Bodycare Review: Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow
Crabtree & Evelyn is one of those quintessentially British brands that I’ve used on occasions. I’ve had some shower gels, shampoo and hand creams before and also their Iris eau de toilette which was a gorgeous scent, so I’m fairly familiar with the brand. Recently I was lucky to win a little bottle of Crabtree & Evelyn’s new Somerset Meadow bath and shower gel in a competition so I thought I’d give a review on it.
Somerset Meadow bath and shower gel comes in a clear rectangular bottle with a white lid that flips open to dispense the gel which means no screwing off caps.
The scent of Somerset Meadow is very light and ‘green’ – think along the lines of freshly cut grass, but it’s much more than that. A sniff of the deeply fragrant perfume conjures up breezy, lush grasses, dewy hedgerows and an abundance of wild flowers; buttercups, ivy and apple blossoms.
Pouring a small amount into my exfoliating gloves, I rubbed my hands together to generate a froth and massaged it into my skin. The gel felt light and refreshing, but I found it didn’t create much of a lather which meant I used quite a bit more product than I usually would. It went much further when I took off my gloves and washed with just my hands. After drying my skin felt soft and cleansed with a hint of floral perfume.
Somerset Meadow really does appeal to me, it has that type of scent that I really like and look for in my refreshing body products. If I were to change one aspect it would be to increase the bubble factor! I adore natural perfumes that smell realistically floral and as Somerset Meadow contains many naturally derived plant extracts it makes me feel extra good to my skin.