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Soak up a little alcohol-infused luxury

We might be off booze for January, but the beauty shelves have found a taste for the tipple. Katie Wright toasts the best bath-time concoctions

Published 11/01/2016

Bath-time cheer: liquor-scented products are a guilt-free treat
Bath-time cheer: liquor-scented products are a guilt-free treat

Now is traditionally the time to embrace teetotalism, for 30 days at least, but pledging to have a Dry January doesn't preclude the bevy of pampering products infused with your favourite boozy scents.

In fact, these vino and liquor-fuelled concoctions are all the more appealing when you're off the sauce.

With this alcoholic array, you can turn your bathroom cabinet into a drinks cabinet, and indulge guilt-free ...

GIN JOINTS

Amber-based fragrance Escentric Molecules Escentric 02, £69.50 for 100ml, contains a note of gin and tonic alongside lemonade, making a spritz as refreshing as a tall glass of Bombay Sapphire and Fever-Tree (www.liberty.co.uk).

The Library of Fragrance Gin & Tonic, £15 for 30ml, goes one further, expertly replicating the peppery, juniper-laced Mother's Ruin and mixer scent (www.thelibraryoffragrance.com).

COCKTAIL MENU

Shake up your bathing routine with a pack of Cocktail Bath Melts, £8.95 (PrezzyBox.com). Choose from strawberry daiquiri, pina colada, gin and lime or mango mojito - pop one in and watch your tub transform into a steamy, tropical haven.

Okay, so it's technically a mocktail-inspired concoction, but Body Shop's zesty Virgin Mojito Body Butter, £14, smells so good it's like slathering on a slice of happy hour (www.thebodyshop.co.uk).

LOVELY BUBBLY

Inspired by the finest of wines, Molton Brown Vintage 2015 Elderflower Bath & Shower Gel, £20, sparkles like a glass of Champagne and boasts a gorgeous grapefruit, elderflower and vetiver bouquet (www.house offraser. co.uk).

WHISKY-ED AWAY

Craving a dram of single malt? Noble Isle Whisky & Water Bath & Shower Gel, £20, and Luxury Hand Wash, £18, meld wafts of the smoky Scottish spirit with vanilla and cedarwood, resulting in a beautifully cocooning blend (www.nobleisle.com).

Chase them with a splash of Atkinsons Triple Extract Eau de Cologne, £85 for 50ml, which contains notes of juniper black tea whiskey, to keep the heady aroma going (www.harrods.com).

THAT'S THE SPIRIT

Lush Ocean Salt Face And Body Scrub, £14.25, contains an extract of limes steeped in vodka, plus grapefruit and sea salt, making it a granular, bracing exfoliator. Avocado butter and coconut oil ensure your skin is left feeling silky soft (uk.lush.com).

BRANDY FINE

Another spirit-inspired cologne, Tom Daxon VSOP Eau de Parfum, £105 for 50ml, opens elegantly with notes of cognac and bergamot, before making way for spices and a musky finish (www.tomdaxon.com).

PINT POT

Beer is known to make hair super-glossy, but you don't want to go rinsing with a pint of lager (that would just be a waste). Instead, try Lush Cynthia Sylvia Stout, £4.75, which contains just the right dose of beer, plus a dash of shine-enhancing lemon juice (uk.lush.com).

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