The Body Shop makes very good smelling products, in my opinion. There is an array of scents and products which can drive people who love fragrances, like me, crazy. I adore good smells but I do not particularly wear perfumes a lot, hence body products and room fragrances are the things I opt for. The Body Shop is pretty expensive, big mark-up %, here locally in Hong Kong. They do have occasionally promotions and member discounts, but I don't feel like tempted enough to shop there often. On the other hand, they have a factory outlet open in Tung Chung near the international airport, where a lot of stock are sold at great discounts.
Last Christmas, I mean 2012, I was very attracted to the scent 'Ginger Sparkle', which is one of their Holiday Specials. I call it the Gingerbread Man line because, obviously, the packaging design has gingerbread man printed all over! To my delight, I survived the urge to splurge in the real-stores, and waited long enough for the gingerbread man to travel all the way to factory outlet. They are all marked down with 30% discount, just a week or so after Christmas, which was around early January. I dragged Mister Fiancé there, and made him buy me a few of the long-wanted gingerbread man. The actual ginger sparkle scent is described as 'Zingy ginger'. To me I find it warm and fresh, with notes of ginger and spices as well as a pop of soda, like carbonated drinks!
On the other hand, I picked up 6 older candles, probably from the year before, (i.e. 2011?). I have burnt 1 of them already, and find that with these, it tends to burn down the centre and doesn't melt the outer rim. To prevent wastage, I tried the warm water bath method to make the most out of the scent, i.e. put the candle - wax inside the glass jar - in a pot of hot water. The wax melts and aroma spreads, without burning. It will then cool down gradually and the wax can be reheated again and again until the aroma is all gone.
That's it, my little gingerbread man hunt. Do you love ginger, spicy scents like I do? ;)
List of Products:
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Shimmer Lotion ($111.3, 250ml)
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Reed Diffuser ($209, 125ml)
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Bath Crystals ($167.3, 300g)
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Body Butter ($139.3, 200ml) x2
The Body Shop Ginger Sparkle Home Fragrance Oil ($24.5, 10ml)
The Body Shop Vanilla Bliss Home Fragrance Oil ($24.5, 10ml)
The Body Shop Cranberry Joy Candle ($99 for 3, 200g each)
Lazy silly Jacq :")