I'm a big fan of Heyland & Whittle products and have used their soaps, candles and reed diffusers for years, so I was really excited when they bought out a luxury body scrub. I was even more excited when they gave me one to try, especially as I know how fantastic all their other products are.
When it comes to the fragrance, it is a really beautiful floral scent that I'm kind of in love with. I never used to really like floral fragrances, but a few scents changed my mind, with ylang ylang being one of them, so this scrub is right up my street. The smell isn't too strong so it isn't overwhelming, but when you use the scrub in the shower it does carry on the steam, resulting in a wonderfully relaxing shower. I definitely recommend using this scrub at night as the fragrance will help you nod off so easily!
The scrub itself is everything that I want a body scrub to be - nice and thick with plenty of exfoliating bits. I love a really thick scrub as I always feel like it's doing its job. They also tend to go a lot further so a pot can last for ever, partly because they are so effective at exfoliating and your skin and partly because a little bit goes a really long way.
I used a generous handful and it managed to go over my arms and entire torso easily. Gentle circular motions were all I needed to fully exfoliate, which meant my skin didn't feel sore, wasn't scratched and still felt like it had received a really deep clean.
I patted my skin dry after using the scrub and it was left feeling ridiculously smooth and soft, so much so, I didn't need to use body lotion afterwards - although if Heyland & Whittle made a Lily and Ylang Ylang body lotion I totally would have used it to layer up the scent.
I've now used the scrub several times and not only have gotten the same great results each time, I've actually been able to leave it longer between uses as my skin hasn't needed more regular exfoliation. Despite using a few times, I still have loads of scrub left so I know my pot is going to last for ages, which is good because it shows real value for money, but bad as I also want an excuse to try one of the other scents!
This is one body scrub that I definitely recommend and that is sure to become a bathroom staple for me.