Many people love to watch Studio Ghibli movies, and now they can smell like them, too! Ghibli, working with the fragrance company Fernanda, has come out with body splashes themed after three of their films: Kiki’s Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, and Howl’s Moving Castle. Each scent is different, and each bottle has an image from its titular movie, so that these can be used as collector’s items even after the body splash is used up.
The Kiki’s Delivery Service body splash is called Maria Regale, and it’s a mix of jasmine, Lily of the Valley and pear.
The Whisper of the Heart body splash is named Classic Tea, and its ingredients consist of black tea, amber and yuzu, a citrus fruit in Asia.
The Howl’s Moving Castle body splash is titled White Bouquet, and it has rose, lily and cedarwood to bring out its scent.
Each bottle costs 2,200 yen, which is a little over $15. They can be purchased at the Donguri Kyowkoku website here.
GKIDS gave this description for Kiki’s Delivery Service:
It is a tradition for all young witches to leave their families on the night of a full moon and fly off into the wide world to learn their craft. When that night comes for Kiki, she embarks on her new journey with her sarcastic black cat, Jiji, landing the next morning in a seaside village, where her unique skills make her an instant sensation. Don’t miss this delightfully imaginative and timeless story of a young girl finding her way in the world, featuring the voices of Kirsten Dunst, Janeane Garofalo, Phil Hartman, and Debbie Reynolds.
GKIDS gave this description for Whisper of the Heart:
A chance encounter with a mysterious cat sends Shizuku, a quiet schoolgirl, on a quest for her true talent. Together with Seiji, a boy determined to follow his dreams, and enchanted by The Baron, a magical cat figurine who helps her listen to the whispers of her heart, Shizuku embarks on a life-changing adventure that takes her beyond the boundaries of her imagination. This beautiful tale based on a screenplay from Hayao Miyazaki will delight and amaze audiences of all ages!
GKIDS gave this description for Howl’s Moving Castle:
Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a curse on Sophie and turns her into a 90-year-old woman. On a quest to break the spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure. But as the true power of Howl’s wizardry is revealed, Sophie finds herself fighting to protect them both from a dangerous war of sorcery that threatens their world. Featuring the voice talents of Lauren Bacall, Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, Blythe Danner, Emily Mortimer, and Jean Simmons.
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