Fortune Cookie Soap Winter Soap Box 2014

 

FCS Soap Box title     It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!  Well, at least in my mind the holidays are here.  Christmas window displays are up at the mall, Starbucks has it’s old faithful red cup and holiday beverages being brewed and this lovely Christmas themed Fortune Cookie Soap Box just showed up on my doorstep!

The theme this winter is “Old Fashioned Family Christmas.”  What is fun about the FSC themes is that lately they’ve been inspired by movies (the Witch, Please one was all Wizard of Oz and Wicked based) and I get a lot of enjoyment out of seeing how well they relate everything to the theme.  When I opened the little card with all of the product names and descriptions it quickly became very clear that this winter’s theme was based on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  As I read through the scents I could clearly picture most of the antics taking place in that Griswold family that has become a holiday must-see for so many families.  Read on and see what I mean.  Here is what I found in my deliciously festive box.  FSC Winter14

 

1. “Tis the Season to be Mary” Fortune Cookie Soap

  • FCS’s namesake product, this Christmasy red fortune cookie soap has a hint of sweet almond with warm tobacco,

2. “Fried Pussycat” Whipped Soap

  • I laughed out loud when I saw this name and immediately saw the scene from the movie in my head.  Sadly, my little jar of this came to me mostly empty, so I’ll only get one or two uses out of it.  “Fried Pussycat” is supposed to smell like plum , caramel and artisan bourbon vanilla with jasmine blossoms, which sounds amazing (and a lot nicer smelling than actual fried kitty) but I mostly smell soap in this product.

3. “Moose Mug” Cuticle Butter

  • The sample size cuticle butters always last such a long time.  Moose Mug smells like egg nog with rich cream, egg and nutmeg.

4. “Sparky” Hydrate Me

  • I’ve been wanting to try the FCS Hydrate Me products for awhile now.  Sparky smells of pumpkin waffles with brown sugar, pecans an whipped cream.  Good enough to eat!

5. “Mele Kelekimaka” OCD Hand Sanitizer

  • Between holiday parties and cold and flu season it’s nice to have a holiday scented way to keep the germs at bay.  Tropical spiced rum, Tahitian vanilla and jasmine mixed with woods make this OCD a handbag must this season.

6. “I Pledge Allegiance, Amen!” Shower Seamer

  • This outdoorsy scent of blue spruce, balsam fir, fresh mint, and herbs is sure to stimulate the senses this season.  It’s like being in a Christmas Tree lot.

7. “Jelly of the Month” Whipped Cream.

  • There were once again 4 different scent possibilities for the whipped creams, and I got Jelly of the Month: strawberries, sweet vanilla sugar, and syrup with a  little touch of orange. Smells amazing!
  • The other 3 scent possibilities for whipped cream in the soap boxes are as follows:
    • “SQUIRREL!”- Apples, strawberries and plums with a splash of citrus orange and lime.
    • “Jello Surprise:- Plum and citrus mixed with sandalwood and winter orchid.
    • “Bend Over & I’ll Show You”- Cranberry, pine and herbal spruce warmed by clove and just a hint of mandarin orange.

8. “Christmas Bonus” Deep Conditioner

  • While this smells cool and wintery, I have no idea what the actual scents are because it is the FSC mystery fragrance.  Those of us with the conditioner are supposed to try and identify the scent for a chance to win a gift card to the Fortune Cooke Soap shop.  I hope it makes my hair smell as good as it does in the jar!

Clark Griswold would be so proud of this Christmas Vacation inspired box. The Soap Box is a subscription that costs $19.95 quarterly and that gets you a sneak peak at the latest collection from the business.  As usual, the back of the informational card has a unique code for $10 a store purchase.  The launch of the entire “Old Fashioned Family Christmas” line happens at their launch party on November 21, 2014 at 6:30pm CDT.  Join them on Facebook to be the first to get your hands on all of the festive goodies.

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I paid for the soap box with my own money. Scent descriptions were taken from the included product information card. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Witch Please!- Fortune Cookie Soap Box Fall 2014

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Words cannot begin to express how excited I was to get the fall Fortune Cookie Soap Box.  The collection is called “Witch Please” and as you might assume, it has a little something to do with a certain wicked witch of the west.   Not only is it inspired by The Wizard of Oz, but they also incorporated themes from my all time favorite musical, Wicked.    This in and of itself is enough to make me have an increased interest in the collection, but what’s even better is the line is actually fantastic!  The smells embrace my favorite scents of the fall season.  The “Witch Please” soapbox was an excellent treat and I am really excited for the release of the entire collection.

To give you a sneak peak at this wickedly delightful collection, I’m going to break down all of the products that I got to sample in the soap box.  I numbered the products to match the photo above.

 

1. “Swankified” Walnut Facial Scrub– Fortune Cookie Soap is working on expanding its skincare line and this new scrub is a part of it.  It smells like a delicious treat of bananas, cake batter, and of course, walnuts.  This is a coarse but gentle scrub that feels so great on my face.  It’s gentle enough to use daily, and this scrub can also be used on the body.

2. “The Shiz” Perfume Oil– This oil is very earthy and autumn. They describe it as “a woodland hike through damp balsam woods, with top notes of maple leaves blowing through new dawn blossom, laurel and sweet clove.”

3. “Hair Flip” Hail Oil– Toss, toss! New to the FCS family, this hair oil is  a blend of oils that is made to repair and nourish dry and damaged hair.  The scent of vanilla buttercream mixed with hazelnuts adds a sweet scent to your hair while the oil adds control and shine.  Only a few drops of this goes a long way.  This must be the stuff that Galinda’s hair tossing is made of 🙂

4. “Roy G. Biv” OCD Hand Sanitizer– Fall also means cold season, so we need to keep hands germ free, even if we are hanging out somewhere over the rainbow (see what I did there?).  This scent of OCD has bright citrus notes combined with some autumn woods made up of lemon, mandarin, cotton blossom, vanilla, leaves, and bonfires.  Sounds like the perfect fall day to me.

5. “Flying Monkeys” Personal Space Air Freshener– Spray a little bit of this in the air to make the space around you smell fruity and fabulous.  Contains notes of peach, watermelon, jasmine, neroli, aquatic notes and fresh bananas.

6. “Miss Popular” Bubble Bath Powder– While I haven’t been able to open this, as I’m afraid of the mess it will make, I’m sure it’s just as stellar as the rest of the collection.  I’ve never used a bubble bath powder, but I’m interested to see if it turns my tub into a bubbly paradise.  Scent notes are star anise, star jasmine, honey, orange and violet.

7. “”BFFs” Whipped Cream–  This might be my favorite thing in the box.  FCS released 4 whipped creams for this collection and soap box subscribers got to try one of them.  BFFs is a blueberry and pumpkin scent that is to die for.  I’m almost out of my little tub and I can’t wait to actually order some full size whipped cream.  The only problem is the 3 other scents sound just as amazing for a pumpkin fiend like myself. The 4 whipped creams are:

  • BFFs- Pumpkin, blueberries and fall spices
  • Green is the New Black- Pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon, ginger, brown sugar and a touch of whipped cream
  • No Good Deed- Pumpkin, cinnamon, maple syrup, rum, vanilla and caramelized sugar
  • Wicked Good- Top notes of orange, pear, apple, pineapple, cherries mixed with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and vanilla sugar

Seriously, guys, how on Earth do I pick just one of these?  I want them ALL

8. “There’s No Place Like Home” Fortune Cookie Soap– The product that started it all.  FCS’s signature fortune cookie shaped soap smells like apple cinnamon Heaven. Macintosh apples, cinnamon, allspice and cloves make this smell like fresh apple pie is baking, making it actually feel like home.  Well played.

That’s everything I got in my soap box this fall.  I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to check out the full collection, which launches today, Aug 29th, 2014 @ 6:30pm.  I don’t know how I’m going to decide on only a product or two to add to my collection.  My husband might kill me if I actually bought everything that I was interested in.  I might be biased because of the amazing theme (for those that don’t know me, I’m pretty obsessed with the musical “Wicked”), but based on the sampling I got, if you’re in to the scents of autumn, you are not likely to be disappointed by what you find in this collection.

If you’re interested in getting in on the seasonal Fortune Cookie Soap Box, it’s a subscription service that you can sign up for on the website.

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