best thing to be released as a perfume IMHO. I think they should bring back all he nice stuff they used to have before.

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  6. Welcome back Su! A tiny village on the edge of English Countryside sounds fascinating!
    I love the smell of shea butter, I have to go to the body shop and give this a try!

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    1. Thanks Amanda! It is fascinating where I live but it is really a cross between a village and a housing settlement. Quite boring actually :)
      Sure try this and let us know your thoughts :)

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  7. I undoubtedly enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.
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