The fragrance is unlike any of the previous St. Tropez products, this one has a citrus scent to it. Neroli, Lemongrass and Grapefruit essential oils are used which leads to the lovely non-fake-tan fragrance. These essential oils also improves the skin suppleness and is clinically proven* to help moisturise the skin for upto a week.
St. Tropez Luxe Dry Oil is fairly easy to apply using a tanning mitt, I'll explain why I say 'fairly easy' in a minute. I worked from the feet up, applying the Luxe Dry Oil to my skin in gentle strokes, taking care around the ankles, feet and hands (you don't want tell tale lines there!). Although the Luxe Dry Oil soaks in faster than the St. Tropez Lotion you don't have to rush application, just work at a gentle pace.
Now when your applying this Luxe Dry Oil you'll immediately notice the guide colour isn't what you'd expect from St. Tropez. Rather than your skin having a muddy colour, you'll notice a lovely golden shimmer - this is your guide! I worked hard to make sure I didn't miss any parts of my body that would be on show, yet when I woke up the following morning and showered I found I'd missed bits of my legs - fail! It wasn't the end of the world as the weather has been a bit cooler here so I've kept them covered but next time I need to really make sure I get every piece of leg coated in the Luxe Dry Oil. That aside, I need to talk about the colour, oh my it is gorgeous! I'm golden and sun kissed after an 8 hour sleep, what more can I girl want! The colour of my skin is now darker than previously but not dark that people would know its from a bottle....it is perfect!
* Would I recommend it - Again YES however if you are new to self tanning I would avoid it due to the 'guide color' not being great. New self tanners would be better to use either the St. Tropez Gradual Tan products (or similar). Feeling brave? go for the St. Tropez lotion or mousse, where the guide colour is nice and dark so you'll know immediately if you've missed any bits.