Subscription Saturday: Fortune Cookie Soap Box- Spring 2015

Hey friends!

So the Fortune Cookie Soap Box isn’t a makeup subscription, but it is a subscription that I didn’t get a chance to squeeze in this week. And that totally counts for Subscription Saturday! (Sometimes I forget that I work full time and go to grad school, and blog posts just don’t come out in the timely manner I want. BOOOO real life!)

This is my third Fortune Cookie Soap Box, and I was loving the Alice in Wonderland theme for Spring. The minute I opened the box, it was floral scents and pops of color in my face! I was excited!

So check out what I thought!

fortune cookie soap spring 2015 box

The informational stuff:

The Fortune Cookie Soap Box is a quarterly subscription where seasonal bath, beauty, and skincare products are sent out before the launch of Fortune Cookie Soap’s new collection. This subscription costs $19.99 and is billed about every three months.

Each box comes with about 8 sample to full size products to try from the upcoming launch. It also includes a $10 off discount card to spend at the store.

Though the current box is sold you, you can sign up for the Summer Soap Box!

The good stuff:

I love a good Alice in Wonderland theme, and I’ve been feeling floral scents lately, so I was really excited about this box.

First glance:

fortune cookie soap box spring 2015

Pretty packaging.

Info Card: Always very helpful, and very pretty.

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Whipped Cream in “It’s Only a Dream”-Calming verbana, lemongrass, calla lily, and citrus blended with leafy greens, ylang-ylang, rose-wood, and ozone; with hints of soft musk and roses.

fotune cookie whipped soap

I like their Whipped Creams, they’re a bit thicker than my HG HoG Pumpkin Butters, but they dry pretty quickly one you let them set. I keep my Whipped Creams at work for this reason.

Unfortunately, this scent just smells like a really nice men’s deodorant to me. In fact, I can put my finger on exactly which one, (Mr. Danger used to love it), Old Spice Denali. (Or was it Old Spice Komodo or Fiji? IDK, it smells like deodorant.)

If you love a fresh, clean , green scent, you’ll probably enjoy this. If you’re husband used to wear Old Spice Deodorant, you will only be able to associate it with that.

Consistency of Whipped Cream, for science:

IMG_1365 Body Wash in “Futterwacken”-Sun warmed lilies brightened with a splash of grapefruit and a breath of fresh air.

fortune cookie soap body wash

I can’t pick out a lot of individual notes here, but it smells slightly fruity with a soft floral note. This body wash foams up nicely on a loofah and a little bit goes along way. My skin felt smooth after using it, and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it!

Bath Bomb in “Off With Their Heads”-Groves of Meyer lemons and succulent oranges mingle with a perfectly manicured garden of wild roses, violets, and star jasmine perfumed with romantic tones of bergamot and Egyptian musk

off with their heads bath bomb fortune cookie soapI wanted to love this because I am a bath-aholic. Baths are pretty much the best thing in the world. And while I did enjoy the initial scent of lemon and rose, (I’m also a rose-aholic lately. Me and a bunch of grannies.) as I crumbled it under running water, the scent dissipated quickly. There was no fizzing or bath fireworks, just a nice smell and some petals floating at the top of the water. I think my sample size was too small to get a good idea of how this works, but it just didn’t compare to my Lush bath bombs.

Bath Tea in “Twisted Tea Party”-A light, resfreshing, green tea with notes of sweet herbs, vanilla bean, cucumber, golden amber, and hints of neroli and geranium, stirred with a bright sprig of spearmint. 

fortune cookie soap bath teaI was intrigued by this, I’ve never had a bath tea. And it gave me another reason to take a bath, so was down! This does smell very much like a nice, herbal tea, and the scent is soothing to me. As you would expect, it doesn’t do much other than float around your tub, but it does smell pretty nice. (I left mine in for a while, but I don’t know how long you’re supposed to let it steep?)

OCD Hand Sanitizer in “We’re All Mad Here”– Playful mint water and natural leafy green notes perform a masterful balancing act with musky rich cedarwood.

fortune cookie soap OCD hand sanitizerThe OCD Hand Sanitizers have grown on me as I’ve been using them more. They’re a little bit drying on me, (though what hand sanitizer isn’t?), but the smell makes them pleasant to use. This one smells very clean and green. It’s a lovely Spring scent, and I’ll definitely be using this at work.

Perfume Oil in “Eat Me”-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.

fortune cookie soap perfume oil eat meI adore cake scents, but there is something too cloying in this perfume for me. I think it’s the pineapple note, it’s a bit too tangy sweet. I kinda want a deeper note in this scent to balance it out, maybe a bit more cake? (Always more cake.) Anyway, I’ll be passing this on, especially since it’s a pretty generous size!

Incense Cone in “Who Are You?”A mysterious mixture of crisp, ripe pear twisted with tart limes, vanilla orchid, and dash of raw cane sugar.

fortune cookie incense conesI’m still on the fence with these incense cones. I can’t tell if I like them or not. As they’re burning, I don’t think I like the scent. It kinda smells like burnt herbal pears. However, after I put the cone out, I like the scent that lingers. It mellows out and becomes floral and soft. So, I’m not sure what I’m going to do with these little guys yet, though I do love the concept.

Fortune Cookie Soap in “Almost Alice”Fresh green snap peas and juicy pears brighten this bouquet of sweet pea flowers, and freesia, sprinkled with ripe berries.

fortune cookie soap in aliceThis guys is powerful! It’s this soap that I smelled when I initially opened the box. I love the Fortune Cookie Soaps, I think they’re so adorable and I love putting them in my guest bathroom. This blue color is actually going to fit very well with my decor. (Important stuff, people.)

As a scent, I mostly get the freesia. It kinda smells like a fancier version of Febreeze, super clean and fresh. I don’t mind this scent for a soap though, because the whole point is to be clean, right? However, I can see it might be overwhelming in like Whipped Cream form.

Overall:

I have mixed feelings on this box. For one, I wasn’t really able to identify different floral notes, other than rose. Mostly everything just smelled, clean, fresh, floral or herbal. I don’t know if that’s because I suck at picking out florals, or if the scents were pretty one-note. (Or a little of both, TBH.)

However, most of these scents do smell really nice, if fairly simple. I was pleased with the Body Wash, Bath Tea, Hand Sanitizer, and of course, the Fortune Cookie Soap. I’m on the fence about the Incense Cones. And the Whipped Cream, Bath Bomb, and Perfume Oil were misses for me.

For $20, it was fun to try out all these products, even if they weren’t all hits for me. I’ll probably use my discount code to grab some Bath Teas, but I don’t have big plans to buy much else. I’m pretty good with what I got in this box.

I would recommend this subscription to anyone looking to sample Fortune Cookie Soap’s products, or anyone who wants to get some fun seasonal bath and body products. Though I still prefer my Lush stuff, for $20 this is a nice value for the collection.

Check out my other Fortune Cookie Soap Reviews here.

Questions of the Day:
-Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soaps?
-What did you think about this box?
-If I put a bunch of tea bags in my bathtub, could I get the same results as FCS Bath Tea?

Love,

Rebs!

PS: See you tomorrow for Subscription Sunday!

 

 

 

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