Thursday, May 04, 2006

SNIFFING AROUND: 2 from TJ Maxx - Hula Girl and Eau Vitaminee

Spent some time browsing TJ Maxx yesterday and here's a couple of lesser known, though completely interesting finds...

Hula Girl Cocount and Vanilla Body Mist

Notes: Coconut, vanilla

Pros: Kitschy packaging and low pricepoint; would make a swell gag gift - no pun intended.

Cons: Smells like a Vanillaroma car freshener.

Reminds me of: what did I just say?

The Bottom Line: Currently just $16.25 at ToniasTreasures, or perhaps even less at your local Maxx, this is a fun way to stink yourself up in the tropical aroma of a beachside cocktail. Longlasting (if you only knew) and inexpensive, the perfect summer gift for that person into Hula memorabilia or someone you truly despise.

Rating (out of 10): 3

Biotherm Eau Vitaminee Spray Refreshing Body Mist

Notes: citrus fruit, grapefruit, floral jasmine, freesia, white lily and white musk.

Pros: Inexpensively priced at your local Maxx; Vitamin E and citrus oil essences make skin soft and supple.

Cons: A bizarre misch-masch of notes that while fresh-smelling, certainly isn't terribly appealing.

Reminds me of: Didn't bring too much to mind, but then I wasn't really focused on associations while scrubbing my right wrist for the 4th time.

The Bottom Line: Also available at Nordies for a whopping $36, this "refreshing fragrance mist" may be perfect to take to the beach for a refreshing after-sun shpritz. Alternatively, cut a grapefruit in half and squeeze it all over your sun-tanned body.

Rating (out of 10): 4


Lisa S. said...


Just sending a note of much appreciation. What I'm liking is you're reviewing for those who have platinum cards and those who must needs be a bit more frugal. Your bargain fragrance reviews rock & are an incredible service.

marlen said...

Lisa - thx so much for the kind words! I have a lot of fun - A LOT - writing this blog and like to explore all kinds of fragrances! You never know when you find a gem!

Cara said...

Oh gross, that Hula Girl stuff sounds like pure punishment to me. Yak! Can't say you didn't give it a chance though! :)