Just when I think I know my fragrance profile, I discover something new in
the Thymes line that’s a revelation. All along I had believed I was a complete "floral" until my Jade Matcha Makeover. "Citrus" is way out on a limb for me--
but I was curious about the Damask rose and rosewood in the blend. So I embarked on yet another scent adventure.
I had tried a sample of the lotion with a previous order, and at the time my
fleeting impression was “pleasant, but not me.” That was until I had a chance to
wear a little more, a little longer...and then I was amazed. After the first uplifting
rush of true sweet grapefruit evaporates, like bubbles in sparkling wine, a more
complex and intriguing fragrance deepens and lingers. (“Smells good enough to
eat,” commented a friend.)
My first day using the body wash, followed by body lotion and cologne, I
noticed at the end of the day that I could still distinguish a resonant sweet blend
of vetiver and roses. So far, only Goldleaf has lasted as long without
reapplication. The most surprising aspect of Rosewood Citron is that it cascades
and deepens over time, a waterfall of scent with you in the middle, creating a
totally new individual fragrance. Here’s a fragrance that accomplishes the
divine art of working with your personal chemistry to create an actual signature
Guests love the bar soap. For two weeks I didn’t even want to unwrap it,
because it looked so gorgeous in its dish. (The coral-rose tone matches my
towels and shower curtains, too!) Thanks to its many dimensions, the home fragrance mist works in every room, from kitchen to bedroom, without being
I discovered yet another surprise one morning when I ran out of shampoo.
Since I love the way the body wash lasts from dawn to dusk, I thought, why not wash my hair with it as well? First I noticed that my pillowcases started smelling
like roses. Then after about a week I looked in the mirror and saw that my sunstreaked
hair was definitely lighter, even though I had been indoors without a
break. The particular combination of ingredients--probably due to the real
grapefruit extract--had worked to bring out my natural highlights. Because I
have some grey, sunshine has been a friend--but it roughens the texture of my
fine hair. I don’t use hair dye, so now I have another little secret.
Best of all, Rosewood Citron is subtle and mysterious. Until people are
close to you, they may not even realize you are wearing scent. So it’s an ideal
choice for “politically correct” offices that forbid perfume. My sweet secret!
Three of my favorite products are the cologne, the bubble bath (which is a
guaranteed mood-lifter), and the luscious whipped body cream. Since Kimono Rose introduced its body cream, I have loved the luxurious texture of these
richer lotions. The satiny feel of whipped body cream is better than
meringue or custard or butter, even whipped cream. It’s smoother and silkier
and slips on like a magic salve.
And speaking of magic, the rose hips oil, vitamin E, and other
ingredients make this line a surprise in yet another way: bruises and cuts heal
faster. I happened to injure my arm and hand in an elevator one day, and just
kept applying the lotion and hand cream as I was recovering. Amazingly, the
bruises never purpled--just went from brown to yellow, and the lacerations
didn’t leave scars.
So now, thanks to the introduction of Rosewood Citron, I have the choice
of yet another exquisite fragrance to make my day special. I wear it at home
alone, or even to the grocery store. It’s my secret--and the surprises just keep on
Author provided product by Thymes for review.
Elle has lived in Hawai'i for ten years. For half that time, she has been addicted to Thymes products. A writer, she has worked in advertising, publishing, education, and government. In low light, she pretends to be 38.
I have been an avid "Thymes" customer since 1995 when my first daughter was born and I received some Vetiver Bath Salts as a gift. Is there ANY chance that wonderful scent will make a return? I thought it was FABULOUS and thus my relationship with The Thymes began! The Kimoto Rose is a good second choice but I still cannot forget the Vetiver! Thanks so much!!