“Summer in a bottle”
Summer…what summer?! If you’re searching for a hand wash more predictable than the British weather, may we introduce you to the Summer Rising’s Bath & Shower Gel and Body Lotion from Noble Isle. It’s the very best of our national weather concentrated into two bottles. Scented with the classically British Elderflower and Gooseberry, these products couldn’t be more British if they were manufactured within The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwell. Oh wait. They are!
As well as being quintessentially British, we rate these products, for their smooth application. The wash lathered almost instantly and was absorbed into my skin without leaving any residue. Because who likes having sticky fingers? Little boys may like it. But men don’t. We sure don’t. Coupled with the Elderflower and Gooseberry are top notes of Orange Blossom and Tangerine. These blended perfectly together to create a citrus scent that refreshed my senses. Heart notes of Cut Grass brought back the best smells of summer, while the spicy Nutmeg made me look forward to Autumn.
We love the packaging too. Tinted with the colours of a sunset, Summer Rising Bath & Shower Gel made me yearn for those longer Summer nights. The warm colours bring me comfort on this dreary September day, as the chilly breeze circulates around the office. So if you have missed out on the best that summer has to offer, then do yourself a favour and purchase Noble Isle. Just one smell will bring back all of the best memories that summer holds.
By James Linton
Verdict: ‘More potent than a shot of caffeine’
Price: Summer Rising Bath & Showel Gel (£20) Summer Rising Body Lotion (£25)
Availability: www.nobleisle.comand in store at Liberty Fortnum and Mason