Prior to this review I had never heard of Yardley London but the women in my family informed me that the brand has been around for many years and has been quite reliable for many generations. When I first tried the products what came to mind was an elegant tea party in an English rose garden because the fragrances are very delicate and floral.
Yardley soaps are crafted with essential oils and indulgent skin softening ingredients that lather well and deeply moisturize. The English Rose Luxury Soaps smell of summer with an evocative petal fresh scent. I will admit to being very picky when it comes to bar soap, usually I don’t venture too far from my comfort zone and I have been using the same brand for years. I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this calming, sophisticated aroma and the soaps are triple milled for a rich, creamy lather with an intoxicating musky fragrance.
Unlike many soap products the English Rose bars don’t contain harsh sulfates that strip the skin, they thoroughly cleanse with mild ingredients and Yardley products are cruelty-free. The soaps are also available in new bath bars including avocado, shea, almond, mango and lavender. The rose soap trio retails for $18.99.
The iconic Lilly of the Valley collection includes: perfume, soap, body wash, lotion and hand cream. The scent is an infusion of crisp spring flowers, white pear, lily, freesia and a pretty musk base to awaken the senses.
The Eau De Toilette smells like a vibrant bouquet and although the perfume is quite lovely it isn't really suited to my taste. I prefer fragrances that are a bit more youthful and modern and this scent is a bit mature for me. It would make a great gift for Mother’s Day and I’m sure my mother in law or grandmother would think it simply divine! It retails for just $18.99.
The moisturizing body lotion has a natural, refreshing botanical scent and a very light formula that hydrates well without leaving behind a residue. The inclusion of Q10, antioxidants and vitamin E provide anti-aging benefits and leave skin feeling soft, smooth and toned. The lotion also includes: shea butter, grape seed oil and sweet almond oil to alleviate dry, rough skin and help eliminate the effects of winter to get you ready for spring! It retails for $14.99.
Yardley London can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart.
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