I like independent bath and body products, and was keen to give a UK indie a go. The scents looked interesting and distinctive and a thumbs up from Ana is a good recommendation, so I bought Dust Witch from the Autumn collection in the Bubbling Sugar Scrub and the Body Whip body cream (and a White Witch soap, because Ana told me I had to).
Dust Witch is an absolutely fantastic scent. The rhubarb is the first note that hits when I open the jars, and blends beautifully with the orange citrus. When I use the scrub or apply the body whip the incense/patchouli notes bloom alongside the fruit/citrus, and by the end of the day it's all softened down to a spicy vanilla. I was a little concerned that this might be a bit foody for me, but took a chance basically because I liked the name Dust Witch. It's not too foody at all; it's warm, autumnal and has a quintessentially English feel to it, which I love.
The Bubbling Scrub is more scrubby and a bit less bubbly than the Haus of Gloi Bubbling Scrub. I'd recommend making sure you apply it to thoroughly damp skin, rubbing with caution on more sensitive skin and not using more than a couple of times a week. There is a Whipped Soap and a Bar Soap available if you want to wash with this scent more often than that. The Bubbling Scrub does leave skin extremely smooth after a shower.
The Body Whip is thick and nourishing, but sinks in quickly. Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter is my gold standard for body cream and the HoG does have a bit more slip and leaves my skin with a little sheen than the Future Primitive Body Whip doesn't. On the flip side, the Future Primitive Body Whip does sink in more quickly. Honestly, Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter is still my favourite formulation, but if I couldn't get it for any reason (touches wood) I would happily get on with the Future Primitive instead, and I would buy the Future Primitive in any other scents that take my fancy in the future. The fragrance level isn't overpowering to my nose but the cream holds the scent well all day.
Ingredients Bubbling Scrub
I'd recommend these to anyone looking for a distinctive and different spicy citrus scent for Autumn, and particularly for UK people who don't want to order from abroad. The shop is at www.futureprimitivesoap.bigcartel.com.