Monday, September 2, 2013

Bodycology Deodorant Body Spray | After Dark - Review

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Bodycology Deodorant Body Spray | After Dark, $3.47

DISCLAIMER: This post contains products sent to me for free by a brand or PR company in exchange for a review. However, all words and opinions are firmly my own, as always.

As the summer days begin to give way to the cool breezes of autumn, we start to trade in our bright, summer scents for warmer, more mysterious fragrances. Musks and woody perfumes rule those long nights, and are perfect to be paired with your favorite chunky sweaters. Today, I'm bringing you a gorgeously scented body spray from Bodycology that I was lucky enough to receive a sample of, and is sure to be a staple through the upcoming cooler months.

As always, regardless of whether I was sent a product or bought it myself, you will get my totally honest opinion. I take reviewing very seriously, especially if I've been sent something, as credibility and honesty with all of you is so important to me. So with that being said, let's get started!

Bodycology is a brand that I've been using for many years. As a woman on a budget, I've found their products to be of high quality and with good scent payoff similar to more expensive brands like Bath and Body Works. It's not unusual for me to take a trip down the beauty aisle to have a few whiffs of their latest fragrances. Recently, Bodycology launched a line of Deodorant Body Sprays featuring three of their best selling scents, After Dark, Sweet Petals, and Exotic Cherry Blossom. While these cans might look an awful lot like a feminine version of Axe, my experience has shown that it is anything but!

Bodycology's Deodorant Body Spray in After Dark is a fantastic fragrance. It has notes of amber, vanilla, and musk, which gives it quite a sultry, feminine appeal. Scent-wise, it reminds me of Hilary Duff's With Love perfume, which had base notes of amber and musk, as well. After Dark's staying power is fantastic without being overly cloying, which means you'll be catching hints of it all day without feeling like you've overdone it. Plus, it's great for on the go travel. It has a top that you can twist to lock and unlock, so no sudden surprise spritzes in your gym bag or suitcase!

I'm the type of person who loves to wear a bit of fragrance even when lounging around the house, and I've been quick to grab for After Dark lately instead of my pricier perfumes. And at less than a fiver per bottle, you can indulge without worrying about breaking the bank. It's lighter on the wallet, and on the skin. Total bargain!

The only sort of "negative" I have is that you can tell from the packaging that this doesn't feel marketed towards women past college age. However, the scent would imply otherwise as it does give off a more mature vibe that I don't see your average middle schooler pulling off. It's such a small qualm, though. Overall, I'd definitely suggest this product if you're looking for a nice budget fragrance this autumn.

Have you ever tried any products by Bodycology? What is your favorite scent?

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  1. This looks amazing !! wish it was available in the uk Vanilla is my favorite smell and we dont have anything like this in the uk !! sooo sad i cant get it :( great post ! xxx

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    1. It's really lovely! Wish they'd expand into the UK because I think you all would love their products! They smell delicious! I'll keep my ears open for any news of expansion for you! xx

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  2. Wonderful review! I have never heard of this brand. Will definitely check it out. I like spritzing a little something yummy after I shower before bed. This might be just the thing!

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    1. Thanks, K! I'm surprised you've never heard of them before! They're in the beauty aisle at loads of stores! I really think you'd like them! It's Bath and Body Works quality without the price! Let me know if you pick it up! xx

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  3. I have never even heard of this brand before!Lovely review though! I will have to check them out :)

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    1. You'll definitely have to give them a look, Ash! They've got some really amazing products smell, price and quality-wise! I have a few more coming up that you might like, so just check back in soon! xx

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  4. I've never heard of this brand but the packaging looks amazing! Sounds like an equally amazing prouct as well, and you really can't beat the price! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

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    1. It is really fab! Smells like a much higher end product than the price would let on! I was super excited to try it out when they sent it to me! Wish you could get it in Taiwan as I think you'd love it! xx

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  5. This sounds fab! Can you get Impulse body sprays in the US? They sell them in drugstores here and they're a bargain, usually under £2 a pop. I used to collect them when I was younger and every so often I pick one up now as they're so handy to chuck in your handbag for freshening up on the go! xx

    Imogen | the Bluebird & the Robin

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    1. Thanks, Imy! I don't know if we get Impulse here! I'll have to take a look! This sounds like a really similar product! Amazing scent, fab price, and so easy to keep in your bag for quick freshening up! I think you'd really like it! xx

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  6. P.S I'm loving your background! It looks lovely xx

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    1. Thank ya, babes! Thought a darker background would do well for fall! Plus, the last one was sort of pixelated which bugged me to no end every time I popped onto the site! I wish it wasn't because I would have kept it up for longer! xx

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