Monday, February 17, 2014

My Thoughts: My Spring 2014 Soap Box




My Fortune Cookie Soap Box came a few days ago and I was so excited about it arriving!

As I removed the box out of my mailbox I immediately realized that at least one item came broken. The reason why I realized this was because there was a "scratching" sound as the items shifted in the box. This led me to think it was going to be either the bath bomb or the Steam Me Up that came broken, it turned out to be both but more that later one.

The items came in a small cardboard box and as I opened it the first thing I saw was the card describing each of the items. I actually like their cards since those are typically really cute on it's own. There was yellow crinkle paper and pink faux flower petals inside the box.  Eight items were sent out in the Spring box, unfortunately two of those eight did arrive damaged with one severely damaged that I won't be able to use it at all. I will email Fortune Cookie Soap about it, not to seek a replacement but just to let them know of the damage since it may have been a bad batch since the Shower "Steam Me Up" was very crumbly as if it were too dry.

The Goods:

Native Nectar Body Wash

Described as "fresh, crack coconut" this body wash smells really yummy, like a Piña Colada. This I would love as a body lotion.

Afternoon Delight OCD

Described as "pink watermelon dancing with fresh apricots, crowned in white florals". Since OCD is a hand sanitizer it has a heavy alcohol scent to it, the alcohol really overpowers the scent but once the alcohol wears off the watermelon, apricot, floral scent remains behind. I'm not a fan of hand sanitizers but I do use it on occasion and this will be one I'll toss in my purse. My middle daughter already has plans to make off with this one, she loves the hand sanitizers from Fortune Cookie Soap and has stolen each and every one I've ever received in a FCSB. lol Strike that, she's made off with it. LOL

Marshmallow Dreams Cuticle Butter

You can see on the black packaging the remnants of the "Steam Me Up Scotty!"

This is described as "lavender sprigs draped over sage, basil, livened with a splash of vodka, and a swirl of sticky, sweet marshmallow fluff". With a description like that it makes me want to eat it rather than use it on my cuticles! LOL I'm not entirely sure if I can smell the lavender in it but I can smell the sage, basil and marshmallow scents in it. I'm on the fence with this one.


The Evils:

Make It Rain Whipped Cream

Oh now THIS I LIKE! Described as, "Sparkling droplets of citrus & jasmine dripping with must, clutched by bloated cedarwood boughs." I can really smell the jasmine in this and jasmine is one of my top favorite scents. I can also smell the sandlewood but it's not as strong as the jasmine. This may be one I'll have to purchase full size if it's sold full size.


Forbidden Fruit Fortune Cookie Soap

In person it's a very vivid neon green with blue.  Described as "Dusky verbena creeping over fresh blueberry skins and lemon zest" it smells like a blueberry muffin and while I love blueberry muffins I'm not sure if I like the scent on my skin. This will be passed to one of my girls.

Me So Thorny Steam Me Up Scotty!

So this was the item that was very damaged and all over my box. In the top picture you can see it inside the wrapper. That is exactly how I removed it from the box and I didn't unwrap it. I ended up just taking it out of the wrapper completely and putting it into two small plastic containers. I think I can repress it to use as a shower steamer but I'm not entirely sure.

As for the scent, it's described as "Citrus, lavender and French Vanilla corrupted by a dark shadow of patchouli & sandalwood." The patchouli is very strong in this and it reminds me of Tenzing Momo at Pike's Place Market in Seattle. Part of me likes it, part of me doesn't. Not a big loss for me that this arrived broken.

The Bloom Bloom Room Bath Fizzy

The other item that came damaged was The Bloom Bloom Room bath fizzy. I love the name! I also like the scent from this one but I don't take baths! My bathtub is a tiny standard bathtub but if I had a clawfoot tub or one of those deep soaking tubs I'd use this in a heartbeat. This one is described as, "A sinfully sweet combination of Jasmine, Lilac, and Lily of the Valley darkened with throbbing musical notes of fresh peach & citrus, all swirling around poles of decadent spun sugar." I can smell the jasmine in it along with the peach and citrus. This I may have to purchase as a bar soap if the scent is available as a bar soap.

Venus Fly Trap Perfume Oil

This one was an absolute pass for me as I'm not fond of scent. Described as "Bergamot, narcaisse & must lurk beneath delicate notes of water orchid, sparkling lemon and pink jasmine" the bergamot is just too overpowering for my liking. My youngest daughter does like it and claimed it for her own which is fine by me since it's just too strong for me. lol

Overall, I liked the items that came this month, disappointed by the broken items, but there were a few scents in the box that I would most certainly buy as either an air freshener, soap bar or lotion.

1 comment:

  1. my bath fizzy was intact but the Steam Me Up Scotty was crumbled; not totally, but around the edges.

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