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That vanilla moment -not suitable for gardens gnomes
Treacle Moon That Vanilla Moment Body Scrub
Member Name: catsholiday
Treacle Moon That Vanilla Moment Body Scrub
Date: 31/08/09, updated on 17/08/11 (170 review reads)
Advantages: yummy smell, creamy scrub by an ethical company, fun packaging
Disadvantages: Smell does not last after washing off
That Vanilla Moment by Treacle Moon
Body Scrub 225 ml price £2.89 from Tesco
When trudging through Tesco doing my weekly grocery shop I like to stroll down the bath products aisle to see if anything is new or on special offer. Whilst on my little sojourn down this aisle a few weeks ago I came across this body scrub from treacle Moon and being a sucker for anything with vanilla in I picked it up and opened the lid to have a sniff. Mmm it smelled a bit like a custard cream but with a hint of lemon puff. I liked the smell as I find these sort of creamy smells comforting and a bit exotic too as vanilla comes from the spice islands.
The product comes in a clear tube which stands on its lid. The name 'that vanilla moment' is prominent with the words:
"my moment of sweet calm.... just to think with carefree abandon about .... maybe I won't tell you she said shyly some things are not for sharing."
Under this is Body scrub then the brand name Treacle Moon with the orange circle logo - presumably the treacle moon.
Very simple but quite appealing and gives a feeling of luxury at the same time as painting a picture of calm and peacefulness which is how I feel about my bath times.
On the reverse of the tube this written attempt at creating an atmosphere continues with a description of how they make the products.
"We like to create products that you will love to use... scrumptious smells, fabulous textures"
Then it continues describing their team, Charles Henry Nelson, a random garden gnome the consultant for creative design, Matilda Fitzbucket - bubbly chemist and more conventionally Dunc and Sarah.
All this is rather quirky but fun and I rather liked the randomness of their introduction.
In Orange How to use - the usual " Gently massage into damp skin... " finishes with the unusual statement ; " Not suitable for garden gnomes"
Followed by instructions not to eat the product and the fact that it is NOT tested on animals.
The writing on the tube is a real mixture of strange quirkiness and factual information but it all makes for more interesting bath time reading.
I'd never heard of Treacle Moon so I did a bit of investigating to see what else they made.
There is a website:
The site is fresh and done in pastel colours with bizarrely a garden gnome on one side and a tabby cat on the other with a product range in the centre. A yellow rubber duck floats across the bottom of the screen.
The company promises that no products are tested on animals or have any animal derived ingredients - they are totally suitable for vegetarians. It is a small company but over the years they have created and managed brands such as "The Sanctuary, Nicky Clarke, Umberto Giannini, Elle Macpherson and Normandie". So they are not new to the beauty product world.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
I love the smell it is almost lush like in the fact it smells like you could eat it, creamy vanilla with a hint of lemon freshness. The scrub is a dark creamy yellow like a rich clotted cream in Cornwall with specs of dark floating in it - it looks like a posh vanilla ice cream.
It feels creamy and quite light, not at all greasy and with enough black scrubby bits to feel like you are exfoliating your skin. Not sure what the black bits are but one ingredient on the list is iron oxides so it might be that.
The smell doesn't seem to linger after it has been washed off and although my skin feels smooth it doesn't feel nourished like it does with some other products.
They have a very interesting and unusual approach to packaging. I love the smell and the sentiments on the pack as well as the packaging itself which is minimalistic and functional. The product looks delicious and smells wonderful, it does work well as a scrub but I feel the need to moisturise after my bath and i would like the smell to linger bit longer on me .
Will I buy it again?
Yes I probably will but more likely I will try another product by the same company just to try it as they all look so lovely.
I have given it 4* but it could have another half really - just needs a bit more moisturising and lingering smell.
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Summary: Nice quirky packaging and quality product