A year or two ago Biore introduced Mandarin Blossom scented nose strips. Obviously the idea never took flight in the US. Shrug, guess we aren’t so inclined to have scented nose strips…?
I happen to be inclined which is why I snatched up some of the Biore Resort Pore Pack Nose Strips. I like scented products, sue me. While I’m sitting around waiting for plaster to dry up on my nose, it’s always pleasant to close my eyes and pretend I’m on a tropical island.
Which one of those things so do not go together right? Oh well! I dig the scent!
Biore nose strips scented with Hibiscus & Plumeria.
I grabbed these little guys for a few dollars from Singapore. I’m guessing they are also available in Japan and other Asian countries but they are only around for a limited time so if you’re wanting these areas def grab ’em up if you’re interested. For US readers, try heading onto E-bay because I’ve seen two packs or so for around $10 or less. That’s really not a bad deal considering it’s 20 strips and that’s around US retail for a normal package.
So what’s the different, what’s the deets, what’s the deal….
Biore Resort Pore Pack Nose Strips Relaxing Floral feature scented strips in Hibiscus & Plumeria. It’s a pack of 10 and is supposed to include 5 strips scented like Hibiscus and five like Plumeria. I’m on my third strip and haven’t been able to tell the difference between the scents? Regardless they smell all sorts of crazy cool. I’m not really getting alot of floral but more along the lines of some sort of exotic orange juice going on here. It’s really sweet, tropical, and addicting as hell to just sit and sniff the strip all day. You get a little floral but it comes across very fruity to me. Even when they are wet you can still smell the fragrance.
Aside from the scent they are basically the same old, same old, Kao Biore Nose Strip. Wet your nose, slap ’em up, wait for 10-20 minutes to try, peel off, and ENJOY! Yes, I said enjoy because damn straight I stare at my strip for a while analyzing each disgusting item that was yanked out of my pores. That’s the joy of nose strips after all isn’t it?
If you haven’t been privy to Asian Biore Strips, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise since they work considerably better, in my opinion, than the ones you can get in the US. These seem to have mighty stick and pull which is why I always buy the Asian ones as the ones in the US definitely don’t have the aggressive nature of a good Asian nose strip. These adhere like a second second and RIP blackheads right out of your nose. I also find you can’t mess up with them. I sometimes throw out a strip if I put too much water on with US ones, but Asian ones you’re golden no matter how much water you use.
Not available in the US, kinda a pain to go the E-bay route but worth the adventure of tracking them down!
- Anyone who thinks a scented nose strip is a novel idea!
- Anyone who enjoys Kao products!
- Anyone who wants an aggressive nose strip to remove gross blackheads!
- Anyone who hates evil-bay (unless you have friends abroad you won’t be able to purchase outside of E-bay since I haven’t seen them in any online shops).
The novelty is of course the scent but the nose strip is fabulous as well. I got a super kick out of these and I asked a friend to order me several more packs before they are gone. I already have a stash of regular Biore Strips from Japan but these were to good not to grab more of. I think they are WELL worth tracking down and purchasing. They come in two variations the other scents are Orange & Pineapple (tell you about those soon).
Big Muse Approved for purchase!
Singaporean readers can find these at Watsons if you’re wanting to indulge.