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October 27, 2010

One Hand Washes The Other (OHWTO) solid scent, lip butter, and soap review

monday, i received some free samples from Becca at OHWTO!! the package included 6 solid scents, 1 little soap, and 1 lip butter. here is a photo of the contents.

Lip Butter: Grape - i feel like i've been putting this on since i got it.. it smells SO GOOD. i love anything that smells likes grape. it feels so soft and smooth, it lasts for a good while, and i think it's actually moisturized and conditioned my lips! get some! (check the new manicure! it's so halloween!)

... and the sweet personal note =)

the solid scents i received are pictured below: Choco-Pumpkin, Pumpkin Eater, Kettle Corn, Calaveras. Fevrier, Pomegranate & Oat, and Honey Bee.

Choco Pumpkin -YUMMY DUDE. this fragrance is super choco at first, but then this mouth-watering cinnamon comes into play. the choco never fully goes away, but it evens out after a few minutes of wear. the scent evolves into a definitely spicy, and kind of woody, delicious smell. is there a touch of apple in this? not heavy, but distinct.
Pumpkin Eater - from the site: "This fragrance smells of mangled pumpkin flesh, tilled earth, and a dash of spiced cider, haunted by an apparition of patchouli." - again, on point. if you're looking for a signature scent, this one might be it. it's pretty different from any other fragrance i've smelled. it's warm, and sophisticated. it never gets annoying and is 'grown up', pretty sure i'll need more. also, patchouli can be a pretty wretched scent on anyone, but when it's used sparingly it is SO awesome. good job, becca.. i hope this one stays!
Kettle Corn - from the website, "is better than a buttered popcorn scent, it's all that but with ribbons of caramel swirled in and a sprinkle of salt on top for good measure." - this is exactly right. i always hate the extreme syrup or butter smell at first, but when it settles, it smells so scrumptious!
Calaveras - from the site: "this fragrance is sweet and spicy. Cinnamon, sugar, orange, and sweet breads dressed up with a smattering of dried roses on a sandalwood altar." - this one ended up being the one i didn't like, AT ALL. there is something about it that i just can't deal with.. either on, or in the package. i really wanted to like it.. it might have been the combo of dried roses with orange. it just didn't work FOR ME.. i know i'd love it on someone else, and i know a lot of other bloggers like this one!
Fevrier - from the site: "Red fruits and black spice make up this blend; you'll smell currants, cranberries, pomegranates, and black pepper- along with the tingling nip of winter's winds. It's foody but not in a way that makes you smell like food- you can call this scent "gourmand"." - this description is on point as well. god, it's so awesome when companies have accurate descriptions of their fragrances! it's fruity, but like.. in a dark way. it reminds me of a mulberry candle. delish! i'd wear it on sexy occasions haha.
Pomegranate & Oat - dude, i wanted to EAT this. seriously, imagine the sweetest strawberry ever, toned down with a touch of woody oak. i actually ate a pomegranate last night and i don't think any fragrance i've ever smelled actually smells like a pomegranate. i always like it though. this one is mouth watering. it gets more sophisticated and light with wear.
Honey Bee -i think i'll put this one on Jonas. it is simply honey. powdery honey! it's sweetly fresh.

here are my faves in order hehe

Big Daddy- from the site: "An intoxicating blend of Tobacco Blossom, Mandarin, Honey, Rose, Caramel, this is a slightly spicy, slightly sweet, slightly musky, and very manly scent, despite what its notes might say to the contrary. Reminds me of what a man should smell like, but it could totally work on the right female, too." - exactly. Michael said it smells, 'just like my dads deodorant!' i think it smells very masculine, but not so that a lady can't use it! it's quite comforting to use in the bath (which i did), and the smell doesn't linger heavily. it leaves a very light trace of itself on your skin after you dry off so you might catch a happy whiff of it later. also, you can safely put on a solid scent or perfume without the two scents clashing. it doesn't seem to dry out the skin, nor does it leave a film of any kind <3 i must add that 'Big Daddy' is the perfect name for this scent!

I think i will most definitely be ordering some lip tints and lip butters from OHWTO. i've been using this really great yet way too expensive lip balm from Pangea Organics which is based here in Boulder and sold at Whole Foods. I think OHWTO's lip products are equally as effective and way more affordable! I also love the idea of solid scents.. i'd never actually used one before! just think.. you can throw it in your purse and put it on whenever you're out! i can get behind OHWTO, and i highly recommend ordering some samples to start, i hope my review was helpful and enjoyable.


  1. Your nails look so cool! OHWTO is definitely my favorite bath/body shop.

  2. thanks! what have you used? i'd like to try more soap i think.

  3. Arlette and Cerelia are my favorite out of the lip tints.. but I haven't tried the ones that are goldish and silverish (can't remember the names).

  4. I'm one of those junkies who would eat Calaveras if I could lol. I just love cinnamon and orange together :)