Not long ago I blogged about a new collection of products from Degree called Nature Effects. The campaign they launched was unusual…with “clues” about the various aspects of the products arriving now and then over the course of a couple of weeks. Naturally, I was intrigued. I finally learned that the collection included three stick deodorants and three Body Mists, with fragrances designed by Ann Gotleib, an experienced, professional “nose.” A “nose” is a professional who understands, and mixes scent ingredients to create an overall scent “story.” Noses create scent with ingredients to create a mood, much as musicians do, with notes.
The three scents in Degree Women Nature Effects are: Honeysuckle & Tea Tree Oil; Pink Pepper and Olive Leaf; and Orange Flower and Cranberry, are inspired by nature (hence the name “Nature Effects”).
Another thing that distinguishes these products from just the same-old, same-old stick smell chasers on drugstore shelves, is that some of the “notes” (ingredients) that help produce the lovely scents in these products, are also known to fight odor.
Well, the products finally arrived! The deodorants are packaged in pearly, blue-green, plastic tubes with colorful labels showing some of the natural, floral ingredients in the product. The Body Mists are 3 fl. oz. in a clear, pump bottle with blue-green spray diffuser and the same colorful graphics on the bottle. I have never really used a body mist before, because I use a lot of regular fragrance, but I found these to be light and refreshing. The scent lingers, but it’s not intrusive. I like these body mists. They’re particularly great before and/or after a workout. I think they will also be a beach tote must-have, come Summer. They’re a subtle way to keep your body fresh and smelling nice, all day long.
The deodorants themselves are are new favorite of mine.For starters, they work. Degree Women Nature Effects offer 24-hour wetness and odor protection and that’s no lie. The scents in the deodorant are also light and subtle. Even my husband liked the Orange Flower & Cranberry, and the Pink Pepper & Olive Leaf. The Honeysuckle & Tea Tree Oil was just a bit too floral for him, but great for girls.
Scents can really alter your mood, and these multi-tasking odor chasers do just that–make you feel upbeat and happy. In fact, a study conducted by Degree Women found that 77% of women say that using nature-inspired scents make them feel like they have been transported to a stress-free place. When I wrote my first blog post, I couldn’t really verify that. But honestly, now that I’ve tried the products, I agree: the scents do make me feel upbeat, happy, energized! Degree Women’s study also found that 81% of women find that using products infused with nature, improves their moods, and 78% say that products with fragrances inspired by nature makes them feel happier.
Now, I couldn’t agree more! I said I smelled a hit–and now I’m sure of it!
The collection is available nationally at mass market retailers with an srp. of $3.99 for the deodorant, and $3.99 for the body mist.
FYI: To kick off the launch of Degree Women , on March 22, 2010, R&B legend Mary J. Blige “joined forces with nature” (it was raining) with an outdoor performance of “Real Love” and “I am” in NYC! Check out this video of Mary J, singing!
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