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Fortune Cookie Soap FCS of the Month Club Subscription Box Review | April 2018

A little info on this subscription: I have been a huge fan of Fortune Cookie Soap for a few years. My love for this company started with their quarterly subscription box; I have been subscribed since 2013! Fortune Cookie Soap launched an additional monthly box: FCS of the Month Club in 2017. Each monthly box has a different theme or category, and past monthly boxes have included household, shower, and natural. Scents include past favorites and new additions, and each box features at least one brand new product! The monthly box is $28.00 per month, with a shipping cost of 6.95. Your first box ships free with the code: FIRSTFCSBOX. The best part is that the items are full sized (except for two boxes: Halloween and 12 days of Christmas, which have more products but some are travel sized) and the total retail value is at least double the price of the monthly subscription! The items in the monthly box will be available at the end of each month for everyone to purchase just the items that appeal to them (or order backups of favorites).  The FCS website has much more information about signing up and examples of past boxes!

The theme for this box is FCS Assemble, which is a broad Marvel Comics theme! Prior to this theme being announced I had seen 3 Marvel movies: Dr. Strange, Iron Man 1, and Guardians of the Galaxy. I have now seen almost all of them, just have the two Thor sequels and Black Panther left to watch! My favorites are Captain America: Winter Solider and Iron Man 1! The FCS scent descriptions are copied below in italics.

Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.- Body Spray

I’m sorry, did this body spray step on your moment? Scents of black cherry, white sandalwood, and lily of the valley will hit you with cognitive recalibration. If those bad scents hurt you, hurt ‘em back. If they kill you, walk it off! We give you this body spray to serve you when everything else fails. To be humanity’s last line of defense against smelling bad. To be the shield.  It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look foul scents in the eye and say, no. You move.

This body spray is a super potent form of the FCS mist me, essentially just a really strongly scented body spritz. This would be a great product to carry in a gym bag. At first I was not sure I would like this scent as I am not really a cherry fan, but the cherry blends really well with the lily of the valley and sandalwood.

 

Trickster Magic- Solid Perfume

This solid perfume is burdened with glorious purpose and in the end you will always kneel before the scents of vanilla, rosewood, patchouli and a touch of lavender. You will feel truly desperate when you come to this solid perfume but never fear, your savior is here.

This sort of seems…. unnecessary? I hate having to apply things with my fingers because it necessitates another hand washing and sometimes ya girl just doesn’t feel like doing that. I will not be reaching for this much, which is a shame because the scent is nice; I notice the vanilla the most, with a little hint of lavender.

 

Suit Up! -Shower Gel

Let’s do a head count here.

A demigod.
A super soldier; living legend who kinda lives up to the legend.
A man with breathtaking anger management issues. 
A couple of master assassins…
and the germies have managed to piss off every single one of them. 
This is your chance to prove yourself with scents of Mediterranean olive with lemon zest, a splash of grapefruit and nuances of Wakandan purple flowers.

OMG this scent! I am going to save this for my trip to Disney World coming up later this year! It is such a refreshing and light scent, I notice the citrusy brightness from the lemon and grapefruit with a little hint of the floral note.

 

Cap-Aloe Me

Just a whipped cream from Brooklyn who never runs away from a fight against dry skin and sunburns. This whipped cream and aloe blend could do this all day with scents of All American lemonade and ripe strawberries. Engage your defenses, and get yourself a shield against dry skin. It’s with you till the end of the line.

 Captain America’s  product is my FAVORITE that FCS makes, Aloe Me Whipped Cream! This is the perfect mix of FCS’ whipped cream formula plus scented aloe gel. Combined they make a hydrating, highly fragranced mix that is perfect year round, but especially in the warmer months! You can throw this in the fridge for a little pick me up after a day by the pool. This scent is also my favorite in the box, it smells like strawberry lemonade! I am gonna need more of these.

 

I am Iron Man- Deodorant

Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk and sometimes you gotta protect yourself from suit smell. This veggie protein deodorant is powered by an arc reactor and fights off bad guys with the powerful scents of herbaceous basil with the softness of Pepper Pott’s rice flower perfume and all the scents of a genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist.

I don’t think I will be making the switch from anti-antiperspirant deodorant to plain ‘ol regular deodorant anytime soon, but it is so much better for your body!  If I ever did decide to make the switch, this is definitely the one I would use first! It smells very light and fresh, and almost a little masculine. The basil sticks out the most with a little hint of a light floraly note.

 

SMASH- Bath Bomb Crumbles

Welcome, Strongest Avenger. While we’re a huge fan of the way you can lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster, it’s best to remember that the sun’s gettin’ real low and allow the scents of juicy lychee, water lily, and sea salt to calm you down. Because we know your secret…you’re always angry.

I like the idea of these bath bomb crumbles, but I really don’t like taking baths so… These will get stuck in a drawer some where. The scent is extremely similar to Aqua Scum, which was part of the Finding Nemo line. I am not really a fan, I think it’s the lychee?

 

God of Thunder- Coffee Body Polish

This scent…I like it! ANOTHER! A rich blend of dark roasted coffee beans, vanilla cream, sugar crystals and toffee caramel thunders across the senses. This product is basically a bit of a hero and will save the planet a couple of times. This coffee body polish chooses to run towards your problems, not away from it…because that’s what heroes do.

This is yet another body scrub! I feel like we have gotten a lot of body scrubs lately. This one smells like coffee, obviously, with a little hint of a vanilla toffee scent. This seems like a big mess that I would just have to clean up right after, so I am definitely saving this for my Disney trip later this year so I can enjoy the scrubbiness but wont have to deal with the clean up! Win-win! I like that FCS included a spoon for easy use.

 

Overall this box was a win for me, I loved most of the scents! My favorite scents were Suit Up!, Cap, and I Am Iron Man.

The items listed above, as well as additional “extended collection” products and scents will be available to purchase on the FCS website on Friday, April 27th at 10am PST. Next month’s theme is STAR WARS! YEEEEEESSSSSSS. June’s theme is 80’s!

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