Monday, November 21, 2011

Aquolina Pink Sugar Glossy Shower Gel

Pink Sugar is a scent that takes me all the way back to college, I used it non-stop right after I turned 21 and then all the time for the next two or three years.  I went through multiple bottles of it over the years but now I can barely spray it on myself in a store without getting sick of it in ten minutes.  I have moved on to a beauty place where the EDT in this fragrance is no longer for me and I can't wear it at all.  I still like the fragrance itself but there is something in the EDT that makes it not work with my skin.  A bit sad since I did love this fragrance for years.  But at least this fragrance comes in a full array of body products....

I have been using the Glossy Body Gel in this scent on and off for a year or two now since I bought a tube of it from Sephora, even with the lighter scented shower gel, I still go through phases of loving and hating this scent.  I tend to prefer it in the colder months since it one of the stronger scents gels and it produces a very rich, creamy foaming lather.  "Ideal for a fresh and mouth-watering wake up call, cleansing the skin to perfection by delivately embracing it in a sensual fragrance.", states the Nordstrom website for a product description.  The notes of the fragrance are: Lily of the Valley, Candy Floss, Licorice, Fruits, Strawberry, Woody Notes, Powdery Musk, Vanilla, Caramel.

The fragrance itself smells more of cotton candy but the shower gel is more of a yummy vanilla and caramel mixture, being very heavy on the sweet vanilla.  This shower gel's fragrance reminds me very much of the Vanilla Bean Noel scent from Bath and Body Works, just add a slight cotton candy note to it and you will have this exact scent.  This shower gel produces a thick, creamy lather; it lathers well enough but doesn't produce the masses of lather that many shower gels do.  Which is one of the major reasons that I really like it, it doesn't strip or dry out my skin and helps to keep it hydrated in the cooler weather months.

My favorite aspect of this shower gel is that it can be layered with so many types of fragrances.  I have used it with so many types of scents, from the matching Pink Sugar lotion to any type of cotton candy scent that I have ordered from etailers.  There are very few washes that the layering and matching works so well and it is fun to play with this scent and see how many combinations that I can come up with.

I may not use the EDT anymore but I still love the body products in Pink Sugar and will continue to layer them with all kinds of other sweet fragrances.

photo courtesy of Nordstrom

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