I’m not exactly “Honeymanic” about Honeymania

I am going to be the lone fishy swimming upstream here, but I might as well come out with the fact that I don’t actually really like the scent of the Body Shop’s new Honeymania range. I had a 50% discount voucher for the Honeymania range, and I have been waiting eagerly for it to launch, so on the 16th I drove all the way to Canal Walk to get some products. My printer is broken, but I took a digital version of my voucher with me on my iPad. But apparently this was useless as the voucher had to be stapled to the till slip, so there my 50% discount went down the cyber drain. Anyway, that has nothing to do with the actual products, so moving on.


If you have had a sniff of any Body Shop body butters you know that they smell very clearly and quite strongly of whatever they are named for, like peach or passion fruit or lemon. I was prepared for the Honeymania range not to smell exactly like honey, but I find the actual scent mildly disturbing because I can’t define what I am smelling. I think it is the scent of the wild flowers which the bees used to make the actual honey, which is sourced from Ethiopia. Everyone else has been raving about the scent of the range, so I feel a bit deviant frankly, but I just don’t get it. Because I am as stubborn as a mule and refused to waste a trip to Canal Walk I ended up buying the body scrub and the body butter from the range. The bath melt looks fascinating, but without the voucher I had to cut down on my purchases.

The body butter has a slightly different texture, unless I am imagining it. I actually like the slightly honey-syrup hint you get, and find it really melts into my skin without as much rubbing as the usual body butters require. I haven’t tried the scrub yet but it is a very creamy scrub as opposed to an oily one. I might not be in love with the scent, but I don’t find it unpleasant and I am still happy to have some additions to my Body Shop collection this summer. And I did get 20% off because of the renovations which made the whole store smell like burnt electrics. Score! I think.



4 thoughts on “I’m not exactly “Honeymanic” about Honeymania

  1. Pink Peonies says:

    I’m excited to try the range BUT the scent didn’t completely win me over initially. When I first sniffed it I was like: Where’s the honey?! Then after smelling a few of the products, only then did I start noticing a slight honey scent.

    I don’t think I would have paid full price for the range, so glad I had my 50% voucher!

  2. Nicola says:

    I sniffed some of these items for the first time today and it wasn’t really what I was expecting. I’m glad I’m reading this now as I was kinda thinking of popping the lip balm into your October bandwagon box. I’ll hunt down something nicer.

    • Mother City Mom says:

      I love Body Shop lip balm just the Honeymania isn’t my absolute favourite. Pity the honey bronze ones aren’t on sale any more! I’m starting to think I came across a bit too negative on this blog post, I seem to be putting people off :/

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