I love citrusy fragrance and when I saw this new range from Oriflame. I instantly purchased it. Essence & Co, a premium line of bath and body products from Oriflame. Oriflame says, It’s made of natural essential oils. There are 3 products in this range. A shower gel, hand & body lotion & a hand wash.
The strengthening and cleansing properties of lemon blended with the detoxifying and soothing properties of verbena, perfectly combine and prolong the effervescent summer aroma throughout the year.
What I really fell in love with this range is its elegant packaging. How beautiful are these ….They look quite nice on the bathroom shelf. The products come in plastic bottles with ingredients etc printed on label. the pump dispenser with the twist in lock system makes it convenient to use the product.
My favorite Verbana products are from L’Occitane and I when I saw this the first time, I was super excited. I am not saying, I expected same quality as L’Occitane. But, I expected the fresh summer scent. Verbena, the plant of enchantment as the base note excited me the most as I am a fan of lemony freshness that help revive the body and mind. However, in terms of fragrance, I was quite disappointed with these.
Essense&Co. Lemon & Verbena Body Wash – 300 ml ; INR 699
Product Claims – Hydrating body wash blended with natural essential oils. Gentle enough to use every day, this moisture-rich body wash produces a rich, creamy lather that leaves skin conditioned, satiny soft and beautifully scented with refreshing citrus notes of Lemon and Verbena. Dermatologically tested.
AQUA, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, GLYCERIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SORBITAN SESQUICAPRYLATE, PARFUM, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, LAURYL ALCOHOL, LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, PANTHENOL, CITRIC ACID, CITRAL, LINALOOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, 2-BROMO-2-NITROPROPANE-1,3-DIOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS OIL, CITRONELLOL, SODIUM CITRATE, VERBENA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, TOCOPHEROL, CI 19140
It has a very very mild fragrance that is no way near the refreshing verbana. I would say a different kind of citrusy note. It lathers well. Not so hydrating on body. I felt it made my skin dry if left alone. I felt the need to use a moisturiser immediately after using this. The fragrance is also not quite long lasting. Overall, I am not a fan of this. I never felt any freshness or any sort of that citrus-y fresh feel (if you know what I mean, that relaxing feel was not there. I feel it’s a normal product which is very much hyped. Only factor that I like about it is its unique shape bottle. if you look at the transparent bottle from front, you see a beautiful print. It looks very pretty on your shoer gel shelf. Apart from that if you are considering to buy a hydrating, refreshing shower gel – this is not for you. It’s not worth your money.
Essense&Co. Lemon & Verbena Hand & Body Lotion – 300 ml ; INR 799
Product Claims – Hydrating hand and body lotion blended with natural extracts and essential oils sumptuously pampers and delicately perfumes your skin with the lively scent of Lemon and Verbena. Easily absorbed, this luxurious, non-greasy lotion leaves skin feeling soft and supple. The perfect follow-up after using with the Lemon & Verbena Liquid Hand Soap or Body Wash. Dermatologically tested.
AQUA, GLYCERIN, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, DIMETHICONE, GLYCERYL STEARATE SE, PARFUM, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, METHYLPARABEN, CETEARETH-20, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL, CARBOMER, PROPYLPARABEN, LIMONENE, STEARIC ACID, HEXYL CINNAMAL, PALMITIC ACID, CITRAL, LINALOOL, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS OIL, CITRONELLOL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, GERANIOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, VERBENA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT, ARACHIDIC ACID, LAURIC ACID, MYRISTIC ACID, CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE
The pump dispenser makes it super easy to take the product everytime. Again, not very nourishing or hydrating on skin. it’s very light weight. I think it’s good for humid climate where you don’t want to put on a heavy body cream etc. But, it doesn’t do anything, nowhere near to hydrating. It has a very mild fragrance to it. Smell fades off after 5-8 minutes. I would not recommend this to you if you have dry skin. For people with normal skin, I think this is better. But, there are plenty of good lotions for a fraction of price already in the market.
Essense&Co. Lemon & Verbena Liquid Hand Soap – 300 ml ; INR 499
Product Claims – Vibrantly scented liquid hand soap infused with natural essential oils hydrates as it delicately perfumes skin with uplifting Lemon and Verbena. Luxurious, moisture-rich formulation is suitable for dry skin and gentle enough to use every day. Dermatologically tested.
Another range of average products. I didn’t like hand wash too. Especially, the fragrance is not as what I expected. If you are a Lemon, Verbana Fragrance fan like me and if you love the fragrances or Verbana products from L’Occitane or Noble Isle or Molton Brown etc. You are no way going to like this. These are only good for the packaging. If you have a normal face and body skin – You can give it a try. People with dry skin or if you are looking for a winter time bath and shower products – Stay away from this. This is not at all suitable for winters. Overall, I am not impressed at all. I will never repurchase this.