17 July 2012

It is love...

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I am in love. Warmth embraces me. The spiceness tantalises me and slick honeyed tan beckons me. I am hungry for more....

Erm, what I am waxing on about here is not a man [fortunate or unfortunate, you tell me  ;) ]. It is The Body Shop's Limited Edition Originals Spiced Pumpkin Bath and Shower Gel!

I am a sucker for good food and great scents. And this is a combination of both: sweet pumpkin and spicy cinnamon. How would I describe the smell? Luscious!

As soon as I brought it home, I opened the bottle and took huge whiffs of it (My family thought I had gone kooky, can't blame them). And I jumped straight into the shower to test it out. Though this is a soap-free product, its lather is rich and smooth. The gel was not very moisturising, a boon for me as I have terribly oily skin. I also realised that the fragrance is more spice than sweet. 

Searching online for other TBS products with the same fragrance, I stumbled on this (which by the way is on the packing too): "This is The Body Shop's first ever customer creation. In 2010, they launched a competition encouraging the public to create their own Limited Edition fragrance. Stephie from California won with her Spiced Pumpkin scent, inspired by her grandma's pumpkin pie."

This product definitely lives up to its name. Eight hours later, I can still smell the sweet spice wafting around me (Now my office mates think I am nuts too o_O). Who cares, I am in olfactory heaven

One word of advice: Do not open this bottle on an empty stomach :)


Product: Spiced Pumpkin Bath & Shower Gel
Brand: The Body Shop
Size: 250 ml
Main fragrance: Spicy cinnamon, sweet pumpkin
Ingredients: Pumpkin seed extract, community fair trade honey
Skin type: All
Pros: soap-free, lather-rich
Price: Rs 340 (I got it for Rs 170 at the current 50% sale)

For those who can decipher...
Full Ingredients: Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (Surfactant), Glycerin (Humectant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate (Emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Trisodium Sulfosuccinate (pH Adjuster), Mel (Natural Additive), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Eugenol (Fragrance Ingredient), Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen agent, Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Sunscreen), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Cucurbita Pepo Seed Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), CI 19140 (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour).

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  1. now I know why u r havin a nose-gasm!! :D

    PS: remove this chking thing u got for comments..blogger has good spam control. it wont let ur bog flood with spam

    1. I had no clue about the checking thing. Will remove pronto. Thanks :)

  2. I adore TBS shower gels, they are very good in quality for the price :) nice post !

  3. this one sounds fab!!! I recently bought the satsuma shower gel... dunno when it will finish off, but I'll check this out soon..
    following you:)

    1. Thanks Ritu. The shower gel was so amazing that I went and bought two other bottles o_O I hope no one at home finds out :O