Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Cath Collins Devon ~ Oh La La Orange Flower

When I received the email asking if I'd like to sample a fragrance, I was a little hesitant.  From my past experience, I am a bit rubbish at discussing scents in depth - so I was a little concerned when it came to penning this post.

What landed on my door step was this fine beauty.... Oh La La Orange Flower* by Cath Collins Devon.  In all honesty I have never heard of Devon based Cath before, but it is good to experience new things.  The great thing about CCD is all her products are produced here in the UK down in Devon.

When I first opened this I thought the packaging was very cute. A candy cane theme popped to mind with the colour concept and style.  The bottle is sleek and simple with the frosted glass affect, which I like.

So what do I think of it... 

Well initially, I thought it smelt rather cleaning product-ish.  It may sound harsh to describe it in such a manner but this has a overwhelming citrus, grapefruit, orange blossom and bergamot scent with a hint of floral lily and jasmine (again two more strong scents) - it reminded me of a product I'd use to clean my bathroom.  

That isn't a bad thing - I'm merely commenting on the strength and choice of scents used. I am not used to using something so intense and strong.  It actually reminded of Jo Malone and the strength of her products.

Anyway, I'm not generally a zingy citrus perfume lover and after initially turning my nose up at this... It has grown on me.  I find this works a little better for me once the initial spritz has died down and warmed on my skin. The scent lasts on the skin for a good few hours... However you do need to reapply after a while.

You can pick up a 50ml bottle for £35.50 online here at the CCD website.

Angela xox

*PR Sample



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  2. I love the packaging :) Nice box and lovely bottle :)



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