Tokyomilk “Honey & The Moon” Shea Butter Lotion Review
I’ve never been so excited to get a Christmas gift covered in bees as I was when I received Tokyo Milk’s “Honey & the Moon” Bon Bon Shea Butter Lotion on Friday. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about lotion.
The packaging for this stuff is a work of art. Toyo Milk’s tagline is “Objects to Desire,” and apparently they take that tagline really seriously. I’ve had a several of their products on my wish list for ages solely because the packaging looks so beautiful on the internet. When I saw it for the first time in real life, I considered asking for its autograph.
When I stopped marveling at the box and actually put the lotion on, I was immediately hit with the scent of genuine honey. The jasmine and the sugared violet quickly chimed in adding a level of sophistication and femininity, as the sandalwood gave it depth and prevented it from being cloying. I was actually relieved at the role of the sandalwood as a balancer. When sandalwood is used with a heavy hand it starts getting a little granola, but there was no danger of that here.
Because it’s a lotion, the scent does not have a sillage, but the fragrance does last. I put it on about 4 hours ago, before leaving for a dinner and shopping trip. I’ve washed my hand twice in that time, but there is still a ghost of the scent on my hands as I type this.
The lotion itself is extremely moisturizing. It’s also not greasy, which is especially important in a hand lotion.
I’m elated at how wonderful this Honey & the Moon lotion is, especially since I flirted with it online for so long before I actually got my hands on it. I like to imagine that this how all the people on those eHarmony commercials must feel.
Skin & Tonics Rating: A+
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