I can't tell you how many Philosophy shower gels I have bought for people in the past, they make great gifts for anyone who spends as much time in the bathroom as I do, from the range of scents to the pretty packaging, I can’t believe I’ve never actually treated myself to one. For Christmas, I was gifted the Philosophy Pumpkin Icing and was finally able to experience the scent-bomb I’d been gifting others for so long!
Smells invoke memories, and sometimes those memories are so strong they knock you sideways. As soon as I took one whiff of Pumpkin Icing I was instantly taken across the Atlantic to that first every trip I took to Walt Disney World - oh come on, what other memory could it hit me with? Everything takes me back to Disney. It reminds me of the first time we walked into the 365 Days of Christmas Shop, seeing the look of sheer heaven on Earth on my Mums' face. She is, without a doubt, Mrs. Christmas. So yeah, I was feeling all nostalgic as I sudded up.
Pumpkin Icing doesn’t just smell great, it feels great too. It suds up beautifully on a shower puff, and gives a really rich, creamy lather that leaves my skin not only smelling like Thanksgiving dinner but soft to the touch too. Ok, it’s probably not the scent for Spring, it’s very warming, cinnamon like, much more Autumn/Winter, but that’s not going to stop me from using it up. I’d love to check out the more Spring appropriate Amazing Grace, or Señorita Margarita. If they smell as good as this one, I might never leave my bathroom again.
I’m always really skeptical about some multi-use products, especially shower gels that triple up as a bubble bath and a shampoo as well, though for travelling that would come in really handy. All Philosophy shower gels, from what I can see, triple up this way. Pumpkin Icing doesn’t just make an amazing, frothy, nourishing, shower gel, but a very bubbly bubble bath though I wasn’t totally sold on its shampooing properties. My hair didn’t feel all that great afterwards, but hey ho, two out of three ain’t bad.
What’s your favourite shower gel scent?
Until next time,