The Haus of Gloi fascination continues with their Snow Wolf Pumpkin Butter and Snow Wolf Soft Bubbling Scrub – both limited edition products from their Yule Tide 2010 Collection.
The products themselves are of excellent quality. The Pumpkin Butter is one of the best body moisturisers I’ve ever come across. It’s rich, but sinks into the skin easily, so there’s no waiting around for those moisturiser streaks to disappear. The Pumpkin Butter also makes skin silky smooth to the touch – even on feet.
The Soft Bubbling Scrub is an effective yet gentle scrub for use on the body. It’s quite firm, but lathers into a delightfully moisturising mix that is not too abrasive on skin. I enjoy using this scrub on my legs, then once the sugar particles have dissolved, using the remaining lather to shave my legs. The skin on my legs can become irritated after shaving, but never with this technique.
As for the scent, Snow Wolf is described as “three howling firs, whitened frankincense, vanilla bean husk, tainted by droplets of blood cedar”. In the jar, this scent is very ho-hum, smelling like something vaguely medicinal to me. However, on the body, Snow Wolf burgeons into an incense-laden ancient cathedral at Christmas. On me, frankincense is front and centre, with shadows of fir and cedar in the background. I can’t detect any vanilla bean husk, unless it has been used to take a little potential bitterness out of the frankincense. I find this scent very comforting.
The Soft Bubbling Scrub has the same scent, but because a scrub is a ‘wash on, wash off’ affair, I only get the inital medicinal notes that I am ambivalent about. However, I’m definitely going to re-order the Pumpkin Butter, and as I’m a sucker for body products that pair together, I’ll buy the matching scub too.