I’m a loyal The Body Shop lover and have been through probably all of their lotions and creams, and several fragrances, haircare, skincare, make-up products. It’s funny how it was only over a year ago I started using their body butter on a daily basis - and my skin loves me for it.
Better yet, since the launch of their Honeymania range a year ago, the Honeymania body butter has become my most consumed product ever (a pretty big deal, if I dare say so.) Is it the best body butter ever? No. But do I enjoy it a lot? Yes.
I do, once in a full moon, like to check out a different scent and recently their Wild Argan Oil range happened to be released so I restrained myself to only trying out the body butter (even though I have three Honeymanias on stock in my closet.)
And here comes a review of both products, mainly impression and scent (which, personally, I'm most interested in as far as TBS products go.) I feel that all of The Body Shop’s body butters are great at what body butters are supposed to do - they thoroughly moisturize, hydrate, and leave your skin smooth and soft. And delicious smelling. The texture of the cream can vary a little bit (I find that they’re generally not too creamy) but I can’t say it affects the result.
Honeymania Body Butter. Although, as mentioned, I've gone through many tubs of this product, it took me a little bit to love it. The scent is far more floral than it is anything honey, which is what you anticipate from the name and packaging. Hopefully there will be a sweet honey range sometime in the future.
However, I came around to enjoy the light and fresh scent of this more than any of The Body Shop's other body butters (which are yummy-smelling but quite "obvious" scents.) If you're expecting the honey in Honeymania, you'll most likely be disappointed. Though, if you're simply looking for a great body butter with a subtle, refreshing scent, this may be for you. It reminds me of early spring freshness.
Wild Argan Oil Body Butter. A similar case to the Honeymania; it took me few sniffs and tries to make up my mind. It has quite a powerful scent, in my opinion, which I might choose to describe as perfume-y. At first I assumed it probably wasn't my cup of tea but slowly started to find the scent more and more appealing - in a fancier, sultrier sort of way.
Smelling it in the tub for too long almost makes me dizzy but I really love how it translates on the skin and how you catch a whiff of it when you move around. This is the body butter I'd opt for if I want to treat myself to something more luxurious after a long shower or spa session, or for an evening out. It makes me imagine a starry night, warm breezes, and golden skin.