Reviewed by Shetho
I was lucky to receive not one but two Indulge gift sets. These were the No 17 and the Oud Blanche scent ranges.
According to their website ‘Charlotte Rhys was created in Cape Town, South Africa by two dear friends with one shared vision; to develop premium fragranced products that celebrate the natural world whilst respecting its resources. We’re incredibly proud to be a vegan, sustainable luxury brand offering a range of ethical and eco-friendly fragranced product.’ I am heartened to learn of the green credentials as I am increasingly looking for products that are sustainably sourced and use recyclable packaging.
The two sets came packed in a sleek white box tied with a black ribbon embellished with the Charlotte Rhys branding. Inside the box the products were beautifully presented in their own black cartons nestled on a tissue paper base. It was so exciting to open up the parcel which exudes luxury, however, given the company’s boasts of been credentials I was surprised to see the products were in plastic containers.
Each gift set is made up of:
50ml Shower Gel
50ml Bath Foam
50ml Body Lotion
50g Bath Salts
The No 17 range has a base of cedar wood, sandalwood, vetiver and musk with top notes of yuzu, lemon and tarragon and Lilly of the valley, nutmeg, water Lilly and reseda. The Oud Blanche range has a base of sandalwood, vanilla and benzoin with cinnamon, cedar wood, iris and coconut.
I could not wait to try these products. I opted to start with the shower gel. It is clear and very concentrated. I only needed to use a small amount to get a great lather. I used a shower scrunchie and one application was enough to wash the whole of my body with still plenty of suds left at the end. I followed with the body lotion which is white in colour and very creamy. It absorbs easily leaving the skin feeling oh so soft and with the most heavenly perfume which lasts all day.
The bath salts dissolved quickly and didn’t make the water milky as I have found with other similar products. It was very relaxing for both mind and body soaking in the heavenly scented water, I could have stayed there just enjoying the smell alone.
The bath foam is a clear gel which filled the bathroom with the beautiful fragrance. It only took a small amount to get lots of lovely bubbles and I felt like I was being treated to a high end spa.
The full range of Charlotte Rhys products includes a large collection of bath products, perfumes, body, mens range and room scents. There is a wide selection off fragrances to choose from which are grouped into collection, green and clean, citrus, warm and spicy and floral.
Perfume is a very personal choice and of the two I tried, both the No 17 range and the Oud Blanche have the most amazing smell, but personally I prefer the No. 17.
These Charlotte Rhys product look and feel luxurious to match the price. They would make fabulous gifts for a special person in your life for Christmas or at any time. I would be delighted to receive an Indulge gift set.
RRP: £35.00 per set (currently on offer for £28.00) (editor’s note – at the time of writing the review)
These products can be purchased from Charlotte Rhys here.