Entice your lovers everyone, the Smoky Poppy collection from The Body Shop recently hit the stores a few weeks ago (for Valentine’s Day!) Poppies had never really caught my attention in the past, except that one time I was walking home from the bus stop and noticed a lone poppy growing in the field. I can’t say that the Smoky Poppy products smell like a poppy because I never smelled one, but I can assure you that it’s a sultry scent that I’ve been indulging my nose in.
Smoky Poppy Body Butter ($20 CAD)
Every collection has a body butter and The Body Shop body butters have never failed me in the past, and this one is no different. Compared to the Wild Argan Body Butter, the Smoky Poppy has a slightly more “whipped” consistency to it. Smoky Poppy doesn’t have that strong floral scent; I think I can smell a bit of a spice to it. I would drink it if someone came out with a Smoky Poppy Latte. I use this after I shower and before bed, and there is still a slight scent that lingers on my skin when I wake up in the morning.
Smoky Poppy Poppy Seed Scrub ($20 CAD)
A scrub goes hand in hand with a lotion; scrub first- lotion after to get more scent, and more softness. The scrub contains poppy seeds from Turkey as well as cane sugar from Paraguay. The Poppy Seed Scrub is a bit gentle; if you like to exfoliate daily then I think this product will be mild enough. The poppy seeds does need a good rinse from your skin after.
Smoky Poppy Shower Gel ($9 CAD)
If you don’t like exfoliants, then a loofah/bath lily/shower scrubbie + the Smoky Poppy shower gel is another option to smell awesome in the shower while scrubbing the skin. The shower gel contains poppy extract from Turkey and is enriched with fair trade honey from Ethiopia. Out of the four products featured on the blog, I would say this is the most aromatic one of all. This makes my skin feel soft and moisturized after a quick scrub. What struck me the oddest is that the shower gel was grey! I thought it was pretty cool, yet I’m also easily amused.
Smoky Poppy Body Massage Oil ($15 CAD)
Described as “liquid love,” this is a product to take to bed with your significant other. I don’t usually give my boyfriend massages as he screams if I just casually-strongly poke him in the shoulder blade, so I have been using it on myself instead (more for me!) The massage oil is enriched with marula oil from Nambia. It’s very moisturizing on its own and can be used in lieu of body butter, if you don’t mind the oily finish. I prefer to add 2-3 drops when I spread the body butter on myself. I’m like human bread and the smoky poppy oil + butter have been my choice of spread.
I was resniffing all the products again to do the post and became extremely thirsty. The Body Shop’s Smoky Poppy Collection is definitely worth checking out if you love The Body Shop OR if you like floral scents that don’t give you a headache. Plus, the packaging is pretty aesthetically pleasing. I plan to go back to the store; I’m especially intrigued at the Smoky Poppy Bath Bombs. I really enjoyed how this scent threw my expectations out the window; usually I have a good idea how the smell would be like when I pick up a Body Shop butter, but this is in its own league.
Have I intrigued you? Do you have a scent that you and your partner both enjoy together?
Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.
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