Monday, 4 May 2015

Worth The Hype? - Hollister Body Sprays♥

Hollister body sprays. I remember years ago, everyone had them and they were everywhere. Everyone raved about them. I didn't own any until February, when I went shopping with Emma and we just happened to have gone into Hollister to have a look. We were astonished when we discovered they were only £5 each, yes £5, instead of the RRP of £11 (they were selling them off as they were bringing out new packaged ones). I jumped at the chance and bought two, I couldn't choose between the two. But the real question - are they worth the hype?

If you've been a reader of my blog since it started, then you'll remember I reviewed the Hollister Silver Strand Beach Body Wash and Lotion here. I absolutely loved the scent, so I grabbed a body spray version. Crescent Bay is one which is adored very much, and a lot of people I know own it - whenever someone sprayed it, I was always asking them what they were wearing.

Crescent Bay is a light fruity scent. It has notes of watermelon, poppy and sugary woods. I love spraying this on days where I don't feel like wearing a over-powering perfume and just want a light, girly scent. Personally, I wear this on warm, Summery days as watermelon reminds me of Summertime as it's a typical Summer fruit. I'd describe this one to be very sweet but not too sickly.

Silver Strand Beach is my Summer scent. It has notes of sparkling mandarin, mango and coconut. It literally reminds me of a beach. It's quite a citrus scent, and it's stronger than Crescent Bay. Even though the notes in this are fruits, it isn't too fruity, surprisingly. On days where it's warm and sunny, I will reach for this. I've obviously used it, but I've been keeping majority of it for the Summer, and days where it's warm as this is perfect!

Are they worth the hype though?

Well, I think these are ideal for an alternative to perfume or for a lighter scent. They have cute packaging, although, it's now changed (the new packaging is a similar idea to Victoria's Secret body sprays). I think they are lovely products, and I'm glad I got two of them on sale but I don't know if I would pay the full price for them. Once sprayed, you can smell it on you, and you can do for a few hours at least. I mainly spray it on my neck and wrists.

I would recommend these to anyone looking for a light Summer scent!

If you're looking for a long lasting perfume, I suggest you check out their perfumes.

Have you tried any Hollister body sprays? Do you think they're worth the hype?


57 comments:

  1. I like the light scents too Jasmine. I haven't tried to Hollister scents though. I absolutely love the feeling of finding something I've wanted on sale after having had to wait to get it for so long.

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    1. They're sometimes a good change from strong scents, which are overwhelming. Yeah it's the best! x

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  2. I have never tried any of the Hollister body sprays - I usually tend to stick to Bath & Body Works sprays I love all their scents!

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    1. We don't have a Bath & Body Works in the UK :( x

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  3. I LOVE the strawberry one! They really are good for a nice light spray instead of a heavier perfume. I love them for a nice spritz on a summer day!

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  4. I haven't tried any Hollister sprays, but I'll have to check them out!

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  5. I've never tried this brand, but I just picked up some body sprays for summer. I haven't used body sprays in the past few years, as I "matured" to perfume, but summer just calls for a light, misty spritz. Good review.
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    1. Thanks! Body spray is ideal for Summer x

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  6. I got the Hollister limited seasonal edition spray and I feel the same way...

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  7. I find that body sprays usually have an alcohol smell in them and wear off quickly. I do love me some Hollister jeans, though!

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    1. They don't last as long as perfumes, which sucks because some body sprays smell gorgeous! x

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  8. I love them! Must get another when they're only a fiver! Wow! x

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    1. The body washes and lotions were also £5! Think it was maybe a one off because they were changing packaging. Better keep an eye out though incase they do it again! x

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  9. I have never used them but will have to check it out. Sounds delightful!

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  10. I've never tried their perfumes before but will definitely have to next time I'm at the mall.

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  11. I love their perfumes/body sprays, however quite pricey at normal price!
    :) xx

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  12. Love learning about all the brands we don't get in the US. Sounds nice for summer

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    1. I thought Hollister was an American brand? Pretty sure it is available! x

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  13. I'm looking for a light summer scent so I might go with this one, the packaging is so pretty as well haha. x
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    1. It looks great sitting with the rest of my perfume collection! x

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  14. I love the sound of Crescent Bay, I imagine the Watermelon scent to be really refreshing!

    L x

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    1. You described it perfectly! It is refreshing, especially on sunny days! x

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  15. I always smell the sprays in hollister, they are so lovely! You got a right bargain there as well!
    Kirsty x


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    1. I've had my eye on them for ages so at £5, I couldn't resist! x

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  16. i like the sound of the mango one!

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  17. I've just found your blog and been loving it x

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! Means a lot! x

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  18. Thanks for the honest review!

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  19. Very cool! Have a wonderful wednesday sweetie!

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  20. Silver Strand Beach sounds like it would smell amazing, the perfect summer scent!

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    1. You took the words right from me! It is! x

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  21. My cousin used to have the Hollister lip glosses, and I had a few as stocking stuffers for the holidays but I think even those are a little too pricey for me! I've only ever owned one of their perfumes as well.
    This was a lovely post! :)
    xx
    Kenzie
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  22. I remember loving these once upon a time :) maybe I should re-visit them! xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  23. My friends always used to use these and they would smell gorgeous as a top up scent to use throughout the day although I've never actually got my hands on a bottle. I definitely would in the future. They make a great gift too.

    They could even make a nice scent to spray around your home.

    Shannon / Sixth Skyline x

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  24. they seem like they smell good, i love body sprays to use after shower and when I'm at home, i'm currently using victoria's secret jazmin and cotton or something like that!
    x,Abril

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    1. Yes I agree! Oh that sounds lovely! x

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  25. I have never tried their sprays. I love the packaging and I am always up for trying new scents.

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    1. Their packaging has changed now! But they smell great x

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  26. Sometimes I like a light body spray instead of a heavier perfume. I might try these. Thanks for the review.
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    Traci

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  27. I have crescent bay, and i love it so much, personally I think they are worth the hype

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  28. I remember walking into Hollister and legit testing out all the sprays. I have to say their summer scents are lush and I will deffo be getting my hands on one!

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    1. Sounds like me haha! Oh you should definitely! x

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