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The daily lemming

From Fresh, Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence: “Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence is a silky liquid leave-on formula powered by kombucha, fermented sweet black tea, that increases moisture and luminosity for a radiant, lustrous complexion. The highly concentrated age-delay treatment provides daily antioxidant and anti-pollution protection, which helps prevent premature signs of skin […] Continue reading

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The daily lemming

Hungry this morning? From Fresh, limited edition Sugar Chocolate Hydrating Lip Balm: “A rich, moisturizing lip treatment that smoothes and comforts on contact while delivering a velvety sheen and addictive flavor inspired by chocolate fudge.” $18 for… Continue reading

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Fresh Rose Morning ~ new perfume

Fresh has launched Rose Morning, a new fragrance for women…

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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 Face Care, 30ml/1oz Freshface Foundation SPF20 – Tunisian Bronze (Unboxed) for Women

Fresh Face Care, 30ml/1oz Freshface Foundation SPF20 – Tunisian Bronze (Unboxed) for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: Provides medium coverage & flexible application,Use sparingly as concealer or lighter coverage,Can be layered for full coverage,Broadly protects skin from damaging sun rays, SKU: … Continue reading

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Fresh Cleanser, 100ml/3.4oz Soy Face Exfoliant for Women

Fresh Cleanser, 100ml/3.4oz Soy Face Exfoliant for Women Manufacturer: Fresh Description: Formulated with jojoba, rose hip & cucumber seeds to remove dead skin cells,,Contains soy proteins rich in amino acids to rejuvenate skin,,Blended with cucumber extract for relieving,,Plus vitamin E … Continue reading

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