Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Sweet, But Don't Eat

I've been getting lots of samples in the mail lately, mostly small containers of things like antiperspirant deodorants (does someone know something I don't?), body wash (used to be known as soap), and lotions of all kinds. Even household products like detergents and fun things like candles. In the mailbox today was .50 oz.of Dove Cool Essentials Deodorant, Cucumber and Green Tea Scent. Yesterday I needed some body wash and found myself surrounded by row after row of fruit and veggie scented ones. It got me thinking about how the cosmetic, personal products, and household cleaner industry has changed lately, from items with scents such as Sea Breeze, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, and many others, to food aromas. Of course, lemon and orange scents have been around for a long time. However, my mouth doesn't water at the smell of Lemon Pledge. In the store yesterday, I was almost glad I didn't have a small, just-learning-to-read child with me as that child would have been clamoring for chocolate, raspberries, strawberries, ginger cookies, and lots more just by reading the labels.

Since I'd just noticed this change, I wondered if others had as well, so did my normal Google-hopping, and sure enough, found all this.

The Ultimate Chocolate Bath

Caswell-Massey Honey Almond Shea Butter

Cake Beauty: Calorie-Free Desserts for the Body

Jelly Bath

Ganache for Lips

Spring Cleaning - Holiday Cleaning

The Check out these temptations. Here are the products offered:

Body Creme –Body lotion which come in three sizes-1 ($2.50),4 ($6.50) and 8 oz. ($12.50)
Icings-Shower Gel/Shampoo comes in two sizes-4 ($4.50) and 8 oz. ($8.50)
Butter Sticks-A heavy-duty moisturizer made with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E. They come in a push up tube almost like a stick of deodorant. Comes in one size-1 oz. ($5) Body Sticks also include Lip Butters, which are lip balms ($2.75)
Body Mists-Scents that come in a spray for body or hair comes in one size – 2 oz. ($4)
Sugar Scrubs-Super moisturizing body scrubs comes in one size- 8 oz. ($12.50
Soap Cakes Cleansing bars come in one size- 4 oz. (1 for $3.50 or 2 for $6.00)
Parfaits (new product) Two Body Cremes in one container in complimentary scents in one size-4 oz. ($8.00)
Suds Bubble bath comes in one size-8 oz. ($8.50)

The above products are offered in these mouth-watering scents:

Angel Food Cake: Light, Fluffy, Vanilla
Apple Pie: Juicy Red Apples with a hint of Spice
Apple Pie Ala Mode: Hot Apple Pie with Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
Banana Cream Pie: Ripe Bananas with a Vanilla undertone
Banana Nut Bread: Ripe Bananas with a Nutty undertone
Biscotti: Crispy almond cookies with hints of vanilla and chocolate
Blueberry Muffin: Moist, Plump Blueberries bursting from a Muffin
Caramel-Apple: Ripe Green Apple with melted Caramel on top
Caramel-Banana: Ripe bananas drizzled with warm caramel
Cherry Pie: Sweet Cherry aroma hot from the oven! Chocolate Chip Cookies: Cookie Dough Batter
Cinnamon Buns: a "Best Seller"! Cinnamon with Vanilla
Coconut Cream Pie: True Coconut scent
Creme Brulee: Sweet Caramel and Warm Vanilla sure to be a "Best Seller"!
Fruit Tart: Juicy Slices of Apple, Peach, and Pear make this a Fruity Delight!
German Chocolate Cake: Dark, Rich Chocolate with a touch of Coconut
Graham Cracker Crust: The perfect marriage of Cinnamon and Sugar! Key Lime Pie: Sour Lime
Lemon Meringue Pie: Tart Lemon
Lemon Pound Cake: Sweet Lemon with a creamy Vanilla base
Mango-Coconut: Juicy Mango blended with sweet Coconut
Maple Pecan Streusel: Sweet Maple with a Nutty undertone
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie: Oats, Sweet Raisins, and Spice
Orange Frappe: A frothy, chilled Orange delight!
Peach Cobbler: Ripe Peaches baked with a Crumb topping
Pineapple-Coconut: Icy Pineapple with shredded Coconut -Think Pina Colada!
Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Juicy Pineapple
Raspberry-Lemon Ice: Sweet Raspberry and Tart Lemon
Raspberry Torte: Vine-ripened raspberries in layers of cream
Snickerdoodle Cookie: Creamy Vanilla with Cinnamon Spice
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie: Refreshing Strawberry and Ripe Banana
Strawberry Cheesecake: Ripe Strawberries with Cheesecake notes
Sugar Cookies: Sweet Vanilla with Sugar
Vanilla-Almond Crescents: Smooth Vanilla and nutty Almond
Watermelon Slice: Refreshing Watermelon Slices
Wedding Cake: Rich Vanilla with hints of Almonds and a touch of Clove
White Cake: Out-of-the-oven white cake

And there are many, many more sites and products. As for me, it's past-time for lunch as writing this has made me too hungry.


1 comment:

Yarntangler said...

I went shopping for some body wash last week and it took me three stores before I found one that smelled like flowers. Frankly, after having gone through raspberry,peach,green apple,strawberry, and vanilla cherry, I was beginning to feel like Fruit salad!

And there were a lot more insects attacking me too.