Saturday, January 31, 2015

FuturePrimitive: Yule Sale

You have, no doubt, become aware of my adoration for FuturePrimitive Conditioning Hair Rinse if you have read this blog for any length of time. Despite having tried a few other indie brands, I keep coming back to repurchase this formula. 

During Tiggy's end of season sale, I think I nabbed the very last two conditioners on her site. Here are the scents with her descriptions following:

Ebenezer- A miserly cold winter breath moans down a chimney breast and into a dark, grey-washed room. The scent of frosted pine needles and eucalyptus leaves encased in ice make way for a hopeful splash of clean lemongrass and fresh lime. 
How can I even begin to improve upon this apt imagery? I do have to say that this scent reminds me a great deal of Tombstone, which I am thankful for, as I really enjoy the sharp almost mineral tang meshed with zesty fresh lime and pine. I was missing Tombstone and this is a great substitute. It also goes well with the tea tree shampoo I currently use.

Inglenook- White winter birch bark, crackling forest fires in the North Woods, a flagon of whisky, a waft of rich men's cologne and a bowl of softly smouldering frankincense and myrrh resins. 
Yes, yes times a thousand, for lovers of woodsy aromas, incense and well constructed fragrances.A full body care line in this would have been a prudent purchase. Alas, mayhaps next winter.

Ebenezer Bubbling Sugar Buff- This smells much more stronger in the lemongrass and lime than the conditioner, making it quite zippy and refreshing. There still lurks the tinny mineral note. After using on freshly shaved legs, I can say that the scent really opens up and the  eucalyptus, pine and lime intermingle to resemble a lemon flavored Halls Mentholatum drop. The scrub's white thick paste holds embeds of medium sized sugar crystals that buff away dead skin effectively and leave soft smoothness behind. 

Sixpence Pudding Three in One Whipped Cream Soap- A dimly lit back alley on Christmas Eve night. Snowfall gently hitting the quiet pavement, smouldering frankincense smoke creeping out of a church doorway and the aroma of steaming Sixpence Puds graces the cold outside air. 
Thank you for taking me to London for Christmas Tiggy. Via the Imagination Express fueled by your fragrance wizardry. This scent is more out of doors than dessert, again, getting a lime and mineral quality. The puds might have some anise sprinkled in. Puds. I want to eat Sixpence Puds.

Free Sample Aromatic Oil in Tobacconist- Adore. As always. I love Tobacconist.

Tiggy has released some amazing sounding soaps and such for Valentine's Day. 
Jilter & Crushed (The Scent: A keepsake box of loves lost. Chunks of Copal resin, Indian Attar's filled with Oudh, Flakes of Amber resin, Black Tonka Beans and offerings of Dragronsblood, finished with a lick of Vetiver.) and La Vie En Rose (The Scent: Soft powdery Violet, Indian Mahogany Rose, a vintage jar of Parma Violets and a hint of dark, sticky Labdanum oil.) have caught my eye the most. 

Have you splurged on any Valentine's releases? Anything caught your eye?


  1. I'm really curious about the hair rinse now. I knew you loved it, but then just recently in her own blog post, Tiggy was saying how much she loved it herself. Maybe it's time to place another FuturePrim order after all these years.


    1. Good Morning Deb! She is having a 10% off sale today until midnight in honor of her birthday. (Wish I would have waited to place that Valentine order that I made yesterday LOL). Let me know if you need the code.

      Love her rinse. And like she does, I use the whipped soap as shampoo.

  2. Last year I got Sixpence Pudding in salts, love!!! Very strongly scented. At that time the notes were listed in the ingredients so I saved them, the blend is orange, tangerine, lime, lemon, cardamom, frankincense, cassia, and clove. This year I got the soap which has less of a spice kick than last year, I bet your whipped soap is nice and bold though. Overall a pleasant surprise from the description. One of my FP favorites.

    1. Sixpence Pudding is really a lovely scent. So glad I picked up something in it. I have about half of my Shadow Show Bathing Grains left, but once they are out I am eyeing Rook & Raven, Sylph, Inches Lane and Elijah's Comfort. Oh! The choices!

  3. I am in LOVE with the bubbling sugar buff!! it has done wonders for my dry skin & acne (winter?? what IS this mysterious season?! lol).
    I also love tobacconist & wear it often!

    1. Isn't it divine?! I am enjoying it too! Especially for extra smooth arms and legs. You new winter season! Lol! I bet that brings a host of never before concerned issues, but joys as well.

      I did some layering with Tobacconist the other morning and enjoyed it. I miss having it in lotion.

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    1. :-) Tiggy will be releasing her fall stuff soon and it is sure to be fabulous.