The Body Shop have launched a series of fragrances culled from their cosmetics range. In particular, Honeymania and Chocomania will delight lovers of the gourmand-scented products. Isn't it adroit to be able to create instantaneously both a cosmetic fragrance and a gustatory one? If moreover they can act as substitutes for honey and chocolate cravings, then you know where this is going, don't you?...
The real stuff though is excellent for your health, in moderation.
Honeymania Eau de Toilette is geared towards users of the Honeymania range and is a light, floral, honeyed perfume whose gourmand aspects are actually kept in check veering more in the perfumey direction of honey.
The fragrance is carried by organic sugar cane alcohol from Ecuador.
Chocomania Eau de Toilette pulls out the natural scent of cocoa butter, one of the ingredients in the creams, while turning an indulgent fragrance compared to "brownie with a hint of nuts" into liquid, sprayable form.
Interestingly, the list of ingredients in France (but not in the UK for example) contains an extract of Moringa oleifera leaf; it has been scientifically established that the Ethanol extract of Moringa oleifera leaf has an anti-depressant activity.
Ingredients in France:
Alcohol desnat, Aqua/Agua, Perfume/Fragancia, Linalool, Salicilato bencílico, Propilenglicol, Geraniol, Glicerina, Extracto de hoja de Moringa Oleifera, Sorbitol (Humectante), Eugenol, Alcohol bencílico, Benzoato de denatonio.
Full ingredients in the UK:
Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin (Fragrance Ingredient), Glycerin (Humectant), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract (Natural Additive), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant).
Apparently, the French Chocomania relies on a pharmacological twist, which is not surprising when you now how significant the pharmacy tradition is in the beauty culture in the country. They are the ones who launch slimming perfumes.