Beauty Confidential: Make yourself blossom with flower-power beauty

Make yourself blossom with flower-power beauty

To celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, we bring you the best in floral beauty products…

Summer scents: We've gathered together the best floral beauty products to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show

Summer scents: We’ve gathered together the best floral beauty products to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show


La Maison de Senteurs Gardenia Rose Hand Wash, £4.50 (Marks & Spencer)

This French-inspired range is prettily packaged and smells of musky gardenia and rose.

Anatomicals You Need A Bloomin’ Shower! Rose and Jasmine Body Cleanser, £4 (Waitrose)

We love the pink bottle and the refreshing scent of this shower gel. It’s great value and it brightens up the bathroom.

My Senses Miracle Moisture Shampoo, £2 (Tesco)

This hair-care collection is packed full of flower and fruit extracts.

From left: La Maison de Senteurs Gardenia Rose Hand Wash, Anatomicals You Need A Bloomin’ Shower! Rose and Jasmine Body Cleanser, My Senses Miracle Moisture Shampoo


Jo Malone Dry Body Oils, £38 (

These limited-edition body oils hydrate the skin, leaving it soft, silky and smelling heavenly. They are available in the signature fragrance of lime, basil and mandarin, which is a zesty classic, and the slightly heavier and sweeter scent of English pear and freesia.

Liz Earle Sun Shade Botanical Aftersun Gel, £13.30 (lizearle. com)

Formulated with 92 per cent organic aloe vera and packed with natural ingredients including lavender, organic cucumber and vitamin E, this gel is nourishing and a necessary treat for skin that’s hot or stressed after a day in the sun.

Madara Flower Attack Anti-Cellulite Set, £49 (

This three-pronged attack on cellulite includes Toning Shower Soap, a gentle shower gel that helps skin to absorb the anti – cellulite cream and firming oil. Use the products for four to six weeks and you will notice the dreaded orange-peel beginning to fade.

From left: Jo Malone Dry Body Oils, Liz Earle Sun Shade Botanical Aftersun Gel, Madara Flower Attack Anti-Cellulite Set

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Eau Fraiche, £38 (

This limited-edition fragrance has been reformulated for this summer and is fresher than the original fragrance. It opens with citrus notes, including bergamot and sweet tangerine, and is blended with Provencal lavender flowers and lemon tree petitgrain. It’s a perfect party scent that will last all night long.

Nougat London Moisturising Body Crème with Gradual Tan, £15 (

This scented body lotion comes in tuberose and jasmine, fig and pink cedar and cherry blossom fragrances. It’s described as a gradual tanner, but does provide a fair amount of colour after the first application. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the lovely floral scents and slap too much on, and make sure you wash your hands after applying.

Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Body Cream, £22 (

Choose from rosewater, lily, iris and lavender scents in this gorgeous new floral collection. The bottles and jars are adorned with flowers and look lovely on the bathroom shelf. The cream itself is thick and luxurious.

Molton Brown Pettigree Dew Soothing Hand Lotion, £15 (

Inspired by London’s secret walled gardens, this is a delicate floral collection with English herbs and flowers. This hand lotion both soothes and heals dry, cracked hands.

From left: Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Soleil Eau Fraiche, Nougat London Moisturising Body Crème with Gradual Tan, Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater Body Cream


Jane Packer Eau de Parfum Collection, £35 (

For flowers with a twist, Jane Packer is the expert. This collection has five scents in glass bottles. They include iris, jasmine and sandalwood, gardenia, cedar wood and patchouli, and fig, sandalwood and amber.

Paul Smith Optimistic For Her, from £38, Boots

The new scent from Paul Smith is floral and fruity. It has notes of sweet pea, mandarin, raspberry macaroon and sweet pea.

Space NK Laughter Jour, £45 (

This fresh floral fragrance is perfect for warm summer days. With notes of Italian bergamot, violet, lily of the valley and peonies, it’s light and very wearable.

Jonathan Ward Santissima Amalfi candle, £30 (

These luxurious candles leave your home smelling divine. This  new scent has notes of rose de mai, Singapore patchouli, Italian pomodoro tomatoes and sandalwood. Close your eyes and you’re on an Italian balcony on a summer’s evening.

From left: Jane Packer Eau de Parfu, Space NK Laughter Jour, Paul Smith Optimistic For Her

Flora by Gucci Eau Fraiche, £45, Debenhams

This lighter version of the Gucci favourite is perfect for warm days. With notes of bergamot, rose, sandalwood and patchouli, it’s a fresh, youthful scent.

L’Occitane Pivoine Flora Collection, from £9 (

A new fragrance and make-up collection that celebrates the peony. Look out for Pivoine Flora Beauty Cream, £15, a gel that smells amazing. And the Heal thy Glow Face Powder, £20, which is great for enhancing a summer look.

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Jasminora, from £35.50 (

Guerlain’s fresh, floral fragrance is the latest addition to the Aqua Allegoria collection. It combines freesia, cyclamen and lily of the valley with amber and white musk. The gold-coloured bottle is stunning.

Korres Paeonia Vanilla Amber Pear scent, £24 (

An unusual eau de toilette we’ve fallen in love with. It has distinctive vanilla undertones, with floral notes of peony, jasmine and rose, and gets better as the day goes on.

Made In Italy scents, £80 (

Named after Venice, Sicily, Rome, Sardinia and Cortina, this collection of five scents launches in July and makes a lovely gift. Each bottle features a Polaroid of the scent’s region. Look out for Cortina, which is a musky floral scent.

From left:  Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Jasminora, Korres Paeonia Vanilla Amber Pear scent, Made In Italy scents


UNE Glimmer Lips Gloss, £7.99 (

There are four flattering shades in this new collection from the natural beauty brand UNE , scented with tomato leaf. The barely-there neutrals — G10 (a warm beige) and G01 (a nude pink) — look especially great with lightly tanned skin.

Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Collection, from £13.50 (

This quirky brand’s new, limited edition collection includes the Eye Gloss Duo B in Depth, £16.50, on-trend sparkly peach and rich purple, and Bronzer B in Siren, £21, a perfect summer skin enhancer, both packaged in pretty floral palettes.

Priti NYC Nail Polish in Forget Me Not, £8.95 (

A blue polish, this is perfect for summer and looks great on fingers and toes. Also look out for shades of Japanese Rose, a deep pink, Kingfisher Daisy, a vibrant azure blue, and Snapdragon, a pretty peach shade.

Jelly Pong Pong Lip Orchids, £12,

These lip glosses are almost too pretty to use. Adorned with flowers on the lids, the soft, conditioning balms come in Petal Pink, a pale, flattering shade, and Bouquet, a sparkly golden orange.

Cina Nail Art Petal Pusher, £5.99 (

This pretty nail art collection features around 80 different flower designs to give your nails a unique summer look.

From left: UNE Glimmer Lips Gloss, Paul & Joe Blue Horizon Collection, Priti NYC Nail Polish in Forget Me Not


Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF 30, £23.50 (

This is the world’s first sunscreen to be certified by the Soil Association for its organic ingredients. The Wild Rose Daily Moisture is a matte face cream that moisturises for up to 12 hours. It contains zinc oxide, a mineral sun filter, wild rosehip oil and milk thistle and is scented with essential oils of rosemary, patchouli and geranium.

Rose & Co Jasmine Green Tea Soap, £5 (

A beautifully feminine range with vintage-inspired packaging, and it smells delicious. The soap stays scented all the way through, and we recommend the Jasmine and Green Tea Day cream, £8 — a light, fresh moisturiser.

From left: Rose & Co Jasmine Green Tea Soap, Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Daily Moisture SPF 30, Eve Lom TLC Radiance Cream

Ila Day Cream for Glowing Radiance, £60 (

Using fresh rose cells from the Rose Damascena plant, this luxurious moisturiser hydrates and regenerates skin, and is beautifully gentle and fluffy. The Indian rose has healing properties, so this is ideal for those with sensitive or irritated skin.

Mrs White Physick Rose Serum, £25 (

We’re big fans of serums, as they do a job that moisturisers alone can’t do. This is an anti-ageing, non-oily serum which absorbs into the skin instantly, leaving no sticky or shiny residue. Great for dry or mature skin.

Eve Lom TLC Radiance Cream, £42 (

A luxurious daily moisturiser with Bulgarian rose and rosehip seed oil to give skin a radiant glow. This is great for any skin type, especially if you like a light , non – greasy moisturiser.

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