I smell like parsley.
From head to toe, armpits to booty dimples: parsley.
Had it been my intention to smell like the herb, I might be looking at this jug of Pacifica Tahitian Gardenia Body Butter ($15) differently.
I ordered it online with my 15% off Sephora VIB coupon sight un-smelled, assuming I’d like it as much as I liked Pacifica’s Malibu Lemon Blossom last month.
Unfortch, my body chemistry just doesn’t jive with it well. I like the way it starts — a lightly tropical mix of gardenias and baby powder like the fresh leis my mum-in-law gives when we visit her in Hawaii — but within half an hour it changes from tropic to tossed, as in tossed salad, with parsley.
I’ve know other girls who really love Gardenia Body Butter, so I’m guessing the eau de herb action I’m detecting is just a freak of scent-sory science based on my body chemistry — something rare and unusual, like two-headed snakes and Heidi Montag (drop the loser, baby girl!).
I give it two thumbs up for hydration, but the scent just isn’t for me. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,