Last month I put myself on Pacifica lockdown when I couldn’t find my toothbrush on the bathroom counter. Oh, I knew it was there, buried somewhere beneath a precarious pile of Pacifica Body Butters and Washes, but it took way too much time and shuffling around to find. Gah! “Is this what I’ve become?” I asked my reflection in the mirror.
Right then and there, I made myself a deal. No new bottles or tubes until I finished an old one.
Can I get a woot-woot for small beauty victories?
The embargo was finally lifted last week, so to speak, when I finished a tube of Malibu Lemon Blossom Body Butter, huzzah! It made room for this lovely bottle of Pacific French Lilac Body Wash ($10 for an 8-oz. bottle).
If you’re still awaiting spring in your area, open a bottle of this in your shower and let its soft, understated floral fragrance and lush coat of foamy bubbles wash the last remnants of winter away.
I would characterize most of the Pacifica scents I’ve tried as sparkling, playful citrus scents, but this one goes against the grain. It’s a soft scent with notes of lilac, magnolia leaves, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, hyacinth and nectarine.
Lilac scents rarely smell authentically like lilac to me, but I think this one does. Light, delicate and feminine, it turns my shower into a botanical garden filled with blooming lilacs.
Tabs enjoys it too — not only because of the scent, but because it’s also cruelty free.
The 100% vegan wash rinses away in a flash and leaves my skin feeling supple and soft. I wish the scent from the wash lingered a little longer on my skin, but layering it with the French Lilac Body Butter, solid fragrance or the pray-on perfume gives it some legs.
PRICE: $10 for an 8-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Limited availability in stores; available now online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,