Saturday, June 26, 2010

Fruit Frappes from Upper Canada

The new Fruit Frappe line from Upper Canada was introduced in April, featuring various bodycare products formulated with antioxidant ingredients:

Foaming Shower Gel
Luminescent Hand & Body Cream
Dry Oil Body Spray
Exfoliating Shower Gel
Body Gel Spritz
Bath Fizzies
Lip Gloss


All of these products come in 5 fragrances:
Passionfruit with Noni
Grapefruit with Gooseberry
Apricot with Kiwi
Pear with Mangosteen
Watermelon with Acai Berry


I got the chance to try their Dry Oil Body Spray, and the Body Gel Spritz.


The Dry Oil Body Spray I received is the Pear with Mangosteen version, which smells heavenly! The product is a dual phase oil that has to be shaken up to emulsify, before spraying on your skin to moisturize.

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I found the spray to be a little too concentrated in one spot. As a result I found I had to use more to cover more areas. It smells exactly like what I expected, fruity but not too sweet.

The oil seems to work best on damp skin. With dry skin I had to use more sprays, and it still had some trouble moisturizing my skin sufficiently. Definitely a light moisturization product for summer, rather than winter.

Overall, I don't think the dry oil concept really worked for me, but I really enjoyed the scent and would have loved it in another product, such as a fragrance spray.


The Body Gel Spritz I received was the Grapefruit with Gooseberry version. This is a body spray in gel form, supposed to freshen up both body and hair.

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The smell is on the fruity but sweet side. The spray bottle has a lock to prevent any accidental spraying, so it would be great for stashing in your gym bag or purse whenever you need to freshen up.

The only downside I found was that the scent didn't last long. I would spray what I deemed a normal amount for a fragrance, and the smell faded within an hour or two. Perhaps I should be using more, but I wouldn't want to smell too strong initially, especially with a sweet scent like this. Taking this into consideration, a less sweet scent would be best suited for this product - perhaps one of the other variations like Pear and Mangosteen.

Overall I think the product concept and design is good, except that the staying power of the product needs to be worked on.

4 comments:

ChyiX2 said...

I love fruity and floral scents in summer. The pear with mangosteen sounds lovely :) I might ask my aunt to pick up some for em if she decides to visit Denmark in July.

izumi said...

mm, i love fruit scents. too bad they weren't A+ items!

Askmewhats said...

so true, these types of fragrances are wonderful but you have to spray again in the middle of the day!

Rae // theNotice said...

I absolutely LOVE the pear with mangosteen scent ♥ I was sent the lotion instead of the spray, and it's just divine!

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