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The Perlier Volcanic Thermal Scrub has some very fine bit mixed with some larger bits. The idea behind this is that it will give the user a duel rejuvenating and smoothing feel to your skin. The consistency of the particles themselves is similar to a salt scrub, but it's not as abrasive. The Perlier scrub has more of a jelly feel to it which dilutes the product just enough so it doesn't feel scratchy on the skin. I compared it with Bath and Body Works True Blue Spa sea salt scrub, and the Perlier scrub felt much nicer, and smooth on the skin.
When I first saw this product the first thing that came to my mind was that this would be warming, or heat up during use similar to the Julep Instant Foot Warming Scrub. Needless to say, it wasn't like the foot warming scrub at all. I actually can't figure out why the word 'thermal' is even relevant to this scrub.
Packaging is a big deal, let's face it. We're all superficial about our products to some degree, and the product needs to look nice. Perlier does this exceptionally well. I love the frosted tub mixed with the labeling, and the electric blue color that the actual product has. I will be finding a use for this tub when I'm done.
One thing that I need to point out is the scent. It has a strong perfume scent which I personally do not like. Sorry guys, this one does have a lingering scent.
Another small thing that I noticed is the difference in the instructions. Now, I don't speak French or Italian, but I am almost certain that the English translation is the only one to have "Not a food product. For adult use only" in bold and all-caps letters. Take that as you will, my friends. I just thought it was funny. It's such an meaningless observation, I know. I wont even get into how I discovered this. Also, the Italian side (I believe, I did this by counting the sentences so PLEASE correct me) is the only one that does not have "Massage on moist skin and rinse with fresh water" in the instructions. Just your small fill of useless information to go about your day.
Would I recommend? Not really. It's a nice scrub, and works beautifully. It's the scent that keeps me from completely recommending it. If you like the typical perfume scent, then go for it. If you're one of those people (I sure am) that steers clear of perfume, then I would hold off. It may not be for you.
It's not a bad scrub, by any means, it's just not what I like in a scrub. The different sized particles mixed with the gel like substance makes for a very soothing experience, and softens my skin. That scent just throws it all off. I think it would have benefited from no fragrance, and I think that one small difference is what would cause me to really enjoy this product. I'll keep using it though, and get back to you if my opinion changes for the better.
The Perlier Volcanic Thermal Scrub is 6.7 fl oz (200mL), made in Italy, and can be found on HSN for $25. Use the code iFabbo5 to receive $5 off your purchase.
What are your favorite scents? Do you like scents in your scrubs?