When I went home from the opening of the Shu Uemura Boutique in Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, I went home with a yummy lootbag that contained several Shu Uemura products in sample sizes.
They were full of cleansing oil samples, and me not being quite ready to jump in the cleansing oil bandwagon since my skin is oily ( sigh, give me time, ladies ), what caught my eye were the white bottles of Shu Uemura Pleasure of Bath Bath Oil. Apparently, it wasn’t only me that seemed intrigued with it. Light years ahead of getting excited over them was my mom, a bath oil, and body oil fanatic.
To be really honest, I’m not into oils. I’m not even into lotions at all! The only oil that I worship is the Neutrogena Body Oil which smells divine, that I apply on damp skin, and still wipe off after. Checking out bath oils is a new experience for me as I had to consult the Swiper, and my mom on how to use this.
After instructions from mom and Phoebe, I was supposed to put a capful of the bath oil into a tub of water that I’d use to rinse my body with. Shoot me, as I even asked if I could rinse my hair with it, with my mom having a violent reaction, “but your hair’d get oily!” Haha! Because I only had a shower head for bath time, I looked for a tub and a pail to do this. Some effort, but surely paid off!
As I swirled the one capful of bath oil into the water, the water turned whitish. As I used it to rinse my body, it smelled absolutely glorious, and luxurious, as I have used the Shobu ( Japanese iris ) variant , it smelled very floral, a very very refreshing and seductive floral scent. No powdery, or fake scent, it definitely made my nose imagine the lush Japanese gardens! My skin, having rinsed with bath oil water had droplets suspended in my skin, so I had to wipe them off using a towel, but I just got my towel and pat my skin for I didn’t want to “wipe off” the moisture.
I went back to my room feeling and smelling absolutely fresh flower-ful, and my skin is as soft as ever. The scent lingered for a while, as it aided my good, good sleep ( that I find so rare to have nowadays ). Needless to say, it was the perfect bath experience for me!
To sum up, well, as my mom checked on me in my room, she immediately recognized the scent and told me, “but that’s supposed to be mine!” Haha! I gave her the two bottles as we agreed to share, and I’m buying her a bigger bottle as soon as she decides what scent she wants, with the other variant Yuzu ( Japanese citrus ). Bath oils are excellent additions to achieve the most luxurious bath experience, as it would help you smell absolutely divine, as well as add the much needed moisture in your skin without needing lotions. This would be the perfect gift for moms since bath oils have been there for ages, and moms could definitely need the moisture to keep their skin looking young, and smelling divine would be a fantastic add-on. I’m almost sure they’d shriek in joy if you’d consider this as a Christmas gift for them!
But I think I’d love to get a Shu Uemura Pleasure of Japanese Bath in Shobu for me. This has got to be the most refreshing floral scent I’ve ever tried. Hmm!