Friday, 1 July 2011

Fangirl Friday: Korres Body Milk

You know when you pick up a product and fall so hard in love with it you absolutely-must-buy-everything-in-that-smell/range/brand? That's Fangirl Friday.

Korres Body Milk totally deserves to be the inaugral post in this series. I picked up the Cedar scent in TK Maxx based solely on smell and fell in love. The boy has been sucked into my obsession, we totally geeked out in the Korres Store in Prague. When we go away we can share a bottle, knowing it will relieve sunburn, dry skin and act as a light daytime scent.
L-R Jasmine, Basil Lemon, Cedar, Citrus and Spearmint
The texture does seem to vary a little, but I find they all sink into the skin with no residue. The scents are all subtle but have staying power. After a day at work it's still noticeable on my skin.

I love the pump dispenser for the hygiene and minimal packaging. Korres make robust enough bottles that cardboard sleeves are unecessary; they've also changed the pump from the style pictured on the left (Jasmine/Basil Lemon), to those on the right. The pump now locks into place without the need for a clip so is even lighter and more ecofriendly.

Slightly thinner consistency. Smells like a real jasmine plant with slightly creamy and green notes. The only scent in our stash that the boy won't pinch as it's a bit too perfumey.

Basil Lemon
I don't get much basil in this. A light, slightly muted lemon or lemon balm is closer. This smells a bit Jif-like in the bottle but is much softer on the skin.

Smells like freshly cut wood, a little like pine, but less acidic and more earthy. I like to wear this under summer scents to make them a bit more 'serious' and prolong their lifespan into autumn. Definitely the most masculine scent here. This is my second bottle.

I bought this for the boy, but seem to have claimed it back... It's a slightly thicker formula than most of the others, but feels more effective for it. This is a complex citrus; there are grapefruit, kumquat and sweet lime notes as well as the lemon. No cleaning product whiffs here, but is fairly similar to Ralph Lauren Polo Black.

Mint and vanilla. A surprisingly warm scent, but still very clean. Like a light, but supersoft and snuggly white t-shirt. 

For drier skin, the range of body butters is awesome; a tube of 'Guava' sits on my desk at work and is used as a body moisturiser, hand cream, lip balm, hair serum (just the tiniest bit) and general stress relief as it smells like holidays.

All Korres products have a use-by date as they're free from all kinds of preservatives and hideous fillers. They don't test on animals. Ever. My only gripe is that their website sucks. I buy mine through TK Maxx (for around £3.99, woo!) or Asos (for around £9, though it's currently on sale for £6.20). The Debenhams website has a comprehensive range, though I've never seen it instore.

I'd highly recommend picking a bottle up and am kind of kicking myself for telling you about the TK Maxx thing.

Have a great weekend and stay beautiful,

Lucy x