Weekly Cheap Secret:
Winter has just started, it’s January 1st, and I’m yearning for spring! I know I’ve got a few long, gray, and cold months ahead, but I can get a bit of spring in my life with Pacifica French Lilac.
What I have learned about Pacifica is that all of their scents smell different in the different products. You like Avalon Juniper solid? Well, it will smell different in the spray, drastically different in the body butter, and different in the bar soap. With Pacifica French Lilac, I think the bar soap smells the strongest of them all! But, it isn’t very different in scent than the solid perfume.
French Lilac in the bar soap form is super heady. This is a strong lilac, heliotrope, and hyacinth scent. It’s heady, powdery, slightly spicy green. French Lilac smells like it’s “purple”. It really does remind me of real lilacs which are quite overwhelming, even in nature! I think this lilac is very well done. It’s simple. It’s fresh and reminds me of spring. Right now, I’m looking out of my window at the bare lilac trees. Oh, I can’t wait for them to bloom! This bar is fragrant. I’m thinking about buying one and sticking it a lingerie drawer, using it as a fragrant sachet. This bar is fragrant from start to finish! It keeps a strong fragrance throughout use. And it fragrances my entire upstairs.
I like the formula of this bar soap. It’s a bar soap so it isn’t moisturizing, but it hasn’t dried my skin out either. I’ve used shower gels from Bath and Body Works that are more drying than this bar soap. It’s sulfate-free and lathers nicely. I keep it in a soap holder so it doesn’t “melt” quickly. I’ve had it for over a month now and have about 2 more weeks left (my guess). The bar is covered with dried petals and a few petals are mixed in the bar. These petals do not clog the drain or scratch the skin. They are gone by the 3rd use.
Will I purchase again? Yep. I love this stuff. It turns any bath into spring.
Scent is a blend of lilac, ylang ylang, oakmoss, and heliotrope.
This bar soap retails for $5 for a 6 oz. bar. It can be purchased at Pacifica.
I also want to wish you a happy new year! Thank you for reading! Here’s to a wonderful 2011!
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