Sunday 30 October 2011

Di Palomo

When I was asked if I would like to try some items from the Di Palomo White Grape with Aloe range and review them on my blog, I jumped at the chance.

Although I like nice bath products, I never buy them myself but instead, ask for them for presents. I can never justify splashing out on myself when the money could be spent on so many other things, so it was like Christmas when the parcel arrived and I duly unwrapped the items.

Di Palomo is made in England but inspired by Italy.

"Three friends enjoy lunch overlooking the River Dart in Devon on a perfect, English summer's day. A second bottle of Verdicchio is opened as they share vivid recollections of time spent in Italy.....Inspired to capture their memories with fragrance, Di Palomo was born".

Inside the parcel was a Moisturising Bath & Shower Cream and Body Butter. The packaging was just lovely, very understated and classy looking, white with a grape print.

On taking the items out of their boxed packaging, I could see the continuation of the grape print on the items themselves.

The Moisturising Bath & Shower Cream is presented in a pump dispenser which I thought added to the upmarket image. It's also very handy if it's being used in the shower, so much easier to use a pump dispenser than trying to pour from a slippery bottle. The product itself is wonderful to use as a shower cream, it lathers on the body very well, which is something I insist on in a shower cream.

I've also used it in the bath, adding a few pumps under running water and it bubbled up very well.

The smell of the product is just beautiful, very delicate and subtle, though it doesn't particularly remind me of grapes. The scent lingers on the body for a while after leaving the bath or shower, which is good.

The body butter had the same delicate and subtle scent. It rubbed in to the skin easily and was absorbed quickly. After using the product each day for a week, I can say that my skin is noticeably softer.

Eleanor has also tried the items. She uses lots of bath products and often treats herself to different brands out of her pocket money so she is in a good position to compare these. She thinks that Di Palomo is one of the better brands that she's tried.

The Moisturising Bath & Shower Cream retails at £9.00 for 250ml and the Body Butter retails at £15.00 for 200ml. I wouldn't pay this amount myself for the products, but the price is acceptable to ask someone to buy this for me as a present, or for me to buy to give to someone else as a present.

There are other products in the White Grape with Aloe range and also other ranges available from Di Palomo.

I shall certainly bear Di Palomo in mind when buying gifts, and some other products from the range may just sneak on my Christmas list. I particularly fancy trying the White Grape & Aloe Cleansing bars and the White Grape & Aloe Bath Elixir.

I should just mention that the products were sent to me free of charge but I have not been paid for writing this review.


  1. Nice little package to get in the post.:)I like the packaging, looks clean and unfussy. The body cream looks really nice, like whipped cream!

  2. What a lovely treat, to review such products.

    How did they find you?

    Sft x

  3. Sounds quite nice, I have never tried body butter as it just sounds greasy. Maybe I will have to rethink that. Wish someone would send me that sort of thing!

  4. They look nice - I think the DQ would like this. Great review. xxx

  5. When I first started teaching I worked alongside another lady who's husband left her. One day she said to me "Things will never be the same Denise" "I am so so sorry Betty" was my reply..."I wont be getting anymore lovely bath oils now" she said! Ironic - I did smile - to myself.

  6. ooh they look lovely, that body butter looks really nice. Glad you enjoyed them - know what you mean about not spending that much on yourself - what a nice treat to get to review them :-) x

  7. Thank you for all your comments. I hope you've all clicked on the link, there's lots of ideas there to put on your Christmas lists.

    saving for travel - It was a treat. They found me on a website I visit.

    Kat - I love body butter, good ones aren't greasy at all, this one certainly wasn't.

    Denise - A funny story, I'd have smiled too.