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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Cafe de Bain Bath & Shower Creme Review

It was love at first sight, when I spotted Cafe de Bain bath & body products on social media. I thought the packaging was chic and I adored the patisserie treats featured on each one. I found out they were a European brand and contacted my friend & blog buddy Kizzy from The Dainty Dolls House (Scotland). She sent me the entire collection to try! How awesome is she? Thanks Kizzy! Two things made my jaw drop about these products. One, it's a European DRUGSTORE brand! Can you believe these are shelved at a drugstore? Not a boutique! Not a department store! A drugstore! There's nothing comparable to this kind of packaging (in drugstores) here in the States. Secondly, THE PRICE! Each of these are only £2.99 ($4.71 USD) (Superdrug, Waitrose etc.)! HELLO! That's WILD! Well, I'm happy to tell my American readers (because I do live in the USA / most of the time my mind doesn't LOL), that Cafe de Bain can be purchased at Beauty@Creightons (England), and they will ship it to you here in the States (plus, it's currently on sale). I think these would make great gifts. These scents are offered in both a bath creme (bottle) and shower creme (tube)! There are five scents in total (Cafe de Bain just came out with a new scent). I don't have the fifth one, but below are my thoughts on the other four.

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Cafe de Bain Cherry & Almond Frangipane - Supersweet

I've never had a frangipane, but if it tastes as delicious as this smells I'm in for a treat! Have you ever had one? This is my favorite scent! It smells like rich, dark cherries (dominant scent) atop a pastry. It's a sweet scent. This one, as well as the others lather beautifully and washes away cleanly (so I won't repeat myself). None of these provide a lot of moisture, but they are pleasing to all of the senses. Pretty to look at! Feels great to the skin! Smells divine! 

Cafe de Bain Raspberry & Rose Creme Tarte - Sweet

This one is scented like ripened raspberries with sugar or cream atop.

Cafe de Bain Coconut Macaron - Supersweet

I won't eat coconut, but I adore scented coconut bath products! 
This one is scented like toasted coconut. It smells so good! It has more warm tones, than cool tones! 

Cafe de Bain Sweet Vanilla Madeleine - Bittersweet

Here's the hiccup! The scent for this one is nearly non-existent. When I read the description they mentioned sponge cake, so I didn't expect a lot of scent but I felt I was using a non-fragrance body wash. The vanilla is very faint. 

Cafe de Bain, just came out with a fifth scent! It's called Tarte au Citron! I'll have to try it.
I thought these would fit in perfectly for Girls Just Want To Have Fun Week on AVSB!
Those are my thoughts! What do you think?



Mica T said...

Shame the vanilla one didn't smell as great as the others! Vanilla is always my favourite scent :) They do all look very pretty though! :)

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Jackie Harrison said...

Coconut and the Vanilla I will not mind trying great review need to find at the drugstore.

Gabrielle said...

Wait, these are in the UK and I've never used them before? Madness! haha :) I adore the pretty packaging, I'll be sure to check them out when I'm next at Waitrose!

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

Candice Petersen said...

The packaging looks awesome

Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

Dale Janée said...

How sweet of Kizzy! This product looks so sweet and the packaging is really nice and even though the vanilla was bittersweet, sometimes Vanilla can be too strong for me so I might still give it a try. I adore coconut scents too! Yum :)


Lilli said...

How sweet of Kizzy! And Kim, these products are so you lol! All inspired me, less the vanilla madeleine ones. The coconut macaron ones would me my pick as love coconut scent as well. Hugs! xo

Emmylou MW said...

I am loving the packaging of these products, Kim:) I don't think I've smelled anything with frangipane before, so this one really intrigued me:D I hope it becomes available in Canadian drugstores soon!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I am so curious!!! I've never heard of the brand before - I guess mainly because I buy the same things over and over again and get them online. But I'll have a look in Waitrose next time. Thank you for the review, Kim! x

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I can see why this adorable packaging caught your eye Kim! And the products themselves sound amazing as well. I cant believe this is a drugstore brand!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Miss Val's Creations said...

These sound like they smell delicious! The packaging is gorgeous. The vanilla scent is right up my alley.

Dora Toubanaki said...

Never heard of the brand! I hope they sell on Greece!

Cee said...

These products look way too lovely to be sold in a drug store! And I love frangipane, it's a kind of creamy almond meringue, I can't even describe it properly but it's so wonderful, I'd love to use a bath product that smells like it! I'm definitely going on the hunt for these, thanks for the recommendation Kim :)


Sounds wonderful. I've not used their products before, but it sounds lovely. Ooh, that almond frangiopane is good! I don't really think about it but I guess some Euro drugstore brands are amazing! You can take it for granted sometimes. Great find Kim! <3
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Josie Hearn said...

Lovely post! They sound amazing:) Josie xo

Nicky mywishstyle said...

Lovely products,
so many choices


Shireen L. Platt said...

I agree that their packaging is super adorable and I can't believe they are drugstore! Definitely look like they belong in a boutique store. And Kizzy is so sweet to send you the whole set, she's such great friend, Kim!

Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

Beauty Unearthly said...

Such a wonderful review dear! ^^

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kim,
What pretty packaging for these products. They would look so nice on display in the bathroom. Thanks for the review on these shower and bath cremes.
Wishing you a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the week.
Julie xo

ThanksToFashion said...

Absolutely agree on the packaging. So adorable and girly <3

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DandiCreations said...

I agree that the packaging looks awesome and they sound yummy!

Trish said...

wow these look amazing! I love super sweet and foody lotions. thanks for sharing!

Trish - tales from trish

Ashley said...

This collection is adorable! That's so nice you were able to try out everything, that was sweet of your friend to send you these! They all sound amazing- but too bad about the vanilla not being scented enough!

Alicia Mackin said...

Oh yes you are right, the packaging is chic, it reminds me of that macaroon company here in NY. And WOW that is cheap!


Jamie Ever After said...

yummy! those look delicious!! xxo

LBG said...

Wow, these are so cute! The cherry one must smell amazing, the coconut too! Thanks for writng about these



They selling those in a drugstore - such a shame! :) They have that certaing vintage vibe like those from Soap & Glory. The packaging of Cafe de Bain is too cute and so frenchy! Wouldn't mind to start a "picnic" with those treasure in my bathroom! LOL Love everything with coconut scent and HELLO Macarons...come to mommy!

xoxo Ira

Samantha Mariko said...

these are such cute shower and bath cremes!! they must smell heavenly!

Nerline Germain said...

Girl, you had me at cafe! Patisserie, yes! This sounds like breakfast to me.
I would love to try every single one of them.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Hahaha...just LOL'd loudly at Nerline's comment, so funny!! Love her!! Am happy these were great for you, I wasn't sure on the vanilla one either, but figured it would make for a great review for a contrast. They have the Tarte au Citron that is the other one that's in the set, I will have to pick it up for you if you like!?! Then you'll have tried the set. Frangipane is lovely to eat really :)))) These did strike me as expensive and boutique like as well, was surprised when I found them in the supermarket. But, happy their making them available for people so easily though. Super review doll :) xx

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Wow! I a agree wiht you the package is very nice and the price very cheap, and considering that they are good products, nice review Kim.


Ivana Split said...

too bad vanilla smell was faint, but better that then it being too much. Lovely reviews as always.

Lauren Carter said...

I agree; the packaging is adorable! Cherry and almond sounds so good!

Pilar said...

The packaging is so cute! I'm surprised these products are sold at a drugstore! I don't foods that contain coconut either, but I love coconut scented products! That was so nice of your friend to try all these products!

Kay Cake said...

I love all coconuts scent and mmm just imagine coconut macaron!

Kay Cake Beauty

oomph. said...

these are too cute! i love coconut scented things, so i bet this one smells heavenly~

Jane said...

I love the patisserie treats as well!

Margarita Bloom said...

So pretty!!! I love the packaging.

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Lorena said...

I agree with you Kim, these look so lux…
I cannot believe the prices.

MD. Shazzad Hossen said...

Nice review of cafe De bain bath and shower creme. This body product has been so effective upon my body since I've started using it. Makes the skin very smooth. shower heads

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