Wednesday, November 14th, 2012


philosophy Boughs of Holly & Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gels

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

philosophy Boughs of Holly 3-in-1 Gel and philosophy Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gel (each $22.00 for 24 fl. oz.) are super-sized, holiday-themed scents in philosophy’s 3-in-1 formula (shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath). I am a long-time fan of philosophy’s 3-in-1, and there’s always at least one scent in our shower. We really try to finish one before opening another, but it can take months to get through a regular-sized bottle (16 fl. oz.)!  Both of these holiday scents come in decorative heavy-duty cardboard cylinders–perfect for giving.

Boughs of Holly smells like crisp berries, a little greenery, and a touch of spice. It’s lightly sweetened, and the predominantly scent is berries/fruit. Sparkling Cranberry smells exactly as it is named; there’s the fizzy, bubbly soda scent along with the sweet-and-tart scent of cranberries.  Both are red with glitter in them, though Boughs of Holly is a deeper red.  The scents do not linger beyond the shower, which you may love or you might prefer a lingering scent, but it will be aromatic while you use it and as you shower/bathe.

I like the formula best as a shower gel and bubble bath, as it does both well, and as a shampoo, it cleans, but I think if you have hair that is at all picky or particular about its products, you’ll want to stick to your regular products.  It has an excellent lather, slips and slides across the skin well, and never leaves my skin feeling dry.

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philosophy Boughs of Holly & Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gels


philosophy Boughs of Holly & Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gels


philosophy Boughs of Holly & Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gels


philosophy Boughs of Holly & Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gels

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10 thoughts on “philosophy Boughs of Holly & Sparkling Cranberry 3-in-1 Gels Reviews & Photos

  1. Yellowlantern

    I usually like Philosophy scents esp. their red velvet cake, but it has always bugged me that the scents don’t linger. For that reason I don’t feel like they’re worth the price. I’d rather spend my money on makeup anyway.:D

    I love the shimmery colors of both of these though!

    • I’m so the opposite! I don’t like foodie, sweet, etc. kind of scents on me all day, so I love that I can wake up and have a shower that smells like cinnamon buns but not leave like that, LOL.

      • Yellowlantern

        Sometimes I like those kinds of scents sometimes I like other scents, or no scent at all. I drive my SO crazy by having 4-5 open body wash bottles open in the shower. LOL!

  2. Avatar of Icequeen Icequeen81

    want a cramberry product sooooo bad :)

  3. Two things I DO love about winter: going skiing, and holiday collections… :-)

  4. Beck

    Where can you buy these? I have’nt seen them anywhere.

  5. Valerie

    I love this scent & I really love your blog. Great tips plus the reviews on the products are so helpful!! Thanks!

  6. I love the philosophy bath products! I will be purchasing these for sure :)

  7. Avatar of Christine Christine

    I´m most exicted to try out the Lipstick Queen Dancing Queen Lipstick Trio. A woman could never have enough lipsticks