Hello! This post has been such a long time in coming, and I'm sorry I didn't get this up sooner! This post has been sitting in my queue as just a title for a ridiculously long time and I really have no idea why since I was so excited to finally get my...FORTUNE COOKIE SOAP FALL SOAP BOX!
Yes, I was that excited! I've only gotten one other Soap Box, FCS's Summer Box, but I loved it so much that I was super pumped for the fall box! Even though I really don't like the Fall season much as a whole, I adore the scents (and candy and food and holidays...), which is what this box is all about! And who better to come up with some awesome, unique fall scents than Fortune Cookie Soap? Also the $10 off a purchase coupon is pretty neat, too.
As always, I'll start with the info card. You can see the front of it in the whole box picture; it shows all the products in the box on a big pile of leaves with a weird, ripply filter applied. I really like boxes that include these info cards, especially for scent-heavy boxes like these since it's not always easy to parse out what notes are in scents. One thing I do recommend though is to smell a fragrance/scented product before you read the scent notes so you don't end up biased. Everyone has scent notes that they really love or really hate, and just knowing that they are smelling something that uses those notes can influence what they think about it, regardless of the actual scent. The mind is an incredibly powerful thing!
Going in order of the products on the card, I'll start with the Personal Space air freshener in "Pick of the Patch".
Next up is the very long named "<Insert Cookie Cutter Name Here>" Bath Oil.
Next is a Milk Bath in "You're Insecure, Donut What For..."
On to the fourth, and my favorite, product, "'I Yam What I Yam' Said the Marshmallow'" Whipped Cream!
During the fall launch party, FCS had released two other Fall scents, "Cram Your Face In My Pumpkin Pie" (which is pumpkin and coconut) and "Roast My Marshmallow" (which is, well, toasted marshamallows). Since they had a special sale going, they were sold out and I was unable to add them to my order. I do regret getting super excited and placing my order so soon, because it looks like those two are back in stock and I really, really wanted to get them, especially the pumpkin one. According to a study done where men rate what scents smelled the most attractive to them, it was found that men think pumpkin is just about the sexiest thing ever. Even though I didn't buy the additional scents, I feel like "I Yam What I Yam" is a great combination of the two, and, while I didn't buy a full size of this product this time around (these little jars last a really long time; a little goes a long way!), I most likely will be making another purchase soon that includes all three scents.
Next is the "Leeeaaf Piiiile!" Bath Fizzy.
Two thirds of the way through! The next product, the "Cranberry + Apple = FTW" Wax Tart, is unique in that it is not a bath and body product.
This is a small slab of highly scented wax that you can put in a special warmer (you can get ones that are electric or ones that use tea lights). As the wax melts, it releases the fragrance and makes your house smell good; they're basically candles you don't burn. This tart smells almost like mulled apple cider and is a mix of tart cranberry and sweet apple. It's a very warm and cozy scent and I think it works great as a house fragrance. It's pretty strong and in your face in wax form, which it should be for a product meant to perfume your home, so I'm not too sure how it would work as a body fragrance. If they were to "tone it down" and make it more subtle, though, I can see this being a very unique and pleasant scent for body butter or shower gel.
FCS always includes one of their namesake Fortune Cookie soaps in their Soap Boxes, and this season we got ours in "Autumn Daze".
Finally, the last product in my box was the "Indian Summer" OCD Hand Sanitizer.
This is one of those scents that are very familiar and bring out childhood memories for me. I don't know if this was common or not, but when I was in elementary school, we would have art class once a week (the other four days we had gym and music class; art was always my favorite and I wish we could have had two days of art and only one day of music instead of the other way around). Every year around Christmas time, we would make special presents for our parents. When we were very young, we would take these tiny little pine cones and dip them in scented wax and glitter, making paper cones filled with them. There were a few different scent/color combos of wax and you got to pick what you wanted your pine cones to smell like. Yellow was vanilla, red was cinnamon, and green was pine mixed with something else.This OCD Hand Sanitizer smells almost exactly like our art classroom did when we made our pine cone, uh, cones. This is a scent I would love to get in a wax tart so I could make my whole house smell like it. It's a combination of blueberry, woods, and musk, which I found surprising since those are very different notes than the vanilla/cinnamon/pine that make up the scent in my memory. Regardless, this is a fantastic house-smell, though I feel like it might be a little too woody/musky for a body fragrance.
And that was my Fortune Cookie Soap Fall Soap Box! Once again I am just over the moon with these products and scents and I'm already super excited for the Winter Soap Box, especially because...it's going to be Nightmare Before Christmas themed! It sounds like they're going to be limited, so if you want to get in on the FCS Soap Box action, subscribe right away. You won't regret it, I promise.
Thanks for reading! <3!