Pumpkin is my go-to Autumn scent/flavour. What is better than sipping on a pumpkin spice latte whilst kicking through the crunchy autumnal leaves whilst wearing a bobble hat? Ok… maybe I’m taking that a bit too far (or am I?!) But when I heard that The Body Shop were launching a Vanilla Pumpkin range, it quite simply had to become part of my collection because I knew it was going to smell delicious. How couldn’t it, with pumpkin?! Unfortunately, this was a limited edition collection, and the Christmas scents are now in, but I wanted to share my tuppence-worth with you all anyway.
The Vanilla Pumpkin collection came as a body butter, shower gel, hand cream and if you wanted to be that little bit extra, a shimmer mist. I bought the shower gel and hand cream.
The scent is described as containing “vanilla extract from Madagascar and pumpkin fragrance”. It is a sweet, yet not too over-powering smell, predominantly it smells of vanilla – I would describe it as a sweeter-smelling version of pumpkin spice.
I always use The Body Shop hand creams anyway, as I love that they sink in to the skin and are non-greasy, and the Vanilla Pumpkin hand cream is no different. The consistency is relatively thick (I always think more like almost a gel than a cream?!), and you can feel the cream getting to work as it sinks into the skin. The smell lasts on the skin for a long time after applying too, which is always a bonus.
I also love the Body Shop shower gels. I tend to stock up round about Christmas time as I love a good Christmas scent, but I thought I would try this one too! The Vanilla Pumpkin shower gel did not disappoint, it smells amazing and lathers up nicely too! It also feels moisturising in comparison to some of the other Body Shop shower gels I’ve tried, but I couldn’t see anything that said it had moisturising properties, so another nice surprise from this range!
From what I tried of this collection, I love it. It just frustrates me when brands do limited editions, as The Body Shop might not do this scent again, or I’ll have to wait another year to get my hands on it! Sigh…
Did you get any of the Vanilla Pumpkin Body Shop range?