Friday, November 15, 2013

Carol's Daughter Limited Edition Gardenia Bath & Body Collection (An HSN Exclusive)

This fresh, limited-edition (HSN Exclusive) Gardenia fragrance joins the Carol’s Daughter family of delicious, naturally inspired scents. Free your skin with this moisturizing collection of a Body Cleansing Cream, Body Cream and Dry Oil Mist that doesn’t smother your skin with heavy artificial mineral oil – allowing it to breathe naturally. As is customary with Carol’s Daughter, the Gardenia Collection is free of parabens, petroleum and artificial colors. {Products sent for consideration}

That time I met and interviewed Lisa Price at the Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show...

Gardenia is a favorite flower of Lisa Price {founder of Carol's Daughter} so creating this new collection was a real joy for her. The award-winning fragrance maker combined the sweet essence of Gardenia, bright Neroli, and sensual White Musk to create a scent that is velvety, elegant, and graceful-just like the flower that inspired it.

Dedicated to honoring every woman’s individual courage and beauty, Lisa created the fragrance to capture the powerful dichotomy of the Gardenia. “When I see or smell gardenia, I am reminded of the strength and simultaneous fragility of women,” she explains. “If one touches the petals of a gardenia, no matter how softly, it will bruise, yet it has such a potent and powerful natural aroma.”

photo source: hsn.com 

I'm not gonna lie, while I LOVE Gardenia {it's one of my favorite scents AND flowers}, I was worried that my scent snob sensitive hubby would not be a fan of the fragrance. But because of the unique and balanced mix of Neroli, Bergamot, Mandarin, Gardenia, Orange Blossom, Orris, White Musk, Vanilla Bean, and Sandalwood- instead of something overpowering and cloying {like some floral fragrances can be}- you get an enticing and inviting scent that is both bright and mellow and altogether addicting. Let's just say, it gets big thumbs up from both of us! The formulas are fantastic as well! The Body Cleansing Cream produces a luscious lather {even though it is sulfate free} thanks to its coconut derived cleansers and leaves the skin soft and smooth {neither tight and dried out or with that icky film that some moisturizing cleansers can leave}. I've seen a remarkable difference in the texture and appearance of my skin since I adopted the habit of a) exfoliating every time I shower {I use exfoliating gloves with whatever cleanser I use}, b) applying oil all over as soon as I get out of the shower, and c) also using a lotion or cream moisturizer after the oil has had a chance to do its work. The Gardenia Dry Oil Mist is FANTASTIC-it's lightweight, non-greasy, and absorbs into damp skin like a dream. The Gardenia Body Cream is deliciously decadent and makes my skin feel baby soft. My skin is super dry {especially in the fall and winter} so sometimes I have to use a specialty moisturizer for my knees, elbows, and feet-but not with this body cream. It leaves all of my body parts equally soothed and pampered, so it actually saves me a step in my routine! 

The Gardenia Collection is exclusively available on HSN and HSN.com and comes as a set for $39.90. The set {as pictured above} includes:

· (2) Gardenia Body Cleansing Cream

· (1) Gardenia Body Cream

· (1) Gardenia Dry Oil Mist

So whether you're a fan of Carol's Daughter and Gardenia and want to try this limited edition set yourself, or want to give it as a gift to someone special-GO SHOP NOW while it's still available! Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. HSN always has great stuff available. I'll have to check out this Gardenia set!


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