Tuesday, 1 October 2013

The Forgotten Wonder - Fruit & Passion Apple Illusion Quenching Butter

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Sometimes a product just seems to get lost in the sea of the colorful beauty that is my bathroom and I don't end up talking about it or using it no matter how much I liked it during the initial excitement of "ownership". The neglect is not a reflection of the items quality or usefulness, it's simply a product of my own forgetfulness and the mere fact that I absolutely need a better beauty organization system.

Fruit & Passion StoreOne such forgotten wonder is the  for the body, which was gifted to me this summer by a thoughtful friend who understands my deep appreciation for cosmetics and beauty in general. She is also aware of my goldfish attention span so she gently reminded me about Fruit & Passion Illusion Pomme (Apple Illusion) Quenching Body Butter ($18.50 for 200 ml) this lovely butter upon seeing it on my bathroom shelf. All I can say is "my bad" girlie!
Hopefully this post can rectify my own mistake!
Fruit & Passion is a Canadian cosmetics company created by a master perfumer that makes scented body & home care products using natural ingredients and is committed to high quality, high-performance results with an emphasis on environmental consciences. Basically they make stuff that pleases both your senses and our fragile ecosystems. 
Fruit & Passion Apple Illusion Body ButterThat's a message I can certainly get behind!

Official Description;
Our Quenching Butter for the body, made with shea butter and vegetable oils, has a smooth, creamy texture and penetrates skin fully to deliver nutrients. Enriched with apple extract from Provence, its biodegradable formula leaves skin lightly scented and feeling fresh.

Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Methylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene.

I have had the pleasure of using many of their products and I am certainly a fan of their signature scents, with the Illusion Pomme (Apple Illusion) line being no exception to this. A lot of their fragrance lines are limited edition so if I find one I absolutely adore I know fully well to stock up before it disappears. I find their prices are reasonable and on par with their competitor The Body Shop so I have no huge qualms about them but it's always nice to hit their annual sale events.

The Quenching Butter formula is available in various scent profiles and it's pretty consistent across the board, never losing its luxe ultra-nourishing appeal. The texture is lighter than the traditional The Body Shop Body Butters but no less moisturizing. I like the silky consistency because it's easy to work with, sinks in quickly and the non-greasy hydration factor can be felt for hours after application. My skin is left softly scented, feeling comfortable, softened and simply fresh. 

The butter base formula contains Shea Butter and Grape Seed Oil which are known for their powerful emollient properties. The creaminess along with your chosen fragrance can really elevate your daily moisturization to a more spa-like, pampering experience! What's not to love :-)

Fruit & Passion Apple Illusion Scent

Scent Description;
A joyful, subtle perfume where the aroma of apple blossoms into a sweet illusion.
A light wisp of flowers quickly fuses with the essence of apple.
A hint of ginger heightens apple’s mouthwatering appeal without overpowering and adds a joyful, spicy twist.
Mild amber and acacia wood add character and longevity while keeping the fragrance light and cheerful.

The Illusion Pomme (Apple Illusion) fragrance is definitively on heavy-duty fruity side of the spectrum but the flowery notes are definitively present as well. Despite the name I can't really describe this scent as "apple" in nature however I suspect the fruit essence is simply over powered by the fresh blossom notes with some ginger in the mix. That being said i feel like the "apple" undertones is what keep this fragrance fresh, light and just plain cheerful!
Ultimately I love Fruit & Passion products and their innovative scent combinations certainly pay homage to their master perfumer origins. Their Body Lotions and Quenching Butters are the brand's stand-out's and I will continue to use them year round, especially when I need some aromatherapy in my day!

I hope this was helpful to someone!

Have you tried Fruit & Passion products? Any favorites I should know about?



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