Do you believe that it’s possible to successfully describe scent? Writers often reference a scent’s ingredients, but the problem with that is conjuring a specific scent on demand, especially if it’s “exotic”, can be difficult. Certain ingredients can also conjure negative associations based on the reader’s memories.
Take the two “top notes” of The Ritual of Hammam; eucalyptus and rosemary. My brain associates eucalyptus with Grandpa’s Halls cough drops while rosemary triggers thoughts of Racheal Ray’s Italian food. I don’t want to smell like either, plus, they nowhere near describe The Ritual of Hammam’s intoxicating aroma which transports me to a sensual and refreshing steam room.
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With extensive experience using the entire Ritual of Hammam line, I wanted to post a Ritual of Hammam Review rating the entire collection from best to worst, rating 1 as the best:
- Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Foaming Shower Gel Review
- Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Body Mist Review https://us.rituals.com/en-us/body-perfume/Hammam-secret-2611.html#start=12
- Rituals Spark of Hammam Hydrating Body Lotion Review https://www.shopspring.com/products/52962484?gclid=CjwKEAiAtefDBRDTnbDnvM735xISJABlvGOv2iWPgO7AwGQjjYc57ZHak__QqhbYPEz759mcOjqUZhoC1-Dw_wcB
- Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Shampoo Review https://us.rituals.com/en-us/shampoo/pure-Hammam-9817.html#start=7
- Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Hot Scrub Review https://us.rituals.com/en-us/scrub/Hammam-hot-scrub-9814.html
- Rituals Hammam Olive Secret Shower Paste Review https://www.cosbar.com/rituals-hammam-olive-secret-shower-paste-5-oz-8719134000023?gclid=Cj0KCQjw3MPNBRDjARIsAOYU6x_NTgwNlyJPQJQVK2vnyQYzV1rSKF2sYpv0hUf7xkZgNZONKGnAsrIaAnapEALw_wcB
Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Foaming Shower Gel Review
The Beauty: A first and fave, the Ritual of Hammam Foaming Shower Gel foaming shower gel fills my entire bathroom with the calming aroma that lingers after I’m dressed. As with all gel-to-foam body wash formulas, using with a loofah will create a stronger, longer-lasting scent and overall showering experience. Rituals’ foaming shower gel has by far the strongest scent. So if you like ANY Rituals scent, try the shower gel version first.
The Bitch: The aluminum bottle is powered by pressure, which makes it a little difficult to gauge how full or empty the bottle is. I’m fine with keeping a few extras under the sink, but you might not be.
Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Body Mist Review
The Beauty: Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Body M<ist is true to its nomenclature – the mist truly engulfs the senses. The modern, elegant glass bottle and metal nozzle make spraying Ritual of Hammam Body Mist a cool and instantly uplifting experience. The Ritual of Hammam Body Mist lingers the same on body as it does on clothing or bedsheets.
The Bitch: I wish they made this in jumbo size! And that it lasted longer, but that may be a body chemistry thing.
Side Note: Body mists in each collection have different nozzles and caps.
Rituals Spark of Hammam Hydrating Body Lotion Review
The Beauty: Another nicely designed bottle that looks oh-so-elegant next to my other Ritual of Hammam products. The Ritual of Hammam Hydrating Body Lotion itself is pretty light and seems to absorb relatively quickly.
The Bitch: The Ritual of Hammam body lotion formula is a bit greasy which leads me to question how hydrating it is. Also, I understand that the whole collection was designed to have layers of the scent added on through each of the bathing processes, but the Ritual of Hammam hydrating body lotion’s scent could be stronger. I own all these products and it doesn’t really create a [ ] of aroma.
Rituals The Ritual of Hammam Shampoo Review
The Beauty: TBH I only bought this to make the free gift over $65 purchase. That being said, the pure Ritual of Hammam Shampoo is formulated with miracle ingredient argan oil which is supposed to also be suitable for my oily greasy hair ( stylecaster.com/beauty/try-it-argan-oil-on-greasy-hair/). Yeah, it’s nice!
The Bitch: Ritual of Hammam Shampoo bottle dispenses slowly, the scent is a bit light for me, and the most obvious, it is waaaay overpriced. However, the slow dispense makes me feel like you are supposed to use little, so it will last forever. Again this may be good or bad depending on your hair texture, volume or preference. Personally, if I didn’t want the special gift I NEVER would have paid 20 bucks. And if you noticed my bitching pattern, I WANT A STRONGER SCENT!
Ritual of Hammam Hot Scrub Review
The Beauty: I got 80% free?
The Bitch: In NYC’s SoHo area it is commonplace for skincare companies to use hot scrub or other hand treatments to bring in customers. While I did fall for the game (albeit while tipsily strolling amongst the cobblestones) I, ironically, don’t think the hot scrub is their star product.
The hot scrub has a thick, large grain formula with a layer of oil on top. In a controlled environment, such as a sink, I can easily scoop out the scrub and massage it between my hands as they are two small surfaces. Using the hot scrub in the shower, where water runs rampant, proved difficult. I had to practically race against time to get the scrub onto my body and as it started slipping, smacked it flat against the skin to scrub. Not a fan.
The Beauty: It is part of the Ritual of Hammam line.
The Bitch: Shower paste, eh? Since Rituals is a Danish brand, I thought this shower paste was a new kind of beauty innovation used by other international skincare brands – WRONG. The shower paste is the most useless product, and looks like it has been discontinued. I read that the purpose of the paste is “to prepare the skin for the scrub” – eh, not buying it (again). Since I already own the Ritual of Hammam Shower Paste, I tried using it as a facial cleanser, which left my face feeling tight. I guess it can be used as a body cleanser if you don’t like the shower foam.