Greetings from Phuket, Thailand! I’m here with my Dad for a business trip slash holiday. Anyway, remember in my sad excuse for a September Favorites video, I mentioned Urban Rituelle’s Island Citrus scent, and how I would write a proper review? Well here it is:
OK, OK, let me elaborate. But it is amazing. Notes include lime, grapefruit, orange, and base notes of bergamot and rose. In other words, it is beautiful. Yes, it’s a citrus scent, but it smells like a sweet-citrus scent and it’s delightful. The perfume is more of a body spray, so don’t expect lasting staying power – no more than 2 hours I’d say – but the bottle is so handy for your handbag, it’s great for touch ups. The spray, too, is pretty amazing. One spritz packs a punch, I tell ya! I was pretty shocked how just one spritz covered my whole t-shirt!
My friend Natsumi got me this perfume (that was part of a set with body lotion and soap) for my birthday – perfectly in time for my trip! I didn’t bring the body lotion and soap though, since I use the ones at the hotel, but they are just as lovely. She was telling me how she discovered this brand and liked that it was feminine without being too over-the-top girly. I totally agree – how classy and sweet are their packaging? Love it. Before I left, I’ve been using the body balm as a hand cream in my handbag because it’s so cute and small – looks so great in my handbag, I always smiled when I take it out.
Have you tried anything from Urban Rituelle? What do you think? If you check out their site, there are SO many products, I don’t really know where to start – so let me know which one you recommend! (Although I took a quick look and I think their Coconut & Honey perfume is next on my list – smells yum!)