Incase you haven’t guessed already, I have a bit of a thing for Crabtree & Evelyn. I love all of their scents anyway, but their Christmas collections are just something else. Last year I was lucky enough to receive the Blossoming Hands collection and this year Santa must have known that I was running low and brought me the Botanical collection.
Vintage floral and fruity smells are totally my thing, which is why I think I love Crabtree so much. Hand therapies are my favourite as they are the perfect size to pop in your handbag and switch around when you fancy a different smell. I can’t decide whether I like this collection or last years ‘fruity’ collection more though, as they both contain some pretty amazing smells.
I have a few favourites in here that I will definitely repurchase, the only thing is that they last ages so you don’t really need to think about replacing them too much. Not that that’s a bad thing though, I love good value for money. Here’s my rundown;
Old World Jasmine – I love this smell, it reminds me of my deodorant as I always tend to wear Jasmine (little random fact for you there!). It is not too sweet and not too overpowering, one of my favourites.
Rosewater – Rose is one of my favourite smells anyway. It is so old fashioned and powdery. I think it is one of those scents that you either love or hate though, I find it cute smelling.
Lily – This is a very sweet smell with a slight tang to it. It starts off nice and flowery but has a bitter undertone to it. It fades to a slightly faint tangy smell.
Venetian Violet – This smells exactly like parma violets and I LOVE IT! It has a very soft smell and lasts ages. My hands smell like sweeties the whole time it is on.
Florentine Freesia – This is quite a citrusy smell, not very sweet at all. Once this starts to fade it has more of a flowery smell to it.
Lavender – This is a typical lavender scent. I’m not a huge fan of lavender personally, so this is my least favourite.
As usual with Crabtree, the quality is perfect and my hands feel so soft. I think it’s safe to say my hands are going to smell and feel beautiful for the next few months.