Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath
philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath

philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath ($27.00 for 32 oz.) is described as a “sheer delight of ripe berries, tropical passion fruit, and sweet creaminess.” It smells like raspberries and cream with added sweetness that I felt really came from the “passion fruit” portion–it wasn’t sugary sweet, but a rounded sweetness that was mellow but noticeable.  It’s not fresh raspberries; it’s definitely sweeter than that, but as a general fan of all things raspberry, I liked it quite a bit.

The main reason I bought this (besides being a fiend for any new scent by philosophy) was because it came with a pump, and I really wanted to test it out.  I have another larger-sized bottle, and when it’s full, it makes me nervous–heavy, slippery, and I constantly envision dropping it on my foot.  Plus, I love pump-based bottles, because then you can control the amount you use and use the same amount consistently.  The pump worked really well, and the stem seemed long enough to be able to reach the bottom–you probably will have half an inch or so of product that will remain but otherwise, it should get the majority of the product out.  The plastic used on this bottle is the softer, more squeezable type (like the travel-sized bottles, not the regularly-sized ones), which is my preference.

I’m a fan of the formula, because it lathers up quickly and well, is very aromatic in the shower (but the scent doesn’t linger throughout the day, which, while a personal preference, is my preference), and doesn’t dry out my skin.  As a shampoo, it’s just so-so; gets the job done but doesn’t feel like it does anything extra. As a bubble bath, it works well and smells great–but I so rarely take baths, I inevitably use these 95% of the time as shower gels.

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philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath
philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath

philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath
philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath

philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath
philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath

philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath
philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $27.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

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7 thoughts on “philosophy Raspberry Passion Fruit Dreamsicle Shampoo, Shower Gel, & Bubble Bath Review, Photos

  1. Avatar of Precious Precious

    I’ve been looking for a new scent to replace my regular shower gel, I might have to check this one out.

    I know this is off topic, but I was wondering if you could suggest blush shades that I can pair with Gigolo. I’d really appreciate your suggestions. I’m NC20, by the way. Thanks so much, Christine. :)

  2. Avatar of Megan Megan

    I’ve never tried anything by Philosophy but this is enough to tempt me if/when it comes to the UK. It sounds like exactly the kind of fragrance I go for.

  3. Alice

    Big bottles are a pain. I want several scents to swap around with my mood, but big bottles get used too slow to have more than one. There’s always soap left over, and I feel too guilty to throw it out, but the scent is gone, so I won’t use it. After a year with a bottle sitting on my shelf in this circle of confusion, I switched to travel and sample bottles. Sometimes they’re Philosophy, sometimes not.

  4. Charlotte

    I have to say I’m really not a fan of Philosophy shower gels, I find the scents quite synthetic and the formula is really drying for my skin. Instead I absolutely love the Korres shower gels and they smell divine (especially Vanilla Plum and Guava)!