Over the past few months I've kind of come to terms with the realization that I sort of have an unhealthy obsession for things that smell good. But I'm not so ashamed of it anymore because at least now I've got a handle on it since I can actually bring myself to use those darn smell-goodies. There once was a time when all I'd do was collect, collect, collect and eventually those little soaps would turn greasy and the little bottles of wonder would crack and leak all over my drawer. AND I DIDN'T EVEN GET A CHANCE TO USE THEM. Not like I was planning to anyway, obviously.
And as if I didn't already have drawers overflowing with little bottles of heaven, I decided to go ahead and got more. Yep, despite saving for a wedding (and failing horribly), I brushed off that frugal shoulder angel and indulged in my very first Fortune Cookie Soap box.
What: Fortune Cookie Soap Company specializes in bath and body products in unique exclusive scents. The Soap box contains 8 pre-release FCS bath product samples
When: Ships quarterly (Feb/May/Aug/Nov)
Fun fact: Each box comes with a $10 code to use in the upcoming product launch!
As soon as I cut open the box I was greeted by a rush of sweetness (plus something a tad musky).
The info card showed a nice variety of items. There was also supposed to be a $10 off code on the flipside but mine was blank :( I'm gonna send them an email and ask if they ran out of ink and/or alphabets. Or maybe there's some Harry Potter shiznit going down where once the new spring collection is launched my code will magically appear on my card? Hey, when you're in Wonderland as this box suggests, anything can happen.
And look, FCS included a pretty butterfly...if you sniff the cones enough it might actually fly!
"Futterwacken" Body Wash - Lilies + grapefruit + air = Futterwacken, apparently. If I knew how to Futterwack I imagine it'd smell like feet and sweat with a splash of strawberry because that's what I'd end up with when I fell down. I guess this smells more like grapefruit than lilies (or air?), but I personally think it smells exactly like a creamsicle. Looks like it, too. I love creamsicles. Can't wait to use this!
"Eat Me" Perfume Oil - Heavens to Betsy, I think I've found a new favorite perfume! I loved it before I even read the description and now that I've read it I love it even more. Get this: scrumptious yellow cake with a fresh slathering of rich, creamy vanilla frosting, topped with fresh white pineapple slices and garnished with a sprig of blooming cilantro. I love cake, frosting, pineapples, and cilantro so this is a match made in heaven! I really don't know how cilantro would even mesh with the other notes, so it's a good thing I can't pick it up. I smell pineapple top notes with some frosting on the dry down. It's a very sweet scent, so if you prefer sensual and sophisticated, this probably wouldn't be your top choice. I'm not sophisticated and I like funky scents so this is right up my alley. I want to eat my arm. Omnomnom.
"Twisted Tea Party" Bath Tea - Hm. I've never tried a bath tea before. This smells like green tea with some floral hints, but nothing overpowering like the whipped cream or the bath bomb. Under the green tea are notes of vanilla bean, cucumber, and golden amber, with hints of neroli, geranium, and spearmint. It's a very relaxing scent that reminds me of my college dorming days. I don't know why; I think maybe one of my roommates used a shampoo or soap that smelled like this. Anywho, I use my tea bags three times before they lose their infusion ability, I wonder if the same goes for bath tea... #luxuryonabudget
My overall thoughts on this box? Not too bad for my first one. There was a nice mix of bath items in a large assortment of scents. I wish there was less floral and more fruity, but I'm not always gonna love everything. I'm sure there are people who wanted less fruity and more floral. I think the value just about broke even with what I paid, but if I count the $10 code (if I ever get it) then it's a better deal. But that'd entail making another purchase so I don't know if it should count to begin with.
I think the spring box is sold out, but you can sign up for the summer box here. I'll probably be keeping my subscription for summer because I anticipate more fruity goodness to come!
Note: I paid for this box and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.