Tuesday, 6 November 2012

The Body Shop "LOVE ETC...™ Eau de Parfum" - Review

My yummylicious LOVE ETC..... <3

LOVE ETC...™ Eau de Parfum

Product Description


Fragrance Personality:

the irresistible fragrance in a lasting eau de parfum: a heart-stopping fusion of jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood notes.

Family: floriental


  • Top notes: pear, neroli, bergamot 
  • Middle notes: jasmine, heliotrope, lily of the valley
  • Base notes: vanilla, sandalwood, musk cream


*for those who doesn't know about the fragrance notes

What are fragrance 'notes'?


These are the ingredients used to make up the perfume, and can range from plant and flower extracts to synthetically-created molecules. New technology can recreate the essence of almost any scent on earth, with recent examples including candy floss, sea salt and caramel.

What do the 'Top', 'Heart' and 'Base' categories mean?

Top Notes: Top notes are evident as soon as the liquid touches your skin. These are usually lighter than the other ingredients, and function by shaping the primary fragrance burst.
Heart or Middle Notes: Shortly after application, the top notes give way to the heart notes. These are usually floral, as most fruity notes are too light for this layer. These middle notes make up the core perfume as it sits on the skin, and it is these layers that define the ultimate dry down, when the perfume settles on to the skin.
Base notes: The base notes determine how long a fragrance will last, and provide a background on which the heart notes can be appreciated. Interestingly, most fragrances have similar base notes, often including sandalwood, amber, musk and vanilla. This is because there are only a certain number of notes that will last long enough on the skin to form the base of a fragrance.

My thought

LOVE ETC was the love at first smell :) actually i went to TBS outlet to purchase the LOVE ETC solid perfume as i read some great reviews about the perfume and at that time i wanted to have something to carry in my handbag instead of bodysprays.i never tried solid perfumes so i wanted to try that one but when i went there the salesgirl told me about the liquid LOVE ETC perfumes and insisted on trying their liquid range and i did :) The moment i smelled the perfume i knew i had to buy this sooner or later. at that time i was confused wether to buy the liquid perfume rightaway or should buy the solid one, then salesgirl told me that the solid one last for only 2 to 3 hours but the liquid one lasts longer and also the smell of the liquid was way much better than the solid one.she showed me the cute little purse spary of LOVE ETC in 10ml which was cute enough to convince me into buying.i was in love with it and i knew this little bottle will last me for only one month and i had to have the bigger one so after some time also purchased the bigger one in 100ml
i always find strong smells very offending so i prefer sweet ,floral and fruity smells. this smell is  very refreshing, sweet, inoffensive, romantic and yummylicious its not too strong and not too light and kind of every day scent.its a perfect combination of floral and fruity, i mostly smell vanilla and jasmine in it.i have only one issue with the smell which is same for all the body shop perfume is that their smell does not last as long as the other high end perfumes ,they only last for 5 to 6 hours but still i like these perfumes.
the purse spary comes in a cute little glass bottle with golden cap and contains 10ml of the product the packaging is cute and colorfull. the price is same as the solid one but smell and staying power is much better.the perfume comes in different sizes 10ml, 30ml, 100ml.the 100ml comes in a big fat glass bottle with a simple packaging.
the love etc range also have Eau de toillete, body butters. shower gels and body lotions.


  • combination of floral and fruity
  • sweet and simple everyday smell
  • travel freindly


  • doesn't lasts as long as other high end perfumes
i will rate this perfume  4.8/5

Price         1100 PKR (10ml), 5500 PKR (100ml)

 must try :) u will love it


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