Philosophy plays an interesting little game of deception with us when it comes to The Gingerbread Man. I bet you’ve all gone into a purchase of that little guy and thought how delightfully spicy, warm, and cookie-like he’d smell. Admit, you have!
You get him home and you realize there’s a conspiracy going on here and something is not quite right. Wait, what? You mean he doesn’t smell like Gingerbread cookies?! How, why?! What happened?!
A set of two ginger spice-scented bubble bath and shower gels packaged in a gingerbread house gift box.
Nope, the Gingerbread Man and the new Gingerbread Girl sadly do not smell like gingerbread. Sorry guys! But they do sport an sparkling effervescent ginger ale kinda scent. I kinda have a love, hate relationship with the little guy as I harbor a bit of resentment that he doesn’t smell like a warm, spicy cookie but I also kinda dig that he’s fresh, citrusy, and tickles my nose as if I’m sipping a glass of bubbly or some sort of soda. He’s never really appealed to me on a whole however…
Gingerbread Girl is rockin’!
It feels like they took everything great about the Man and doubled it with the girl. She’s really sparkly both in scent and in formula (the gel is a glittery amber shade) and has hints of citrus, ginger ale, and plenty of bubbly goodness to back her up. It’s really hard to describe the scent of Gingerbread Girl but if you’ve never felt the love for Gingerbread Man, chances are you’ll adore her! Funny as first sniff of the bottle and I thought she smelled like some sort of weird, morphed up Lush Snowcake scent, anyone get that or am I nuts?
The duo comes in a really sweet little gingerbread house. Pop the top and fold back the edges to reveal the bottles. The entire packaging is decorated like a gingerbread house and features a his and her seating area with portraits of each other over the chairs, awwww, sweet! The happy couple!
At $20 they make the perfect little gift!
Can be a little disappointing if you aren’t familiar with Philosophy and go into the purchase assuming you’re getting gingerbread cookie scented shower gel! These are sparkling, citrus-y fragrances with misleading names.
Can we name her Gingerbread Woman? How come he gets the man title and we get the girl one? Reverse it. Gingerbread Boy and Gingerbread Woman! Ha!
- Anyone who likes light, bubbly scents!
- Anyone who wants to multitask their shower experience (use these on your hair, your body, and even as a bubble bath)!
- Anyone who adores cute packaging (the packaging is sturdy, detailed, and sweet)!
- Anyone expecting a gingerbread cookie scent!
Although not a crazy fan of The Gingerbread Man (he’s been around for years but this Philosophy girl never quite got on board with him) I absolutely adored the gift set particularly because Gingerbread Girl is such an interesting scent and a new take on an old favorite. If you’ve never really gotten the allure of The Gingerbread Man I urge you to try the Gingerbread Girl, she’ll surprise you! As a gift set for just about any girl or woman of any age, this is delightful! Very sweet packaging plus great shower gels to get you in a festive mood!
What are your thoughts on the Philosophy Gingerbread Couple?
Next year maybe we can get a Gingerbread Baby!
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