EMF673
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    August 16, 2011
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 Kimono Rose Bar Soap Set
Kimono Rose Bar Soap Set
The cleansing lather of these triple-milled, all-vegetable bath soaps releases an unabashedly feminine fragrance. Generously enriched with humectant glycerin and extracts of calming rose, peony flower and balancing magnolia bark.
 
By:EMF673
Favorite Thymes Fragrance:Eucalyptus
Location:Corenlius, NC
Overall
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
So Sad
Date:August 16, 2011
It's a source of great sorrow to me that I can only take one shower a day. Well, I guess I could take as many as I wanted, but it's hard to justify that seventh or eighth shower – which is too bad, because if there's anything I love more than soaking in hot water until my skin turns lobster-red, it's playing with soaps! Soaps and body wash, body wash and soap. I keep a variety of them in the shower at all times to fit every possible fragrance mood, but ever since I unwrapped the Kimono Rose soap, it's become my go-to cleanser.
Presented to me as a gift along with other Kimono Rose products, the soap set comes in a lovely pastel-colored floral gift box, and is pretty enough to be a present on its own. Inside are two beautifully paper-wrapped round soaps, 3.5 oz each. You can smell the fragrance through the box, and once you open these babies up, you'll really notice it – as the website says, they are "exceptionally mild, deeply scented."
And what is that fragrance like, exactly? As noted in my other Kimono Rose reviews, here's how Thymes describes Kimono Rose on their website: "A sheer, sensuous floral heightened with effervescent sweet clementine and voluptuous cassis on a creamy bed of satiny rose, peony and jasmine petals…finished with a kiss of smooth, silken vanilla." I had never thought of myself as liking florals, but this scent is light and clean, not cloying or over-sweet. The vanilla gives it richness and fullness, without being sugar-cookie-ish or dominating the blend. I can't say I notice the clementine per se, but there is a certain zest or slight sharpness to the fragrance that must be thanks to its presence.
So far, the soap has been long-lasting, and doesn't get mushy from sitting in the shower. It leaves a light, very subtle fragrance on the skin, not strong enough to be noticed after you rinse off (though you can layer this with the eau de parfum for a stronger effect). They'd make a great hostess gift or a special splurge for yourself.
 
Infuse the day with unlimited possibility.
 
By:EMF673
Favorite Thymes Fragrance:Eucalyptus
Location:Corenlius, NC
Overall
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Eucalyptus Lotion
Date:August 16, 2011
There are two qualities of this lotion, besides the absolutely incredible smell, that endear it to me. One is the texture. This lotion lacks the residual greasiness of most effective hand lotions. It rubs in quickly and easily, and there is no sheen or slipperiness left on the skin.
However, it is not, for this reason, any less long-lasting. It is an effective moisturizer, and it works for a long time after application. Even more impressive, the smell lingers for hours and hours. It is not intense enough to be used as a perfume (which I always want to be able to do, since it smells so good), but I work in latex gloves, and even after eight hours of work I can still smell the lotion on my skin. It does not sweat off, and won't be over-powered by other smells.
To users who might be put off by the long list of intimidating chemicals in the ingredients, I can only say this: I have very sensitive and allergic skin, and I cannot wear most perfumed lotions or deodorants and foundations without breaking into itching and unappealing little red bumps. This lotion has never given me any trouble or discomfort, even when used on my face or legs (two areas prone to dryness and break-outs).
It is not a terribly expensive lotion, but a warning: you may be tempted to use it as a body lotion, and not just on your hands, and so will go through it more quickly. If you do not, it ages well, and doesn't lose its odor and texture with years. All in all, I cannot recommend it highly enough, and I hope to be able to use it for years to come.