Saturday, 12 October 2013

I've Fallen In Love...With a Body Mist


It's happened. I've found a scent and fallen in love with it.

A couple of weeks ago I went to Oxford Street and it suddenly occurred to me that & Other Stories had opened on Regent Street a few months ago. I decided to have a nose around as I'd heard pretty good things about their beauty section. The shop itself is lovely and I really like the way everything is laid out on tables as well as racks, with a white metal stair case in the centre of the shop. It just has a really nice vibe to it. 

The beauty section is at the back of the shop. There is a mix of own products as well as some branded ones like Dr. Bronner and Eyeko. I was instantly drawn to the packaging of their own beauty products. I know it's a bit silly to like something just because it has nice packaging. I don't know about you, but  in my case it's a fairly important selling factor.

I started trying out a few different body mists and body lotions, not expecting to find anything special. This was until I picked up one called Equatorial Dreams. Have you ever smelt something and been instantly drawn to it? Like it's all of your favourite things in one scent? Well, that's what happened when I tried this. The description on the bottle is "Tropical orchids in a golden amber haze". It definitely has a tropical element to it and is a pretty sweet scent but seems to have more of a fresh, cottony smell to it than you'd expect. It's actually a really difficult scent to try and describe as I'm not sure I've ever smelt anything like it before. But let me tell you, this stuff lasts a good few hours, which is a massive selling point for me. I don't own many body sprays and usually go for perfumes because body sprays just seem to wear off straight away, but this one is quite heavily perfumed. They also have a body lotion in this scent and I'm very tempted to go back and get it as they would be lovely to layer together. 

The only downside is that this costs £12 which in my opinion is pretty expensive for a 'Body Mist'. However, when you combine the quality of the packaging, the actual product and the amazing scent you can just about justify the price. 

Have you tried anything from & Other Stories?


12 comments:

  1. Never heard of this shop before, next time im in London though I will definitely check it out :-)

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  2. Really want to try one of these!
    if you ever have time could you check out my blog maybe? im a new blogger and would love some feedback! thankyou :)
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    xx

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  3. I'd really like to visit & Other Stories as a lot of people seem impressed with them, but so far there isn't a shop near me..

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  4. It's a shame about the price, but I have been searching for a body mist for ages! This looks great :) xxx

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  5. This sounds so nice! I am definitely drawn to packaging but I will also consider more boring ones too if I know they're good :-P I know what you mean about body mists fading quickly too. xx

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  6. Always wanted to try something from there but it is quite expensive, I absolutely love fresh scents too, might have to try this out

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    xx

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  7. I've tried their nail polish, but it's so hard to handle since the packaging is not really user-friendly :). But their shops are absolutely stunning! I'd definitely give this body mist a go, even if it's a bit pricey :). Looks lovely!

    xx
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    1. I've been tempted to pick up a nail polish from there but probably won't if the packaging makes it hard to apply. Thanks for the heads up :) Maybe I'll get the body lotion instead haha!

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  8. great post! would you like to follow eachother?
    xx
    daniella
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  9. lovely post to read :)

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  10. I've never tried anything from there before but I now really, really want to! I need to have a sniff of this, the description sounds heavenly. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  11. Really want to visit this store! Sounds delightful, will defiantly be on my to do list next time I'm having a shopping trip in London x

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