- Saturday, 14 June 2014 -


Hello my lovelies! As tradition every year, I tend to pick out a fragrance that'll serve as my staple summer scent. I do this because it preserves my memories of that particular time when I wore that specific scent. For instance, a few summers ago I journeyed to New York with my mum and during my stay in America I donned Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers perfume, smelling of sweet coconuts. Now any time I catch the scent of anything remotely coconut-infused, it transports me back to that happy time with my mum.

So naturally this called for a visit to The Body Shop! Lately I've been indulging in their Strawberry and Vanilla Body Mists but they can be quite overpowering, so I've been on the hunt for something subtly sweeter - when lo and behold I stumbled across their Vineyard Peach range. 

Vineyard Peach Body Mist - The Body Shop
Vineyard Peach Shower Gel - The Body Shop
Peach Sponge - The Body Shop

I've only owned the Peach Body Mist for a day and already I want to just bathe myself in it so the essence of peach can permanently linger on my skin. The aroma itself is very light, fresh and oh so fruity, it's the perfect perfume for spending hazy, lazy days in a garden just basking in the summer sun. To further assure that I am smelling completely peachy this summer, I also purchased the Peach Shower Gel which lathers very well, leaving the skin soft and lightly fragranced. You know those Herbal Essences advertisements where upon using the product, the surroundings completely transform into a beautifully exotic environment? Yeah, that's EXACTLY how it feels to use The Body Shop's Vineyard Peach Shower Gel! And lastly, how could I not complete my peachy-themed collection with this chirpy little peach sponge? 

Do you shop in The Body Shop?

  1. i've never tried the peach variant, but i loved the strawberry ones from The Body Shop! :)

  2. I love the vanilla and its such a good idea to change the sent each summer.

    Gaby x


  3. I love this idea!! I seriously am going to start this. Thanks for sharing girly! I've personally never had any scent that was peach!

  4. I love the Tangerine collection, but that Peach Sponge is too cute!!



  5. I haven't tried the peach one but I do have the strawberry and Vanilla (the scent of summer for me!) ones which are really strong like you said, which makes me love them even more... they smell so yummy.


  6. OOoh, these look (and I'm sure, smell) gorgeous! I'm always in love with a bit of mango scented things in the summer! xx


  7. That's actually very clever! Everytime I smell something familiar I have such a difficult time why I know it so well. Peach smells are always nice and sweet! :)

  8. Peach is one of my favourite scents in the body shop alongside coconut.
    Both amazing!

    Leah @ Peaches and Smoke.

  9. i love the scent of peach and that sponge looks super cute !!
    need to get one :)
    Melissa | The Inked Blonde

  10. These sound lovely, perfect for summer! My other favourite product is the coconut shower gel, but apart from that I don't venture into the Body Shop very often- I think I'll take a look at these peach ones next time :)
    Emma xo Wallflower Wardrobe

  11. mmm I love this range, it smells incredible!

  12. Claire, this post makes me so happy!
    It's lovely that you have this tradition. I wrote a post a while ago about scents and memories connected to them. You can read it here if you like :) http://whatnaomiwrote.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/perfume-memories.html
    There are other perfumes that I no longer have, but when I smell them in a shop I am taken back to particular times in my life, like Ghost perfume, which reminds me of hot summer nights in 2005 when I was absolutely head over heels in love with this guy at my church! I love how strong scents connect with memories.

    I absolutely adore the peach range in The Body Shop – I bought the body butter for a friend's Christmas present last year and loved the scent so much. I knew how good the coconut range was (especially the body mist for putting in my hair) so I thought I'd get the peach body mist and it is SO good. I feel exactly the same way about bathing in it, haha!
    The sponge is adorable. I can't wait til The Body Shop has another 40% sale ;)

    Naomi xo


  13. What a lovely idea to have a different scent for each year! My current favourite is the body shops strawberry one- I remembered my nannie got me a gift box like 4/5 years ago of it and only rediscovered it recently!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!

  14. That's a really great idea! I've never really been one for perfumes - half of the time I just forget to use it! I loved my body shop mist spray though when I had it. I may need to have a look in store!

  15. I loved the shower gel, I really mus invest in the mist. Sounds amazing!
    Water Painted Dreams xo

  16. omg these products look amazing! I love the body shop and I love lovely smelling products.

    Haaappy Summer!
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

  17. What a gorgeous idea to stick with a particular scent for summer! I always find certain perfumes transport me to certain memories and I love it, so I'll make more of an effort to do this! Lovely post :) xx

  18. I love the fragrances from the body shop! Peach isn't really my thing but I like the Fiji Lotus Water (I think that's what it's called..). So nice that you pick a scent for each summer, smell is always strongly connected to memory for me too :)

    macinmybackpack.blogspot.com xx