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The last time there was a change with Liz Earle’s infamous Cleanse & Polish was last year when we saw the experimentation of Rose & Lavender, a collaboration with the Prince’s Trust with proceeds going to the worthy cause.
Spring forward to the present and Liz Earle has announced its iconic product is taking a new twist next month with the arrival of a limited edition Grapefruit & Patchouli. And when I say ‘limited edition’, that’s exactly what it is – only here until it’s sold out.
Cleanse & Polish is 18 years old this year and with customer loyalty so fierce, what could be better than to create a delicious new aroma. If like me, you love the smell of grapefruit combined with the aromatic patchouli, you will adore this alternative to their classic eucalyptus infused cleanser.
The marriage of grapefruit with patchouli is a gorgeous one – it’s not overly citrusy as the patchouli and cedar wood soften the scent. I recommended Cleanse & Polish to my best friend a few tears ago and it was her first foray into a cleansing product which didn’t interfere with her skin. For someone who doesn’t wear make-up, she was horrified at how much dirt and grime Cleanse & Polish removed, and now I can’t shift her to try something else because she’s hell bent on sticking with Liz Earle! Wonder if she will give this one a go…
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish in Grapefruit & Patchouli will be on the shelves of Liz Earle stores and selected counters at John Lewis and Boots as well as QVC and www.lizearle.com from 29th August. I predict it won’t be around come Christmas time.
As the seasons change, so should your choice of fragrance and Liz Earle’s new scent is certainly one to be sniffed at. The follow-up to the floral fragrant No1, No15 is beautifully sensual, spicy and perfect to lift the autumn and winter blues.
It’s made up of a blend of 15 precious botanicals (hence the name) and is packaged in a gorgeous cream box that cleverly folds out to reveal illustrations of the perfume’s 15 ingredients. It is one perfume box I would not discard easily – far too pretty. The feel and look of the bottle itself is elegant too and is distinctively different from Liz Earle’s first fragrance.
The 15 notes are Bergamot, Cedar wood, Patchouli, Guiacwood, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Cypriol, Siam Benzoin, Damask Rose, Elemi, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Pink Pepper, Bourbon Vanilla and Vetiver, with 90% directly derived from natural ingredients. It sure makes for spectacular list but one that harmonises so well.
While No1 was floral and chic, No15 sits at the other end of the scale as the more feisty sister. At first it reminded me of DKNY’s Delicious Night (a favourite of mine), but while the deeply sexy Delicious Night lingers strongly on the skin, No15 purrs softly as a warm, cosy scent whether it is worn during the day or in the evening and with Christmas just around the corner, would make for a perfect present.
No15 is available from Liz Earle online and John Lewis stores priced at £45 for 50ml.