Spring has officially sprung in the UK, although it doesn't feel it weather wise today, as I'm writing this, it's cold and miserable, but it is officially Spring. I like to change my fragrance with the seasons, and during Spring and Summer on some days I like a more subtle scent and often find myself choosing a body spray rather than a perfume.
Superdrug recently launched a new range of Layering Lab Body Mists (£2.99) and I was very lucky to receive all the scents in the range, just in time for Spring.
There are 6 fragrances in the Layering Lab Body Mist range and each contains 100ml and is priced at £2.99, the fragrances are Oriental, Fresh, Floral, Gourmand, Cocoon and Paradise. The scents are said to mimic the effect of designer scents at a high street price, and the idea behind the mists is that they can be layered on top of each other to create a bespoke scent just for you.
Working closely with fragrance experts in Paris, Superdrug have created a range of body mists which are individually distinctive, but in addition can be worn together in layers to suit different moods. Brands such as Jo Malone and Miller Harris are well known for layering scents but they come with a hefty price tag, the Layering Lab mists are a much more affordable option meaning layering fragrances is something accessible to everyone.
Oriental - (Spice, Berries, Floral) A Sensual and addictive fragrance combining red fruit notes with a spicy floral accord based on orris, rose and sensual warm spices. This combination is enriched by an oriental and seductive base which mingles warm patchouli, luxurious amber and rich dark vanilla.
Fresh - (Citrus, Apple, Peony) The scent opens on a sparkling fruity trail where citrus and grapefruit melt with juicy apple and sweet pear. The aquatic floral heart of peony then leads to musk's softness. As fresh and pure as morning the morning dew.
Floral - ( Rose, Raspberries, Musk) A romantic floral fragrance which opens on a fresh fruity facet composed of raspberries and blackberries blended with a bouquet of fresh peonies, rose petals and violet leaves, wrapped in a soft white musk undertone.
Gourmand - (Vanilla, Cassis, Berries) A splash of elegance highlighted by a fizzy accord of cassis and red berries melted with sweet roses revealed by an edible base made of vanilla beans layered with sugary notes and sensual musk.
Cocoon - (Jasmine, Vanilla, Musk) The scent reveals it's pure whiteness with the powdery trail of rice accord and jasmine followed by the reassuring volutes of white flowers and white tea. As base note, wrapping sandalwood, vanilla and musk give the feeling of a soft veil of cashmere on skin.
Paradise - (Tangerine, Green Tea, Vanilla) The scent opens on a paradise beach where the gentle lapping of the waves hit the shore. This exotic freshness inspired by the tangerine leads to a warm and solar white flowers and green tea heart before diving on the divine trail of vanilla, amber and creamy sandalwood. A true vacation feeling.
Superdrug have suggestions of different layering combinations, designed to evoke a specific mood, for example -
• Feel Good Every Day - Floral and Gourmand
• Escape - Paradise and Cocoon
• Cashmere Duvet Day - Cocoon and Floral
• Happy Sunny - Fresh and Paradise
• Gym Active - Floral and Fresh
• Special Occasion - Floral and Oriental
• Date Night - Oriental and Gourmand
• Night Out With The Girls - Oriental and Fresh
• Lazy Sunday Evening - Cocoon and Oriental
I have been using the body mists for the last few weeks now, wearing them alone or layering different fragrances. My favourites to wear alone are Fresh, Cocoon and Paradise, I have tried layering the mists using the suggestions made by Superdrug and my favourite combination is Fresh and Paradise and when trying out different combinations of my own, I like to wear Cocoon and Fresh together, it creates a nice fresh and fruity scent.
I have thoroughly enjoyed wearing the body mists, they all smell lovely, usually there would be a scent I didn't like in a range but they are all nice, obviously I like some more than others, that's inevitable but they are all lovely scents. The mists last for a good amount of time considering these are body mists and not perfumes, they last for around 3-4 hours on me. My daughters have both been trying out the body mists too, my eldest suffers badly with migraines and finds wearing perfume too much for her sometimes but she likes to smell nice for work, she is a makeup artist so gets quite close to her clients so likes to smell nice. The body mists have been perfect for her as she is still able to wear a fragrance for work without it being too heavy and making her migraines worse.
Overall I really like the Layering Lab Body Mists, the scents last well and they are lovely worn alone and layered together. The mists are perfect for me for wearing during Spring and Summer and I will definitely be re purchasing my favourites so I can continue to wear them and will be taking them on holiday with me in the summer, I like to wear a body mist during the day on my holidays and in the evening if I don't feel like wearing a perfume, they will be easy to transport too because they come in a plastic spray bottle so won't break mid travel and being 100ml I will be able to pop one in my carry on to keep me fresh during travel.
If you would like to give the Layering Lab Body Mists a try, you can find them on the Superdrug website here where they are currently on offer and 2 bottles are £3.80 instead of £2.99 each, saving you £2.18.
Have you tried the Layering Lab Body Mists? If so which are your favourites? Please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Thank you for reading, much love as always
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