The Body Shop has launched White Musk Intrigue, a new flanker for their best-selling White Musk fragrance for women:
A slightly darker shade of white, this rich scent captures the classic White Musk sensuality with a warm, comforting, enchanting twist. Evokes a soft, rich and sensuous aura for the woman with a passion for life. A truly alluring fragrance perfect for autumn/winter.
The fragrance notes include cinnamon, pepper, blackcurrant, musk, Bulgarian rose, heliotrope, patchouli, amber and wood.
The Body Shop White Musk Intrigue is available in 30 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching body products.
Other recent fragrances from The Body Shop: Aqua Lily, Japanese Cherry Blossom, White Musk Blush.
I have never been to a body shop yet, can ya believe it? We have a great bath & body works here, but no body shop. I am just curious: what are the body shop's fragrances like? Better quality than B&BW? Because they are pretty cheap as well.
I don't go in very often — it is REALLY smelly in there! Their range isn't nearly as large as BBWs, but I'd say the quality is probably about the same.
Body Shop prides itself on being eco-friendly and following fair trade practices – the kind of place ethical scent-a-holics shop! The selection isn't as vast as BBW's, but they do carry home fragrancing and make-up and skin care products as well. They do some nice, reasonably priced things – and I'll just bet they have a website!
If you don't have a Body Shop store by you find a Body Shop At Home consultant… they will bring the store to your door!
The scent it great and you can't compare it to BBW… The Body Shop has never tested on animals and has a great community trade program!!
I liked this one in high school/early college.
I think this also belongs in the “Excess of Flankers” category.
White musk is a favourite of mine, so I am curious about this new version.
The Body Shop has a few good scents great for shower gels and body lotions but their eau de toilettes tend to be very flat — like it shouts one or two notes and then it dies down. There is no complexity in their fragrances, but it's not fair to compare The Body Shop to better perfumes because of its price range. I use their products daily — shampoos, body butters, shower gels and scrubs.
I would recommend their African range (tons of shea) and their aromatherapy line (oooo lavender and bergamot). The almond body butter is just divine in winter.
I have often found their scents cloying on their own but their Satsuma stuff is awesome – the body wash really wakes you up.
I'll be interested in this musk. White Musk is pretty classic in its genre.
I was with the idea of this one until I saw 'blackcurrant' on the list. Hmmm. Well, I'm sure I'll give it a quick squirt next time I pass by. Body Shop perfumes are pretty much a right of passage in the UK – and 'White Musk' was my 'first' (although *never* liked Dewberry – urgh!)
My favourite is still 'Woody Sandalwood' which works layered with Guerlain Voile d'Ete. It's about as complex as Body Shop gets and has pretty good staying power. Perfect for an Indian Summer (which I'm praying we get as our actual 'Summer' in the UK has been almost non existent!)
Megan, they have done several now, but they can't beat the dept store brands for # of flankers in a single year
I used to buy several of their body butters, and really liked them but didn't use them quickly enough and they all went bad. Oh well!
I'll have to give the Satsuma a sniff, thanks!
Will keep my fingers crossed for your Indian Summer, and hope we get one too — it's been oddly cool for August here. Feels like fall already.
Does the characterization “a slightly darker shade of white” remind anyone else of the Procul Harum album A Whiter Shade of Pale?
I didn't think of it, but now that you mention it…
TBS was one of the first companies to engage against animal tests. the owner sold TBS for some good millions to L#Oreal, which is known to be still testing on animals, and she died some months later (could not enjoy her money…) the brand uses intense scents in tehir products and is not ecologic, nor fair-trade nor something. while I am well informed in organic skincare, also on INCI, I can tell you TBS is just “yet another cheap smeyll cosmetic brand”. i like their scents though they are affordable and nice. but I do not loike companies selling something they are not AT ALL.
Anita Roddick gave all her money to charity actually. The Body Shop does use at least one community trade ingredient in almost all of it's product. They establish relationships with community trade partners and allow them to build partnerships with other companies who could benefit from their ingredients, so they encourage growth. No products are tested on animals. They are 100% vegetarian and certain lines like Neroli Jasmin are vegan. The Body Shop does not claim to be “paraben free” or anything like that… they do have parabens in some of their products, but the community trade thing and the core values they have is no sham. They have more natural based products. For serious.
I am very known for my typos indeed, but I admit I had not the full information on the topic. I still claim the TBS products have a pretty low quality, but:
TBS is a corporate entity of its own in the L'Oreal cluster. The management had to be kept as well as the ethical principles of the company, which means they are still producing without animal testing.
It is true they do not claim to have an organic or “natural” or paraben free product, and the fair trade products are very important as a core value.
I am sorry for giving only half of the information and for beeing so impulsive on criticising brands I do not like.
I do not like TBS because all the products I bought the last years were disappointing on the long term.
…did I say I love their scents though