Last December I stumbled upon Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia Body Butter and when I tried it, my first thought was “pretty.” However, I held off buying it, only to find out that Tahitian Gardenia Body Butter is a perpetual sell out at the store. It was the same situation on Pacifica’s website as well. In fact, Tahitian Gardenia is one of their best selling scents. I agree because it was love at first sniff for me. I find the scent very romantic and I think of a tropical garden on an island. Apparently, gardenias are a symbol of love, unity, grace and strength.
Until recently, I usually stay away from florals because I find most of the floral scents I tried are too heady for me. However, I find Tahitian Gardenia very green and fresh without making me feel I was working in a flower shop 24/7. The gardenia is sweet and soft with a dose of orange flowers making the scent a bit spicy and tangy. I really like how the orange flowers breaks up the floral scent, giving it more depth. Other notes include jasmine, ylang ylang and tea leaves.
The body butter is rich and moisturizing without being greasy and it absorbs very fast into my skin. On my skin, I find the orange flower scent is more evident than the gardenia scent. While the initial gardenia and orange flower are evident without being overpowering, the scent mellows and fades very fast on me. The scent fades within two hours on my skin. I think it may be longer lasting if I layer it with the perfume spray, which I ordered from Pacifica’s website during their secret sale. Since the scent is very green and fresh, I think this would make a pretty scent, especially for the daytime or wear at night to conjure up some romance with your honey.
Pacifica products, the are without Parabens, Sulfates,Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan and Petro-chemicals. Pacifica products are cruelty-free and 100% vegan and gluten free.