As a long-term Philosophy addict, I was more than happy when Gemma placed the new Apricots and Cream body emulsion and 3 in 1 on my desk this week. The formats aren't new - 3 in 1 (body wash, bubble bath and shampoo) is one of Philosophy's core products and comes in masses of varieties. The body emulsion also comes in (slightly fewer) variants, perhaps most popularly the Amazing Grace Firming Body Emulsion. What's new is the scent. It's as sweet and fruity as the name suggests - a sugary confection that's perhaps more peach than apricot.
The smell is by far the strongest in the body emulsion, which has been living on my desk at work and doing time as a hand cream. During that time it's attracted the attention of all my neighbouring colleagues as its mouth-watering desserty-fruity scent fills the air. Several people have started coming over to my desk to try it for themselves and everyone agrees it's superbly moisturising. It's packed with a huge number of ingredients, many of them natural in origin. There's no mineral oil in there, nor parabens (see ingredients lists at the end of the review for the full low down). It's also non-sticky. Generally a huge thumbs up for the lotion, which costs £19.75 for a whopping 16oz (around 500ml - 473ml to be exact).
Philosophy Apricots and Cream products are available from Selfridges and QVC. I've also spotted Philosophy in John Lewis. We've been given the number 0870 990 8452 to call for full stockist details.