Note: I find all the of Philosophy 3 in 1s to work best as shower gels, not as bubble baths or shampoos. Also, all of them are meant to smell good in the shower but not last on your skin, so if you want the scent to last you'll have to layer with a matching moisturizer and fragrance. :)
Brown Butter Cookie - (This was part of a set from QVC for the 2011 holiday season). Yummy. Smells just like a fresh-baked shortbread cookie and somehow isn't too sweet. It's also different from a couple of Philosophy's other cookie scents (Cookies and Cream, Frosted Animal Crackers), so if you're a Philosophy addict like me it's worth getting even if you have other foody shower gels.
Cafe Au Lait* - I like this scent quite a bit. It's a mellow, sweet coffee scent with some creaminess to it. It's not overpowering like some coffee scents I've tried and not synthetic at all, which has been an issue for some Philosophy 3 in 1's. I'd probably like it even more if it had a hint of caramel, but it's pretty good as is.
Chocolate Chip Cookies - I like this one, but it's not one of my faves from Philosophy. It's chocolatey and sweet but doesn't smell specifically like cookies. I prefer their Double Rich Hot Cocoa for a chocolate scent.
Cinnamon Buns - Ah, the one that started the foody scent craze. This really is a dead-on cinnamon buns scent, complete with icing and a rich bakery/pastry note.
Classic Fudge Cake - Mmmm, yummy! Not as sweet as Philosophy's Chocolate Chip Cookies 3 in 1 but sweeter than their Double Rich Hot Cocoa, this is a dead-on rich chocolate cake scent. I love layering it with Hot Cocoa lotion from (the now defunct) Bathed and Infused or Dylan's Candy Bar Chocolate Cupcake body butter.
Cookies 'n' Creme* - This is a very true Oreos scent, right down to the balance of creamy vanilla and rich chocolate. Once again I wish this was one for which Philosophy would introduce a matching lotion and perfume.
Creme Brulée* - I tried this in the store and it smelled great, but when I actually used it in the shower it was totally off - a plastic-y, fake vanilla scent. Not sure if I got a bad bottle or what, but this was terrible to my nose.
Crispy Marshmallow Bars - This really does smell like warm Rice Krispie Treats. You definitely get a Krispies note, albeit a very subtle one, in addition to the marshmallow. The scent is on the soft side - it doesn't linger on your skin at all after you step out of the shower - but I love it anyway because it reminds me of making these bars with my mom when I was little. Like many other Philosophy food-scented 3 in 1s, this makes me want to eat the real thing!
Double-Rich Hot Cocoa - I think I like this even more than Chocolate Chip Cookies since this is more chocolatey and a tad less sweet than Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was a little worried about as some of the foody scents from Philosophy seem to have a plastic smell in the shower, but this is very true with no weird undertones.
Eggnog Latte* - I can definitely smell the latte component in this. I have the original Philosophy Eggnog 3 in 1 and while the eggnog part of Eggnog Latte is noticeably stronger than the coffee note, it's not the same as the original Eggnog - this smells just like the delicious Starbucks treat. Mmmm!
Frosted Animal Crackers - My aunt lived near a Nabisco factory, and sometimes when we visited her we could smell the fresh-baked vanilla wafers permeating the air. This smells just like them! I'm not really getting much of a frosting note, which is good as I prefer to have it smell more like the crackers than frosting. However, the scent is light - it disappears even as I'm lathering and doesn't linger in the shower, let alone on your skin. Nevertheless this is another great foody scent from Philosophy.
Holiday Spice Rack Trio*: Philosophy introduced some new scents in this set that as far as I know are not available individually in large sizes, which is a shame as all three are true to their names -- nothing fake, plastic-y or overly sweet here. Vanilla Bean Nutmeg is a basic vanilla with a hint of spice, while Spiced Cinnamon Stick is a straight-up cinnamon spice scent. It's less sweet and more spicy than Philosophy's Cinnamon Bun gel since it lacks that pastry note. Both are quite nice, but Creamy Cardomom is my absolute favorite in this set and one of the best scents Philosophy has come up with in years. It smells just like the kheer (cardamom-spiced rice pudding) from my favorite Indian restaurant - I'm seriously tempted to drink it. I think this one bottle alone makes the set worth it. If only Philosophy offered a matching lotion and perfume to layer on top...
Grasshopper* - I'm obsessed with anything that smells minty, and this is nice but a little too sweet. It's a nice creamy mint but I think I'd like something a tad stronger.
I Love Candy Corn* - I think a good, genuine candy corn scent would be difficult to reproduce in shower gel form, but Philosophy nailed it. This manages to accurately smell like the Halloween favorite but without being sickly sweet or plastic-y. I love it so much I may actually finish it before October 31st!
Lemonade* - I love this scent! It's a very refreshing lemony scent but not Pledge-like at all. This is what I wanted Fresh's Lemon Sugar to smell like! My only gripe is that the scent doesn't last long at all. Within minutes of getting out of the shower I couldn't smell it at all.
Lime - It seems Philosophy changed the packaging and title of this product - it used to have a white bottle with a picture of a lime and "You Deserve the Limelight" on it. Now there's a clear bottle with "Let Go, Let Love High Foaming Shower and Bath Gelee". In any case, the scent is the same and it's lovely. It's not a tart, true lime - it has a hint of sweetness, making it smell vaguely of lime jello. It's not cloying in any way though, just a light fresh scent. If you want a tart, dead-on lime though, I suggest 100% Pure Lime body wash.
Melting Marshmallow* - This smells like hot cocoa that's heavy on the marshmallows - not really a straight-up marshmallow scent but rather marshmallows mixed with a bit of hot chocolate. While it's not my absolute favorite Philosophy 3 in 1, it's very smooth and comforting and perfect for winter.
Mimosa - Not one of Philosophy's best 3 in 1s. This smelled okay when I sniffed it in the store, like a creamy orange scent, but when I used it in the shower I got a strange plastic undertone. I don't know how that happened but I tried it several times and it smelled the same. What's worse is that the plastic smell lingered on my skin, and normally the 3 in 1s don't stick around longer than a few minutes in terms of scent. Texture was fine, it lathered well, but the scent was definitely off at least for me. I wish they'd come out with a fresh-squeezed pure orange or blood orange scent!
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - This is easily one of my favorite Philosophy 3 in 1s. It's a nice equal blend of chocolate and mint (one doesn't overpower the other and neither is fake or plastic-y), plus it's not too sweet like Grasshopper. The only problem is that I crave a big mint chocolate chip milkshake after I use it!
Old-Fashioned Eggnog - Ooooh, this is the loveliest, truest eggnog scent I've ever tried, and that includes bath and body e-tailers. Every other eggnog scent I try is too spicy. This one is perfect and so genuine, I want to drink it!
Orange Jelly Bean* - I don't like jelly beans but I love this. It's very sweet and sugary so I have to be in the right mood to wear it, but it really does smell just like orange candy. While I don't love it as much as their Sugar Chick scent, this is another great 3 in 1 for spring.
Peppermint Bark - I need another food-scented Philosophy 3 in 1 like I need a hole in the head, but I had to get this. It's sweeter and slightly less chocolatey than their Peppermint Hot Cocoa and Double Chocolate Mint Cookie 3 in 1s but not as sweet as their Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Perfect for the holiday season!
Peppermint Hot Cocoa* - Another winner from Philosophy's 2009 fall/winter lineup. It's the same great scent as their Double Rich Hot Cocoa but with some peppermint added - not too minty or sweet. Sometimes in the winter I make hot chocolate from scratch and add a tiny bit of peppermint extract, and this smells exactly like it. Delish!
Pina Colada* - I love this for summer! It smells so tropical and coconut-y, but a genuine coconut. I find other retailer coconut scents to be a little synthetic. This is very authentic. Definitely a summer staple for me.
Pineapple Coconut* - Blech. I was really hoping for a dupe of Philosophy's delicious (and long-discontinued) Pina Colada 3 in 1, but this wasn't even close. It smelled okay in the store, but when I got home and used it in the shower it was totally off - it was like washing with rancid canned pineapple juice! I didn't get any coconut from this at all either. A rare miss for Philosophy.
Pink Lemonade* - Undoubtedly my favorite Philosophy scent for summer. I have searched high and low to find a dupe in a perfume or body cream (they do make a body cream in this scent but it's not the most moisturizing) and I can't find it anywhere. This is the perfect pink lemonade scent - light and tart with a tiny hint of sweetness.
Pumpkin Pie* - I'm not sure why Philosophy discontinued this, but I'm sad because it was the perfect pumpkin pie scent - not too spicy with just the right amount of a crust note. It does pop up from time to time though and right now I'm hoarding the tiny bottle of it that appeared in one of the many holiday trios they release.
Pumpkin Spice Muffin* - I like this but not as much as Philosophy's Pumpkin Pie. It's a little spicier and not as sweet, without much of a muffin/bakery note. I'll use it up but wouldn't repurchase if Philosophy re-releases it.
Rainbow Sherbert* - This is excellent - a very true sherbert sniff in with fruity, creamy notes that remind me of my childhood summer vacations at the beach. The scent is subtle and doesn't last once you're out of the shower, but the deliciousness more than makes up for the lack of staying power. I bet layering with the matching lotion would help it last a little longer.
Sugar Chick* - I think I've died and gone to heaven. This is truly an accurate Peeps scent in all its sugary gooey glory, reminding me of that special time of year when I gleefully stick a poor little Peep in the microwave and giggle as it blows up to massive, silly-looking proportions. It's heavier on the sugary coating than on the marshmallow but still isn't so sweet as to be headache-inducing. Oh, and don't worry about the shimmer - it doesn't stick to your skin or make a mess of your tub/shower. I may get a backup of this so I can enjoy it Easter after Easter!
Sugar Sprinkles Funnel Cake* - This reminded me a lot of Philosophy's Pink Frosted Layer Cake, except not as "pink". It's pretty sweet - on some mornings I think it might be headache-inducing - and it doesn't quite smell like funnel cake, it smells mostly like strawberry frosting with just a hint of cake. But overall I like it and it's great for when I want to smell like a very sweet cupcake!
Sugary Cinnamon Icing* - This isn't bad, but it doesn't really smell like cinnamon icing either. Maybe my nose is off, but it smells like Quaker instant oatmeal in the maple syrup flavor. Definitely sweet but I'm not getting any cinnamon or icing. Try before you buy.
Tangerine - I adore this scent. It's a very true tangerine - not orange, not grapefruit, but distinctly tangerine. It's fresh and sweet and has the reliable Philosophy 3 in 1 lather. Packaging note: This used to be in a white bottle with a picture of a tangerine, and now it's in a clear bottle and is called "Begin Again"...for some reason Philosophy recently repackaged most of their fruit scents, including lime, grapefruit, pomegranate and lemonade.
Vanilla Birthday Cake - Mmm! I do wish there was more of a frosting note in this, but it's pretty good as is.