A little over a year ago, I made my first (and only) post focusing on lube, specifically which ones were my favourites. A lot has changed since January 2017, but to be honest, my lube circle has stayed fairly similar; y’all know I don’t fuck around when it comes to what I put in and around my genitals. That being said, there has been a couple products from one company in particular that have slid into my life and changed my bedroom habits for the better. That company is SUTIL, and today I’m excited to review their current collection of lubricants and massage oils.
SUTIL Botanical Body Glides
I covered the SUTIL Luxe lube in my 2017 lube guide. It was an absolute fave back then for long-lasting sex, and it still is! I actually keep two different bottles near my bed, one on each of my side tables for easy reaching. It’s a go-to for masturbation, especially when I’m on my period (which nowadays makes my vag super sensitive due to my IUD). While it’s a water based lube, (which are known for their aqueous yet quickly disappearing effects), it lasts as long as a silicone lube. I rarely need to apply more. Its consistency is watery, but not overly so; when I place it on my finger, it does slide down, but it’s not dripping. I would compare it to the consistency of my natural discharge when I’m turned on: watery but paddable, almost like a very light dish wash soap.
SUTIL Luxe, in my opinion, doesn’t smell like anything at all, but it does have a bitter taste to it. So much so that other bloggers have not preferred it for sex involving oral activities. I mainly don’t use it around and near my mouth, so that’s not a big issue for me personally, but I can confirm that it’s not the tastiest or taste neutral lube on the market.
I think this lube is perfect for all types of hand sex, PIV sex and use with sex toys. SUTIL Luxe is water-based and contains natural ingredients that have hydrating or healing properties. One of those being Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract, a mineral-rich substance which aids with inflammation and skin regeneration, making it perfect for people who may experience irritation.
Ingredients: Aqua, Propanediol*(Zamea, botanical source), Hyaluronic Acid (Botanical source), Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract* (Lotus Root), Oat Beta Glucan*, Gluconolactone*, Sodium Benzoate*, Citric Acid. *Eco-Certified Ingredients
SUTIL Rich is the new lube to SUTIL’s repertoire. It’s boasted as the thicker and more aphrodisiac of the two, and I can confirm they’re not lying. The SUTIL Rich formula is indeed rich; its consistency is gel-like, feeling like I’m placing a modest aloe vera gel on my vulva when I use it. Despite its thick nature, the lube still manages to not get too sloppy or distracting; just like it’s lighter version, it blends seamlessly with my own bodily fluids. And because of its aphrodisiac ingredients added (like Horny Goat Weed), it makes vulva feel a little bubbly and extra aroused too. If you’re interested in natural aphrodisiacs, a friend recommended the Spanish Fly. They told me that it really gets your sexual juices flowing. One of the most powerful aphrodisiacs going. If you’re interested in learning more there is an article by myaphrodisiacs.com that is so informative.
Similarly to its predecessor, the Rich has no scent. It does, however, still have a slightly bitter aftertaste, though much less so than the Luxe.
Since SUTIL Rich is super thick, it’s perfect for anal and those with more dry or delicate tissues. I used to be diehard Sliquid Sassy fan for anal, but the Rich has quickly become my go-to for when I’m playing with my butt or with bigger toys.
Ingredients: Aqua, Propanediol*(Zamea, botanical source), Hyaluronic Acid (Botanical source), Nelumbo Nucifera Root Extract* (Lotus Root), Epimedium Sagittatum (Horny Goat Weed) Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Gluconolactone*, Sodium Benzoate* *Eco-Certified Ingredients
SUTIL Love Potion Massage Oils
The SUTIL Love Potions #17 & #23 are SUTIL’s first step into the massage oil market, with plans to expand the line later this year. Continuing their commitment to high quality and natural ingredients, the Potions contain ethically cultivated essential oils extracted from plants with aphrodisiac properties. Aromatherapy has long been connected to libido boosting, so it’s no surprise SUTIL sprang for ingredients like Ylang Ylang (used in both Potions), oil that is said to increase libido, slow down heart rate and has a relaxing effect.
Both the Potions have the same consistency and texture, feeling like liquid gold between my fingers. These are not the cheap, sticky “erotic massage oils” you pick up at the counter of your local sex store. They feel high end, soothing and luxurious; their light presence easily blended into my skin, leaving out the need to wipe it off afterwards. The Love Potions make my skin turn to velvet. I haven’t experienced any other massage oils this delectable. Packaged up in elegant tin containers, the oils definitely are worthy of their $29 USD price tag.
These oils can be used on genitals but, not if you’re planning to use a latex condom or dental dam! Oils degrade latex.
In terms of aphrodisiac effect, I actually did manage to feel sexually influenced by the scents of the oils. Even as I sit alone in my cold room writing this review, taking a whiff of the bottles contents makes my body stir. That could be a placebo effect, but I trust aromatherapy; scents are more influential than we think.
SUTIL Love Potion #17
- Scent: Love Potion #17 initially has a muskier note to it, probably due to the cedarwood, cinnamon and ginger. It ends on a sweet note, following up with the tangerine scent. Because of this, #17 has an overall sweet effect, but nothing too flowery or fruity.
- Ingredients: Almond Oil, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Cedarwood, Tangerine, Cinnamon, Ginger & Vit. E.
SUTIL Love Potion #23
- Scent: Love Potion #23 has a much more significant smell, creating an overall “sweet wood after a fresh rainfall” scent. It has a bit of a sunscreen aura, probably due to the grapefruit and lime, however, the frankincense is the overpowering ingredient. It exhales a quietly spicy flora.
- Ingredients: Almond Oil, Ylang Ylang, Lime, Pink Grapefruit, Frankincense, Jasmine, Vetiver & Vit. E.
Sutil is just a fantastic company and I can’t wait to see what other elegant goodies they come up with!