Philosophy, philosophy. I love the brand a whole bunch. From their packagings to the products they create, I think everything about the brand is amazing. When I went to Rotterdam with my mom a couple of weeks ago I came across this Philosophy Falling In Love Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel and I was very intrigued by the looks of it. It didn’t take me long to decide that this was something I wanted to give a try for myself. Therefore I bought it and immediately started testing it. After testing it for a while I think it’s about time for me to let you guys know what I think about it and whether or not I’d recommend giving it a try. So, if you’re interested in reading about that, please continue reading!
The Philosophy Falling In Love Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel comes in a really pretty and big bottle. The bottle has the classic Philosophy bottle shape and comes with one of those caps you have to press and then it flips open. I think that this looks very pretty and in a way more luxurious than a regular cap. The bottle contains 480 ml of product, which is a rather specific amount, but for Philosophy this is pretty regular. The bottle itself is clear and the cap is white. Because the product itself has this really pretty pearly lilac colour, I think it looks really pretty all together. The text on the bottle is black and is written in a really nice font, which adds something to the overall luxurious look of the packaging.
Overall I’m definitely a big fan of the way this packaging looks. I like that it’s rather big and that you get a lot of product and I like the colour combination they used. I’m also a big fan of the font in which the title of the product is written and I love the adorable little text on the front. It doesn’t tell you much about this product and what it’s going to smell like, but it is really cute and it gives you something to read in the shower while your conditioner is doing its magic.
Philosophy Falling In Love Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel 480 ml – €22/£19
The Falling In Love range from Philosophy was a limited edition collection from a while ago. I bought my bottle at TK Maxx, but according to the Philosophy website this is a QVC exclusive and available throughout the entire year. I did some research for you guys and it is true that every now and then it pops up again on QVC, so if you want to get your hands on it I suggest keeping your eye out for it on QVC or take a look at the bath section of your local TK Maxx. If you live in the US you’re in luck, because according to the US version of the Philosophy website it’s still available there!
Anyway, this product is all about love. Not necessarily the love of others, but mainly the love of yourself. I think that’s a really nice message to spread. The product has a sensual scent, infused with sun-ripened blackberry and smooth, sparkling jasmine and vanilla. The formula is supposed to be moisturising, cleansing and conditioning and it should leave you feeling romantic. Like you might have read already this product is both a shampoo as wel as a bath soak and a shower gel, so it’s a 3-in-1 thingy.
Those of you who know me, know that I’m against 3-in-1, 2-in-1 and anything more than 1-in-1 kind of product. I don’t think it works like that. It would never be a reason for me to buy anything. I bought this solely for the purpose of a shower gel, but since I’m a blogger I did once decide to try it out as a shampoo. For the review. Just to be complete.
My experience with this as a shampoo wasn’t amazing. I have to say that I do have very difficult hair. My hair is very smooth and thin and it gets greasy super easily. I can’t handle silicones, but even some silicone-free products just really mess up my hair. This shampoo didn’t necessarily annoy my hair and me, but it didn’t do much for me. It made it way too smooth in a way it felt like my hair was a bowl of overcooked noodles. It was impossible to put in a bun without the hair slipping out and all in all it just got way too slippery. It also made my hair kinda wavy in a very ugly way and well, I just did not enjoy it.
As a showergel however, I liked it much, much better. The scent is really nice. It’s like a very luxurious and delicate scent. It’s not too extreme or overpowering, but just strong enough to be noticeable. It’s definitely the scent that I expected when I looked at the bottle. It has some sweetness to it, but not too much. It also has something pearly to it, which makes it even more feminine. In terms of texture it’s also really nice. It’s a shower gel that foams easily but it isn’t too aggressive by any means. It does its job perfectly and leaves the skin feeling clean and smooth.
As a bath soak should work pretty much the same as when used as a shower gel. I haven’t gotten the chance to try it for that purpose just yet, but I’m sure that using it as a bath soak will be delightful as well. It’s a very proper and luxurious feeling product.
All in all I’m a huge fan of the Philosophy Falling In Love Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel. I’m not a big fan of it when it acts as a shampoo, it just doesn’t do it for me. However, when used as a shower gel I do absolutely adore it. The scent of this product is so fine and delicate. I love how subtle it is and at the same time how feminine it smells. It also leaves my skin feeling clean and soft and it’s not harsh or drying at all. All in all I’m a big fan and if you are looking for a shower gel that will give you that luxurious experience, give this one a try!
With that being said I think it’s time to end todays review. I hope you enjoyed reading it, and be sure to let me know if you have any experience with Philosophy shower gels. And if so, how do you like them?