Saturday, 12 November 2011

Love ETC- Body Shop's Solid Fragrance [Review]

It is not true to say that you only fall in love only once. Every time I think of you I fall in love all over again

When I entered The Body Shop, I knew I had to buy Love ETC at any cost. It was love at first sight. Hehe....On a serious note I really fell for this perfume on the first sight.

The packaging of Love ETC is so cute and appealing. It is a nice heart shaped box with solid perfume enclosed.

What Body Shop says about Love ETC;
Fragrance personality: A sensuous blend of Egyptian jasmine with warm, radiant notes of vanilla and sandalwood in a solid that's contained in a pretty, portable, heart-shaped tin.

Family: floriental

Top notes: pear, neroli, bergamot
Middle notes: jasmine, heliotrope, lily of the valley
Base notes: vanilla, sandalwood, musk cream

My thoughts about Love ETC:
Normally I go for scents which have citrus fruits' scents or atleast a dash of them. However, when I first looked at this perfume I knew I had to buy it. So I went to check the tester and was like "WOW! This smells amazing!" and satisfied my conscience by saying "See, I am not spending just for the packaging, it smells great too!" After I had purchased it I asked the sales girl, "How long does it last?" and she replied, "8 Hours!". I thought to myself "YES! Another reason to buy this box."

So when I got back home I showed it to my sister who loved the packaging AND the smell. The next day I got a compliment from a friend and have been asked by a couple others what perfume I am wearing. Whenever I get such compliments I feel like patting myself for being an impulsive shopper! :P

The scent is really nice because it smells of fresh flowers with a dash of spice! This makes the flowery scent sophisticated and appealing. A nice scent raises your self-esteem and boosts your confidence like anything. Plus, it makes you look and feel sophisticated. I doubt if any girl would not want THAT.

Now coming to the "Love ETC" lasting for 8 hours part....NO it does not. It lasts for 4-5 hours but this could be due to the extremely hot weather in Karachi. 
As for the price, it cost me 1090 PKR which I think is a little high considering the small amount that comes in the box of perfume. (13g or 0.45 oz)
Then again its very portable, I keep it in my bag 24/7 without having to worry about my perfume spilling in my bag and my bag to claim the perfume's scent forever. Also, it does not take any space in my bag which is another plus.

All in all, the perfume is something I would recommend to all the girls if they are working or go to university/school. Plus, from its name to packaging to its scent, it shouts- LOVE ETC! 

P.S. I had completely forgotten to review this one. Sundas Butt requested me to review this one. Thanks alot Sundas, loved your mail :) 

Share your views about it if you have used it. Also, I would love to read from you about the post!! :D


  1. Hey I used this one too.. but its scent is too fruity for me..good you like it

  2. im a fan of the bodyshop love etc collection and i love the item u got, the packaging is super cute I would probably just buy it for the packaging lols:) nice review hun:) x

  3. The packaging is so cute. I am so tempted now! xx

  4. And I feel that its not fruity enough for me.......i like Citrus fruits' scents. This one is a little too flowery for me :P

    Now that you have commented I feel that I might be using a little too fruity scents lately. :D

  5. @rakhshan and sara.....The packaging is amazing and the first thing that made me want to buy this :)

  6. Lve Etc is a flirty, fruity floral with a light vanilla base. What adds interest is the beautiful tangy anise note that makes it special. It's soft and girly and made by the master perfumer Dominique Ropion.
    Thanks for sharing this delightful post.

  7. @pandora's box thanx for sharing the information :)

  8. Gr8 post.. :)
    THanks for your awesome comment on my blog :)

  9. I loved it too when I tried it..but that cute petite little heart box seemed too expensive!! I wish Body shop goes on sale soon :D

  10. @Fictitious Fashion: Thanx for the comment :)

    @Ruqaiya: I knw :(
    Its quite expensive but I bought it because it looked so unique :D

    Let's write to body shop to go on sale here in Pakistan as well :P

  11. Love the packaging! Except I bought their Love etc body butter and it smells really powdery :/

  12. Well I am more into fruity scents bt this one is more of a flowers' scent (which im nt a fan of) so this one appealed to me because of the packaging but the scent is really good too.........

    Then again when it comes to perfumes, choice varies person to person because if I like fruity scents for example, the other person might be into flowery scents I guess buying perfumes is better if u go to the store n try the sample first


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