I've realized that I have quite a sweet tooth when it comes to showering. My current most-used bath products seem to feature sugary smells like vanilla, honey, coconut, cinnamon and almond. I think this is partly due to the cold weather. Nothing is quite as comforting as the smell of warm desserts! Today I'm going to share with you the sweet treats that are found in my shower.
First, here are the bar soaps. On top is my last piece of LUSH Snowcake soap. Almond scents are my favorite and the perfume in this bar is just gorgeous. It's no surprise that it has a large following. It's a creamy soap which is fitting for the scent. A more recent discovery is Trader Joe's Oatmeal and Honey soap. I wish I had discovered this sooner!! It's a soothing soap that smells to me like oatmeal cookie dough. I love it! It's a pure vegetable soap and incredibly cost effective. I will definitely repurchase this after the two bar pack runs out.
Next up, I have the two shower gels. It's Raining Men is the newest addition to the LUSH permanent line of shower gels. It's touted as smelling similar to the popular LUSH Honey I washed the kids bar soap. The smell is more honey based and quite different from my other shower products. The addition of 'exotic flowers' adds a nice touch. It's a very sweet smell and not for sugar-phobes. I also keep the Philosophy Happy Birthday, beautiful! shower gel from Sephora in my shower. I'm actually a fan of the smell. It wasn't quite the cake smell I was expecting. It reminds me of vanilla extract, including the slight alcohol smell that comes with it. Whenever I bake I love taking whiffs of pure vanilla extract, so I like this. I find that the smell doesn't permeate throughout my shower as effectively as LUSH or other products that are based on essential oils and natural extracts; I'm guessing the fragrance is more synthetic based.
Finally, I have a small tub of LUSH Almond and Coconut smoothie. This smells to me like almond and coconut, just like the name. The fragrance is so beautiful! I would say it rivals Snowcake. The texture is a runny cream. It would be great for this would dry skin. It is for showers, but I don't think it is going to have the cleaning capacity of shower gels, so I only use this once in a while. A LUSH sales associate once told me the proper way to use it (and to save product) is to apply before showering. I don't really think this saves product---I find that applying after wet seems to work better for me. Either way, a lot gets used up in one go, so this is not really a cost effective product. I wish they could turn this scent into a shower gel or lotion form instead.
Thanks for reading this review on the sweet treats that can be found in my shower! What are some of your favorite sweet smells? Other scents I've loved in the past are Bath and Body Works' Warm Vanilla Sugar and aromatherapy in Warm milk and honey.
P.S. After taking my pictures I realized that I omitted LUSH American Cream conditioner. It has a nice 'pudding' smell according to LUSH. I can't quite put my finger on how to describe the smell myself, though!