Massages are a huge part of our relationship. As we’re long-distance, we think it’s important to connect as much as possible when we do see each other. Massages are key for sensual, sexual and even comfort purposes. We give massages pretty much every time we see each other, whether it’s a part of foreplay/aftercare or simply to connect and get rid of everyday aches and pains. As a result of this, we get through massage oil rather quickly so I’m always looking to stock up and try something new in the process.
This came from the Lovehoney warehouse so was lovely and discreet as always. Opening up the plain delivery box, I knew we were in for a treat. It was wrapped alongside the Divine Glow Aqua Lubricant within some burgundy tissue paper and sealed with a Coco de Mer sticker. The outer box for the product is simple, just a dark brown outer box with the Coco de Mer logo and product name written on in gold. It’s very classy and elegant looking. The bottle itself is lovely, very discreet and could easily be left out and mistaken for a bottle of perfume. Just want the facts? Skip to the quick review.
Opening the bottle, the immediate scent of sandalwood filled the room. A very musky, strong sandalwood. I think it smells absolutely amazing. I’m a huge fan of sandalwood scents in general and love the undertones of it in the Fifty Shades Sensual Care products, so I was really pleased to discover the Roseravished Massage Oil smelled of it too. It’s a very mature, calming scent and I find it very comforting. My partner thinks it’s quite an old-fashioned scent, which it is, but he also think it’s pleasant and better than some of the overly fruity flavours we’ve come across. I do think he still prefers vanilla or something a little lighter though.
I didn’t notice the obvious scent of anything else, particularly rose. I was expecting that to be the signature note in this, but it just isn’t. It’s possible the scent of the sandalwood is just so strong that nothing else is noticeable or it could be that the rose is more of an undertone, but either way I can’t pick up on it. I am slightly disappointed that I couldn’t detect the scent of rose on a product titled ‘Roseravished’. However, it does smell divine, so I can look past it. Just.
To use the oil, all you have to do is simply unscrew the cap and remove the white plastic stopper. Initially, I assumed this was a dropper and honestly, I would have preferred that. It would be so much easier to use than this method of application. With this method, there’s so much more potential to overuse, spill or waste and I can’t afford to be buying this every few weeks if a bottle happens to fall over. I did find that it does come out quite slowly due to the consistency of the oil, so in theory, I should have time to grab it before too much is applied/wasted.
My partner and I both have sensitive skin so always do a patch test on the forearm before trying out any new products. Neither of us had a reaction to this massage oil so I’m fairly confident in saying this should be suitable for most people, but I’d recommend doing a patch test first, just to be safe.
I really liked the feel of this on the skin, but only once it had been rubbed in. When it’s first applied it feels a little tacky, but this does disappear once the skin begins to absorb it. The initial texture gave me the impression I wouldn’t like this oil, but never judge a massage oil before you rub it in. Once I did let it soak in, I knew I wouldn’t be needing to run off to the shower like I had anticipated. It actually left the skin feeling hydrated, soft and moisturised. It doesn’t glide as smoothly as some of the cheaper oils we’ve tried, but it still glides easily enough that I can get along with and enjoy the product.
Overall, I wish there had been more of an obvious rose scent and an easier application process (such as a dropper), but these are only minor niggles. I absolutely adore the scent of this massage oil and finds it lasts on the skin for hours afterwards. It’s not an obvious sexual product scent, so it could be easily mistaken as a musky fragrance. The packaging and presentation is divine too, making it an overall high quality product. This is what I’d expected from Coco de Mer, but I’m still not sure if the price is justifiable. I would pay it, but I’m not sure how many others would, considering there are cheaper, just as good options out there. I do think it’s the perfect gift or naughty treat for yourself and the lucky person/people in your life though, so I do recommend it. I think the price tag is down to the branding and it could be sold for a little less than it’s current retail price, but it’s a nice luxury treat that I can justify every few months or so. If you can afford to splurge on this, try it!
Product name? Coco de Mer Roseravished Massage Oil
How much in a bottle? 100ml
How does it dispense? Unscrew cap, remove stopper and pour
Scent? Primarily Sandalwood, surprisingly!
Does it contain Parabens? No
Vegetarian Safe? Yes
Ingredients? Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Parfum, Coumarin, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-isomethyl lonone, Citronellol, P-tert-butyl-aplha-methylcinnamicaldehyde.
I received the Coco de Mer Roseravished Massage Oil (£29.99) free of charge in exchange for my honest review from the wonderful people over at Lovehoney, Coco’s sibling store. Affiliate links were used in this post.