Introducing: Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow® Bath & Body Collection

By 23 April, 2013beauty, Bodycare, Fragrances, Skincare

“Joining the well-loved ranges of Nantucket Briar and Summer Hill in their celebration of sumptuous flowers and idyllic settings, this charming trio of scents – each infused into its own array of bath and body treasures – offers everyday luxurious treats. The light green fruity-floral scent of Somerset Meadow is an aromatic impression of a beautiful English landscape in bloom.

Blending a spirit of ‘joie de vivre’ and nature at its most siimple and spectacular, Somerset Meadow® is a delight to wear on the skin. The scent of sparkling bergamot and dew-kissed blackberry buds is refreshing and tart, its juicy sweetness perfectly balanced with the bitter greens of ivy and fern. A heart of white blossoms, water lily and earthy geranium flourishes as if warmed by the morning sun. The scent of left, grass and fragrance petals are suffused by creamy clouds of musk, whilst willow and moss tether all the casually floating notes close to the skin and bring a soft, sensuous touch.”

I’m not being lazy by copy and pasting the press release (actually I typed it out), but you know, when press releases are already so wonderfully written, I’m not sure what I can say in my own words to make it look even as well written as the press releases (which I’m sure they paid good money to get copywritten). Haha.

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I can attest to its claim of being a delight to wear on the skin – I used the shower gel today, and then luxuriated myself (hahaha inside joke sorry!) with the body lotion, which was a joy to apply as it spread easily without tugging my skin. The shower gel lathered okay, and smelt really nice in the shower! I’m quite glad that I like this scent, because as much as I enjoy walking into Crabtree and Evelyn all the time, I don’t claim to like all the scents in the shop. My favorite’s La Source, and this Somerset Meadow® comes right after La Source!

I went to dinner after using this, and I offered my girlfriend a whiff of my arm hahahaha – when I told her it was Crabtree & Evelyn’s latest scent, she exclaimed that she wanted to ask me if it was one of Crabtree & Evelyn’s scents as it smelt very C&E-ish. I can’t put a finger to it, but there are scents that smell cheap, and scents that are crisp and simple, yet complex at the same time and just smells so luxurious. Somerset Meadow® is definitely one of them!

Somerset Meadow® Bath & Body Collection

There’s a total of 5 products in this collection, and they are available in stores already – prices range from $25 SGD for the perfume gel, to $58 SGD for the EDT.

Somerset Meadow® Perfume Gel, 12ml – $25 SGD

Somerset Meadow Perfume Gel, $25 SGD

Somerset Meadow  Perfume Gel, $25 SGD

“Massage this luxurious moisturising gel onto the pulse points and revel in the fresh scent of flowers and fruits.”

This is the first perfume gel product for Crabtree & Evelyn, and I think it’s a nifty product for travel as it doesn’t leak during transit nor is it heavy to carry around, and you can use this for touch ups during the day as well. Or if you’re really unlucky enough to meet taxis that smell and sweaty folks on the mrt… just whip this out and smell it.

Somerset Meadow® Eau De Toilette, 60ml – $58 SGD

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“Fresh & Lovely, the light green fruity-floral scent of Somerset Meadow® is graciously charming with an addictive allure.”

Somerset Meadow® Bath & Shower Gel, 200ml – $35 SGD

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“Formulated with conditioning extracts of water lily and ivy, this richly lathering cleansing gel also creates a wonderful foaming bath that awakens the senses and leaves skin silky smooth.”

CHECK CHECK CHECK! I felt rejuvenated after showering in this – the scent is so lifting and fresh! I don’t think the bath & shower gel lathers up very well, but it doesn’t dry out my skin, and I’m all okay with the not foaming up so much as I’ve been using SLS-free stuff anyway so it’s normal for me. I like that the dispenser is a press top – you depress one side and the other side with a nozzle flips up – I prefer squeezing rather than pumping the shower gel out.

Somerset Meadow® Scented Body Lotion, 200ml – $40

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“With all the freshness of a dew-kissed meadow, this moisture-rich lotion beautifully softens and rehydrates the skin with sweet almond oil, shea butter, and conditioning water lily and ivy extracts.”

This was packed along with the shower gel for our press kit to bring home, and I used it to complement the shower gel – the scent lingered on all day – I’m still smelling it now, even after a good 8 hours! As mentioned earlier, I loved how it spreads well without tugging my skin.

Somerset Meadow® Hand Therapy, 100g – $33 SGD

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“Dry hands – including nails and cuticles – will delight in this superior moisturising and conditioning blend of macadamia nut oil, shea butter, antioxidant-rich vitamins C & E, plus waterlily and ivy extracts. This restorative hand treatment also leaves a subtle, tantalizing aroma on the skin.”

If there’s one thing they’re famous for, it’s their hand therapy creams, and I’m sure there are people who will get this just because it is a new scent! This 100g tube can last you forever – I never managed to finish any of the big tubes I have, hehe.

A bunch of us were invited to Crabtree & Evelyn’s Somerset Meadow® launch at their VivoCity outlet, where there was a huge flowery standee entrance and we were also given a floral headband to wear!

Valerie, Yina, Felicia, Juli, Peggy & I! Pic from Yina's camera, thank you!

Valerie, Yina, Felicia, Juli, Peggy & I! Pic from Yina’s camera, thank you!

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Juli actually tied her hair the other way because she knew I would be there and would "chope" the left profile for photo-taking, hahahahah!

Juli actually tied her hair the other way because she knew I would be there and would “chope” the left profile for photo-taking, hahahahah!

Bun, looking really cute even on the other profile hahaha and darling Val & I! Who sat down to take a picture with me because... do you really still need to ask? Hahahaha.

Bun, looking really cute even on the other profile hahaha and darling Val & I! Who sat down to take a picture with me because… do you really still need to ask? Hahahaha.

There was a cookie monster in our midst...

There was a cookie monster in our midst… ahem!

Thank you, Crabtree & Evelyn! It’s always fun hanging out with great company – we had a super fun dinner afterwards! XD Looking forward to going out with you girls again soon! ; )

Where to buy – Crabtree & Evelyn locations

If you’re interested in getting a whiff of the new scents, Crabtree & Evelyn stores are located at:

Star Vista #01-03
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands #B2-16A
Paragon #B1-26
Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya) #B1-13
The Centrepoint #01-12A
Raffles City Shopping Centre #B1-29
VivoCity #01-09
Suntec City Mall #01-129
Bugis Junction #01-14
Tampines Mall #01-31A
Parkway Parade #01-07

Hand Therapy Paint Tin Box promo – 12 x 25g for $88 SGD!

Need a gift for mother’s day? Or just looking for a gift for 8-12 persons?

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If you are at least 25, you would have received one of Crabtree & Evelyn’s famous hand therapy cream or their gift sets before, at least. This is such a great gift for the office ladies! I’ve always loved gifting the hand therapy creams, especially during Christmas. It’s not Christmas yet, but there are more than one ways to gift this box – as a whole set to a Crabtree & Evelyn lover, or you can always keep the box for yourself and give the hand therapy creams away individually as office gifts or such! 12 x 25g of hand therapy fragrances for $88 SGD would make it $7.33 SGD for each one – pretty good looking doorgift for a small party, or for your bridesmaids!

Available now at all 11 Crabtree & Evelyn stores in Singapore! ; )

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