Fashion and Beauty

Scents of style

- PENNYLANE By   Rebecca C. Rodriguez -

A fragrance if worn the right way is the most seductive thing in the world as it takes you on an emotional journey of memories. The problem is that emotions like love, happiness and tranquility do not come in a bottle. But the power of scent is still universal, like in the film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.

For BodySense, fragrances have always gone hand-in-hand with luxury bath and body products. This year marks the brand’s fifth-year anniversary and there is nothing like their flavorful indulgences such as shower gels, lotions, body scrubs and their signature fragrances.

To celebrate the brand’s fifth year in the market, BodySense has an ongoing promotion to thank their regular and loyal customers in all of their retail outlets. So, if you buy a pair of their best-selling products like one fragrance mist, for example, with a moisturizing cream, you will get a 25-percent discount on both products combined.

Owners Abba Nappa and Boni Manlapig of The General Bath & Body Company, Inc., believe that the sense of smell is very powerful as it is an escape, alluring, attractive, intimate and sensual. No wonder the brand believes in “bottling” that particular feeling of the fragrance to bring out happy thoughts.

“The motto of BodySense is to feel the fragrance,” says Nappa. “We offer a range of skincare products with invigorating and long-lasting scents because we believe in the power of fragrance to attract, entice, and make one feel good about smelling good.”

Here are BodySense sweet-smelling products that will surely bring the very best bath and body experience to take you down memory lane.

Fragrance World

You can find the perfect mélange of sweet fruits and sultry flowers from the Fragrance Mist and Luscious Body Cream lines from BodySense. Choose from among six sexy scents. Sugar Apple combines green scents like apple and bamboo freshened by Sicilian citron.  Passion Freesia is drunk on love notes like rose and white orchid. Peach Berry is sweetened with strawberries, raspberries and peaches. Lush Magnolia is blended with magnolia, grapefruit and cucumber. Citrus Lily features white lily freshened by green notes. Jasmine Rose mixes jasmine and rose with sandalwood.

If you’re treating yourself to a gorgeous new scent, go with your nose. BodySense has three other delicious-smelling fragrance mists. Sugar Lily is a zesty scent of lily and mint notes. Mandarin Blossom explodes with citrus, jasmine and amber. My personal favorite is Vanilla Berry. I love the fruity gourmand aroma on my skin, which lasted for hours.

For beautiful scents on your skin, there are body mists in Allure, Seduction, Delight, Bliss, Sultry and Indulge for whatever mood you are in. Plus, fragrance sprays in Sparkle, Glitter and Twinkle will leave you feeling like a little star. There is even eau de parfum in Aura and Essence for him and for her.

Spritz your man with surefire sexiness like Rush, Chrome and Cobalt — all have a pleasant fragrance and are deliciously crisp with simple classic packaging. Other tempting, distinctive and oh-so-masculine colognes include Magnetism (a marine scent with bergamot and cardamom) and Climax (an aquatic scent with tangerine, lemon and basil).

Bath Beauty

After giving up on soap, bath gels have become an essential must-have for me. BodySense Bath Gels not only leave your skin smelling clean but also the bathroom itself. Orange Chill is best for adding a zesty perk-up to your mood. Try the Tea Leaf Breeze if you want to feel refreshed. To enhance one’s bathing ritual, use either the Orange Chill or Tea Leaf body jelly-like scrub to revive the skin and give it a nice glow. 

Lovely Potions

After a summer of tanning, it is time to reveal your natural fair beauty. BodySense Pure White Body lotions come in Sugar Apple, Passion Freesia, Jasmine Rose, Sugar Lily, Mandarin Blossom, and Vanilla Berry. This line makes use of an advanced double- action whitening formula that not only whitens the skin in two weeks but also provides all-around protection from harsh elements.

“Our philosophy focuses on the power of fragrance, which is to evoke emotion, elevate mood and remember particular moments in time,” concludes Nappa. “Across all our product lines, you can truly experience the beauty of the fragrance. So, when you step out of your bathroom and the fragrance of your shower gel fills the air, or when you lie in bed and your scent still pervades the sheets, it’s nice to be transported into a moment of your own.”

BodySense creations are always quite an original, personal and stylish mix of fragrance imagination. The brand has found this to be true in the quest for the perfect fragrance, which at its best should bring to mind wonderful memories, exotic destinations, secret gardens or even the beauty and strength of the feminine and masculine.

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BodySense is located at Cinderella branches in Glorietta, SM Megamall, SM Manila and SM Fairview. Other locations include Metro Point Mall, Robinsons Place Manila, Nepo Mall Pampanga, SM City Bulacan, SM City Southmall, SM City Pampanga, SM City Clark and EDSA Central Pavilion.








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