Friday, March 21, 2008
Bliss Vanilla & Bergamot Body Butter: PUTTING THE 'THRILLA' BACK IN VANILLA!
Thanks to freelanceapalooza, my Product Pile has become quite formidable. Now that I have a couple days before I have to resume the writing life, I am redoubling my efforts to apply, sniff, spray and try everything I can before my next wave of freelance hits.
So let's start with this delightful blue and white tube, shall we? True story: The other day, I was in my office working when suddenly, I had to stop what I was doing and remark, "Something smells amazing." And then I realized the good-smellin' something was ME! I pressed my arm to my nose, inhaled deeply and remembered that morning I had applied some Bliss Body Butter in the new vanilla + bergamot scent ($35 for 8.5 oz). Bliss lotions are always nice, with a heft to the lotion and a powder-soft coverage that's light and nongreasy. The lemon sage, of course, is the line's classic combination. And it is nice in a Lemon Pledgy sort of clean way (love the body buff). But this lotion -- a mix of rich nutty vanilla and light orangy bergamot (the oil comes from an Italian citrus fruit, and it's supposed to have depression-busting aromatherapy attributes) makes you smell like a cookie. And this sweet-tooth likes it. Very much.