First Impressions: Fortune Cookie Soap

I use my Twitter account quite a lot, and at the moment I'm following 169 other users. Some of them are friends, others are fellow bloggers and miscellaneous companies with products that interests me, or just interesting strangers. I first heard of Fortune Cookie Soap from @xsparkage and @xbrookecorex who have reviewed (and praised) a lot of their products, and since I used to make my own soaps a few years ago I wanted to place an order of my own. Unfortunately the international shipping was too steep for my wallet compared to the amount of items I wanted to try out, so I never got around to it. I later started following @fortunefreak as well, and when I received a discount coupon I finally decided to order.

Mr. Postman stopped by with my package today, and I'm not regretting my purchase! I have a calendar where I write down the date of the order, when it's shipped, and when it arrives - and this time I was positively surprised to receive my package after only six business days from Tulsa, Oklahoma! Naturally I haven't tried any of these deliciously scented soaps yet, but I'll be back with an actual review when I've tried them for a while. So far, so good.

Fortune Cookie Soap

I chose these ten items from their descriptions on the website. My immediate favorites are without a doubt "Sweet Tart Martini", which reminded me of something from my childhood, and "Cola Soap Refreshing". "In the Loop" is one of Fortune Cookie Soap bestsellers, but the scent is unknown to me since we don't have Froot Loops in Norway - I feel like I've been robbed of some vital childhood memory! I'd say it's a combination of vanilla, some kind of grain and something fruity, like oranges. Please excuse me if I'm way off. "Buttered Popcorn" smells exactly like it's supposed to - I'm one of those who absolutely love Jelly Belly Jelly Beans with the same name, I know I'm weird - so this one's placed high on my yes-list. I'm not sure about "Hot Apple Cider", it smells of apples and cinnamon, but it seems to be one of those scents that might give me a pounding headache. "Patrick's Shamrock Irish" is supposed to smell like green apples and green tea, but I'm unable to pick up on the tea. Who cares, I just had to have it because of its name - and I do love apples. These fortune cookie soaps are shaped like a.. well, fortune cookie, and they even have a little fortune inside! You can also buy them in a little favor box, shaped like one of those take away boxes you traditionally get with Chinese food. So cute!

FCS: In the Loop Bar SoapI wanted to try out a few other things since I was already ordering from Fortune Cookie Soap, so I picked out three bar soaps and a shampoo bar. Since the scent of apples seem to be my kryptonite.. I decided on one of these neat, glow-in-the-dark bars called "Kryptonite". "Lick Me ALL Over" had such an awesome name, and its floral-y scent immediately made me smile. Don't ask me why, it kind of reminded me of one of my nieces and some good times we've shared. "In the Loop" bar soap is the same as the fortune cookie soap, but it was just so decorative I had to add it to my basket. To avoid my bar soap to disintegrate I also ordered a groovy soap dish to keep it for as long as possible. Last, but not least, I ordered one shampoo bar. I would have ordered more, but my scalp is very picky about the shampoo I use, so I didn't want to waste a lot of money before I had tried one. I chose "Something Tropical" simply because I tend to like scents like that, and quite right.. I really like it. I also bought a reusable travel tin to keep my shampoo bar in when I'm away from home.

My Verdict:
This is my honest rating of Fortune Cookie Soap as a store, and not their products.

RatingI haven't had any reason to contact customer service, but since Shannon is on Twitter she's easy to get the hold of. She's very sweet and replies to tweets, which is a big plus in my book! My order arrived within six business days, which I think is great! A very nice store with a good range of cute bath and body products, easy to get in contact with and fast international shipping. Definitely worth checking out!

Would I purchase again?
Yes, absolutely.

If you'd like to know what Fortune Cookie Soap's products are made of, what they have to offer, how much they cost and so on, please visit their site for more information! Grin

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