I’d like to review for you one of my latest purchases from Avon. This is a shower gel from their Senses range. I bought the Reflection shower gel because it’s supposed to be ‘peaceful and soothing’ and I hoped it’ll help me with my temper! :P
Rs 199. Currently available on discount at Rs 139
First and foremost, I like the shape of the bottle! Isn’t it great, there’s a ‘hook’ on it so you can actually hang it on your shower! (It’s a plastic bottle so if it falls off your shower, it won’t break :P)
Though it looks like a purple coloured gel, it is clear. It spreads and lathers quite easily.
I do think that the overall effect of this shower gel is relaxing and refreshing. After using this, my skin feels smooth and clean. There is no excessive dryness which is great because I have dry skin. I like how the shower gel rinses off easily. I remember trying a shower gel from Palmolive and it took forever to rinse off! After 15 minutes of trying my skin still felt soapy! How irritating is that?! So I am glad this washes off quickly.
My main problem with this is the fragrance. When I see purple and I think of a fragrance my mind instantly jumps to lavender. And yes this shower gel does have lavender notes in its fragrance. There’s another note in the fragrance that I can’t identify. That must be the water lily. So far, so good. But the overall fragrance is quite mild, which I guess is the whole point of it being a ‘peaceful and soothing’ shower gel but I wish it was a bit stronger! Also, the fragrance reminds me a bit of medicine… I don’t know why! :(
And what’s more, it doesn’t really linger. That’s not surprising since it is so gentle to begin with, but still I would have liked to smell like lavender!
What I like?:
- Reasonable price
- Lathers easily
- Does not take much effort of rinse off
- Does not dry out skin as much as soaps
- Soothing fragrance
- Cute packaging
What I don’t like?
- Fragrance doesn’t linger at all, it’s gone pretty much as soon as you step out of the bathroom
- The fragrance is a bit dull
Though this shower gel doesn’t have any cons as such, I just didn’t find anything in it that made me go ‘wow, this is great, I’m so glad I bought it!’. The fragrance is absolutely run of the mill, it doesn’t linger and my temper is still as bad (haha!). Yes, okay, the fragrance is soothing to an extent; but it could have been SO much better.
Do I Recommend?:
Would I Repurchase?:
Nope, just not a fan of the fragrance. I now wish I had picked the other variant, maybe the fragrance would have been stronger and more refreshing! :(