GERDA SPILLMANN PEAU DE FLEURS CLEANSING MILK – Oh Gerda, how I wanted to love this product. The packaging is straight out of a European Apotheke, suggesting a heady mix of hard science and good-for-you botanicals, a few of my favorite things. The prospect of a mild cleanser suitable for all skin types and ages is wildly appealing, and this definitely does deliver. The texture is fantastic and it works well, cutting through makeup, sunblock and assorted shmutz without drying. Application is easy and effective, and goodies like avocado and jojoba oils and vitamin E work in concert to clean and moisturize.
So what’s my problem?
It is so smelly. True to its name, this stuff is mighty fleur-y, and I have been cursed with a bionic and finicky nose. I am always looking for a great cleanser, but the fragrance is simply too strong for me.
FINAL VERDICT – ICW (It Can Wait) – I’m on the fence with this one. If I wasn’t so sensitive to smell or this one appealed to me more then I would be all over this stuff. at $35 for 3.4 oz or $46.50 for 6.7 oz, it isn’t cheap, but it’s a complete workhorse with a luxe feel worthy of its pricetag. If a strong scent doesn’t put you off then give Gerda a chance.