Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Review: Maddi Alexander Frivolous Bath & Body Oil


I love a good bath oil.  Some of my favourites are by Penhaligon's and Aromatherapy Associates - so I'll quite happily spend a wodge of cash on a high quality bath oil with a glorious scent.  So I was fully expecting to be impressed by Maddi Alexander's Frivolous bath and body oil - it's described as a "sumptuous" fragrance, making use of a variety of uplifting citrus notes such as lemon, bergamot and sweet orange.

And indeed, the scent is rather lovely, albeit nothing particularly unusual - it's a fairly generic, slightly sweet citrus.  As a bath oil, it's nothing special - it's the kind of oil blend that sits atop the bathwater, coating the skin as you bathe, rather than the kind that emulsifies into the water.

So, all in all, a nice enough product.  However, a 100ml bottle costs £30, where a Penhaligon's oil, for comparison, costs £39 for 200ml.  I just don't feel that the price reflects the quality of the product - yes, it has a nice enough scent, but it has a simple oil base and it just doesn't seem special enough to justify the cost.

If you're keen to try it for yourself, you'll find it at the Urban Retreat Beautique.

Disclosure: PR sample

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