I like Korres products. I love their Jasmine showergel and their Fig is nice too. I thought that this Basil Lemon would be nice for summer, but I just don’t like it. It is strange and not “me”. It smells of soapy lemon, like that of a dish soap. Seriously, I would rather wash myself with a Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap because those smell less “dish soapy” than this shower gel. The fragrance is “green” too, like basil but not licoricey like Thai basil. It doesn’t smell very herbaceous either. It just smells like “green”. This really reminds me of a basil mojito. I don’t want to smell like a basil mojito with a dash of lemon Palmolive. It lathers OK, but seriously, there is nothing I like about this. I know somebody has to like it, that’s why it exists. I would love to say that the scent is refreshing but I just find it “off”. This retails for $13 for 8.45 ounces and it’s a unisex scent. You may like this if you like minty shower gels, lemon or lime scents, and you may like this if you like rosemary scents (maybe but rosemary gels typically smell a bit more like an herb garden than this does). Or if you are a fan of the basil mojito (recipe here and I recommend Meyer lemon instead of lime or maybe a Rangpur lime, because I’m on the West coast that’s why.) This shower gel can be purchased at DERMAdoctor.com.

So my fragrance obsession is involved with every aspect of my life. Even boring things like keeping house and cleaning. I wash my stone and tile floors with warm water and dish soap. I was using some boring ole generic orange stuff. I thought if I am going to have to spend like an hour on my knees scrubbing floors I want a nice fragrance experience. That’s where Mrs. Meyer’s came in. I chose the geranium scent because it is such a romantic rose fragrance that reminds me of summer time and farmer’s markets. I love this stuff. It has a lovely lather, it cleaned my floors wonderfully, it isn’t tested on animals, and it contains essential oils. It has a delicate rose geranium scent that isn’t as strong and as piercing as a rose. This scent is softer but still added fragrance to my house. Plus, using it was fun. It is more expensive than most other dish soaps but a little goes a long way. It retails for $5 but I got mine on sale for $4. I will be repurchasing. I was really impressed with the quality of cleaning. I’ve used other natural products in the past that didn’t do such a hot job. And this stuff did not dry out my hands like other soapy water mixtures have. I usually have horrible jagged cuticles after scrubbing floors but not this time. It can be picked up at most grocery stores or drugstore.com.