I got my Bumblesoaps Christmas box today! Bumblesoaps is an indie bath and body store that makes amazing stuff. (I know this site is “unskewed reviews, but hey, this place is a favorite.) They have seasonal boxes available at different times of the year. I got their previous Halloween box as well. I pre-ordered this Christmas one to make sure I got one, as there were only 300 total available!
Bee Sanitized hand sanitizer in “Christmas Cabin”: This is my least favorite item. The smell is very Christmasy, but also very masculine at the same time. It reminds me of what a grandpa might like to wear for a fancy cologne. It’s not by any means a “bad” smell, it’s just not for me. It’s very heavy on the bayberry, with some cinnamon and citrus in there as well.
Cuticle Butter in “Cranberry Cobbler”: The cinnamon is really strong in this one! It reminds me of orange spiced tea. The cranberry is pretty faint. The actual product is excellent, and I love that it’s a full-sized version.
Bath Truffle in “Them Apples”: This smells amazing. It smells just like an apple! I am in awe. LoL. These bath truffles are meant to be plunked into your tub before you get in to soak. They’re more of a moisturizing product than a bubbling product. I also like to break them up and soak my feet in them before a pedicure!
Creamy Whipped Soap in “Sweet Potato & Brown Sugar”: I hate foodie scents. This, though? This I do not hate! It really does smell like sweet potatoes, and it doesn’t really have that plastic, caramel undernote that lots of foodie scents have. Plus Bumblesoaps makes an amazing whipped soap. I have one in a different scent from a previous purchase and the scent lasts for hours after you’ve used it.
Bubble Bar in “Brandied Pear”: Bumble’s bubble bars are like a solid bubble bath. You crumble them up under the running water and they make loads of bubbles. This Brandied Pear scent is so nice, and it goes really well with Them Apples. The pear scent is the strongest, with a tiny bit of apple.
Snowflake Soap in “Sweater Weather”: I am loving this scent. The soap is so pretty, too. The scent reminds me of a very expensive body wash. Of course I can’t remember the name of it! This one has juniper, sage, eucalyptus, and all sort of other things. You would think that would smell like a grandma, but it’s a really clean scent!
Lip Scrub in “Marshmallow Fluff”: This scrub feels pretty moisturizing and it has a nice, sweet scent to it.
Whipped Body Butter in “Tinsel”: I was afraid I’d hate this scent, but I don’t. It’s a “blend of pomegranate, strawberries, and raspberries, with a subtle hint of fresh peppermint leaves and fresh vanilla.” First of all, the formula feels really great. Secondly, I can’t believe I like the scent with the peppermint in it, but I do. It’s like a little kick at the end of the scent! You smell of the great foods, and then *kick!* a little peppermint for your nose.
All in all, I like this box a ton! I will use all of the products (except maybe the hand sanitizer), which has never happened to me before, even with the previous Bumblesoaps seasonal box. Normally I get a box like this and I like maybe half of it, but I really do like all but one of the scents, and even that one I don’t totally hate.