It took me a while to amass enough samples of Bobbi Brown's Cleansing Oil for a two-week testing. Once I got there, though, I find myself enjoying the oil a lot more than I expected.
First there's the scent- a green pine, almost incense like. It instantly puts one in a relaxing mood. The texture of Bobbi Brown's oil is thinner than the more famous Shu Uemura, and is easier to use as a face massage oil (contributing to the whole relaxing thing). The oil removes makeup very efficiently, including mascara, liquid liner and whatever else I pile on my face. It's also a great- and I mean it- GREAT- for unclogging pores and removing any gunk that's settled on one's face. You can see and feel the stuff working right there in front of your mirror, and thoroughly enjoy rinsing it off.
Unlike the Shu oil, this Bobbi Brown product isn't over-drying (even now, during the worst part of winter), and while I tone and moisturize right away, my skin doesn't feel tight and stretched.
Bottom Line: Excellent
Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil ($39, 6.7oz) is available from most department stores and bobbibrowncosmetics.com. All the samples I used came with various purchases online and in store.