Imagine the meadows, with baby wildflowers blossoming everywhere. Colours of yellow, green, purple, blue pop up all around you. The sun rays fall gently on your skin, and the breeze carries a refreshing combination of the scents of different flowers and fruits…
Isn’t it perfect?
Crabtree and Evelyn’s newest scent, Somerset Meadow, joins their popular ‘fantasy’ ranges of Nantucket Briar and Summer Hill, where the trio each brings you to a dreamy and idyllic setting. This time, Somerset Meadow captures an aromatic impression of a beautiful English landscape in bloom.
To celebrate the launch of Somerset Meadow, the people from Crabtree and Evelyn transformed their outlet at Vivocity into a romantic and whimsical place for an evening of bloggers’ private preview of the collection. I was elated to be invited by Cindy to the event!
There were pretty floral arches, dainty flowers, soothing tea and sweet treats prepared for the bloggers, which turned the small shop into something like a garden party. :) They even handed out head wreaths to attendees, which is major <3.
The set-up in the shop that provided a backdrop for beautiful pictures. Everything was just so charming and well-arranged. Thanks for the effort put in to provide such an ethereal feel, it was like stepping into another realm when I entered the shop.
Let’s me take you on a tour around.
Crabtree and Evelyn’s Nantucket Briar and Summer Hill range.
Their Rosewater range, and another (the lowest shelf) that featured a specially-bred 100 petals rose scent.
Home-spa range (centre) and their most loved Hand Therapy creams (right).
Then finally, after taking a tour around the whole shop, we arrive at the STAR of the show – Somerset Meadow! There are a total of 5 products in this range, namely the EDT, Bath and shower gel, Scented body lotion, Hand Therapy, and a special Perfume Gel that Crabtree & Evelyn has launched for the first time.
I just adore how everything is so neatly arranged in arched display shelves. So immaculate and clean.
Your favourite Hand Therapy cream in the newest Somerset Meadow scent. :) I really love it.
They also have these pretty gift sets that are so hard to resist. They are perfect for the upcoming mothers’ day or a birthday gift :) Trust me, no woman can resist the floral print and the sweet scent, no matter how old or young. For me, I have utterly fallen in love with it.
A polaroid to safekeep the wonderful memory. Here with Cindy from Womcomm and Sheradine from Crabtree & Evelyn. Sheradine was a delight to be with as she brought me on a tour to fantasy lands like the Himalayas, Island beaches, English afternoons and Somerset meadows. Sheradine, if you’re reading this, please drop me a message! :) Thank you for having me.
I received a gift set courtesy of Crabtree and Evelyn, and I can’t peel my eyes away from it. Everything from the soothing green, to the illustration on the box, is so exquisite and pleasing to the eyes.
Sheradine shared with me that the illustration is actually of all of the ingredients that went into the creation of the scent. I have a weakness for such dainty floral illustrations. But that’s not all.
It is the scent of the Somerset Meadow range that has enchanted me. The blend of sparkling bergamot (a citrus that is the size of an orange but yellow like a lemon) and dew-kissed blackberry buds is refreshing and tart, its juicy sweetness perfectly balanced with the bitter greens of ivy and fern. A heart of white blossoms, water lily and earthy geranium flourishes as if warmed by the morning sun. The scent of leaf, grass and fragrant petals are suffused by creamy clouds of musk, whilst willow and moss tether all the casually floating notes close to the skin and bring a soft, sensuous touch. It is one of those scents that makes you want to lose yourself in it.
It is playful, it is joyful, it is sexy. It is impossible to be upset or angry when you’re surrounded by flowers and that is why this scent is so delightful.
I can’t wait to try the products, but somehow when it comes to pretty things that I really love, I can’t bear to use them. You know how that feels? I just want to keep them with me forever.
All the things that I received from the party. Sheradine so generously gave me so many fragrance strips of all the ranges in their shop cuz I already applied Somerset Meadow on my skin. When I left the party, I had to put the strips in my bag and now it smells of flower heaven. Haha I can’t stop sniffing it. Ask Hammy and he will tell you that I randomly picked up my bag or the head wreath to take a whiff. Lol. I can save myself from the trouble by just applying the body lotion that I received then I can smell my arm all I want, but I don’t bear to yet!
Let’s take a closer look at the entire range of Somerset Meadow~
Somerset Meadow® Eau De Toilette 60ml ($58)
Fresh and lovely, the light green fruity-floral scent of Somerset Meadow is graciously charming with an addictive allure.
Somerset Meadow® Perfume Gel 12ml ($25)
Massage this luxurious moisturising gel onto pulse points and revel in the fresh scent of flowers and fruits. This is the first perfume gel that Crabtree and Evelyn has launched. It is very lightweight, gets absorbed quickly and generally longer-lasting than the EDT.
Somerset Meadow® Bath & Shower Gel 200ml ($35)
Formulated with conditioning extracts of water lily and ivy, this richly lathering cleansing gel also creates a wonderfully foaming bath that awakens the senses and leaves skin feeling silky smooth.
Somerset Meadow® Scented Body Lotion 200ml ($40)
With the freshness of a dew-kissed meadow, this moisture-rich lotion beautifully softens and rehydrates the skin with sweet almond oil, shea butter, and conditioning water lily and ivy extracts.
Somerset Meadow® Hand Therapy 100g ($33)
Dry hands – including nails and cuticles – will delight in this superior moisturising and conditioning blend of macadamia nut oil, shea butter, antioxidant-rich vitamins C and E, and water lily and ivy extracts. This restorative hand treatment also leaves a subtle, tantalising aroma on the skin.
The Somerset Meadow fragrance range officially launches in Crabtree and Evelyn stores island-wide on 19th April 2013. And from 19th April to 19th May, shoppers can expect discounts on Somerset Meadow sets and also receive special gifts as part of their promotion!
It is so worth it!
With every $120 nett spent in a single receipt, receive a Limited Edition Somerset Meadow Umbrella. This is the most cheerful umbrella I’ve ever seen.
With every $150 nett spent in a single receipt, receive a 1-for-1 lunch buffet offer at Marriott Café, Singapore Marriott Hotel. A perfect date with mum or loved ones.
* Offer is limited to one per customer, while stocks last. The 1-for-1 lunch buffet voucher is valid for Mondays through Saturdays.
* Terms and conditions apply.
* Pictures are for illustration purposes only.
Thank you for journeying with me through the Somerset meadows :) I am very blessed to be able to view first-hand the fragrance range and share my experience with you. Now you have to go and experience the scent yourself~
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After I left the event, I still wore the head wreath around Vivocity #likeaboss. Oh, and a flower landed on my shoulder. Haha.
Ciao, till the next post!