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 Cleanser, 50ml/1.7oz Umbrian Clay Face Lotion (For Combination Skin) for Women

Fresh Cleanser, 50ml/1.7oz Umbrian Clay Face Lotion (For Combination Skin) for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: Non-oily, high performance moisturizer for daily use,Unique Umbrian Clay absorbs impurities & unclogs pores,Calms, brightens complexion & evens out skin tone,Meadowsweet extract regulates sebum production … Continue reading

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Fresh Day Care, 30ml/1oz Black Tea Age Delay Cream for Women

Fresh Day Care, 30ml/1oz Black Tea Age Delay Cream for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: Combines black tea with collagen-boosting lychee,Revitalizes skin to improve firmness & elasticity,Enhances luster & refines complexion,Strengthens skin to fight against daily stress & external aggression ,Clinically … Continue reading

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Fresh Cleanser, 250ml/8.6oz Rose Floral Toner for Women

Fresh Cleanser, 250ml/8.6oz Rose Floral Toner for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: Instantly delivers hydrating & toning mists of pure & active rosewater,Moisturizes skin for a plump & toned complexion,Offers balancing, cooling & gentle astringent properties, SKU: 7148699901 In stock: Yes … Continue reading

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Fresh Day Care, 30ml/1oz Top Protection Layer SPF 20 for Women

Fresh Day Care, 30ml/1oz Top Protection Layer SPF 20 for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: A lightweight sun protection care for face,Broadly defends skin from damage of UV rays,Soy protein complex triggers the release of oxygen to cells,Promotes cell respiration & … Continue reading

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Fresh Cleanser, 100ml/3.4oz Umbrian Clay Face Treatment Purifying Mask for Women

Fresh Cleanser, 100ml/3.4oz Umbrian Clay Face Treatment Purifying Mask for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: A purifying skin care with a neutralizing action to detoxify skin,Umbrian clay boosts circulation & promotes cell turnover,Enhanced with balancing lavender water, white nettle & live … Continue reading

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