REVIEW: Omorovicza Body Cream

Omorovicza Body Cream

This is a short and to the point post. It’s not exactly a warning, but just some friendly and hopefully helpful, advice.

I’m a huge fan of the Omorovicza brand. I rate and recommend the Balancing Moisturiser, Deep Cleansing Mask, Cleansing Balm (of course) and Copper Peel very highly.

On a personal note, I find Queen of Hungary Facial Mist, which every beauty blogger raves about, too perfumed, but this is where the Omorovicza Body Cream comes in – it smells horrible!

Rich and nourishing, this body cream helps hydrate and improve the appearance of the skin, protecting it from environmental damage encountered on a daily basis. Skin feels soft and smooth and suppleness is restored.

I bought the Sugar Scrub – not opened yet, and this cream without reading any reviews. I naturally assumed it would smell as delicious as all the other products. I mean, if their facial mist is beautifully (and strongly scented), then surely the body cream should smell even more gorgeous?

The cream itself is lovely, it’s rich and feels hydrating and luxurious on the skin, plus it absorbs quickly. The scent though – and it’s taken me a while to pin point this exactly, but I think I’ve nailed it – smells like an old newsagent’s shop, a bit musty, with a hint of ginger.

Of course, I see now that some reviewers say the scent is too strong and a bit ‘earthy’ and I agree completely. Why didn’t I give them the once over before buying it? Just one warning would’ve been enough to put me off. There are lots of reasonably priced body creams around, Dove, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, Garnier and the Body Shop Butters, I just expected more from a luxury brand.

I’m kicking myself and I’m disappointed too, because at £52-58 for 200ml (depending on where you buy it), it’s twice as much as my dearly loved Clarins Eau Ressourçante Silky-Smooth Body Cream (£23 for 200ml from AllBeauty) which I’ve just repurchased.

An expensive lesson and not a great way to start 2018!

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