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The Body Shop's Moringa Soap - Looking for a Fragrance w/that Scent

Started 1295850797.99 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1296100803.153 by bizziebee007

If anyone is familiar w/the Body Shop's Moringa Soap...it has a beautiful, fresh scent.

I am trying to find a fragrance (or oil) with that scent. Any recs would be greatly appreciated. TIA

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Huntersmom1296057229.031582 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007

I'd like to help, but I need more specifics on the scent. Is it a fruity scent, flowery, more like grean tea?

Beth

sungrl11296058546.4971029 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

I had a sample of this in the body butter and to me it smells like gardenia.

Katmary1296058804.0371624 PostsRegistered 4/24/2006

There's Moringa oil, I've seen it but haven't smelled it. Check to see what else is listed such as frangrance, and if not, Id suggest googling for Moringa oil.

pinkberry1296061040.197908 PostsRegistered 11/28/2007NY

Body Shop also sells the Moringa Body Butter which isnt actual fragrance but it would be another option.

If the scent is gardenia, Marc Jacobs fragrance is based on gardenia and so is Chanel Gardenia, but the Chanel is very tough to find; I think only sold through Chanel boutiques and Saks.

sungrl11296061561.8671029 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

I thought of another one that smells like gardenia by Annick Goutal called "Gardenia Passion".

MrsSweetie­Bear2u1296071890.2032407 PostsRegistered 8/4/2010

I'm not familiar with it at all. I'm curious and wish we still had The Body Shop so I could go sniff it out, LOL! Sadly it closed a few years ago and we have never had the other place, B&BW. Bummer for me.

Going by the other posts about gardenia scents, I second Marc Jacobs or Marc Jacobs Essence. Also would add Kai which to me is a lighter and 'purer' true gardenia fragrance. Kai is a rather expensive boutique type product and I've never seen it at department stores. I have seen it here in a clothing boutique and also a make-up boutique. You can probably order it on line.

Also if you are interested in a good dupe (and a cheap $1 sample mister), Pittsburgh Street Soap (PSS) has an excellent version.

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bizziebee0­071296074406.1633251 PostsRegistered 1/13/2010Philly Burbs

i don't think the fragrance is gardenia...altho i am not sure. it smells wonderful!

i actually bought moringa oil and it doesn't smell anything like the TBS soap at all....it really has no scent at all.

i actually did corresponde w/paulette at PSS and she said if i get her a sample of it, she'll see if she can dupe it. i haven't been back TBS since Xmas, so i may have to order one online and send paulette a piece of it.

it is just such a beautiful scent...i wish i could figure out what it is.

thanks so much for all your replies!!

the key to looking younger, is to stand next to someone who looks older than you...get the heck away from me!!!
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MrsSweetie­Bear2u1296075271.9572407 PostsRegistered 8/4/2010

I just looked up their (TBS) soaps and it does say floral for the Moringa but that's about it. Sure doesn't give you much to go on! Cool that Paulette is willing to help if possible.

bizziebee0­071296075647.2573251 PostsRegistered 1/13/2010Philly Burbs

ITA...she is such a sweetie! thanks so much for trying to help me figure it out. it may have some gardenia in it (which i love btw), but there is def something else going on too...it's driving me nuts! lol

the key to looking younger, is to stand next to someone who looks older than you...get the heck away from me!!!
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SpaGal1296075750.7373116 PostsRegistered 6/5/2010

sounds like a good smell, keep us posted. I heart PSS! Future MIL raves about the Christmas gift bath set from there.

sungrl11296076888.6871029 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006

I did find this on the Body Shop website.

Moringa
If you like gardenias, you'll love Moringa

6.7 oz $16.00

Moringa Body Butter

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MrsSweetie­Bear2u1296079906.1972407 PostsRegistered 8/4/2010

Good for you sungrl, that's more than I found, LOL! I love gardenia scents and Kai is probably my favorite. I wonder what other notes are in there that makes it so intriguing to bizzie?

sungrl11296080609.1171029 PostsRegistered 12/8/2006
On 1/26/2011 MrsSweetieBear2u said:

Good for you sungrl, that's more than I found, LOL! I love gardenia scents and Kai is probably my favorite. I wonder what other notes are in there that makes it so intriguing to bizzie?

The only thing I can think of is that the Moringa flower is slightly different from the gardenia. It is from India and it is comparable to our gardenia I read.

MrsSweetie­Bear2u1296088590.1032407 PostsRegistered 8/4/2010

Well that explains it I guess. I had no idea that it was an actual name of flower let alone what country it came from.

bizziebee0­071296099735.8233251 PostsRegistered 1/13/2010Philly Burbs

thank you sungrl!!! and you to mrssweetie!

it is such a calming, happy scent (to me) and the soap scent doesn't last long on me at all. i thought that buying the moringa oil would give me the scent that i am after, but not so much.

it looks like paulette is my only hope now. i hope she can dupe it.

kai sounds lovely...i will have to try to sample it if i am lucky enough to ever find it.

the key to looking younger, is to stand next to someone who looks older than you...get the heck away from me!!!
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MrsSweetie­Bear2u1296100565.6972407 PostsRegistered 8/4/2010

Get a Kai dupe mister sample from Paulette! It is one of her best most right on dupes, imo. And if you can't get an oil or perfume or dupe of Moringa anywhere, you might have to just settle for the cream or lotion that IS available from The Body Shop, right? The only problem with that is, it would have to take turns with your CranMagic Lotion from Berryworks, right? Oh dear, oh my! Too many luscious smells in the wonderful world of fragrance.{#emotions_dlg.ohmy}

bizziebee0­071296100803.1533251 PostsRegistered 1/13/2010Philly Burbs

replace my berry works lotions...no can do!!! lol. i am loving them...they are making dry winter skin non-existant...can't ask for more than that!

i will def try the kai mister, thanks so much for the rec!

the key to looking younger, is to stand next to someone who looks older than you...get the heck away from me!!!
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