What would a vampire think of Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter ($35)?
Would they scoff at the price and curse the Bliss marketing team’s misleading use of the word “blood”? More importantly, do the undead even moisturize?
Perhaps they should…
Unlike fangs, it’s subtle
I can’t speak for Vampire Bill, but I like a good body butter after scrubbing down with Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Sugar Scrub, and the two products combined make for a pleasant budget Bliss Spa experience at home.
As far as I can tell, the Bliss Blood Orange scent’s subtle mix of blood orange (surprise!), spicy white pepper, coriander and white musk doesn’t vary among the different products in the fragrance line, and the body butter smells just as divine as the scrub.
The scent is subtle (but still noticeable) — a nice break from heavily scented body lotions (aka Black Amethyst).
You notice it’s there, but it doesn’t make you smell like a walking glass of O.J., which also means it plays nicely with other fragrances.
Gimme, gimme moisture
Texture wise, Blood Orange + White Pepper feels thick and rich and isn’t as greasy as most other body butters, but I do notice that it leaves a slight film on my skin. It’s not sticky or annoying, but girls with normal to oily skin may find it a little too heavy (for lighter hydration, check out $29 Lemon and Sage Body Butter Lite instead).
As for the price, vampires may not have to worry about earthly concerns like money, but among the living, $35 is a lot to pay for a body butter, even one as good as this.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it pops up on sale.
Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter
Price: $35 for an 8.5-oz tube
Use: A lightly scented, highly moisturizing body butter splurge
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like Bliss Blood Orange and White Pepper Body Butter if…
- you like rich, thick body butters with a citrusy scent,
- your alligator-dry skin needs a ton of moisture, and/or
- you’re in the mood to splurge.
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,