The Body Shop Mandarin Orchid Eau De Toilette Review
The Body Shop had launched Mandarin Orchid as “the sparkling fragrance” for women: A bright, uplifting fruity floral fragrance with a crisp, clean citrus note softened by a floral bouquet to make You feel fresh and feminine.
Mandarin Orchid was presented in 2008/09, as a light and optimistic fragrance which opens with sweet accords of orange, mandarin orange and guava. A heart hides floral nuances, such as orchid, mandarin blossom and fresh lily of the valley, whereas base notes are composed of white ginger, musk and mahogany. This perfume can be found as 30 ml EDT, with accompanying body care products: Mandarin Orchid Body Spray, Shower Gel and Body Lotion.
It was one of their limited edition releases.
By the way, it is still available on ebay if you are interested and I think, it got launched in Singapore as a limited edition thing recently.
Sorry, it was a gift, so no idea.
My Experience with TBS Mandarin Orchid EDT:
I am not a perfume person at all and equally bad at describing them, but like all of you, I love good smelling things and being a TBS lover, I always have at least one from their range in my stock. Knowing my likeness for TBS stuff, one of my friends got me this 3-piece set with shower gel, body mist and EDT as my marriage gift. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
I have finished up the body mist and shower gel long back and somehow forgot that I have this too. Now, that I have started using this again, thought of reviewing it for all of you. :toothygrin:
Like mentioned above, the notes are:
Top Notes: Orange, mandarin orange and guava.
Middle Notes: Orchids, mandarin blossoms and lily of the valley.
Base Notes: Ginger, musk and mahogany.
The packaging is very standard TBS EDT type packaging. The bottle fits into your palm perfectly. The spray nozzle works nicely, releasing just the right amount. Unless you want to smell like a freshly-crushed orange yourself, don’t over do the thing. :haanji:
Here is the spray nozzle with the tiny cap. I love tiny-miny things. 😀
When sprayed, immediately what you smell is a fresh orange splash, very strong for almost 5 seconds. Then, it goes down to a subtle citrusy note. It does not last very long, but you can easily make out the lingering floral scent for 3 to 4 hours. So, if you are going out for a long time, don’t forget to put this in your bag.
Personally, I really don’t like floral or musky fragrances and it has both. I am more into woody, spicy scents. Ironically, my current stock only has floral fragrances. :headbang: :headbang:
Some Good Points about Mandarin Orchid EDT:
1. It’s a perfect summery fragrance with all the right notes to it.
2. Apt for everyday use.
3. Can be used as a day as well as evening wear. However, it may be too mild for a night out.
4. Not very strong and obvious. So, it’s good for sensitive noses. I am not into this one much, still I don’t mind using this.
Not-so-Good Points about Mandarin Orchid EDT:
1. It has a very girly and sweet tangy feel to it. So, if you prefer something more elegant and mature, then it’s not for you.
2. Does not last very long, 3 to 4 hours. After that, you really have to poke your nose into the place you applied it to know its presence.
3 on 5.
Will I Repurchase:
No. Anyways, it is not available in India now and I am definitely not going to order from ebay. As it is, it will take me another 6 months to finish this one.
Will I Recommend:
If you are one of those who like musky and floral things, then go for it or else you can easily skip this.
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