Bath & Body Lines at EF

MamaDivine MamaDivine 03/04/2012

I have been scouring the site for different bath and body items that I would love to have/try and things that I know my friends/family would love to have as gifts. I plan on getting a little from each line, trying them out and then deciding what I should get my friends and family for gifts. What do you think about the lines? Which one is your favorite? Which ones have you tried?

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MamaDivine MamaDivine
The main brands that I have come to know, while shopping the site, are these. Which brand would you say you LOVE the best?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Dona
ksparkles16 , wrmbreze , A.Mari , musicownsmysoul , padmeamidala , SJ88 , LavenderSkies , Sohotdinosaur , kendra30752 , jmex83 , Mew
11  (17%)
Bella il Fiore
geliebt
1  (2%)
Simply sensual
Beck , XYCopperheadSly , ~LaUr3n~ , darthkitt3n
4  (6%)
Cake
melissa1973 , - Kira - , married with children , mama2007 , SexysaurousRex
5  (8%)
Principessa Beauty
Missmarc
1  (2%)
Not Soap Radio
Venus
Jon S , GONE! , Jaimes
3  (5%)
None/Haven't Tried any of these
Woman China , Fun with Dick & Jane , ScarletFox , Ms. N , Positwist , DreamWolf , SilverMinxxx , BlooJay , Elnoa , Stagger13 , Bignuf , In Between Soliloquies , elli , sweetpea12 , Lady Bear , corsetsaurus rex , Trepier , SaMiKaY , mpfm , dv8 , romstomp , toxie m
22  (34%)
*Other* Please comment
calliope
1  (2%)
Do I have to choose just one!?
sktb0007 , pinkpottergirl , unfulfilled , Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama , SparklyGlitter , Modern^Spank^Anthem , x203 , smashthepatriarchy , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Ryuson , Greenleaf , Mwar , Stinkytofu10 , PassionQT , Howells , Curiouscat , Castielskitten
17  (26%)
Total votes: 65
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MamaDivine MamaDivine
I am wondering where the brands sit with other users simply because I am wanting to know which brands to start with off the bat. The ones with the higher ratings, Ill go with first. Thanks!
03/04/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
The main brands that I have come to know, while shopping the site, are these. Which brand would you say you LOVE the best?
I love the Dona brand!
03/04/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I've only tried Dona, so I chose do I have to choose one because I dont know but from what I've read frfom friends not soap radio, and venus seems good too.
03/04/2012
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Great question - I've been wanting to do a post about this for a while in the "Other Toys" forum.

I have tried every brand you listed - so here are my humble (and not so humble) thoughts on all of them.

Bella Fiore - This was the first brand I tried if I remember correctly and I had to send them back due to an allergic reaction (sorta). These smelled great at first - but then it was like there was a chemical aftersmell that gave both my husband and I headaches. I felt like the quality was so-so...the lotions weren't thick - more like Walmart or a drug store quality. I didn't like the way they made my hands feel. Remember though - everyone will have a different experience based on their body chemistry,etc.

Cake was the next brand I tried...and tried...and tried. I find that I keep trying Cake but wind up sending it back - so I can't use it. I wind up with headaches. The top notes of the item usually smell good but the lotions are very very thick and feel "heavy" on my skin. The sugar scrub is nice but feels a bit oily but the sugar is great. I gave it to my daughter - it is probably the one product I could use from the line but the scent is so soft.

Venus I was given the chance to do a descriptive review for Venus bath salts and liked them...but... It seems like it's always that way with Venus products..I like them...but there is something holding me back. Usually it is the fact that while the fragrance is awesome - it doesn't stay on your body. I have the salts in pineapple I think (I gave them to my daughter) and the body butter and spray in peach. The peach smells like a fresh peach and is so yummy...wish the smell lasted more than 5 minutes. I may continue to buy the Venus peach as it is hard to find a true peach smell anywhere else...and there are days I'm in the mood to wear that scent.

Simply Sensual I love this line largely due to the scent but the products are great too. I have the ginger/pomegranate scent and it smells like mulled pomegranate or something. My husband has started really picking up on when I'm wearing this and seeking me out in the house...to me it is more of a "winter" fragrance than a summer one. I do find that the scrub is oily feeling (and I think the bath wash too) when you use it - but once you get out of the shower and wipe down your skin, you don't feel oily. This is one of the longest lasting for keeping my skin soft. I started out with one or two products and wound up having to buy pretty much the entire line because I was so impressed.

Not Soap Radio This was the first line I fell in love with here on Eden (before SS up above). I have most of the products in the Island Hopping scent and a couple of products in another scent. I like the fact that they're not too heavy and the smell is (to me) fantastic. I open the jar of the scrub and feel like I could eat it - it smells so good. In my opinion - this is a great brand. I wouldn't say it is as high quality as say DONA or CAKE or Principessa...but still yet - if you like the scents then you might enjoy it.

Principessa I almost forgot this line! To me, this line is closest to the CAKE line as far as heaviness of products and intense fragrance that lingers. While CAKE smells more like food products you'd cook or pineapple/coconut, etc. - Principessa is definitely more of a flowery/powdery - almost what I call a "Victorian flower" scent. The scent is very heavy and will last for hours. Unfortunately, it gave me headaches.

DONA There are a number of products that I LOVE in the DONA line and a number that I'm so-so about. The key to the DONA line is to remember that when you see "mangosteen" or "acai" or "pomegranate", etc. is that you are not reading what the scent is. You are being told which aphrodisiac has been used in that product. For instance, Camu Camu is a super fruit that is high in vitamin C...but to me it smells like vanilla and coconut (almost a french vanilla with coconut). With DONA, I like the products that are "soap-free" - for instance - the perfume gel, the linen spray, the body butter, the body polish, the body mist lotion. Those give the clearest notes of the fragrance for that line. I find that in the body wash (I forget the exact name - sorry) - I don't care for it as much because of the products in it to help clean. These products are not as heavy as CAKE and Principessa but they are still high quality. The fact that there are six options in each product is great because that gives you a lot of choices. I'm currently playing with mixing products by using Not Soap Radio in the shower and then using DONA to moisturize and perfume my body, etc. I need to keep a journal to note what combinations go well, together! The line does not have a chemical smell to it at all.

One product line you did not mention is Booty Parlor's "Flirty Little Secrets" which is very interesting. My daughter and I both love the smell of the body butter to the point that I had to buy her a jar of her own. Several of the products have a light amount of "glitter" in them and that is interesting to try. I am about to embark on an experiment with some of their firming cream to see how well it works.

I hope this post helps and isn't too long.
03/04/2012
musicownsmysoul musicownsmysoul
I like the Dona Milk Bath
03/04/2012
melissa1973 melissa1973
Cake is the only one I've tried so far.
03/04/2012
padmeamidala padmeamidala
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Originally posted by MamaDivine
The main brands that I have come to know, while shopping the site, are these. Which brand would you say you LOVE the best?
Dona. I used a massage candle from Dona and it was wonderful. Hope to order more products in the future from them.
03/04/2012
Beck Beck
I really like my Simply sensual lotion, shave cream, and hair care set.
03/04/2012
ScarletFox ScarletFox
I am personally contemplating trying some of them out myself in the near future, as I work for a bath and body retailer I am a little hesitant though because I already own so much.
03/04/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Have only tried the Not soap radio and the Bella Il Fiore, working on a big purchase of Dona products.
03/04/2012
calliope calliope
I haven't used any but I want to try all of them.
03/04/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I've tried Dona, Cake, Principessa, and Not Soap Radio. I LOVE the body butter from NSR, but the other products I've tried have been meh. I LOVE my lip balm from Principessa!
03/04/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Haven't tried any...
03/04/2012
Mwar Mwar
Haven't tried anything yet, but I can't wait to start!
03/05/2012
GONE! GONE!
Well, they all look pretty awesome but I'm currently enamored with all the nice, versatile scents Venus does and the different products they do. I think someone could make a great gift basket with, say, one of the Venus body sprays and a body butter.
03/05/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Haven't tried any of them.
03/05/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
I should try some of this stuff
03/05/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
The main brands that I have come to know, while shopping the site, are these. Which brand would you say you LOVE the best?
I really like the Principessa Beauty's hair condition,but it's so expensive!
03/05/2012
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
I really like my Simply sensual lotion, shave cream, and hair care set.
Simply Sensual rocks. I love their stuff and when I really want something to relax with o the most. I use the DONA for me and the Not Soap Radio for me - but I use the SS for him cause he really seems to love it.
03/05/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
Dona has come the closest to actually matching my other high quality products. It fails a little when it comes to giving me the results and I do feel that they're all terribly overpriced. I pay quite a bit for my skin,bath, beauty and body products and get FAR better results than with these available. I still do enjoy what I've tried from DONA. I just can't help but be a bit disappointed for the price.
03/05/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
Very interested in the bath milk and some of the body lotions for my wife, thanks for starting this, it gives me a good starting point.
03/05/2012
In Between Soliloquies In Between Soliloquies
I haven't tried these, but they all look yummy! I'm also interested in the Shunga line...
03/05/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
I love the Venus Body Butter. I have it in green tea, and it is soooo refreshing and energizing, without being too sweet. It just makes me smell like spring.

It's not the thickest body butter I've ever come across, but it's a good consistency for putting on one layer, getting it rubbed in quickly, and feeling like your skin is happy and nourished, without being super greasy. I typically put it on after a shower but before I get into bed, and I don't feel like I get stuck in my sheets after rubbing it in.
03/05/2012
married with children married with children
the cake body wash is pretty good.
03/06/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
I can't choose! We have to many great options!!
03/06/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by MamaDivine
The main brands that I have come to know, while shopping the site, are these. Which brand would you say you LOVE the best?
I haven't tried any of these
03/11/2012
Rahel Rahel
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Great question - I've been wanting to do a post about this for a while in the "Other Toys" forum.

I have tried every brand you listed - so here are my humble (and not so humble) thoughts on all of them.

Bella Fiore - This ... More
wow, that's super informative. It's great.
03/13/2012
Trepier Trepier
I would say just get them and try them. May find you like all of them and want to get all of them.
03/14/2012
SexysaurousRex SexysaurousRex
cake is my girlfriends favorite and i tend to agree the food smells are amazing from their products.
03/26/2012
romstomp romstomp
Haven't tried many bath and body products yet, but open to it.
03/26/2012
Total posts: 31
Unique posters: 29
MamaDivine MamaDivine
Which brand do you find has the worst products. Maybe not the worst you've ever tried, but out of this group, which brand has yet to "wow" you with any of their products?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Dona
Bella il Fiore
Simply sensual
Cake
Principessa Beauty
Not Soap Radio
Venus
None/Haven't Tried any of these
8  (57%)
*Other* Please comment
3  (21%)
I have yet to be "wowed" by any of these brands
3  (21%)
Total votes: 14
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Woman China Woman China
I love bath stuff. All of it.

I used to buy whole loads of stuff just because of the way it smelt. But it was torture on my skin. But I still bought stuff. Now? I just want, but don't buy. I don't know if I would ever buy any of these bath lines (fragrances are another story) if they were assigned to me and I didn't have to pay for them, that would be another story.
03/04/2012
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
I haven't tried these
03/04/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Have only tried one line so far. Working on getting a bunch of stuff from the Dona line.
03/04/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Again, haven't tried any... ^^
03/04/2012
Total posts: 5
Unique posters: 5