Thursday 24 June 2010

Kaloo Perfumes for Babies and Children

I love the lovely warm, snuggly, almost biscuity smell that all babies have when you give them a cuddle. If someone could bottle it, I'm sure they'd make a fortune because nostalgic mums would buy it by the boxload ! However, sometimes babies smell a bit less delicious - the mixture of remnants of curdled milk, the lingering smell that a particularly toxic nappy leaves behind even after a nappy change, sweat and wee is slightly less delicious !

Sophie and Juliette both had Kaloo soft toys when they were babies so when the Kaloo perfume arrived for Pierre to test, they both oohed and aahed nostalgically and wanted to spray some on. Despite their website stating that "Kaloo perfumes babies from 1 month to 3 years old", both 5-year-old Juliette and 8-year-old Sophie loved the sweet, fruity, delicate fragrance that smells light and summery. The bottle with the soft toy head on the lid is so cute that it has pride of place on the shelf in Pierre's room.

We were testing the Kaloo Blue perfume with the teddy bear head, but the range exists in four fragrances. "The line includes 4 scented waters, sweet and tender like children, with each a soft toy head, a nice family of friends to collect: Kaloo Blue, Kaloo Lilirose, Kaloo Liliblue, Kaloo Dragée." You can see all four cute bottles in the picture at the top of this article.

The perfume is designed with children and babies in mind so it is alcohol-free and clinically tested. Kaloo also explain that it "contains Glycerin to moisturise and has perfect PH levels to ensure comfort on young skins". Just to be on the safe side, I tend to spray it on to Pierre's clothes rather than directly on to his skin. Kaloo take this safety aspect very seriously though and state, "Their fragrances follow the same strict safety guidelines as the toys, not only meeting but surpassing European safety standards with all materials and colours being both saliva and sweat resistant". I've also found it to be an effective room spray when that pongy nappy smell lingers !

The perfumes are beautifully packaged in a pale blue and white box and would make a lovely gift, either for a newborn or for a slightly older child who is just starting to take an interest in "grown-up" perfumes and grooming products. You can also buy a gorgeous gift set that comes in a round box and contains a perfume and Kaloo soft toy.

Kaloo are extremely popular in France, both for the perfumes and the soft toys, which are widely available in nationwide high street stores. However, Kaloo fragrances have only just arrived on British shores so they are currently available exclusively from Harrods. You should be able to find them online too, though.

star rating : 5/5

Retail prices
100ml Spray £19.50
Small gift set £29.50
Large gift set £39.50

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