Dewberry Mania

Does anybody else remember the Dewberry range from Body Shop, or am I really showing my age? Dewberry shower gel was probably one of my very first beauty products that I bought with my pocket money; and I remember when it first came out in the late eighties. In those days (oh God, did I just write that?) the lovely people at The Body Shop used to give you free samples of anything you wanted, and the samples were really big! I used to go in all the time asking to try things. Imagine doing that now!

Anyway, what’s set off this little nostalgic trip down memory lane? I’ll tell you. A dewberry scented hairbrush. Yes, you read that correctly. A hairbrush with scent. Why? I have no idea, it’s faintly ridiculous. All that I know is that now I have one, I don’t know how I lived without it. I feel as though I’m eight years old every time I brush my hair!

Nostalgia aside, the hairbrush itself – a Denman D3 classic styling brush – is really very good. Personally I have always used my hugely expensive Mason Pearson brush, which almost requires it’s own clause in my home contents insurance; but the Denman is widely used by stylists on shoots, and it’s easy to see why. It detangles and smooths the hair quickly, and it’s anti-static. And it’s around a tenth of the price of a Mason Pearson. And it smells of dewberry….

Dewberry Shower Gel, £3.99 from The Body Shop, and Denman Fragranced Brush, £7.25 from Boots.


  1. What’s up, just wanted to mention, I enjoyed this post. It was helpful. Keep on posting!

  2. Blast From the Past!! I remember getting the bus home from school and stopping in town and spending about an hour sniffing the perfumes in Body shop – they used to have such a massive collection – I used to like the Strawberry one and the vanilla I had a whole drawer full of ‘smellies’

    • Smellies! Haha, that word brings back memories! Used to buy those tiny bath jewels for 10p and squash them at school – my friend used to prick them with the tip of her compass and squeeze out the liquid!

  3. My sister in law used to REEK of Dewberry, my nasal passages have only just recovered decades later! Body Shop White Musk was my go to, to the extent that I bought it to wear on my wedding day – now who is feeling old!

    • Oh I couldn’t cope with White Musk! Isn’t it funny that you have your scent preferences even at a young age? Musky or fruity?!
      Can’t remember for the life of me what perfume I wore on my wedding day…. must stop forgetting important life details!

  4. Oh my goodness. What a blast from the past!!!


  5. aw i loved that stuff SO much, I think I even had a soap in it. Can I just say, I love the way you write! xx

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