Whenever we go shopping at Duty Free, I never miss out the chance to swing by The Body Shop counter. You see, before I got into this whole Korean cosmetics frenzy, and before Human Heart Nature came to be, The Body Shop was my most favorite brand when it comes to bath, body, and skin care products. I guess I take after my Mum, who is very fond of the brand herself.
I've been meaning to buy the Apple Blossom EDT, but it seems The Body Shop stopped producing this scent a long time ago. And so the last time we were at Duty Free, I bought a bottle of the Japanese Cherry Blossom EDT instead. To be more precise, Mum bought it for me. Hehe.
This light, floral scent is inspired by the beauty and elegance of cherry blossoms - 'sakura', as they call it in Japan. In Japanese culture, these tiny, delicate blossoms symbolize the transience of life.
Feminine, romantic, and elegant, the Japanese Cherry Blossom EDT opens with Fuji apple, Chinese magnolia and osmanthus flower. The scent then mingles with a heart of star jamine, Japanese cherry blossom and Japanese persimmon. This fragrance becomes even more delightful to the senses as it combines with base notes of sandalwood, hinoki wood, and fruity musk.
I love how this fragrance progresses from tangy (as in the scent of the Fuji apple), to flowery (the cherry blossom itself), to musky (it has fruity musk base notes, after all). The scent is sweet yet sophisticated, elegant but not overpowering. I call this my 'happy scent', which is perfect for warm, blustery days such as today.
Like all of The Body Shop products, the Japanese Cherry Blossom EDT is ethically sourced, kind to animals, and supports community fair trade. And you know how biased I am for products that don't test on animals, use all-natural / organic ingredients, and provide livelihood opportunities.
The Japanese Cherry Blossom EDT comes in 1.69 fl oz bottles, and costs $25. Available at The Body Shop stores worldwide.
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