Behold, the long-awaited review of…The Soiled Dove!!!
If you’re familiar with its sister company, Madame Scodioli, you’ll understand why I was so excited about the launching of The Soiled Dove. Unsurprisingly, the doves do not disappoint…
Handmade in Kansas with yummy ingredients and a number of scents to choose from, it was hard to decide on a just a few things (because I do have to pace myself!). Ultimately, I purchased a pump lotion in the Flora scent for myself, a jar of Hazel for mom, and the Refreshing Face and Body Soap…again, for myself.
Flora (pomegranate, bergamot, and black tea) has a lovely, very feminine, *almost* fruity scent–but black tea takes off the overly-fruity edge, which I appreciate because I’m not a big fan of fruity scents. This is the perfect, refreshing combination of sweetness!
As for the feel of the lotion, it’s quite thick, creamy, and as luxuriously rich as you can get without being too greasy, and contains two of my favorites: avocado and sweet almond oil. I love the feel.
Hazel (tobacco, vanilla, and rose) has a deliciously rich fragrance. I adore Hazel’s earthy–yet still very feminine–personality. It almost seems to have a touch of honey scent to it, but this could just be me. Unfortunately, my mom won’t let me use any of this. I will likely have to buy my own.
Lastly, the Refreshing face and body soap is just that. It has the exquisite lather I expect from soap made by this artisan; an uplifting, minty scent; and exfoliating oatmeal. I hated to have to open the gorgeous wrapper, however…it was most certainly worth it.
Not only is the product itself a dream, but the packaging is gorgeous, and Riley, the owner, is a true professional. My parcel was shipped promptly and arrived quickly, and was carefully packed.
My only problem now is deciding what to choose next; I’m thinking I’d like to give Pearl, Josephine, and Maxine a try…but I’m also considering Vera and Violette…oh my. Which ones sound good to you? (You can see them all by clicking here.)