Clarins Eau Dynamisante is a what I’d consider a classic product and its surprising to me that until recently I’d never tried it, given my love of all things patchouli, but I hadn’t tried it so there we go.
I think partly the packaging puts me off. I think both the bottle design and the box are very dated looking now. Eau Dynamisante is 25 years old this year and I wonder if the packaging has ever changed?
That’s not to say I think the packaging should be changed, I don’t, classics are classics for a reason and although not to my personal tastes I think its somewhat iconic. There can’t be many beauty fans who can’t immediately recognise it!
Another thing that has always confused me about this product is it’s toning properties which I’ll talk about in a minute.
The fragrance itself is a unisex one and it is really rather beautiful. It’s clean and fresh with wood and citrus, its strong enough to be able to smell it on yourself but it’s not incredibly overpowering so you can safely spritz it all over without fear of suffering your colleagues/fellow passengers/family…it’s supposed to wake you and add a bit of sparkle to your day and it certainly is invigorating and refreshing as although I can quite clearly smell the patchouli, all the other ingredients such as amalfi lemon, orange and coriander keep it fresh.
I don’t get a long wear time out of this, but it’s such a light fresh product it simply feels natural to just spritz more on as and when throughout the day for an uplifting hit as it were.
This is really my new love, my only problem with it is the speed with which I’m using it up, fast. You can get addicted to just spraying it on yourself when you’re flagging, or just because.
The only thing I’m a bit confused about is it’s therapeutic properties, it’s moisturises, firms and tones apparently but maybe after a shower I might spritz a bit all over, but I don’t rub it in or anything so I’m not sure, do I just have spray shaped toned bits? I don’t care really, I use this as a fragrance I can ladle on, if it has extra benefits then that’s just great
I must say it’s got me wondering if I’ve been missing a trick with Clarins fragrances and I have to say I’m loving the sound of Eau Ressourcante (basil, iris, cedarwood and sarsaparilla), the Sunshine Fragrance (mandarin, grapefruit, ylang-ylang and patchoulie with watermelon, mimosa and camomile) and indeed the final fragrance Eau des Jardins (fruity zests, wild rose, wood). They all sound lush.
Eau Dynamisante is a reasonably priced £29 for 100ml and £36.50 for 200ml.
As for my minor grumbles about the dated bottle (its not that bad honest!) I have my eyes peeled for the 25th anniversary bottle British Beauty Blogger talked about. I think thats going to be a must have for me!
Available from Clarins counters nationwide and www.clarins.co.uk
*Disclosure – PR Sample*