I buy this fabbo own-brand body stuff from Boots, Mediterranean with olive and Bergamot I think.
I ran out and someone bought me sthg else which I dutifully used up (not as nice). Imagine my delight when I finished it so I hie me to Boots to buy some of my fave, only to discover "oh yes madam we don't do that any more. We do this." - points to rack of stuff that is not the same.
I then spent about 15 valuable shopping minutes trying to decide whether to go for Olive, Bergamot, vanilla (smelled like sweets), nectarine (fruit salad) etc etc, before buying what will turn out to be much less nice than the old one (I suspect)
How can they do this to me?? Why do shops change something that is really good?
Some years ago L'Occitane stopped doing my favourite shea butter conditioner and switched formula to something much heavier and richer. I still have a tiny quantity of the old stuff in a travel bottle, which I'm keeping for a special occasion yet to be determined.
Oh oh oh, but the new own brand mango and orange blossom body butter is divine. I am something of a body butter tart and have tried every brand and fragrance imagineable over the years, and this is one of my absolute favourites. And you get change from three quid!
<Scowls at the two remaining tubs of shitty M&S body butter I was conned into buying because they were on 3 for 2 and are FAR INFERIOR>
Boots always do this. Anyone else use the No7 cream compact foundation? It used to come in a rectangular compact, now it's oval. But it wasn't the same product! I emailed them and they said they hadn't changed the formula, but they obviously HAD, this new one is far less creamy and is inferior.
The Boots outlet shop I've been to is in Beckton. It doesn't seem as though they advertise it as being an outlet though so it may be difficult to source others.
I've just Googled it, was it a Botanics one? The outlet shop had heaps of Botanics stuff when I was there, I guess they must be altering the whole range. Superdrug seem to do an olive and bergamot body butter, probably not as good though: www.superdrug.com/invt/500151