Get ready for a new cult favorite.
The ‘Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Cody Cream’ by Laura Mercier is straight up ridiculous.
Any by “ridiculous,” I mean “too awesome for words.”
As described by Ms. Mercier, “The Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Crème is an ultra-rich, whipped moisturizing cream containing vitamins A, E and F for nourishment and shea butter for moisturizing without feeling heavy or greasy. The rich crème gives the skin optimum moisture levels, while leaving a delicate fragrance on the skin. Almond Coconut Milk is a warm, rich fragrance with powdered sugar, vanilla extract and a hint of cinnamon. It also includes notes of vanilla mousse as well as vanilla meringue.”
It’s currently sold out at Sephora, but you can still find it at Macy’s and Nordstrom. I’ve heard it’s going for as much as $259 a jar on eBay. (The retail price is usually around $55.) It smells that good. You’ll want to eat yourself. (GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER. I DIDN’T MEAN THAT IN A DIRTY WAY.)
Sometimes you come across a smell so good, this is really all you can do:
Thanks to Birchbox, I’ve become familiar with the Ayres brand. Specifically their Patagonia collection – which includes soap, body butter, lotion, body scrub, and candles. (They have several other collections, but Patagonia is my favorite.)
OH, THE SMELLS! Patagonia is a mix of calming notes of lavender, bergamot, jasmine, and more masculine notes like oak moss, patchouli, and fir. Mix all those notes together, and it’s heaven. It’s a great unisex scent, too!
Personally, I’m partial to the body butter and bar soap. The body butter, with notes of jasmine and lavender, is perfect for bedtime. And their bar soap is so fragrant it can double as an air freshener for your bathroom!
Prices range from $10 to $28. Buy it here.
SCALY, FLAKY SKIN IS NOT SEXY. ON ANYONE. NOPE.
Enter-Suave’s Smoothing Cocoa Butter with Shea body lotion.
Why this lotion over the literally hundreds of others? Because it’s not greasy, it absorbs quickly, it smells a bit like crème brulee, and you can get a big ol’ bottle for like, SIX BUCKS. And you can find it anywhere: Walgreen’s, Target, Rite Aid, even the grocery store.
I layer mine under my Prada Candy perfume. And guess what? It layers beautifully, and it’s about 1/7th the price of Prada lotion.