Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Product Review: Cristina Re Peacock Garden Collection for Target.

Hello lovelies,

Happy Wednesday! I have a lovely post for you today on a beautiful new bath and body collection designed by Cristina Re (exclusively for Target). In case you don't know her, Cristina Re is a very talented Australian designer known for her exquisite and ladylike designs. I've been to her store and tearoom in Collingwood and fell head over heels for her gorgeous homeware (think exquisite tea sets and lovely scented soaps) and beautiful stationary. I was very excited when I heard that she had designed an exclusive range of bath and body products exclusively for Target, and even more so when some of these products arrived on my desk!

The collection is called 'Peacock Garden', and it's every bit as elegant and luxurious as the name suggests. There are three very lovely scents in this collection, Mandarin & Passionfruit, Pomegranate & Lychee and Amber Rose. Designed in conjunction with Mother's Day, the designs are feminine perfection with the silver peacock signifying the collection embossed on all the products. The collection encompasses a range of products including triple milled soaps, hand wash, soywax candles, fragrance diffusers, body washes, hand lotion and there's even a lined A5 sized journal in the same feminine print!

Let's take a look at some photos, shall we?

The Pomegranate & Lychee fragrance diffuser ($20) is one of my favourites from the collection, and has taken up permanent residence in my kitchen. Usually with diffusers I get a whiff of scent for the first couple of days and then it just peters out, but I've been loving how fragrant this had been.

Cristina Re Peacock Garden
Pomegranate & Lychee fragrance diffuser.

I get the lychee scent more than the pomegranate, but the floral notes keep it from being too sickly sweet. I can go days without changing the reeds over, and the overall scent is fruity and soft, easily discernible, yet not overpowering.

Fragrance Diffuser.

Cristina Re Peacock Garden
Pomegranate & Lychee fragrance diffuser.

The frosted glass is simple, yet elegant, and will go quite nicely with the decor in all homes. It also comes with a stopper in case you want to take a little break from using it.

Next up, we have a soywax candle in Amber Rose ($14).

I have to confess I almost didn't want to burn this candle, as it looked so lovely in the packaging!

Cristina Re Peacock Garden
Amber Rose Soywax Candle.

Soywax candle.

The candle burns quite cleanly, with a soft 'throw'. It's not the most strongly scented candle you'll come across, but it's great if you aren't a fan of overpowering scents. The jar also glows very beautifully when lit, as the peacock relief really stands out.

Cristina Re Peacock Garden Soywax Candle.

Then we have the Mandarin & Passionfruit fragrant body wash ($13), Amber Rose fragrance soap ($8) and Mandarin & Passionfruit fragrant hand lotion (not available for individual sale).

Cristina Re Peacock Garden
Mandarin & Passionfruit fragrant body wash, Amber Rose fragrance soap,
Mandarin & Passionfruit fragrant hand lotion.

Mandarin & Passionfruit
fragrant body wash.

I'm really loving the easy dispense, pump packaging of the body wash. The wash is subtly scented, it's a luxurious touch to my shower routine but only lingers lightly on my skin after drying off. It also doesn't dry my skin out, which is great for this cold winter weather we're having!

Amber Rose Fragrance Soap.

I've yet to try the soap but it does smell lovely. It also looks lovely in the packaging so I might struggle a bit when it comes to tearing off the paper to actually use it!

Mandarin & Passionfruit
 fragrant hand lotion

The hand lotion is another favourite of mine. It's light and very moisturising, sinking in quickly without leaving any greasy residue. The citrusy scent works as a great pick me up when I need a bit of a boost! I've been reaching for this quite often, quite an accomplishment for a hand cream addict with several hand creams always within easy reach!

You can also purchase a cute little gift pack ($20) containing a trio of products; a hand wash, hand lotion and some bath crystals.

Cristina Re Peacock Garden Scent Pack
Hand wash, hand lotion and bath crystals.

I received this in the Amber Rose scent pack.  

Scent pack ingredients.

Cristina Re Peacock Garden
Hand Wash

I've actually put the hand wash in my kitchen to use whenever I need to wash my hands. Although I'm not usually a fan of rose scents, I actually find this quite pleasant. It's not as strong as the other two scents in the collection.

Cristina Re Peacock Garden
Hand Lotion

The texture of the hand lotion is comparable to the Mandarin & Passionfruit one above, although I use that more simply because I prefer the scent.

Cristina Re Peacock Garden
Bath Crystals

I have yet to use the bath crystals, simply because my flat doesn't have a bath! I will slip this into my overnight bag the next time I go away.

Cristina Re Peacock Garden
Scent Pack with Hand Wash, Bath Crystals and Hand Lotion.

I love that the collection is affordable and of high quality! All the items in the entire collection are under $20, with the exception of a large gift pack which is priced at $40. Most importantly, it contains no parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate or polyethylene glycols, and wasn't tested on animals.

What do you think of the Peacock Garden collection, lovelies? Do any of the items strike your fancy? I'm hard pressed to pick a favourite scent but if I absolutely had to choose, I'd pick the Mandarin and Passionfruit.

You can shop the collection at Target stores nationally and online here.

Much love,

Note: These products were kindly provided for my consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. I was not obliged to blog about it in any way but am choosing to do so at my own discretion. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I love the packaging, so pretty! I have smelled them in store and the amber rose is my favourite (they all smell good though)

    1. Isn't it just? It's really quite luxurious! I love how we are all different, with different favourites. :)

  2. Everything from this range sounds lovely and the packaging is adorable! I definitely will be checking out these beauties next time I'm in Target! :)

    1. They definitely do! If you do, let me know what you end up purchasing! :)

  3. Ohh I love all things lychee so I might have to go and get the fragrance diffuser! Sounds like a lovely combo :)

  4. This looks gorgeous - can't wait to try the Amber Rose. I'd never have found it on my own, thanks Nalini.
    With love,

    1. My pleasure, Trish darling! Looking forward to seeing what you think of it. :)


  5. Oh just sounds so luxurious!! I haven't seen this range (because I don't have a target in my town) but will have to check it out when I go x


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