Reviewed by Rebecca Wong
Who doesn’t love a gift set. The excitement of opening it up to discover a special collection of items just for you. Not only that, but a really beautiful quality gift set that is more than just a few miniatures thrown together in plastic wrapping. The Arran gift set arrived very quickly and really well packaged. Before I’d even opened the parcel containing my Arran gift set I was aware of the weight of what was inside. The box itself that contained my new body care duo of bottles was beautiful, sleek, simple but sophisticated in appearance. The outside sleeve told me the box contained the Glenashdale grapefruit and green leaf body lotion and bath and shower gel. Already I was eager to experience the promised scent within the bottles.
The set contained a 300ml clear bottle of bath and shower gel containing an amber liquid and a 200ml body lotion bottle. Both smelt just divine. Arran is a brand I hadn’t heard of previously and upon looking further into the brand I learnt that this was a family business, based of course on the scenic Isle of Arran. The skin care products and home fragrances on offer by Arran, are wholly inspired by the exquisite beauty of the all-embracing nature covering the island in Scotland. Their aim is to create a sense of connection to that very nature. This is sleekly referenced through the unusual wood-effect lids of both bottles that hint towards the natural resources of the Earth and the inspiration behind the brand.
I was already looking forward to the Glenashdale fragrance bringing on a feeling of relaxation and enabling me to switch off from daily life, even just for a short time. I may not be able to visit Arran right now but this would be a truly lovely way to experience just a tiny bit of it. The products didn’t disappoint. The bath and shower gel lathers up so well and equally produces lovely bubbles in the bath; of course I was obliged to try that. To follow up with the body lotion helps to carry the delicious scent around with you all day. The body lotion goes on so nicely, sinks into the skin and isn’t greasy at all. There’s nothing like a quality beauty product to give you a feeling of being pampered and giving you a glow from within.
These products are luxury beauty products with a feel of high-end quality and luxury. The packaging and the fragrance brought to mind lavish spas and the feeling of being really well looked after by experts. The gift set would make a wonderful gift for someone special or even just for yourself if you fancy a treat. The Arran brand also offers a range of other fragrances and gift sets that look equally revitalising.
Rating: I give this gift a 5/5 for the wonderful fragrance and the quality of the skin care products, not to mention the lovely packaging it comes in, which is completely recyclable, not a plastic wrapper in site!
This product can be purchased from the Arran website here.