Product Purchased by IMBB
Today, I will be sharing a body lotion review with you all, it’s from the most luxurious ayurvedic brand “Forest Essentials.” I have been wanting to try out the “Nargis” fragrance since a long time. I had heard so many people talk about how great this smells and it got me excited too. You can read the reviews of Cleansing Shower Butter, Velvet Body Cream, Body Mist, Bath and Shower Oil from this range by clicking on the respective links 🙂 Hence when I got the chance to grab this body lotion, I did not think twice. I loved the whole shopping experience from Forest Essentials. Now, let’s get to the review straightaway.
I bought it a fortnight ago for INR 1175. It’s now being sold at INR 1375. They really hike their prices too often I feel *idk*
My Experience with Forest Essentials Nargis Ultra Rich Body Lotion:
This body lotion comes in a tall plastic bottle. The bottle is a bit bulky and hence not easy to carry around in the bag during travels. It has a pump applicator that is protected by a flimsy plastic cap. As compared to the other products, the packaging seems okay, but they could have done better, it doesn’t look like a luxurious product to me.
The label describes it as an “ultra rich” body lotion, so I assumed that the lotion might be thick, but I was gladly proven wrong. The lotion is runny and hence gets absorbed into the skin quickly. I love the texture because it’s already too humid in Mumbai and I don’t want a heavy lotion, so this one’s a great option. It doesn’t feel like anything after I have applied the lotion. It feels very light and I can go on to apply my sunscreen without having to worry about the layers of product that will make my skin feel heavy.
It moisturizes my skin very well and I don’t need to reapply it throughout the day. A little amount of the lotion goes a long way and since it is summers, you don’t need a whole lot of lotion any way. This would easily last me 4-5 months even if I use daily.
Now, saving the best feature of this lotion for the last, i.e., the fragrance! When was in the store, I really couldn’t smell the lotion at all. That might be because the store had so many amazing fragrances flying around, I couldn’t specifically smell this lotion. I bought this ultra rich body lotion blindly, trusting people who have said that it smells amazing. When I came home, I checked out the fragrance, and and oh my God! This smells so floral and fresh! It has a very nostalgic fragrance, I think. It reminds me of the times my mom used to wear a “gajra.” It is really awesome and I’m super happy that I bought this. The fragrance is strong initially, but when you rub in the lotion, it settles to a mild one, but you can still get a whiff of the fragrance when you move your hands around.
The fragrance lasts on me for about 7 hours if I’m indoors, but when I’m travelling or when I’m out, it lasts 3 hours maximum. That is slightly disappointing because I really love the fragrance and it doesn’t last long when outdoors. I keep this in my closet and it already smells of this even with the cap on! I really love how my closet smells now 😛
Summing up the pros and cons:
Pros of Forest Essentials Nargis Ultra Rich Body Lotion:
- Lightweight lotion that gets easily absorbed into the skin.
- Provides enough moisture to the skin.
- Skin doesn’t feel parched.
- Heavenly fragrance.
- Doesn’t make me sweat even during harsh, humid climate.
- The lotion feels and smells luxurious.
- Fragrance lasts long when indoors.
Cons of Forest Essentials Nargis Ultra Rich Body Lotion:
- Packaging could have been better.
- Yes, it is expensive.
- Fragrance isn’t that long lasting when outdoors.
I have made up my mind to repurchase this solely because it smells divine! You just have to buy this one! I know it’s expensive, but sometimes, you gotta treat yourself! 😉
Forest Essentials Cleansing Shower Butter Nargis
Forest Essentials Nargis Velvet Silk Body Cream
Forest Essentials Nargis Body Mist
Forest Essentials Nargis Bath and Shower Oil
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