Wednesday 5 February 2014

Review: Q: The Fine Fragrance Body Spray.

Q: Balance The Fine Fragrance Body Spray: £2.29*

Anybody who knows me will know that I like perfume. A lot. My collection currently consists of ten bottles and I have a wishlist of others that I'd like to add... if anything, they look pretty on my dressing table, right? And nobody can say that I don't smell nice.
However, there is one down side to smelling pretty all the time. It's expensive. On a day-to-day basis it pains me to steal a few squirts of my £45 bottle of Illamasqua Freak, especially when I am only nipping in to town for an hour. Or maybe you have just finished in the gym and your typical Dove deodorant just isn't cutting it. This is where Q: comes to the rescue.

Carrying out extensive research and discovering that a lot of men and women feel limited with regards to choice of deodorant once they outgrow the "kiddie" body sprays (Impulse, Charlie, you served me well in high school but it's time to move on), Q: set out to create something more grown-up and sophisticated, and they definitely delivered.

I was sent two of these body sprays to try out, Q: Balance and Q: Awe. "A floral harmony of Iris and Mimosa", Balance is supposed to be a romantic, soft and sensuous fragrance that mimicks the scent of Bvlgari perfume. Whilst I can't vouch for the likeness as I have never owned a perfume by Bvlgari, I can comment on Awe's similarity to Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue. Sharing the same notes of jasmine and rose, Awe has an uncanny resemblance to it's more luxury counterpart. One thing is different for sure, however- the price.

These babies can be picked up in Boots and Sainsbury's for £2.29 (although they're currently on offer in Boots for £1.14!). Affordable, yet definitely more luxurious than your typical body spray, I am a convert to these fragrances- Not only are they great for freshening up throughout the day, they work well layered up with their similar perfumes to create a more intense fragrance that last all day. And boys, these are for you too as Q: have also created three body sprays for men called Invigorate, Courage and Renew (which I was also sent to trial and I would have photographed if some guy hadn't ran off with them), which are compatible with Boss, CK Euphoria and Hugo respectively.

What do you think of the idea of "body sprays for grown ups?"
Have you tried Q: body sprays?
Frances x

DISCLOSURE: PR samples. All opinions expressed are still 100% honest and my own.


  1. Body sprays are a great alternative if you want a bit of a day time fragrance but you don't want to (or indeed can't afford to) use your perfume every single day!

    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

    1. I agree, these ones smell so close to perfumes too! :) x

  2. I will defo be checking these out. I love the Bulgari fragrances so will be intersting to see how this compares.


    1. You'll have to let me know what you think! I've never tried the Bvlgari fragrances! x

  3. I love them, I came across them when they were on sale in Boots and now I am waiting for the next sale! :) This is how I got here somehow! I am addicted to them and cannot even think of using Impulse or Charlie ever again! Perhaps UK deo market should invest a bit more in body sprays and not just antiperspirants!! :)

    Greetings from London


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