A Christmas Classic: The Body Shop’s White Musk Gift Sets Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 12/31

| December 12, 2014 | 83 Comments

For as long as I can remember, Christmas and the Body Shop have gone hand in hand. It all started with an aunt of mine who would always send me a jumbo sized bottle of cocoa butter lotion, a product I use to this day. Then in my first year of university, I received a luscious set of banana shampoo and conditioner from my secret Santa. And days before I left to go to Africa, my stocking was stocked with satsuma body scrub. Body Shop products really do make the perfect holiday gifts. There’s something just so lovely about starting off the New Year with a new scent, washing away the old and welcoming in the new.

The Body Shop's White Musk gift sets.

The Body Shop’s White Musk gift sets. Photo credit Vanessa Chiasson

The Body Shop’s White Musk line has been around almost as long as I have but for some reason I’ve never had a chance to use it. The soft, classic scent is instantly recognizable and is as comforting and familiar as it is timeless. I loved the pretty purple packing on the women’s gift set. The gift set (which also has a charitable component, helping to fund education for children in need) contains White Musk® Eau de Toilette (60 ml), White Musk® Eau de Toilette (10 ml), White Musk® Body Lotion (60 ml), White Musk® Shower Gel (60ml) and a mini notebook. I loved the travel friendly sizes and the fact that there was a mini eau de toilette that would be perfect to toss in to a makeup bag. The sizes would also be great for the gym bag (most New Year’s resolutions contain some healthy goals!) The only product I wasn’t a big fan of was the mini notebook. As a writer (ie one of the last people in the world to actually use notebooks!) I found it more ornamental than functional and would have rather seen the set include a sponge or washcloth.

The Body Shop's White Musk gift sets.

The Body Shop’s White Musk gift sets. Photo credit Vanessa Chiasson

The kit for the men is organized a bit differently, though it comes with the same charitable component. Packaged in a jaunty metal tin, it contains White Musk® For Men Hair & Body Wash (200 ml), White Musk® For Men Aftershave Balm (75ml), and White Musk® For Men Eau de Toilette (100 ml). The men’s products (tested out on my husband, a willing guinea pig) had a much woodsier, more (dare I say it?) musky scent that was slightly reminiscent of the women’s classic but really had its own distinct scent.

What I love about these products is that they are perfect for stress free gift giving. They are cruelty free, charitably minded products you can feel good about giving. They are beautifully packaged and require nothing more than a gift bag or even just a bow. And they are so universally pleasing that I really think they can be safely given to anyone of any age and always be enjoyed. And with a little luck, maybe Santa will bring you your own set to try!

Lastly, in case feeling good in your skin and smelling like summer isn’t incentive enough, I also love that this holiday season The Body Shop is teaming up with War Child, the global charity for children affected by war.

The purchase of certain gifts – including this one – will provide a class to a child in a war-torn country. One gift = one class. The Body Shop is aiming to provide over 6 million lessons in war-torn areas through this initiative. So buying a gift also gives the gift of education to a child who needs it.


Disclaimer: I received The Body Shop White Musk Gift Sets in order to write this review. The opinions are my own. 



The Body Shop's White Musk gift sets.

The Body Shop’s White Musk gift sets. Photo credit Vanessa Chiasson

Enter to Win The Body Shop White Musk Gift Sets!

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Vanessa Chiasson is an ocean loving Maritimer now settled as a professional travel blogger, freelance writer, and social media strategist in Ottawa. Her diverse travels include the coffee farms of Hawaii, the national parks of Malawi, and the streets of Paris - where she ran a marathon! Vanessa is the 2013 Norfolk County Travel Writer of the Year and was named on the White House's list of the top 100 most influential travel bloggers. You can read more about her adventures at TurnipseedTravel.com and follower her on Twitter @Turnipseeds

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  1. kathy downey says:

    TEA TREE FACE MASK would be nice for my man

  2. Lian says:

    I rally like the hemp face protector. My guy would need this product this winter!

  3. Judy Cowan says:


  4. cbrazil says:

    The Tea Tree body wash – I would share it with him! 🙂

  5. Vesper Meikle says:

    I like the JUMBO OLIVE SHOWER GEL and the Olive soap

  6. Darwin says:

    I like the Tea Tree body wash.

  7. Victoria Ess says:


  8. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My brother would really like the Large Ginger Scalp Care Shampoo

  9. Elaine G says:

    The Maca Root Shave Cream

  10. Abigail says:

    ThE tee tree body wash!!

  11. sarah sar says:

    I love the maca root shaving cream!

  12. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I know my hubby would love the Absinthe Purifying Hand Cream

  13. Wendy Jensen says:

    The product for men I like best is the Olive shower gel.

  14. SueSueper says:


  15. Belinda McNabb says:

    I like the tea tree face mask

  16. Lana Hood says:

    Olive Shower gel

  17. Deanna Barkley says:

    The hemp face protector would be great for a guy who loves to go ice fishing.

  18. Suzanne G says:

    I like the Maca Root Shave Cream for my man.

  19. Julie G. says:

    My guy would like the Tea Tree Body Wash.

  20. Karin Dollery says:

    The Hemp Hand Protector, working with his hands definitely is hard on them.

  21. kristen visser says:

    Tea Tree body wash

  22. jan says:

    their shaving cream

  23. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    hubby would like the JUMBO OLIVE SHOWER GEL

  24. Karla Sceviour says:


  25. Sarah says:

    Many of the hemp products, face protector, lip balm.

  26. D.Petch says:


  27. Jennifer says:

    White Musk For Men Shower Gel

  28. Maegan Morin says:

    I like the Olive Body Scrub!

  29. Jonnie says:

    For Men Maca Root Shave Cream sounds nice

  30. Amy C says:


  31. Brenda Penton says:

    I like the Olive Shower Gel 250 ml

  32. Charlene says:

    I’d buy the Tea Tree Oil for my husband. He’d use it for blemishes that pop up now and then.

  33. Sarah Stickney says:

    White Musk® Sport Eau de Toilette

  34. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    If my son had the Olive shower gel which I like the best then maybe he’d leave mine alone 😉

  35. Lee-Ann says:

    I think my husband would like the maca root shaving cream

  36. Dawn says:

    I woud actually look forward to my hubby trying the men’s white musk. I have wore White musk for almost 30 years now and still adore the scent. I think I would really enjoy my hubby having the scent.

  37. Audrey Skinner says:

    SATSUMA Shower Gel

  38. Amber Flowers says:

    He’d like the hemp body butter!

  39. jessica monahan says:

    Olive shower gel

  40. maria says:

    the tea tree body wash would be nice.

  41. Jenny says:

    Arber Hair & Body Wash

  42. Jeannie says:

    I would love to give my brother the Olive festive picks set.

  43. Milicaq says:

    Tea tree face mask all the way! He’ll have a soft smelling woodland feel and his skin will be rejuvenated.

  44. Gina Fleury says:

    Olive shower gel

  45. Heidi C. says:

    The maca root shaving cream would probably appeal to my hubby.

  46. Cairine says:

    I think my husband would like the Arber Aftershave Balm.

  47. BlessedTA says:

    Tea Tree body wash

  48. lori b says:

    the shower gel

  49. Angela Mitchell says:

    For Men Maca Root Shave Cream.

  50. Shelley N says:

    I like the Olive Shower Gel for men

  51. Kayla Gilbert says:

    I like the Olive Shower Gel for Men.

  52. karen petrychko says:

    the Maca Root oil balance protector

  53. KD says:

    I like the Maca Root shave cream.

  54. Margaret MacKenzie says:

    White Musk has always been my favourite so I would love to see my hubby try the White Musk Sport Hair and Body Wash.

  55. GARRY SUSSMAN says:


  56. Silvia D says:

    I think he would like the Modern Gent’s Shaving Kit Maca Root

  57. Huguette E. says:

    I like the For Men Maca Root Razor Relief

  58. holly o'gorman says:

    The maca root protector would be my choice

  59. Lisa Smith says:


  60. louise says:

    Le produit ” olive shower gel for men “

  61. Tammy Dalley says:

    love the Maca Root shave cream

  62. julie_bolduc says:

    I love the Maca Root shave cream

  63. Juliee Fitze says:


  64. Janice Holz says:

    Olive shower gel!

  65. andie says:

    I think my husband would like the “White Musk® Sport Eau de Toilette.” And it would make a great gift!

  66. Tea & Nail Polish says:


  67. Joy says:

    For Men Maca Root Energetic Face Protector

  68. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I like the Maca Root shave cream, that would be ideal for my son. 🙂

  69. maria says:

    I like the olive shower gel

  70. Florence C says:

    I go with the Olive Shower Gel

  71. Andrew P says:

    The Olive Shower Gel

  72. bee says:

    The White Musk Sport Hair & Body Wash

  73. KellyPC says:

    We used to love Mostly Musk but white musk is nice too

  74. Josh Siemens says:

    The Maca Root shave cream is great!

  75. Margaret MacKenzie says:

    I actually received the White Musk gift set for women for Christmas…it’s heavenly.

  76. Brenda Alden says:

    The Arber collection is nice

  77. Linda Brown says:

    I love the White Musk…..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  78. jane kramer says:

    i really like the white musk for men aftershave balm

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