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    TiGi shampoo always smells delicious. I had one that reminded me of some blackberry gum and the brunette goddess smells of yummy and runny karamel.

    I know you dont want to say something nice about the company you work for, but I can, the BeNever bodysprays are comparable to edt strength perfume. It lasts for hours on the skin and the soap is good too. Maybe not on the entire body because is does dry out the skin a bit.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    I love the slightly plasticky smell of Dr. Palmer's products, weirdly enough. It's supposed to be cocoa butter, but I doubt it really does smell like that. Who cares. (Scrolling up I see Palmer's has *just* been mentioned so much for reading the thread in full)
    Some lines from the Body Shop are excellent, mainly the nutty ones. I don't care much for the fruity concoctions. My all time fave has to be their discontinued Almond line.
    Also adore Bath & Body Works Blackcurrant Vanilla massage lotion. I understand they're considered too generic to be taken seriously by our US BN'ers, but it's all new to me of course. Wasn't impressed with any of the other products I smelled while there, but this one I took home with me. Yum.
    Kings & Queens *is* nice, though I've never been tempted to shell out for it.
    And lastly there's a cheapo shampoo that smells of coconut macaroons - lovely - but I can't recall the name. Will look up.
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    Veuve, pure cocoa butter is incredible. Like a solid chunk of good quality chocolate. A friend of mine used to import and sell the little blocks of it. She's of Jamaican parentage, and says black women swear by it for its softening properties. Good for stretchmarks, apparently.
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    chaelaren, I agree about Sure deodorant/antiperspirant. I tried Arrid because it seemed to really work, but the smell was so annoying, I couldn't finish the stick. Degree also has some nice scents, but I haven't fully explored that line. There are some "feminine" ones that are moisturizing--Secret, I think, and maybe Dove. Their scents are soft and unobtrusive, but I often find they are less effective.

    Also, has anyone ever noticed that "men's" deodorant sticks often smell like a generic aquatic fragrance? It is no wonder so many here do not like aquatics if they smell like a cheap deodorant stick. Likewise, many "women's" sticks smell like powder, so some oriental scents which feature powder are really offputting.
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    Phytobalm mallow conditioner is amazing
    Hugo's Geranium and Melon body butter
    Rusk Moist conditioner, not shampoo
    And I like hair products that smell of jelly beans but they always get disontinued. Like Trader Joe's Essentials in the blue bottles. Or Vidal Sassoon hair cair products.
    I like Caress Cream Oil Exotics Japanese
    The Body Shop Hemp Hand Cream

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    Quote Originally Posted by soirdelune View Post
    Veuve, pure cocoa butter is incredible. Like a solid chunk of good quality chocolate. A friend of mine used to import and sell the little blocks of it. She's of Jamaican parentage, and says black women swear by it for its softening properties. Good for stretchmarks, apparently.
    I'd love to smell (and try on skin!) the raw product, but I've only ever tried it in products. The Body Shop features it heavily in some of their balms and body butters, I think. Chocolate smells very yummy, though, so I can imagine the goodness.
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    I have Neutrogena Sesame Oil, Chanel No 5 Satin dry oil spray, Kingdom body lotion and Ormonde Jayne Frangipane Absolut body lotion. I just wish I had time to use them, another rung to climb on the post-baby maintenance ladder I think.

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    I like Body Shop body butters, especially the pink grapefruit one, I often wear Pampelune for work so that goes quite nicely. Dove have brought out a new deodorant which smells of grapefruit and lemongrass which I also like to wear on Pampelune days.

    The organic pharmacy does an amazing rose and jasmine body oil which I loved so much I went looking for a perfume to wear with it rather than the other way around - ended up getting Ruby from the Cotswold Perfumery. Weleda do a nice rose deodorant too.

    I also use Korres products - the jasmine to wear with various jasmine based perfumes and the cedarwood to use with feminite du bois. But I remember them as being more strongly scented when they first came out and I used to use the vanilla cinamon one. The cedar one I have doesn't seem to smell of anything much.

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    I loved the smell of the original finesse shampoos. I also love using oil of olay lotions (third generation user).
    My boyfriend LOVES the smell of the fruity body sprays like black raspberry vanilla, country apple from the body shop or love spell from victoria's secret.WTF? I have high quality perfumes and he likes this stuff?
    I dont like deoderants that smell, they interfere with my perfumes.

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    Korres- Quince body butter, Bitter Almond body milk.
    Marius Fabre soaps all
    Roger & Gallet soaps all
    Fa deodorant (non-antiperspirant) sprays; Caribbean lemon, Exotic Garden, Sunflower, Mandarin Peach,
    Pink Paradise (floral)
    Lait handcream, Jasmin, Hibiscus, Almond

    Vichy foot creme, smells of Ivy

    I also adore the scent (and taste) of my Guerlain "Kiss Kiss Maxi Shine" lip-gloss stick. The colour is called candy and it tastes of fruit/candy, smells delicious also.

    I guess I love scent in all its various forms. I love for everything I use to be parfumed.
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    My favorite soap...hands down...Dove! The non-scented, regular kind. I love the way it smells, it makes me happy every morning when I use it. It's a godsend for my very sensitive skin and I can even wash my face with it without having to worry about calling in the Zit Army.

    My favorite hand soap, though, is Eucalyptus Spearmint from Bath and Body Works, it's in their aromatherapy line. Almost everybody that washes their hands with this walks away with their hands stuffed by their nose, sniffing away happily. I even brought a bottle for us to have in the bathroom at the bank where I work (as we wash our hands a lot and a little luxury there is very welcome)...someone STOLE the bottle of soap because they liked it so much! At least they had good taste in theft, I guess.

    I, too, love cocoa butter and I used to swear by Palmer's. I don't know if a few years ago they went through a reformulation or if my nose just changed drastically, but now there's a really fake, plastic-y smell to it that I can't get over. I now use the Vaseline brand of cocoa butter and it's fab. The scent and texture are right on for me and the price is great. The only downside is that my dachshund keeps following me around, trying to lick the lotion off of any limb she can reach.
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    I looove Gilchrist and Soames Wake up Rosemary! I discovered their line after staying at the Grand Sierra resort in Reno. I have lotion and shower gel; it's great stuff.

    I took a late afternoon shower today since I was taking DH out for dinner (it's his birthday today!). For the first time since last summer, I reached for Avon's Be Spontaneous shower gel. It was given to me by a co-worker who sold Avon, and I haven't tried the perfume, but I do like the shower gel when it's hot outside. It's pretty typically fruity-floral and not at all something I'd wear as a fragrance, but I really like it as a shower gel on hot afternoons or bright summer mornings.

    Otherwise, my favorite shower gels are Neutrogena Rainbath (been using it for decades and wish they'd make a perfume out of it!), Bath & Body Works Juniper Breeze (really love this stuff), and B&BW Cotton Blossom. I absolutely do not like anything that smells like fruit (apple, melon, orange, what have you), or vanilla, coconut, mint... anything foody, really, and I also don't like perfumes/fragrances that are gourmand or fruity. I've also had a bottle of Yardley lavender shower gel for years, and I'm so bored with it that I can't bring myself to finish off the last ounce and be done with it.

    Generally, for moisturizer, I just use a store-brand Lubriderm lotion. But before bed, I like to use Pre de Provence lavender shea butter hand cream, or Asquith & Somerset shea butter moisturizer, or Neutrogena lavender and chamomile overnight body cream. These are good for my hands and feet. Funny how I like calming lavender in the evening, but it just doesn't have the zing to get me going in the shower in the morning.
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    Ooooooohhhh...you all are really setting off my scented soap addiction Seriously, I have a supply of soaps that I don't think I can use for at least 7 years! I always buy 3-5 bars when I only need one. How bad is that?

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    *Burt's Bees*
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    I forgot one: There's this lotion by a Finnish brand Nanoel (manufactured by Noiro); it's meant to be firming, but really, it's just your basic body lotion with a pretty bog standard formula. But the scent is really lovely! It's a sort of synthetic orange blossom-y, but nice in a kind of "shower fresh" way. I used it today and only have one full application's worth left in the tube. Been saving it because I'm not due to go to Finland for a while yet.

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    Ther are two product smells I adore.
    1. Clarins Body Shaping Cream - I have loved its fragrance for years and I have emailed Clarins several times, told their SAs - please please make this into a stand alone fragrance. I have bought the product for the smell alone.
    2.Olay Vanilla Indulgence bar saop - this is a new addiction- I also emailed Olay to ask them to make it into a body spray . It's yummy !
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