Love at first spray: Dove Soft Feel has been my deodorant since I tried it for the first time, when it launched last year.
As the launch was in one of the most stunning places I’ve ever been in London, every time I smell it, I think of the luxury and sophistication that day and of this fragrance – people would not believe it is a deodorant!
The stunning powdery fragrance, developed exclusively for Dove with French fragrance house Givaudan, for me is the perfect way of celebrating today (21 March), World Fragrance Day.
Apart from carrying the lovely smell with me all day, Dove Soft Feel also keeps my underarms protected and cared for, as this deodorant is as soft as it powder, and, as all Dove deodorants, contains 1/4 moisturising cream and no alcohol.
I’ve been using it since June last year and the effects of that extra moisture boost really show; my underarms not only smell great but feel fab!
My relationship with fragrances is very strong: I remember full stages of my life when I smell perfumes I used to wear; I feel a sense of happiness and longing every time the first drop of rain water hits the floor on a hot day; I miss the smell of fresh guavas in the fruit bowl.
Because I love this aroma, Dove has challenged me to guess which notes are part of Soft Feel fragrance.
Armed with a (so soft) blindfold, I went on to have a guess. And got 2/4 right. Bad times – but I was close enough with the flower; I went for jasmine. Not quite.
In its beautifully warm, powdery and flowery fragrance there is sandalwood, ylang ylang, vanilla (yum!) and the powdery scent, For me is just heavenly, I love warm delicate and feminine scents.
Even though the fragrance is a super high point in this product, it is in no way overpowering.
Soft Feel comes in three sizes: Compressed 125ml (£3.79) and 75ml (£2.99 and perfect for flying!) and roll on 50ml (£2.39, also great in-flight).
I won’t tell anyone I will be using the fragrance in a bottle Dove sent me as a perfume.