SPONSORED FEATURE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PATISSERIE DE BAIN
A super sweet tooth is nothing to be ashamed of; give me a bag of pick n mix over a gourmet meal or green juice any day! There’s something nostalgic and incredibly comforting about the scent of our favourite childhood confectionery, especially as our sense of smell has been proven to be a powerful force in the formation of memory and emotion. For me there’s nothing more comforting than the subtle scent of Palma Violets or breathing in the aroma of a Lemon Bon Bon, which is why I’m a little obsessed with Patisserie De Bain and all the sweet body treats they have on offer. (I even named their hand creams my ‘product of the week’ back in 2015!) Not only are their formulations a pleasure to use, but they’ve managed to capture everything we love about candy shops without presenting a range that airs on the side of childish and sickly sweet; it’s a grown up way to celebrate our love for all things sugary – but without the calories!
I’m a big fan of their hand creams already, but this March they’re releasing a brand new fragrance that has got me all in a tizz: Rhubarb & Custard. The scent of the classic little boiled sweets has been bottled and magically injected into a nourishing hand cream, so you can treat your hands to a pampering while simultaneously invigorating your senses. You can’t apply this without a smile creeping across your face – especially as the magicians at Patisserie De Bain have managed to get the fragrance absolutely spot on. This could have ended up sugary sweet and a little overpowering, but in fact it has a scent that’s practically indistinguishable from the real thing! The cream itself is really nourishing and creamy while still absorbing really fast to leave a silky soft finish; I love the fact I can use it while working and not have creamy fingerprints all over my laptop, or pop it on mid conversation and not have to massage my hands for ten minutes to get it all to sink in. (Within five seconds it’s gone, just leaving soft hands behind in its place.)
Patisserie De Bain have nailed this new scent and I know that you guys will love it as much as me. It’s the perfect desk-side essential or handbag treat, giving you a little sugary pick-me-up for body and mind when you need it most. All that and it’s still only £3.99 a tube – bargain!
Will you be picking one up when it launches in the next few days?
The Patisserie De Bain hand creams are available now via Superdrug, priced £3.99. The new Rhubarb & Custard scent will land this March.
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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Patisserie De Bain; all opinions are my own.