If you’re a foodie and/or a fan of Bravo’s Top Chef, you’re likely familiar with the term amuse-bouche. An amuse-bouche is a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre – served to excite the taste buds, to both prepare the guest for the meal and to offer a glimpse into the chef’s approach to cooking.

This culinary expression was the first thing that came to mind when 100% Pure sent me some one-use samples of their products. I fell hard and fast for the Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream, which worked wonders on my desiccated skin. The scent is so yummy fantastic that I thought to myself, “the world would be a better place if everything smelled exactly like this.” Even Mama Spoiled Pretty, who complains that my favorite scents are too cloying, said that Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream smells good enough to eat. Ironically, it doesn’t remind me, at all, of coconut…fresh baked oatmeal cookies is more accurate. Mr. Spoiled Pretty thinks it smells just like “buttery rolls, right out of the oven.”

Coconut milk cream, cocoa butter, vitamins, softening fruit oils, and organic virgin coconut oil sink into skin – softening and hydrating the hell outta your hide. But you know what’s not seeping into your pores? Icky ish like artificial fragrances, synthetic chemicals, toxic preservatives, petro-chemicals or any other toxins. 100% Pure is just that…finally, you can understand the label without needing a pesky medical degree.

So where was I going with this review? Oh, yes…amuse-bouche. The tiny packet of luxurious lotion left me wanting more – a full-sized bottle of the Organic Virgin Coconut Nourishing Body Cream, accompanied by the Organic Virgin Coconut Shower Gel and Body Scrub, specifically. I’m looking forward to future explorations of this brand, and I enthusiastically encourage you to do the same.

100% Pure products are available at QVC, Beauty.com, Bath & Body Works, and 100percentpure.com.

3 Comments on 100% Pure Amuse Bouche Leaves Me Craving More

  1. Arlynn
    December 11, 2008 at 2:08 PM (10 years ago)

    As soon as I read the words amuse-bouche, I knew exactly where you were going… and yes, I did learn of this small bits from Bravo’s Top Chef : ) Ha!

    Great find, thanks!

  2. KimmyDarling
    December 11, 2008 at 7:28 PM (10 years ago)

    I am such a fan of 100% Pure. The shower gels and body scrubs are To Die For. The scents are unmatched, in my opinion. Especially the Blood Orange. LOVE IT!

  3. Anonymous
    December 11, 2008 at 10:29 PM (10 years ago)

    I’ve been curious about this line since I saw the mascara on QVC but haven’t tried it yet….I generally don’t like lotions/creams that smell like food, but I’ll have to have a smell!

    On another note, the term amuse-bouche will always take me back to that episode of Friends with Jon Lovitz!