Category Archives: Fresh

The daily lemming

(PSA: The Lush Wash Behind Your Ears Shower Gel mentioned in a previous daily lemming is now on the Lush USA website.) Today’s want, possibly because I’m just plain hungry, is Fresh Cocoa Body Exfoliant: “Cocoa Body Exfoliant is a euphoric experience for the skin and the senses. The cocoa bean has been revered for […] Continue reading

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Long Hot Summer ~ Soaps for the Sultry Days Ahead

Man at His Bath by Gustave Caillebotte

Here at Now Smell This we know it doesn’t take long to spend LOTS of money on scented toiletries (I’m not talking perfume, either). I’m a big fan of fragranced bath products, and current pricing for “fine” soaps and bath gels is high. Who’d have ever thought Diptyque and Frédéric Malle would be on the bargain end of ‘exclusive’ bath lines? Diptyque shower gels are $44 and a bar of scented soap is $15 (reasonable!); Frédéric Malle body wash is $55.

Bath gels sell for what perfume used to cost — Hermès cleansing gel: $59; Tom Ford shower gel: $65; Bond no. 9 body wash: $75; Sisley shower gel: $85; Creed body wash: $95. Fancy soaps are less expensive to buy and go from the “low end” (Jo Malone and Atelier Cologne, $20 a bar; Hermès soap, $22; Chanel No. 5 soap, $26 per cake) to high and higher end — Bvlgari soap, $30 a bar; one Guerlain Shalimar soap, $31; Tom Ford soaps: $35 each, and, as with bath gels, Creed is most expensive at $45 per tablet (I’ll pass).

Hey, Roja Dove and Clive Christian! Have you lost your nerve(s)? I was expecting over-priced bars of soap from each of you for at least $100 apiece and bath gels (with pulverized Swarovski crystals and gold leaf) for $400 in 8 oz. over-dreck-o-rated bottles!

Though I’ve enjoyed many of the soaps listed above (Diptyque, Hermès, Atelier Cologne and Guerlain), today I’m writing about less expensive options that deliver great lather and quality aromas.

Kappus Violet Lilac

Kappus Violet Lilac | Germany, $4: This is an old-fashioned-smelling violet and lilac glycerin soap…

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Life Through a Lens – Byredo x Oliver Peoples Perfume Review

There is no language dedicated solely to the world of smell, arguably our most primal of senses. Instead we opt for words associated with our other senses – taste, sight and feel, to describe something that is for the most part, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Do Teddy Bears Smell in the Woods? – Moschino TOY Perfume Review

It’s impossible to look at TOY, the latest fragrance from Italian fashion brand, Moschino and not smile. I mean, the perfume is packaged inside a cuddly little teddy bear, so one’s initial encounter with the fragrance will usually involve the utterance … Continue reading Continue reading

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Fresh Honeysuckle ~ new perfume

Fresh Honeysuckle

Fresh will launch Fresh Honeysuckle later this month on QVC. The brand’s last launch was 2013’s Fresh Life

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Fresh Lip Care, 6.1ml/0.2 Lip Shine – Claret for Women

Fresh Lip Care, 6.1ml/0.2 Lip Shine – Claret for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: Contains an ultra-emollient formula,Easily glides on lip,Gives a smooth & shiny effect,Infused with jojoba oil & shea butter,Keeps lips moist for all day long,Fragrance free & flavor … Continue reading

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Fresh Cleanser, 100ml/3.4oz Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask for Women

Fresh Cleanser, 100ml/3.4oz Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: A luxurious moisturizing treatment,Instantly helps skin regain softness & suppleness,Improves elasticity & firmness,Diminishes skin roughness & enhances skin tone,Leaves skin looking smooth, resilient & luminous, SKU: 8619299901 … Continue reading

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Fresh Night Care, 30g/1oz Creme Ancienne for Women

Fresh Night Care, 30g/1oz Creme Ancienne for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: High performance anti-aging moisturizer for face & body,Visibly diminishes fine lines & wrinkles,Instant hydration & lasting moisture retention,Enhances elasticity & firmness,Contains unique fatty acid & precious waxes,Repairs skin & … Continue reading

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Fresh Lip Care, 3g/0.1oz Gloss Absolute – # Desire for Women

Fresh Lip Care, 3g/0.1oz Gloss Absolute – # Desire for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: Gives a brilliant, ultra shine look,Contains pomegranate extract, shea butter, jojoba oil & vitamin E,Protects, plumps and hydrates lips,Leaves lips supple, shiny,Perfumed with a vibrant citrus,Thin … Continue reading

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Fresh Cleanser, 100ml/3.3oz Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant for Women

Fresh Cleanser, 100ml/3.3oz Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: Contains citrus fruit acids to gently sweep away dead cells & dull skin,Boosts cell renewal to revitalize & soften skin,Plus apple seed oil, strawberry & plump seed oils, primrose … Continue reading

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