Monday, July 19, 2010

Caress Whipped Souffle... is it a Shower Must Have?

Hey everyone! If you're like me... when it's time to buy a new body wash- you spend a decent amount of time in the drugstore opening & smelling different kinds. Even my husband Tyler does this with men's body wash & shampoo. Clearly you can't lather up in the aisles, so you judge by scent, which is important. It's nice to be moisturized, exfoliated, deep cleaned, or any number of other functions a body wash claims to deliver- but scent is pretty darn important too.

I received an offer from Caress to test and review one of their new Whipped Souffle body washes. I was intrigued by the concept of a souffle-textured body wash, so I thought I'd give it a try. I've been using it for the past month or so. I must say, I adore the texture of this product. It's creamy, and not as thin as most body washes. In fact, I feel like I'm applying a highly moisturizing lotion while I'm in the shower. It gets a little bubbly, but you actually feel like it's doing something for your skin that might have a lasting effect- so that's nice. Even on days that I forget to put on lotion, my skin tends to feel somewhat soft, so I give the Caress body wash some credit. (along with the excrutiating humidity...boo).

Now on to the all-important scent that I mentioned at the start... it really wasn't working for me with this product. I was expecting a juicy peaches & cream scent... but what I had was basically a classic soapy-floral scent. In a blind scent-test... I might not have known it was peach. If I was testing this in the drugstore & judging it purely on scent, I would've put it back. *OR*... am I completely mistaken and does a "white peach cream" smell drastically different than a traditional peach? If so, no white peaches for me. This is my point- if a brand wants to sell body wash- they have to have a fantastic scent, because that's what draws a person in- to eventually learn about the awesome texture.

Perhaps the other scent options available are much better than white peach. (check the Caress website for more info on that) Despite its outstanding texture- the scent doesn't make me want to repurchase. Sorry to those at Caress who are reading this! I appreciate that you respect my opinion and offered to let me review this product. But I have to be honest, and if you're reading this, perhaps you could use your resources to tweak the scent a bit... add in some peachy deliciousness and you'll have one fantastic shower-worthy product!

PS- wanna know about a Caress product with an AMAZING scent that I love? The Tahitian Renewal Silkening Body Wash. It's sort of like a scrub... great to use between sunless tanning sessions to slough off the dead skin.

Emily

10 comments:

  1. Guess I'll have to go smell this! Thanks Emily!

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  2. Great review. I love checking out new body washes.

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  3. Souffle-like texture? Interesting. I think I will go to check it out in Target. I have been disappointed by the scents described in a product frequently, always not even quite near. And yes, I put them back.

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  4. alba mayo also recommends the tahitian. i might get it now. lol thanks emily!

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  5. This sounds divine, sadly we don't have Caress in the UK!
    Kat x
    Click&Make-Up

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  6. Haven't seen this in Canada before.
    But yea, the scent is important. Sometimes it's the scent that makes me long for a shower XD

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  7. great review. I've been in the market for a new body wash.

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  8. Hi Emily, I received Blackberry Cream to test and review and it smells like cotton candy - purely amazing! =D

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  9. Great review!! thanks for letting us know!! I love all your review..they are very imformative and always honest

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  10. You should try the Caress Evenly Gorgeous Exfoliating Body Wash. I agree with you on scents, I think to me its the most important thing when choosing a body wash, and this one is amazing, it smells sweet and kind of sexy too haha I just love it, it smells warm. Its also exfoliating which is nice because everyone needs to exfoliate and that is something that you might not otherwise have time for, so its a nice two-in one product too!

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