Yardley April Violets Nourishing Hand and Nail Cream

Violets have become an incredibly fashionable fragrance ingredient, for their soft sweetness - and so Yardley could be forgiven for allowing themselves a smile about that.  April Violets is one of their 'cult' classic scents - re-released to the delight of devotees a few years back.  (In the run-up to that relaunch, bottles were changing hands on eBay for over £100!) A wonderful new April Violets hand cream's now joined the range, which has us sniffing our paws!  (Always a good sign.)  It's rich in shea and cocoa butters, sweet almond and grapeseed oils, plus vitamin E for antioxidant benefits.  More importantly, it's soft, silkening - and should be massaged into nails, too, to strengthen them.

And we've got to hand it to them:  like the rest of the Yardley April Violets range, it's an amazing steal.

UK readers find Yardley April Violets Nourishing Hand and Nail Cream at www.yardleylondon.com/£3.50 for 100 ml - buy here