Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fortune Cookie Soap Company Halloween Haul 2014 + $5 Store Discount!

The five adjectives that best describe my current Fortune Cookie Soap Company haul are: decadent, colorful, weird, sparkly and scentalicious!  Since I've been subscribing to their quarterly boxes for quite a while now, I decided to take advantage of a recent discount offer and dive into their two Halloween themed collections; "Witch, Please!" and "Third Times the Charm" plus a couple of their older collections for some full sized products.

If you're one of those who can't handle scents, you may want to skip this post....because it's ALL about scent.  In fact, when I went to my p.o. box to pick up my mail the other day, I could SMELL this box before I even found the locker it was in! Later, the post office counter person asked me what in the world I had ordered that smelled so good.   

Those who are familiar with the Fortune Cookie Soap Company won't be surprised by the goofball silliness and irreverence that goes into many of their product names...that's part of the charm.  But don't be fooled; these are truly luxurious bath and body products!

I made my product choices based on samples received in quarterly soap boxes.  Each scent is available in many different product forms on the FCS site.  The most popular ones sell out very quickly but I was able to pretty much snag what I wanted to try. Here's the group shot of this MUCH anticipated shipment:

This group contained two foaming hand soaps from the "Witch, Please!" collection.  As you can see, one of them is already in use.  The two I got are "Flying Monkeys" and "There's No Place Like Home".  "Flying Monkeys" is a fruity scent that combines banana, peach, watermelon, neroli and jasmine with air and aquatic notes.  Hard to describe, but really light and lovely and also mostly sold out!  "There's No Place Like Home" is a spicy apple cinnamon scent...perfect for the season.

This "Candy Aisle" microdermabrasion facial scrub was chosen based on a sample in their summer box.  This is in the scent "Lemon Drop It Like It's Hot", which has a very light lemony smell.  I like this product but am disappointed in the small size (about 3 oz.) for the price paid ($14.99).

Back to Halloween and the "Witch, Please!" line....there is a Sugar Scrub in the "Green is the New Black" scent.  This scrub actually is a very pale green with a complex scent that includes fruity top notes, fall flavors (pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg) and warm vanilla.  One might be forgiven for wanting a little taste!

I can never resist a couple of their signature soaps....fortune cookie shapes complete with paper fortunes.  This time I got "The Candy Addict", a solid neon pink soap and "Miss Popular", a white soap with a little flirt of a sparkly pink star wand attached!

The top one smells like candy and the second one has an unusual scent that smells like honey and multiple floral scents combined.  A word of caution regarding the fortune cookie shaped soaps.  They make terrific gifts and they look great on the counter or in a soap dish.  But their value as bath or shower soaps is dubious since they lose their shape and degrade very quickly. It's fun to try these but don't mistake them for a full size bar of soap.

Having said that, FCS has some wonderful full size bar soaps like this "Creamy Dreamy Oatmeal Cookie" soap which smells just like an oatmeal cookie and looks good enough to eat!  This is a goat milk soap that is good for exfoliating.

Speaking of things you might be tempted to eat....the "Swankified" bar soap from the "Witch, Please!" collection is another one that's hard to resist.  It smells like bananas baked into cake batter and mixed with walnuts.  Yummy!

I also got this same scent in the form of a Milk Bath.  Unfortunately, there doesn't look like enough product here to last for more than a few baths.  At $12.99, that is disappointing.

Next is a "Green Is the New Black" bath fizzy.  This is REALLY green and REALLY sparkly!  I'm anticipating a couple of very festive and very GREEN baths!

Now for full-on Halloween....we have a "Here Lies...." bath bomb.  The site description says "weed-strewn grave, wet rotting apples, swirled with thick ropes of caramel and a dusting of brown sugar". The picture on the site shows a dark purple tombstone with a cross on it.  Mine is closer to black and the design isn't really discernible at all.  It does smell very apple-y.

I wanted to try one of FCS's hair products so got their leave-in conditioner in the "Miss Popular" scent described above.  Again, pretty pricey at $9.99 for just 4 ozs.  But it does smell good!

I never thought I would see the Yellow Brick Road in bath bomb form but that's exactly what the "Hair Flip" bath fizzy looks like!  It's very gold and sparkly and smells like hazelnut and vanilla cream.

The last product is probably one of their most well known...."Unicorn Farts" solid bubble bath.  I didn't know what to expect with this one but it's a VERY girly and glittery pink and purple striped bar.  The smell is hard to describe but it's sweet and a little floral.  Somehow, it is my favorite scent in this whole box and that is saying a lot!

That's everything from this haul.  I'm looking forward to trying out these products Just having them stored around my tub and shower is going to give my bathroom a sweet olfactory makeover!

If you're interested in trying the Fortune Cookie Soap Company, click on this link to get $5.00 off a purchase of $30 or more. This would be a great site to shop for someone you want to pamper over the holidays!  If you become a repeat customer, they have a loyalty program where you can accumulate points for various rewards like dollars off or free shipping.

With all this bath and shower loot in hand, bet you can guess where I'm headed right now!


P.S.  FCS's quarterly holiday soap box will start shipping on November 3rd.  These are sure to sell out so grab yours and stay tuned for that review! 

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