Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Collection

Of all England’s natural beauties, the meadows and rich grasslands of Somerset, sanctuaries of wild loveliness, have long been revered. Across the rolling hills and sweeping flat expanses, flora and fauna exist in a haven of harmony. Weeping willows, delicate papery-white blossoms, trails of ivy and sun-ripe fruits mingle where they may in an exuberant celebration of the season. With a mood that’s part serene and a touch surreal, Somerset Meadow captures this idyllic landscape in a fresh, bright and joyful scent with a whimsical and romantic edge.

In addition to their well-loved ranges of Nantucket Briar and Summer Hill, Crabtree & Evelyn has launched their new collection – Somerset Meadow, which is an aromatic impression of a beautiful English landscape in bloom with light green and fruity-floral scent.

Scent of Somerset Meadow:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Morning Dew, English Ivy, Blackberry Bud
Heart Notes: Fern, Geranium, Water Lily, White Blossom
Base Notes: Silver Birch, White Musk, Willow, Moss

There are a total of 5 products in this collection, let’s take a look at them!

Somerset Meadow Perfume Gel (S$25, 12ml)
“Massage this luxurious moisturising gel onto pulse points and revel in the fresh scent of flowers and fruits.”

This is the first perfume gel by Crabtree & Evelyn and I absolutely love the nifty packaging that allows you to bring it around wherever you go, be it to work or travel. Moreover, the possibility of leakage is pretty low. The gel turns into liquid when you rub it into your skin and disappears after that. What’s left is a nice, alluring floral scent that lasted for a couple of hours.

Somerset Meadow Eau De Toilette (S$58, 60ml)
“Fresh and lovely, the light green fruity-floral scent of Somerset Meadow is graciously charming with an addictive allure.”

This is the EDT version of the perfume.

Somerset Meadow Bath & Shower Gel (S$35, 200ml)
“Formulated with conditioning extracts of water lily and ivy, this richly lathering cleansing gel also creates a wonderfully foaming bath that awakens the senses and leaves skin feeling silky smooth.”

Somerset Meadow Scented Body Lotion (S$40, 200ml)
“With 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.”

We were given a set of the shower gel and body lotion to bring home and I am loving it! You know how some shower gels make your skin feel taut and dry? This doesn’t and it is a luxury to use it in the shower. It lathered really well and smelt heavenly. I applied the body lotion immediately after shower to make my skin absorb it better. There isn’t any sticky or tacky feeling after application and the scent lingered for a couple of hours, what a luxurious experience!

Somerset Meadow Hand Therapy (S$33, 100g)
“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 and E, and water lily and ivy extracts. This restorative hand treatment also leaves a subtle, tantalising aroma on the skin.”

LOL sorry about the upside down hand therapy cream. I was struggling to make it balance! :D If I had to choose my favorite products from Crabtree & Evelyn, I’d have to say it’s their hand therapy creams! I’ve tried almost every scent and each time, it lasted me for months. The thing about their hand therapy creams is that it can last for about 2-3 washes. Yep! It still stays on your hands without being washed off. Amazing eh? I can’t wait to get my hands on this! :)

Current promotion:
From now till 19 May 2013, shoppers will enjoy special Gifts with Purchase with minimum nett spending:

With every S$120 nett spent in a single receipt, receive a limited edition Somerset Meadow umbrella.
With every S$150 nett spent in a single receipt, receive a 1-for-1 lunch buffet offer at Marriott Cafe, Singapore Marriott Hotel.

The team at Crabtree & Evelyn did up their VivoCity outlet so prettily that we couldn’t resist taking a photo! Here I am with Elaine, Shirleen, Catherine, Verlyn, Maybeline and wearing our floral headbands looking all fairy-like! :) Much thanks to Elaine for the photo.

Looking for a gift set for your mommy or friends? Check out this special collector’s edition with 12 x 25g hand therapy fragrances retailing at S$88.

Crabtree & Evelyn store locations:

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

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