But lads, I am obsessed. I'm sure I've seen these products before on my visits to chemists where I always visit the Roger & Gallet stands but figured it was going to be a sweet, warm, wintery fragrance and I'm sorted when it comes to those types of scents. I was wrong. Want to see what I bought?
|Roger & Gallet Gingembre Fragrant Water & Fragrant Body Lotion|
They didn't have the large version of the fragrant water so this little one was €14.50 I think. The lotion was €17 and I know for a fact I'll be going through these two at bottleneck speed.
So the Frenchy name is Gingembre and I've decided that it sounds like the name of a month, so forget November, next month is Gingembre. I thought it was going to be just spicy and warm and expected visions of me smelling like a ginger bread house like on Great British Bake Off. Instead, it's bright and there's the barest hint of fresh ginger, in this case Japanese ginger, combined with two of my favourites, neroli and bergamot. It's a definite day time scent and I honestly believe I've got my summer scent sorted forever. I'll totally be wearing it from now until summer because I love it so much, but this will be gorgeous to help cool you down and make you feel fresh. As it dries down, it becomes warmer and I can smell the slightly spicy Jamaican ginger and hint of musk.
|Roger & Gallet Gingembre Fragrant Water|
It's light and fresh and lads, here's the clincher, the thing that made my eyeballs widen and the obsession start. It smells just like Tom Ford's Neroli Portofino which costs around the €150 for a small bottle.... I've been lusting over that for the last 6 months or so and was going to get it next month in New York. I don't need to now! Roger & Gallet have saved me so much money and for that, I will be eternally grateful. I know myself, spending €150 for a weeny bottle is crazy talk but I'm a perfume obsessive and knowing me, I'd be afraid to use it just because of the cost. Now I can spray Gingembre to my heart's content and smell amazing!
Now, on to the lotion. I love clean, soapy scents. My obsession with Narcisso Rodriguez's Essence Eau De Musk is testament to that and I still wear that all the time as the heat in the office can sometimes make me feel sleepy. This lotion..... Oh ladies it's gorgeous. I think it smells different to the fragrant water in that it's much, much brighter and cleaner but the two work so well together.
|Roger & Gallet Gingembre Fragrant Body Lotion|
I urge you to go check this out stat and here, no excuses, I'm even giving you a list of stockists.
Have you tried this and are you excited for the month of Gingembre?!