Jul 2, 2009

Product Review: Verbena Custom Fragrance Blends

When living in this basement apartment, getting fresh for the day isn't exactly as fun as it used to be. Since all we have is a stand-up shower in a dark little corner of the bathroom, I can't exactly sprawl out and relax like I could in a nice little bubble bath. But after receiving a few new products from Verbena Custom Fragrance Blends on Etsy, I am excited about getting my daily showers!

After opening up the lovely package, I was faced with many scents to choose from. I decided to surprise myself by choosing a random soap without sniffing it, and hopping into the shower with it. I like a little mystery!

As the warm misty air filled the bathroom, I turned the lid and dove my nose into a lovely pink whipped soap scented like Pink Sugared Marshmallow - and boy, was it heavenly! It had a subtle baby pink colour with a scent that I just couldn't get enough of. A delicate aroma of toasty marshmallows sweetened with a delightful pink sugar - there wasn't any other words that seemed to do it describe it better than "fluffy-sweet". The feel of the soap was nothing short of an experience as well - it felt like I was wrapping myself in a sweet and sugary cloud. The lather was rich and luxurious, and it left my skin feeling silky smooth.

It was then that I got a little greedy. I got so impatient that I just couldn't wait to smell another soap, so I ran all sopping wet to my bedroom just to try another scent. This one was a tri-coloured bar soap - with a thick tropical yellow on the bottom, a light creamy white sandwiched in the middle, and a fruity red layer on top. All of these colours and scents combined made a Strawberry, Coconut, and Pineapple treat.

As soon as those scents hit the warm water, I was imagining myself on a warm tropical island sipping on punch made from the finest fruit juices and coconut water. My skin just soaked it up like it was quenching it's own thirst. After my shower, I was surprised to find that the scents were not gone - there was still a subtle hint of it left on my skin, and it was rather nice to see that my skin wasn't dry or flaking like it usually did. That is because Verbena's soaps are not made with any chemicals, preservatives, or alcohol like a lot of other commercially made soaps.

Along with the two soaps that I had ordered, I also received quite a few samples that I am anxious to try, such as Lime Frosted Cupcake. Delicious! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone, especially if you are looking to treat yourself for a small price! We all need a little bit of pampering and relaxation once in awhile - especially those of us who do not live in luxury!


  1. WOW!!! I love bath products and new smells! I know how you feel! I should go and get myself some! Thanks for sharing! And did you know that you are so good in writing? I really enjoy reading your posts :)

    Have a great weekend Kimberly!

  2. Awwww, thank-you JooJoo! Writing is a little bit of a hobby of mine - it's relaxing! :D And you should get some - they smell SO nice! :D