So on Monday evening me and my best friend, Leah, who the lovely Helena managed to catch in this photo above in her gorgeous burgundy maxi skirt, headed down to the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square for the Roger & Gallet Bloggers Event, after Steph from L'Oreal kindly invited me down. It was the first event I've been able to attend and I'm glad I did as beforehand I had next to no knowledge about the brand but immersed in the beautiful fragrances of their body sprays and soaps my nostrils were given a treat! The layout of the event was beautiful with rustic crates containing fresh fruit and flowers to house their products alongside glass soap jars and a very welcome glass of champers and chocolate covered strawberries upon entering, it was truly a top class evening!
Unfortunately I didn't have a decent camera to hand so my I Phone had to make do, here are a few snaps I took of the event, my favourite being their living wall of flowers that I was told took six hours to put up, so well done girls, it was really worth it! There was a vast variety of different fragrances which all come in body spray, body lotion, and soap. Some scents take a more acquired taste such as Ginger and Bois D'Orange which both favoured a stronger scent which reminded me of old spices in their spray and soap forms. However, the Bois D'Orange Creme Sublime Hand & Nails Cream was much more to my liking with head notes of mandarin and the most gorgeous hearts notes of orange blossom - luckily we received this in our goody bag so a full review will be up on this shortly!
Me and Leah got chatting to Steph who showed us around the event and we agreed that our favourites from the range were the milder, more floral scents such as The Green Tea which was a really light and fresh fragrance which would be great as an all day scent and definitely sums up spring in a bottle. Fleur d'Osmanthus was also a strong contender with hints of grapefruit, orange zest, and mandarin which for fruity fragrance lovers is a great find! Topping my list was the Rose and, leading to the main attraction of the event, their newest release which we got first peek at (eek!) ,my personal favourite, the Rose Imaginaire Natural Spray which upon spritzing I instantly declared the winner of my affections! Think an Italian Summer in a bottle and you're nearly there, Rose Imaginaire was fresh and fruity with gorgeous heart notes of jasmine and violet as well as base notes of sandalwood and head notes of wild strawberry and mandarin, all without being too over powering, perfect! This was great news for the girls at Roger & Gallet, and for all bloggers attending as we very luckily received a bottle of our very own - keep your eyes peeled for a more in depth review of all the items that we so gratefully were given! (See below)
Personally I pondered whether the prices for the more popular body sprays which retail between £15 -32 a pop did seem a little steep for me as I'm not one for body mists and sprays usually, however, upon reflection and a good chinwag with the girls at the event I think they are well worth it. They are long lasting and could easily replace your favourite perfume every now and then as an on the go scent! For more information check out the Roger & Gallet website. And once again a HUGE thank you to Steph and all the girls that hosted the event for all their help and more inciteful reviews of the products we were treated to will be heading on to 'Little Red' in the upcoming weeks.