I don’t know about you, but there is one brand that I keep going back to again and again and that brand is Rituals. I love the idea behind the brand and also just how well the concepts behind each one of their ranges suits the products from said ranges. In English, the products fit the rituals they are supposed to contribute to.
After this short intro, how about we get back to business and talk about the ritual in question, the Sakura Ritual. Oh, the product was also included as the 17th product in the Glossy Box UK advent calendar.
The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream
The Ritual of Sakura, also known as Cherry Blossom, is a ritual inspired by the Japanese culture where the flowers are celebrated and symbolise the beauty of life. According to the brand, the Ritual of Sakura is all about ‘celebrating each day as a new beginning’. Despite what I said above, I am not sure that this is really the case here, but I do know that the scent is something really different and that it does vary slightly so that could symbolise a new beginning I guess.
The scent of the Ritual of Sakura Body Cream is very interesting and hard to describe, if I am being honest. It is a scent I got used to as I have been using products from the range for many, many years now. However, if I am to try my best to describe it, I would say that the scent is a combination of rice milk and floral. The floral is not the kind of floral you usually encounter in body products or fragrances, but it is there. The floral part is in part mellowed down by the rice milk. It is not a bad scent, that is for certain. In fact, the scent is pretty luxurious, mysterious and like previously mentioned, it does vary slightly especially from day to night. Sure the top notes get rubbed off and that is what probably causes the changes, but it is a cool phenomena anyway. In my opinion, this change is quite different then what I experienced with other products and that is why I went onto this strange explanation. You do have to experience it for yourself.
As for the body cream itself, the cream is very luxurious and quite thick, but not too thick. That is why the travel sized ones come in tubes. It is definitely a product that is lighter than a body butter, but thicker than a lotion. The body cream is soft and it absorbs quite fast, but not incredibly quick either. In addition, the body cream is pretty nourishing. However, like I mentioned before, the body cream from Rituals does not absorb quite that fast. It also leaves a slightly greasy sheen… I am not that fond of it, but it is something I can live with.
Overall, I am quite impressed with the quality of this product and its ability to nourish the skin. The scent is also pretty interesting, but maybe a bit of an acquired taste. This is a product that you need to try at least once if not more. Definitely recommend!
Where can you buy the Sakura body cream from Rituals?
Just a tip. If you are travelling anywhere in continental Europe, then maybe buy the product from there. The product is definitely cheaper than in the UK. I found it to be cheaper in Germany and even more so in Austria. Some of the products are a bit cheaper, but not by as much in Romania.
Another way to save money on Rituals even if you don’t get it from another country is to get it from duty free stores.
Also, keep in mind the body cream in full size comes in jars. The jars have a refill so you can purchase that for less if you are interested in repurchasing a product.
Have you tried the Ritual of Sakura?
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