I know I really should have been aware of Liz Earle’s small range of Botanical Essences but I wasn’t. Sometimes, some products just pass you buy completely until it’s the right moment to discover them and I’m oh so glad that I tripped over this perfume. Or Botanical Essence, to give it its given name.
What is it?
It’s a deeply intriguing and wildly, wilfully seductive little number that’s even won a FiFi People’s Choice Award (ie. A Fragrance Foundation award voted for by boots.com consumers). A beautifully fresh yet spicy oriental, this juice is a winner from first spray. Fresh, spicy notes of pink pepper, cinnamon and bergamot are complemented by Damask rose, cypriol and Indian sandalwood, while the soft qualities of tonka bean and Bourbon vanilla create a low down, feminine sensuality.
Not sold as a ‘perfume’ per se, this is a feel-good spray that can be used to spritz on lingerie, clothing or used in your ironing water as well as simply sprayed directly onto wrists or in your hair. Famed perfumer, Alienor Massenet, is the brains behind Botanical Essence No 15.
What are its benefits?
As above, it’s a mood enhancer and can be used in many ways. It’s the type of fragrance I’d have by my desk at work for those trying moments. Incredibly light, the fragrance vaporises with the utmost subtlety, leaving no marks on black or fine coloured fabrics if you prefer to spray directly onto clothing as Botanical Essence No.15 is over 90% derived from sustainably sourced natural ingredients.
How much does it cost?
It costs £47 (50ml) and is available at Liz Earle online or stores.