{The Powder Room} Scottish Fine Soaps Review...





Set in the Ochil hills in central Scotland, Derek Ross established Scottish Fine Soaps with vision and ambition. I found them on Twitter after they followed me. I decided to find out for myself what they were like. I ordered the Boheme & Poetica wash/lotion sets, as I liked their descriptions. On first glance, I liked the packaging, very pretty, something you wouldn't mind having out on display for yourself or guests. With my order, I also received some free samples, which was quite lovely. Everything was well packaged & came in the post in good time. After talking on Twitter, the people at Scottish Fine Soaps are really lovely too.



{Note. This post isn't sponsored, I wasn't paid for this review. It was done purely because I enjoyed the products. I bought them on my own accord. All opinions are completely my own.}


"Poetica is an original sensuous fragrance from the perfume collection. A blend of fruity, floral and spicy notes combined together to provide a luxurious evocative scent that will transport you away. Enriched with Cocoa Butter, vitamins & Almond oil, to uplift and rejuvenate your skin, making bath time an enchanting experience"

Price: £9.95 (2x100ml)

My Thoughts: I loved the packaging, very vintage looking. You can definitely smell the spicy notes amongst the sweeter notes. It would be perfect for those who like sweet & spicy, but can't decide between the two. There is a certain element of mysteriousness and allure to this, you can't quite put your finger on what your smelling, but you feel the need to keep smelling it. The wash leaves the skin feeling clean and lightly fragranced. Body butter is light and creamy, melts into the skin. Connecting to the name of it, I did think of writers and poets and sweet words when I got a hint of this scent. Adore - must smell the actual perfume now!

5 out 5 hearts: Sizzling Heart!
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"Boheme, a sensual blend of musks, florals and amber combined to create a range of gorgeously fragrant and utterly decadent bath and body treats. Boheme will leave the body nourished and enhanced, refreshed and beautifully scented, helping to rejuvenate the skin"

Price: £9.95 (2x100ml)

My Thoughts: I preferred the packaging of Poetica, but that's just me as a very visual person, an Art Nouveau kind of inspired packing would have been perfect. I say that because the aroma of this reminded me of boudoirs and women lacing up their corsets & rolling on their stockings. I thought of feathers and pearls, lace and satin. Feminine and charming, this was more on the lightly sweeter, floral side. Not as deep, but dancing somewhere in the middle, it's very delicate yet tantalizing to the senses. Gives off a 'come hither' feeling to me. The wash had a great lather and rinsed cleanly, left a light fragrance on the skin. Again, the body cream is light & non-greasy. Love - I need it & want more!

5 out of 5 hearts - Sizzling Heart!
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These were my free samples. The Boheme body cream is obviously as the above. The 'Get Fizzical' bath bar was hilariously fun. It turned my bath water completely orange, I felt like I was bathing in Orange Tango or Orange Kool-Aid (for my American readers). The smell was marvellous, fresh and sweet like real oranges, made the skin feel soft and silky, don't worry, it didn't leave you orange either. I loved it, the only thing it needed was glitter, haha :) A wonderful treat! ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 out of 5 hearts - Sizzling Heart.


The Au Lait Body Butter was absolutely gorgeous. It's enriched with milk and creamy cocoa butter. Light fragrance, I couldn't stop smelling my skin after using this. It reminded me a bit of babies after a bath. Light, whipped textured and melts into the skin easily; I would definitely buy products from this range, very pleased. ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 out of 5 hearts - Sizzling Heart.
  

The Classic Male Grooming Moisturising Aftershave Balm, my husband used this for me. He said it was slightly stinging for him when he applied it, but that went away after a few minutes. It left his skin feeling soft & well moisturised. This is a very rare for my husband to like something straight off, as he's very particular about what he uses. The scent had a woodsy, cocoa butter scent, yet very light & quite soft compared to others that can have a more overbearing & suffocating scent. ♥♥♥♥ 5 out of 5 hearts - Sizzling Heart.


Lasting thoughts...I was quite surprised as to how much I enjoyed everything, usually this never happens. But, I would definitely buy more from this company. I think they are well made & given a lot of attention to quality. They actually work, my skin feels marvellous and smells amazing. Worth the price you pay, I actually think its like buying posh products, but without the posh price tag! You can have a peek at their products on the website link below. Have a gorgeous day dolls! 
xoxoxoxox

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51 comments

  1. I also prefer the look of the Poetica packaging, but according to your descriptions I would love to try the Bohème! On the other hand I love reading and poetry, so I should probably go for both... ;) Now I'm going to spend some quality time going through Scottish Fine Soaps' web site, instead of working. Hehe... ;) xxxxxxx

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    1. Haha...going for both would be best, I think. I'm glad I did as I couldn't make up my mind which I would like as they both suit me, I think you'd enjoy both :))) xxxxxxxxxxx

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  2. It all sounds really great! The packages are so adorable, these soaps would be great gifts for my friends :) Have a lovely day!

    LOVE BODIL,
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    1. Yes, as gifts would be so lovely :)) You have a gorgeous day doll. Love love

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  3. these products look really interesting:)

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  4. I love their products, my mum first introduced me to them when you used to send it to me, love the gorgeous packaging and smells so good as well. I hve Poetica and love it. :) xx/Madiosn Enjoy your day dear!

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    1. Am happy you've tried them doll & love them too, that's so great!! I hope you enjoy your day too xx

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  5. These look beautiful and the names, Poetica and Boheme, sound as if they were made for you!

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  6. Hey Doll, I too love the packaging and the names of the products. And the fact that you adore every single products puts this straight on my list of thing to want for my (pending) B'day. Happy day love, stuck inside working and the sun is glorious;-)
    Axx

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    1. I hope you like them doll :))) Oooh a birthday, how lovely :))) I hope you get a little moment at least in the sunshine!! xx

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  7. Beautiful packaging!

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  8. i never blog about beauty products, but i love reading your reviews as it gives me a chance to find new things i may like. and your ratings...so easy to understand! now on to find that "come hither" scent (boheme) as i'm sure the hubby would like it very much! enjoy your day;)

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  9. The packaging is delicious! We have to try them!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
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  10. I did not know these products, I'm thinking they would be a nice Christmas present for my loved ones .. Happy (and smelly) week, dear doll.

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    1. I think they'd be gorgeous gifts :)) I hope you have a wonderful week too my sweet xx

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  11. great packaging, love the vintage touch!

    always, koru kate

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  12. Thanks for introducing me to them. They all look beautiful, and I totally am a visual person too so... packaging is everything! I'm with you on Poetica-- that is beautiful!

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    1. You're welcome doll :))) It is so beautiful, I love it xx

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  13. How cute is the packaging ! I would love to try them out too, guess they are not available here :(
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    1. Will find out if they ship to you doll :)) xx

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  14. I didn't knew about this products...

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  15. I would love to try these soaps!! :) Nice advices!!

    Kisses,

    Babi
    www.voguebuster.net

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  16. glad you liked your purchase. they're lovely indeed! cant wait to find such products in Manila :)

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  17. How sweet! It suits your style so much. I would love to try one :-)
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  18. The packaging is really cute, and it sounds like the aroma is great. I wouldn't mind snatching up a few of these.

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  19. Thank u so much sweets for finding out in detail. I love scottish products,and have used them, this looked tempting, and I am already in love with the cute tin packaging ! I am going to order from them soon.
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  20. Seem lovely :) A lovely scent and a pretty package are as important as the soap itself :3
    Have a great day / nite Hun :)
    xxx

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  21. This sounds really lovely! I love the packaging too! I hope you're having a great week, sweet Kizzy! Hugs!

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  22. The packages to these are so traditional and classy, I understand why you like it all Doll, sounds great to me, and I'd love to smell them myself, glad you enjoyed them.

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  23. Real nice and i noticed they wrote crème instead of cream which is quite sophisticated, don't you think?

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  24. These look delightful Kizzy - i love the package design - and am sure what is in there smells really good! xx

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  25. I have tried a couple of these that I have found at TJ Maxx and Marshalls and I must say I haven't found anything that I didn't like! I love the vintage style to their packaging too. It's quite beautiful!

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  26. Hey lady thanks for your comments on my blog. These look nice - the packaging kinda reminds me of your blog! X

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  27. Lovely packaging--I can see why you'd want to display these where everyone can see!

    xo Mary Jo

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  28. These sound just lovely. Thanks for the review Kizzy!


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  29. pretty good product! Very well review! Kisses!

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  30. Wow sounds great. I'm also drawn to the packaging, that always makes such a huge difference when deciding what to buy. You're right, it is very vintage and I love that.

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  31. These have such beautiful packaging and it's great to hear that the formulations are top notch!


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    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  32. Beautiful packaging and looks so fun and girlie:) I am a product junkie and can never get enough of all things that make us smell pretty and feel clean. xxleslie

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  33. These look amazing. I love finding out about new products and companies. Thank you!
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    Sharon

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  34. Kizzy, this must be the beauty hog in me, because I want to try EVERYTHING! HAHAHAHA Orange fizz bathwater!?! I've never had anything like that. HAHAHA I just liked this company on FB. Next year, I plan on featuring some Scottish and English brands, just like Korea! Love that your hubby gave a review too. The packaging is very pretty!
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  35. Looks like great products !
    I haven't heard of the brand before but I would buy it only for the wrapping :D

    It looks good so let's hope I can find it here in the stores too :D

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  36. hope to find in Italy too!
    ciao
    Nicky

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  37. I'm always tempted to buy custom soaps and such because they smell soooo good and they look fancy and/or cute. But the cheapness in me can never justify paying or than typical drugstore brands. Maybe that's why my skin sucks...

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  38. they look amazing! also love their packaging!

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  39. The Poetica line would be my choice! I cannot decide between a sweet and a spicy fragrance, between vanilla and myhrr for example, plus the packaging is so chic!
    I wish you plenty of home spa time with these treats!
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