Summer is coming and the scent that brings me there even before it arrives is jasmine. To me, jasmine smells like the flowering trees and bushes at dusk after a warm summers day…that magical moment when it almost seems as if time is standing still. Thymes has created new jasmine scented products called Temple Tree Jasmine, brand new for spring of 2013. They sent a few products to the BIZ to test which immediately transported me to summer…and to happiness.
Thymes says, “Some botany is as lovely to say as it is to breathe. Take Temple Tree, a tree that has not one but three gorgeous names.
First, we have “temple,” which bespeaks its enshrined place in sacred Hindu rites. Next, we have plumeria, a roll-off-your-tongue name capturing the tree’s fragrant night blooms. Finally, there’s frangipani (FRAN-gee pan-nee), as the tree is known deep in the tropics.
Taken together, the three words hint at the many-layered nuances of Temple Tree Jasmine, our newest bath, body and home fragrance collection. Inspired by the ethereal beauty of feminine florals, Temple Tree Jasmine whispers a moment of delicate reverie, pure and sublime.”
It sounds amazing…and it smells amazing. Temple Tree Jamsine is a combination of Temple Tree blossoms, jasmine sambac, honeysuckle, ylang ylang, damask rose and coconut milk.
Temple Tree Jasmine Body Wash ($19) is a beautiful, shimmery and creamy shower gel that foams up into a rich, creamy lather. It smells fantastic, cleans and moisturizes your skin, and rinses off easily.
And the packaging is truly outstanding. I love all the little details, like the ribbon wrap with a tiny medallion.
The Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion ($25) also has lovely packaging – my goodness, even the box is divine!
The Body Lotion is a terrific mixture of shea butter, squalane, and humectant glycerin for tons of moisture. Also inside are ingredients like Madonna lily extract and monoi butter, not to mention the gorgeous Temple Tree Jasmine scent.
It’s a beautiful, snow-white lotion that sinks in quickly and leaves skin feeling super moisturized but not ‘wet’. The scent really stays all day…I’ve gotten more than a few odd looks because I keep smelling my arms.
The Temple Tree Jasmine Hand Cream ($17) is a much thicker version of the Body Lotion. The ingredient list is chock full of emollients like monoi butter, shea butter, safflower oil and sunflower oil. Plus there’s vitamin E, a wonderful bonus. This hand cream leaves my hands super soft and beautifully scented…and leaves me with a big smile on my face.
What other Temple Tree Jasmine products are available? Bar Soap, Bath Salts, Bubble Bath, Cologne, Hand Lotion, Hand Wash, and Home Fragrance Mist. I am swooning with desire…I want every single thing, I want to smell like Temple Tree Jasmine from my head to my toes. Check it out, I’ll bet you will too. - Lisa