MOR 2010 holiday collections review
After five years of reviewing beauty products and countless holiday collections, I can declare with confidence that you could make any woman on your list squeal with joy by giving the gift of MOR. The first bar of MOR soap I ever owned sat on display in my bathroom, wrapped in its glorious packaging for months, because I could not be bear the thought of disturbing it’s perfection. And beauty addict or not, the little luxuries found within a MOR Holiday Gift Set will be treasured (and possibly hoarded) by the woman lucky enough to unwrap it.
Readers of wht know that MOR has continually wowed our writers and review team (Shaya dubbed their signature soaps a “miracle product”) with their impressive collection of luxury bath and beauty. If your looking for a memorable gift, MOR’s Holiday Collection Sets have it all –elegant design, gorgeous packaging, decadent formulas mixing age old and contemporary ingredients, and rich, luscious fragrances – all boxed up in distinctive, reusable tins (that we love almost as much as the products!). And that’s not to mention all MOR products are cruelty-free and free of parabens and sulphates – you just can’t go wrong.
Best of all, these everyday extravagances are also an affordable luxury! You’ll find MOR Gift Sets at every price point – so everyone can enjoy a little opulence in their life. But words can only say so much and these tin box sets are pure eye candy. If there was a wht Packaging Porn Hall of Fame, MOR would be the first inductee.
So let’s take a look at a few of these gorgeous, limited edition collections.
Want to go all out?
If you wanted to wrap up and gift the warmth and beauty of the season, look no further then the Dear Mr. Partridge Gift Set ($48). This generous set includes a super moisturizing MOR hand cream (with shea and cocoa butters), a generously sized, extra lush bar of soap and a soy wax blend tinned candle all in a new seasonal scent. These goodies come boxed in a sturdy and elegant cream “hat box” tin with gold graphics that give a modern take on Victorian Christmas style.
The new and limited edition scent, Cinnamon & Clove has top notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla, backed with sandalwood, cedarwood and patchouli and perfectly captures this time of year – it’s a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, and eventually envelops you in warm, happy haze of yum.
In the market for just a little something?
MOR’S Little Luxuries Sets (above) deliver all of the wow – a soapette, a travel hand cream and two tins – for under $20 bucks. You can get this oh-so-affordable gift in a number of heavenly scented sets ($17 each), including Pleasure Treasure (featuring the Cassis Noir scent – a mix of Bulgarian rose, black currant and star jasmine), Instead of Flowers (highlighting a signature MOR scent, Marshmallow, a musky, romantic sweet and sexy scent with vanilla musk, sugar and rose) and Ooh La Lychee, shown here (centered on the the Lychee Flower scent, a sweet floral accented with berries and green woods).
These kits feature smaller, even more adorable versions of their shea butter and vitamin rich products – just look at the detail! And notice the two sweet tins that can easily be reused for storing tiny (and teeny-tiny) treasures.
Do you know a Hostess with the Mostess?
Make sure she always has stunning soap in her guest bath with an Emporium Collection ($40) featuring a trio of MOR’s one and only hand wrapped soaps. The White Emporium Tin is entitled Once Sapon A Time and includes three lush soaps in Emporium Belladonna, White Hydrangea and Feijoa Lime (yum!) for a magical bathing experience. The Black Emporium Tin or Soap Opera (above) contains a dramatic mix of bold scents in Emporium Snow Gardenia, Kale & Watercress and Italian Blood Orange soaps.
Want her to feel oh so pretty?
Young ladies and the young at heart will adore this sweetly feminine set entitled Pretty in Pink ($40). The pink tin is adorned with vintage inspired florals and opens to reveal a full size hand cream, bar of soap and softly tinted lip balm all in the Marshmallow scent. This fragrance is a customer favorite with a just the right amount of sugar (rose, cotton candy, vanilla) balanced by the warmth of musk and a bold hint of jasmine.
Well ladies, am I right? Can you think of any woman on your list that wouldn’t adore one of these festive, limited edition tins? Testers – tell us which MOR Holiday Set you received and which item made you squee with joy.
Tyna, co-founder and co-editor of wht, worries about becoming a crazy cat lady, reads at least a book a week, checks in at a Flyers fan forum every morning and is forever (some say obsessively) organizing her closets and drawers.
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