Get with the Thymes! Temple Tree Jasmine review

Body Wash

Body Wash

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.

Temple Tree Jasmine scent profile

Temple Tree Jasmine scent profile

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.

love the top!

love the top!

And the packaging is truly outstanding. I love all the little details, like the ribbon wrap with a tiny medallion.

Even the box is divine

Even the box is divine

The Temple Tree Jasmine Body Lotion ($25) also has lovely packaging – my goodness, even the box is divine!

Body Lotion

Body Lotion

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.

Body Lotion swatch

Body Lotion swatch

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.

Hand Cream

Hand Cream

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.

Super thick and lovely

Super thick and lovely

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

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A rose by another name: Thymes Kimono Rose Body Lotion

If you love rose scents, you are going to want to get yourself some Kimono Rose by Thymes. It’s a fabulously creamy, sensuous scent.

Thymes Kimono Rose - such gorgeous packaging!

Thymes Kimono Rose – such gorgeous packaging!

This is a very romantic rose that comes in the beautifully enchanting Thymes packaging. The outer box is made of textured cardboard and it folds out almost like origami. The scent of  Kimono Rose is more on the subtle side with clementine, cassis, and vanilla rounding out the rose for a more intimate, chimerical interpretation of rose.

Thymes Kimono Rose Fragrance Profile

Thymes Kimono Rose Fragrance Profile

The Kimono Rose scent comes in a lot of Thymes products, including bar soap, body wash, bubble bath, cologne, and even candles. I tried the Body Lotion ($25) which is great by itself – I can only imagine how fabulous this would be for layering.

As beautiful as it smells...

As beautiful as it smells…

This is a thick lotion that goes on slightly wet, then dries down beautifully. It has tons of shea butter and Vitamin E to make your skin look as fabulous as it smells.

thick, creamy goodness

thick, creamy goodness

If you are a fan of rose scents, I beg you to check this out. It’s the most beautiful rose scent I have ever encountered.  – Lisa

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thymes kimono rose info and ingredients

 

Thymes Filigree review and a Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

Thymes Filigree

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is the return of beloved limited edition products. Thymes has a limited edition holiday scent that devotees wait all year for, then go crazy stocking up enough to last until the next holiday.  That scent is Filigree.

Filigree is a slightly exotic, very romantic scent.  It is a wonderfully unisex fragrance that everyone loves. Notes include amber, juniper berry, spearmint, lavender, and spicy ginger. To me the combination reads very heavy, but this is a warm, clean scent that even people who don’t like fragrance clamor for. Filigree used to be part of the permanent Thymes line, and it was the signature scent for many people. When Thymes discontinued it, there was a very passionate outcry. Luckily, this scent is now available at holiday time.

Thymes Filigree Body Wash

The packaging features exquisite silver-embossed detail. I love the Body Wash ($19), it’s extremely moisturizing and makes a gorgeous snow white lather. The body wash is fascinating to look at – pictures don’t do it justice, they just don’t capture the shimmery goodness that’s in the bottle.

The Home Fragrance Mist ($17) is another must-have in the Filigree scent. This is fantastic to spray on your sheets and in your closet.

spray can

I even spray it on my towels so I can engulf myself in it as I dry off from the shower.

In addition to the Body Wash and the Home Fragrance Mist, you can find Filigree in the Body Lotion ($25), Eau de Parfum ($60), and Hand Cream ($17). Any of these would make fabulous gifts for the holidays, but hurry because Filigree will be disappearing soon.

And if you are looking for some great stocking stuffer ideas, definitely consider the Thymes Bath Salts packets. The bath salts are a combination of Epsom salts and sea salts. They are only $5 and they come in some amazing scents.

Thymes Lotus Santal bath salts

I especially love the new Lotus Santal bath salts.  Here is the Lotus Santal Fragrance Profile:

Thymes says, “Let peace wash over you as you soak in skin-conditioning waters fragranced with the lulling hush of Lotus Santal. Enriched with all-natural Epsom salts and sea salts to soothe and condition skin.  Features a moisture-rich formula of calming lotus, amaranth seed and purifying turmeric. Makes a thoughtful gift for anyone seeking aromatic tranquility.”  Tranquil is right, this scent is extremely relaxing.  It has notes of cocoa orchid, red lotus, plum wood, patchouli, cloves, amber and sandalwood.  It’s absolutely fantastic.

Now is your chance to win some great stocking stuffers for yourself! You can win three packets of Thymes Bath Salts.  Thymes will chose the scents for you. This US only giveaway is open through Tuesday, 12/18/12 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  The winner will be picked by Rafflecopter and will be checked for veracity. An email will be sent out as soon as the winner is chosen so we can get the mailing information to Thymes. Entering is easy, so do it now for a chance to win these awesome stocking stuffers.  – Lisa

Products reviewed and giveaway items courtesy of Thymes.

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