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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Philosophy Crispy Marshmallow Bars Product Review

Marshmallow scented products always seem to stump me. You can taste a marshmallow. You can feel a marshmallow. However to smell a marshmallow is a different story. Philosophy's Crispy Marshmallow Bars body wash (duo HERE) is for someone who wants a super soft "i-can-barely-tell-its-there" scent while showering or bathing (unless you add the cinnamon which comes with the duo product). There's something there, but I just can't put my "nose" on it. It's not vanilla. It's much lighter. It's like sugar dust or something. HaHaHa To me though, the scent is kind of artificial. On the positive side, it's super creamy, fabulously moisturizing and feels great to the skin. It's not sticky and it washes clean. I was conflicted when grading this. But I always ask myself, would I buy this product again or for another person. My answer is no. Despite it making my skin feel luxurious, the total experience (senses and all) doesn't have me swinging from chandeliers. So I have to go with bittersweet for this one. Save your money and choose another Philosophy body wash.  Philosophy is having a 30% off Friends & Family Sale right now until 12/12 (promo code: thankful4you). Oh! The awesome sweet cream frosting lotion I showed you yesterday IS sold on it's own. Totally getting more of it. Excellent stocking stuffer too! Just wanted you to know. Anybody want a rice crispie treat?

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
Philosophy's Crispy Marshmallow Bars Body Wash is Bittersweet.


Michelle @chelleycandy said...

Looks good enough to eat! Great review! :)

Linda B said...

Omgsh, more food flavored scents! I still want to try the Red Velvet one more, but this is going on the list!

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IamSuperMelski said...

When buying shower gels, lotions, body scrubs I always love something that smells really good, something that leaves me tingling and has my senses soaring to the moon and back. If something doesn't smell as good as I had expected I definitely would never buy it ever again.
Oh and I can't imagine what a crispy marshmallow would smell like either. hehehe

Rainbow Gatherer said...

looks very yummy :P

Carole Poirot said...

I quite like some of the Philosophy products, but I'm really not quite sure why anybody would like to smell like a marshmallow...??? It looks lovely, but if I have to smell of food, then I'd rather choose something like honey ;-) xo

Mica T said...

Um yes, I want a rice crispie treat! Can you send it through the screen to me? haha! :)

Shame this doesn't smell as delicious as you hoped, but I'm sure there will be someone who likes delicate scents who might love it thanks to your review :)

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Emma Henderson said...

Save me a marshmallow treat! But you can hang on to the product - it doesn't sound up my street either.x

Anonymous said...

Great review honey! I love rice crispie it look so yummy ;-)

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I know so little about sweets and US sweets in particular… At first I thought those bars that looked remarkably like food were the actual thing, like a soap bar or something. :) :) :) So silly… :D
Thank you for the review, Kim! x

Lilli said...

Hi Kim! Oh what a shame at the end it is a disappointing product, you know I am pretty addicted to marshmallow scent and when I saw the product it inspires me a lot, even though not as the ones you showed yday that for sure are onto my wishlist. Sure, I want a crispy treat now!:) Kisses my friend, have a good day!:*

The Dainty Dolls House said...

What a shame that it didn't work out for you, it sounds lovely. But, I can't take artificial scents..so I'd skip past this. BUT....I would have one of those rice crispie treats, hahaha! Indeed :) Happy Tuesday doll x

Anne said...

Hi Kim....hope you have a lovely week:)

Lenya said...

Thx for the great review. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

Tina Bradley said...

Too bad it wasn't yummy--like the real thing! Great review, Kim! xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Blond Duck said...

That makes me sad it wasn't good!

LoveT. said...

Great Review ,thank you! Love the philosophy Brand :)


Chiara T. said...

I love bars, crispy bars above all! :)

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It sounds sweet! It's a shame it smelled so artificial!

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MaysaAndSunshine said...

It probably is difficult to imitate the scent of mash mellow because its scent is so subtle I think. It does sound very yummy though. I want me some rice crispy bars right now Kim. Hand some to me please.

Thank you for your heartfelt comment Kim. I know I say this over and over again but I am grateful to have known you and learned your wisdom and kind heart.

TheTinyHeart said...

Too bad the scent wasn't great but at least you have those yummy Rice Krispies treats as consolation, haha!

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rachna sharma said...

i like my products to smell good but sad it doesnot smell that good!

Sara Gerard said...

Good honest review, Kim! All of these foodie scents would have me craving food like mad!

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I like eating Rice Krispie Treats so I am surprised this wasn't a great rating. I always appreciate your honesty in your reviews.

Emmylou said...

Thanks for another honest review, Kim:) I've seen this in Sephora, but have never smelled the line.
And yes...please send some treats my way...heehee

jo said...

Hey Kim, I love your honest reviews. I'm making rice krispie squares later. :) Have a great day! It's snowing here in Vancouver, how's the weather in New Orleans?

xo Jo


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Sacramento Amate said...

What it is not to eat? ahhhhhhhhhhhh
Loveeeeeeeeeeee, my dear Kim

Darcy said...

Great review! I agree with you - its so hard to place a scent on a marshmallow! I see all these candles scented like that and I just don't know how these people know what a marshmallow smells like haha!

Heidi Fuqua said...

It sounds wonderful, but would I crave treats all day?

Anonymous said...

it looks very delicious!

Ana said...

amazing post


Cee said...

I love crispy marshmallow squares, but when I think of how they smell, well, nothing. A true, homemade marshmallow has a scent, but it's very light. The jetpuffed ones we all grew up with... to me usually just smell like the plastic bag they came in. Great review, Kim!

littlemissandrea said...

Aw I'm sad that this one is bittersweet! I feel so let down on your behalf when things don't work out, lol.

It sounds like such a promising product cause rice krispy bars smell (and taste) amazing. Boo! At least you'll still get all clean in the shower :)

Sam said...

Great honesty in reviewing this, thats why I love coming here, i can always trust for judgement, I am really interested to know how this would smell though. Thanks for participating in my last post sweety, it was great to hear your thoughts.

Sam said...

Great honesty in reviewing this, thats why I love coming here, i can always trust for judgement, I am really interested to know how this would smell though. Thanks for participating in my last post sweety, it was great to hear your thoughts.

Nails My Dreams said...

I saw this on your Instagram and I thought the marshmallow bars came in the box. lol. I was so ready to eat them. Too bad about the artificial scent of the wash though. I don't like smelling artificial stuff on me.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Well I guess they all can't be winners like the Red Velvet body wash. It seems like that marshmallow scent can be a little tricky to replicate in products cause alot of time it does end smelling a little artificial. Thanks for your honest review Kim!

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Coco said...

I like strong fragrances in body products, so I guess this wouldn't work for me either.
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oomph. said...

i know the sugary scent you're talking about. it is artificial, but i kind of like it!

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