Product Review: Bottega Verde Lily Of The Valley Bath & Shower

by Gio

bottega verde lily of the valley bath & shower

Name: Lily Of The Valley Bath & Shower
Brand: Bottega Verde
Size: 400ml
Price: €6,99

From the packaging:
A gentle bath & shower gel, with a smooth, delightfully fragrant foam, it leaves your skin soft and scented with Lily of the Valley, one of the rarest and most romantic flowers.

What I liked:
– cleanses skin well
– lovely fresh and clean lily of the valley scent
– foams nicely
– doesn’t irritate skin
– the price

What I didn’t like:
– didn’t leave my skin very soft
– scent doesn’t last very long

Lily Of The Valley, with its bell-shaped, white, fragrant little flowers, blooms briefly in late April and May. The second part of its Latin name, Convallaria Majalis, actually means “belonging to May”. In the language of flowers, lily of the valley symbolizes a return to happiness. And seeing this cute plant in a garden never fails to bring a smile to my face.

If you like its delicate scent, this is the perfect time of the year to envelop yourself in it. I recently remembered that I received a bottle of Bottega Verde Lily Of The Valley Bath & Shower, which I had carefully stashed away for the warmer months, and eagerly took it out so that I could finally enjoy a fresh and delicate spring shower. Its scent is lovely and strongly resembles that of the real flower: fresh, clean and delicate, with some soapy accents.

While not too sheer, it’s not too strong either, although it doesn’t sadly linger long on the skin. But bathing in it is truly delightful. The shower gel is green in colour and has a good consistency. It’s not too runny, but not too thick, and foams nicely. It owns its foaming abilities to Sodium Laureth Sulfate (not to be confused with its much harsher cousin Sodium Lauryl Sulfate), a gentle surfactant that cleans skin by helping water mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away.

This body wash left my skin clean and smelling lovely. It didn’t leave it particularly soft (but then my skin is very dry to begin with), but it didn’t irritate or dry it either. Overall, if you love the delicate scent of lily of the valley, Bottega Verde Lily Of The Valley Bath & Shower is a lovely option to consider. And the best part? It is often on sale. At the moment, you can get it for only €2,99.

Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Citric Acid, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Linalool, CI 17200, CI 15985, CI 14700, CI 47005, CI 42090.

Bottega Verde Lily Of The Valley Bath & Shower foams nicely and leaves skin clean and smelling lovely. However, the scent doesn’t last long. In addition, it didn’t leave my dry skin particularly soft, but it didn’t dry it out more either.

Rating: 3.5/5

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Janessa May 20, 2013 - 11:58 pm

I wish I could pronounce that Latin name :p thanks for going in such depth of the scent and how the product performs and which ingredients cause it. You’re simply stellar! I love products that lather up nicely. I recently bought LUSH ‘s Godiva and you only need the tiniest bit for a full lather (I have lots of hair and it is slightly past shoulder length). My hair smells so pretty afterwards too. I still need a great conditioner though, despite that it should be somewhat moisturizing.

beautifulwithbrains May 21, 2013 - 1:32 pm

Janessa, aww thank you! And you’re welcome. Godiva looks lovely. I wish I had a Lush store near me so that I could give it a go. I like products that lather up nicely too. Have you tried L’Oreal conditioners? I swear my Elvive Nutri Gloss, which makes my hair soft, manageable and shiny. And the scent is lovely too.


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