Hi there OT,
Portia, all the way from Australian Perfume Junkies and Perfume Posse
Lately I have been using the Amouage Body Lotion 10oz pump packs. They are thick, rich and creamy, smell sensational and create a fabulous base for their matching Amouage scents and other fragrances. Should you wish to be scent whisper then you can wear them alone for a lovely soft focus scent experience that plays very close to the body. A wonderful work choice or sleep choice. MMMMM…
Body Lotions. Who. What. Where. Why.
Photo Stolen Libertine
At the moment I have less than a fifth of my bottle left and as it’s my third Amouage Body Lotion in a row I was thinking I might have a change of pace for my next one. Epic is really good because its a soft woody amber that fits under loads of my favourite fragrances. I also have open a Madonna Truth or Dare lotion for my white floral days. When I want something scent free I find a drop of Grape Seed Oil good.
So today I wanted your help and your opinions on the best Body Lotions in the business. What do you wear and why? It doesn’t have to be expensive or from the most lavish cream house. My MUST list reads like this:
- Feel lovely and creamy
- Smell good but not so strong that my choice of fragrance will be ruined, preferable something that is like the vanilla, woods, resin or musk dry down of most fragrances
- Sink in to my skin within 3 minutes of application so it doesn’t gum up my clothes
- Be in an easy access container. One thing I love about the Amouage is the pump pack.
No glass please, I moisturise in the bathroom barefoot.
Please leave me your favourite that fits these categories in the comments.
I use Vaseline Intensive Moisturising Body Cream Unscented. Plastic container with pump. Absolutely the best for me. Ticks all your boxes except it doesn’t smell. I cannot bear scented body lotions. Bussis.
Ahhhh, I used to use the Simple Unscented products. Love that the Vaseline crew have something unscented too Val. I will hunt one down and see.
I usea Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ which is lovely and creamy and best of all unscented.
Diptyque’s orange blossom scented Lotion Frais is lovely for summer nights though.
Are you running around the globe currently?
Love the name Roche Posay Lipikar Baume AP+ and I’ve seen the Diptyque body stuff but no one has ever recommended it to me before. ONTO IT!
Portia, B is in Vienna running around with me! She got me into Lipikar Baume and it totally cleared up my dry skin.
Vanessa kindly got me Terre d’Iris body lotion by Millar Harris which I am really looking forward to trying soon
Hugs from Austria xxx
Aha! You girls are tearing up AUSTRIA! Fabulous,
Are you talking Lipikar Baume AP 400ml in the pump pack?
Yes, that’s the one! Great pump too! 🙂
Wish you were here with us, P! xo
Thanks Birgit, I’ll try it.
I like very many products from La Roche Posay, but had a body lotion around 2011 from the Lipikar range which seriously smelled like partly wet hay, not good! So I would suggest sniffing before buying.
I still have fond memories of the Fidji body lotion, but I find so many perfumes haven’t got a matching lotion and soap these days. Well, for the shower the L’Occitane shower oil is perfect, less lotion is needed than when using soap.
The new formula smells like nothing at all, thankfully! 🙂
Oh, good. I should give it a second try then!
A dermatologist recommended that to me, it’s great!
L’occitane, Portia! 🙂 Amande milk concentrate. It’s perfection. Only downside is that some people find the fragrance a bit too strong/long lasting.
A L’Occitane I’ve yet to try!! I love their hand creams in the small tubes, so handy! Their Oil Make-Up remover is the one I’m using currently. The first time in my life I wake up without PANDA EYES after a night in drag.
L’occiane is famous for their hand creams as well – the shea based ones in particular. But the best and greatest hand cream I’ve ever used is from Mirenese Power Lift. After you use it, you wonder why other hand creams can’t be formulated like this.
One should never wake up with panda eyes in this new age of oil makeup removers. May I suggest Banila Clean it Zero when you’ve finished up L’occitane oil makeup remover. http://au.strawberrynet.com/skincare/banila-co-/clean-it-zero–pink-/180215/?trackid=5801500001&campaign=Google+-+PF&langboxoff=true&gclid=Cj0KEQjw_rytBRDVhZeQrbzn_q0BEiQAjnbSHO-RI6LoUftSJW4GEaPrjpri1QMoteEpIY3vH9bsIz4aAsrZ8P8HAQ
After face toweling off my L’Occitane make up remover I wet my face with warm water and there is so little residue left that I can use my normal towel to dry. Then bed. PERFECT!
Hey Portia, have you tried any of the Aesop body products? On the pricey side but I think they are all beautiful.
Mor also have a new range, at Myer, DJ’s etc.. I have the tuberose one and the verbena one, to go under tuberose and fresh scents respectively. Tuberose number enough for their own group 🙂
For an everyday mousturiser when i dont really want scent, a tub of LUSH Dream Cream. All natural, non greasy, calming and one of the few products I buy repeatedly.
Im not sure how versatile the fragrances are, but Acqua di Parma also make top quality body products. And none of these are glass. (I know what you mean- I cringe everytime I use my Caudalie Divine Oil!)
I have the body butter of Lyric, and have been wanting Epic for ages. May have to splurge, as slathering myself in that smell just sounds divine 🙂
Hey there PerthGirl,
I have tried some Aesop and I liked them but nothing sang to me, maybe I should go back and retry. At the time I was passing on my way to something else and the SA gave me a bit of cream in each hand. I didn’t really take much notice to be fair.
LUSH Dream Cream? Is it scented?
Hey Portia, I just wrote a very detailed response that WordPress ate. Grr.
Anyway, my list was:
Aesop. All fantastic.
Mor new range, the tuberose and verbena ones came home with me.
Acqua di Parma make awesome body products, but dont know how versatile the scents would be.
For unscented, all natural, great quality, LUSH Dream Cream. Just like it says on the tub.
All great, no glass 🙂
Oh look, it was returned by the WordPress pixies. See how shitty the 2nd one looks in comparison?! 😉
Hello Portia, you have already discovered my all time favourite…Epic lotion, it makes your skin so smooth and smells divine. Mor Marshmallow lotion in plastic pump also lives in my bathroom, husband tells me I smell like a musk stick when I get into bed!
I also love Bottega Veneta body cream but it is in glass. Perhaps the lotion is in a plastic bottle?
Oh yes, the Epic Lotion is well named.
We have a problem with Musk Sticks in this house. They smells exactly like the soap that Jin used when he was a child. Whenever I eat them he gets a dreamy expression but when he succumbs and eats one it’s instant revulsion. I think he may have had his mouth washed out a few times.
Hiya Portia! Ahh Amouage body lotion – sounds divine. I have to have a deeper look into them. I use Eucerin AtopiControl and I totally understand your need for a pump dispenser. xo
WOW! That’s a huge name. It sounds medical. Do you use it because of something or is it just a freaky doctor sounding name?
Use it for dermatitis prone skin. Perfume free but holds scents very well.
For most of my life I’ve used Lubriderm. It’s made by a pharmaceutical company, not a cosmetic one. The best scented lotion that I know of is YSL’s “Nu” body butter..It smells so good that nothing else matters. Most of my friends use Nivea, and it is good for dry skin especially.
Lubriderm sounds medical too, or sexual.
I only use fragrance-free body lotion or body butters. I like Cetaphil Restoraderm which comes in a plastic pump bottle; the price per bottle can vary widely between big box stores so I usually pounce when there’s a good deal or if I have a coupon. Clinique makes Deep Comfort Body Butter which comes in a twist open jar — I normally prefer pumps but this one is OH SO GOOD – you must try it. I will never use Philosophy Unscented Body Lotion again because I am allergic to something in it. Also, while I like the idea of using shea butter lotion, most smell too fatty.
For clarification, the Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter comes in a screw top jar…not twist open.
Sometimes they have a bigger size that comes in a pump dispenser. It is really a great formula!
Oh wow! I did not know that. I’ll have to look for it.
For unscented, I like the Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter, but have latterly been trying a few scented ones. The Molton Brown Patchouli and Saffron is good under patchouli perfumes, or on its own at work (keep some in my desk). I also like their Japanese orange which has some spice notes. They have a wide range at a fairly reasonable price.
that was meant to be ‘lately’ – ‘latterly’ sounds like something from Dickens!
I like the simplicity of the Molton Brown bottles too. So posh in the bathroom.