Good value product, nice packaging, widely available, amazing fragrance.
You would be forgiven for thinking that this brand is a 'copycat' Molton Brown. The packaging with its bottle shape, pump and silver, name embossed cap are similar. Also the font used for the logo resembles this luxury brand, although the sizes of the product are slightly larger. Having sniffed all the liquid soaps at the supermarket I took this one home, as it seemed to have the strongest fragrance, compared to some of the others in the range. When we have had guests from abroad, they have gone to the supermarket to buy their own supply to take home, as they are so impressed by this product, and how inexpensive it is. I also took it to work for departmental use, and all visitors have commented what a lovely soap this is and ask where they can find it. An amazingly fragrant, inexpensive and effective liquid soap! Wow!
The bottle as I said looks very like Molton Brown's and the silver embossed tag around the neck near the pup dispenser is also very similar too. The pump itself is made of black plastic and the collar of the pump or neck of the bottle is shiny silver plastic embossed with Baylis & Harding. The handwash comes in a large clear bottle so that the lovely clear pink product is able to be seen in all its glory. It is a lovely true clear pink colour, not baby pink in fact quite a strong pink but far from fluorescent.
This is a very pretty colour and a very pretty scent too. The rose is very evident but the raspberry leaf not so much. It is a true natural rose scent not false and cheap at all. It is clear fresh and natural as though you have sniffed a real rose which is impressive as so many rose scents are old lady-ish and rather too sweet and powdery. This is strong enough to make your hands smell nice after washing and for some while afterwards I can smell the aroma on my hands.
If you are the sort of person that likes your soap to match your towels and other decor then this one fits beautifully with a pink decor. That does not mean of course that you cannot use it in any bathroom as mine isn't pink, I was attracted by the scent as I love a natural rose smell.
To use this just give the pump one or two pushes depending on the amount of handwash you need. I find it cleans my hands well even when I have been out in the garden and I am not good at wearing gardening gloves so my hands get very dirty.
Obviously f you want a handwash with an antibacterial action then this is not for you. I always have an anti bacterial one in the kitchen but in the bathrooms I tend to go for ones with nice smells and vary them depending on what is on offer at the time. Sometimes these bottles can be on offer for two for £3 which is excellent value in my view.
Some have commented that this is quite a girly looking bottle of handwash so it may not be one chosen by males but those in my house have not complained about the pinkness nor the smell so I would think it depends on personal taste.
I have sensitive skin that reacts to certain ingredients in some toiletries so I do have to be a bit careful what I buy but I have had no adverse reaction from using this and must wash my hands up in this bathroom at least twice a day if not more.
My hands fell perfectly normal and clean after using this handwash. They don't feel tight and dry at all but neither do they feel moisturised and fed so I do still use handcream especially if I have been out in the garden prior to washing my hands.
The handwash is quite a good thickness in that is doesn't slip off your hands before you have time to rub it in to wash them. It feels nice and as you use the product you get that lovely English country rose garden smell which is something that I find quite uplifting on these rainy days we enjoyed recently.
I would certainly recommend these bottles. This is a lovely, quite feminine aroma but one that is old fashioned and very English. They have other nice citrus scented handwashes too which might appeal to others so pop along and give them a sniff in your local shop. Tesco sell them and I am sure they are in other places too.
Smells gorgeous - of rose and slightly fruity
Not anti bacterial but doesn't claim to be either
A lovely reasonably priced handwash that is a copy of Molton brown in my view