During the summer months wearing your favourite perfume can be a bit of hard ask, especially when you’re reluctant to coat yourself in the stuff due to the rising temps or spending time in the sun when scents can turn (and irritate the skin). The perfect choice is a body cream or lotion in your favourite scent, with an unrivalled selection of body lotions, body oils, creams and more available from some pretty special brands swooping in to save the day. They are also a great option for gifting as they are a little less pricey than perfume, and you can rest easy knowing that you’ve helped out a buddy most likely in need of hydration for dry, summer skin.
Keeping with the summer theme, one of my top picks in this area is the collection of delicious Gelato Creams for Body by Clinique. The range offers three moisturising body creams that soothe and condition dry skin and have the most lovely creamy, whipped sensation as well as much-needed moisturising ingredients. They come lightly fragranced with the Happy Indulgences Collection of happy (naturally), floral, and fruit scents.
The full fragrant line up is:
Happy Gelato Cream for Body
This tub of gorgeous comes with the scent of Clinique’s best-selling women’s fragrance Happy, but in an indulgent body cream. The super rich body cream provides instant moisturisation while imparting top notes comprised of sparkling citrus, with a floral blend of West Indian Mandarin Flower, Boysenberry Bush and Melati Blossoms and their complementary opposites of Spring Mimosa, Morning Dew Orchid and Hawaiian Wedding Flower completing the picture. It’s a vibrant scent and a perfect pick for Happy fans.
Sugared Petals Gelato Cream for Body
This decadently rich body cream conditions while soothing skin. Opening with top notes of neroli blossom, bergamot, and orange, which lead into middle notes of jasmine absolute and gardenia, and blend with cedarwood, white musk, and sandalwood, creating harmonious blends of colours, scents, and textures.
Berry Blush Gelato Cream for Body
Soothing and conditioning from the moment it touches skin, the joyful fruit scent of Berry Blush opens with a citrus flair of top notes mandarin, raspberry, and mango blossom. The fruity opening complements floral middle notes freesia, violet, and peony. Bottom notes blonde woods, musk, and amber give a sensual undertone to the most complex (I think) scent of the three.
Just gorgeous! Clinique Happy Gelato Creams for Body are available for a limited time at Clinique counters nationwide and at www.smithandcaugheys.co.nz for a suggested retail price of $69.00. So get gifting – including one to self, of course!Tweet