Not for me
This cream is so moisturizing and made my skin feel so soft, but...I only used it once (and only a light layer on my inner thighs/groin where I am trying to reduce irritation from shaving and lighten dark scar spots) because I could not get over the smell. The oregano is definitely the dominant fragrance and that's not exactly a scent I want to carry with me all day. Thought maybe it was just the mint version, but a sample packet of the lemon version was included in my box as well, and the oregano scent dominated that one too. I also thought that maybe it was just me/my heightened sense of smell, so after that initial application, I went to meet a friend for lunch and didn't mention my new lotion or product. After about two minutes she asked me if I smelled oregano or rosemary because she could not figure out where it was coming from. I informed her that is was actually me, and we both agreed that it would be my first and last time using this cream. Again, cream is great at moisturizing and absorbing quickly, but the overwhelming oregano smell outweighs any benefits in my opinion.
Miami Beach Bum
Hi Stephanie! We appreciate your feedback and are bummed to hear that you are not satisfied with our Bum + Body Cream. Yes, what you are smelling is our hero ingredient: oregano.
Oregano works to gently balance the skin’s microbiome (natural ecosystem) and kills any overgrowth of bacteria, yeast or fungus. To harness these antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties in our Bum + Body Cream, we use a potent oregano oil extract. Oregano does have a strong, herbal scent. We balance this scent to be more palatable with complimenting plant ingredients (like mint, lemongrass, orange).
However, we hear you and understand this natural, plant-based, herbal scent is not for everyone! When formulating we prioritize the skin health benefits our community experiences.
I hope you will consider us in the future as our team works to make scents more subtle and as we launch new products.
Love and light xoxo,
Miami Beach Bum