Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado, Olive & Basil Body and Hand Care Collection

February 18, 2012

Following the success of the Pomegranate range, Crabtree & Evelyn has once again been inspired by a fruit – the avocado. Well known for its nutritive and moisturising properties, the creamy fruit is joined by two other ingredients to form a troika of green goodness. Including botanical extracts and Mediterranean herbs, the Avocado, Olive and Basil range promises to refresh the skin and keep it supple.

The centrepiece of this new collection is the nourishing Body Butter (S$60). Together with the brand’s ever-popular Hand Therapy (S$33), a Bath & Shower Gel (S$30) and a Body Lotion (S$35) will also be available in this scent.

I was able to try the bath wash, courtesy of the brand. It is ultra-moisturising but thankfully, doesn’t leave a slimy film on the skin post-shower. I have to admit that I don’t have a good idea of how the avocado fruit smells, so I can’t attest to the scent authenticity of this range but the fragrance in the shower gel is remarkably green – there’s a clear leafy note that will probably make it appealing to both men and women.

In conjunction with this new range, Crabtree & Evelyn has started ‘A Love So Beautiful’, a programme that enables underprivileged women to earn a fair wage with their traditional handiwork skills. The result of this is a hand-made pouch gift-with-purchase that also include two Avocado, Olive & Basil Hand Therapy hand creams.

Available since 15 February 2012, this limited-edition pouch is free with a minimum S$100 purchase of Avocado, Olive & Basil body care products.

Image source: Crabtree & Evelyn Singapore

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13 Responses to Crabtree & Evelyn Avocado, Olive & Basil Body and Hand Care Collection

  1. Sam
    February 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Hmm, I can’t really think either what an avocado smells like. Can’t wait to try this, I think the basil notes would be lovely.

    • makeupmag
      February 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

      Hi Sam!

      Yes, there’s basil in it, for sure. :) I still can’t figure out what an avocado smells like but I’m not going to find out soon because I’m not particularly fond of it. :P

  2. February 18, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    These products sound incredible :)

    • makeupmag
      February 19, 2012 at 3:01 am

      Hi Ekta,

      It’s worth a try if you like green scents.

  3. Ros
    February 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    These products are lovely!!! :) I’ve tried them and bought myself a set. I find this scent much more pleasing than the pomegranate series. But then, that’s cause I am just so fond of sweet scents. And also, it smells a bit like avocado. :)

    • makeupmag
      February 21, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Hi Ros,

      Pomegranate is sweet, while this is more refreshing. I can see why it’s unisex too – not too cloying/sweet. Thanks for letting me know that the avocado note is indeed inside, haha! Enjoy your haul. :)

  4. Ros
    February 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Oops. I meant I am just not so fond of sweet scents that can be found in the pomegranate series. Overall, my best buy of this collection would be the body butter. :)

  5. February 21, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I *HEART* Crabtree & Evelyn! Especially their candles, and the LaSource / Jojoba stuff.

    • makeupmag
      February 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm

      Hey Evonne,

      No wonder you stopped outside the C&E store for just a moment today! ;) I love La Source!

  6. February 21, 2012 at 3:07 am

    When you say leafy note, I immediately think of EA’s Green Tea scent….

    • makeupmag
      February 21, 2012 at 11:19 pm

      Hey E,

      Nope, not as mellow; more green, I think.

  7. February 22, 2012 at 10:15 am

    will go check it out later when I pass by again! XD

    • makeupmag
      February 23, 2012 at 1:05 am

      Hey Evonne,

      I hope you like the almost-piquant scent. :)

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