Body Care, Makeup Fun, Perfume, Shopping - January 31st, 2008
A few years back, The Body Shop offered a version of their White Musk called White Musk Too. Unfortunately, I can’t find the notes online, but needless to say, I vastly prefer it to the original White Musk – which I find very bland and uninteresting. A recent visit to my local store yielded up a pleasant surprise – another new version of White Musk! This year it’s White Musk Blush.
First things first, though – I usually dislike fruity scents. I overloaded on the fruity florals as a teenager, and the spate of them in recent years generally turns me off. The exception to this is citrus scents, but I prefer them to be on the bitter side of things, rather than on the sugary-sweet. So, I’m not sure what the deal is with me lately, but the last two scents I’ve purchased have been fruity. (See post on Henri Bendel… I bought a STRAWBERRY scent!)
White Musk Blush has notes of bergamot, apple, cinnamon bark, mandarin, drenched fruit, wild rose, freesia, peach, white violet, lily, musk, sandalwood, vanilla and amber. I mean, “drenched fruit”? It’s fruity. I suspect, however, that the sandalwood and cinnamon bark are helping to keep things from getting out of hand, because on my skin it isn’t over the top. For the price ($17.50 for a 1 oz. eau de toilette), it’s a bargain. It reminds me of spring, and in the wet and dreary Oregon wintertime, a little hint of spring is worth a lot.
My other Body Shop purchase was a travel size of Coconut Body Scrub and the new Ginger shower gel. Super yum on both counts, especially the ginger. The scrub is very coconutty, and was perfect for travel – I used it on the non-blistered parts of my abused feet and it was perfect.
In the makeup department, I’m loving the Nars Lustre blush I purchased recently. I mean, it’s a Nars blush, so of course it’s amazing. But the golden apricot shade is fabulous – not quite bronzer, not quite gold… just super-natural and slightly sunkissed on my skin. I’d wear it everyday, except then my other Nars blushes would get jealous. *wink*
On to stuff I want, Bath and Body Works has introduced a shower oil of their own. I’m a big fan of L’Occitane’s Almond Shower Oil, and the For Heaven’s Saké seems to be a similar product. I love the scent. The Rice to the Rescue Rice Pudding Body Polish has a different, but equally delectable scent, so it is also on my want list.
I also want to sniff the new additions to the Sephora brand body butters – Lime Blossom and Peach Blossom (and I see Nectarine Blossom in the bubble bath, perhaps it’ll be added to the body butter too). I’m already wanting the Tangerine Grapefruit scent – I’ve been using the shower gel, since I got a mini as sample, and I really like it. I think the body butter would be amazingly citrus-y, perfect for a rainy day.