My primary goal with this blog is to discover great products for all around full body care and personal hygiene, and that includes finding fun ways to take care of my teeth. The most obvious thing to go for was to find toothpaste that wasn’t just some variation of ‘mint’ flavor. How lucky I was then to find a brand that carries a total of 7 different flavors (though only 5 of those could really be classified as non-mint), all of which can be bought together in a sample set.
I first heard of Marvis toothpaste when Tracy spoke about using the Jasmin flavor on the Snailcast. I was incredibly intrigued by a floral flavored toothpaste, and once I saw the variety of unique flavors Marvis carries I decided I needed to try all of them. Obviously I had to find out for myself which one is best. You know how it is.
Full Disclosure: This review contains no affiliate links, and the product was purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own and are based on my personal use and testing of the product.
What is it?
Marvis is an Italian brand of fluoride toothpastes that come in 7 different flavors in their main line. This sample set contains all 7 flavors in small travel sized tubes.
- Size: Seven 25 mL tubes
- Price: $36.75 CAD
- Texture: A dense white paste
- Scent: Varies, see below
- Packaging: Small squeeze tubes with twist-off caps
Amarelli Licorice: Glycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua (Water/Eau), Silica, Aroma (Flavor), Cellulose Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Eugenol, Limonene, Cinnamal, Anise Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol.
Aquatic Mint: Glycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua (Water/Eau), Silica, Aroma (Flavor), Cellulose Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Hydroxycitronellal, Farnesol, Benzyl Alcohol.
Cinnamon Mint: Glycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua (Water/Eau), Silica, Aroma (Flavor), Cellulose Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Eugenol, Limonene, Cinnamal, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol.
Classic Strong Mint: Glycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua (Water/Eau), Silica, Aroma (Flavor), Cellulose Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Eugenol, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol.
Ginger Mint: Glycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua (Water/Eau), Silica, Aroma (Flavor), Cellulose Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.
Jasmin Mint: Glycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aqua (Water/Eau), Silica, Aroma (Flavor), Cellulose Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol.
Whitening Mint: Glycerin, Hydrated Silica, Aqua (Water/Eau), PEG-32, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Aroma (Flavor), Cellulose Gum, Xylitol, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Saccharin, Limonene, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol.
CosDNA breakdowns for: Amarelli Licorice, Aquatic Mint, Cinnamon Mint, Classic Strong Mint, Ginger Mint, Jasmin Mint, Whitening Mint. Not going to discuss the readouts since these products are not going on your face, I just included them for your information. Do note that all flavors contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which is something to watch out for if you are sensitive since it can cause acne/irritation around the corners of your mouth.
All of the toothpastes have the same consistency, color and texture. They come out as a thick, plain white paste, and it definitely feels much thinner in the mouth than normal drugstore toothpaste. It feels a bit weird at first because the formula thins out so much. As for whitening capability, I didn’t find these toothpastes to have any greater whitening power than drugstore toothpaste, which is to say: not much. My experience with whitening toothpastes is that they are better at maintaining whiteness and preventing stains, rather than significantly whitening teeth.
This one was actually really fun, and also one of the flavors that interested me the most. I definitely enjoyed this flavor, and I’m speaking as someone who hates black licorice. This was a very gentle and nicely sweet fennel/anise flavor which was super interesting to use as a toothpaste. This flavor doesn’t stick around for long in the mouth, which I liked. It was very novel, and it was the first sample tube I worked through because I thought I would hate it and I wanted to get it out of the way. It turned out to be pretty great, though not something I have much desire to use on a regular basis.
The Aquatic was interesting in that it was definitely not regular toothpaste flavor while still being clean and minty. The flavor is really hard to describe. It’s not ‘marine’ tasting, but it feels like a ‘blue’ flavor in a clean, sterile, and almost salty way? I can see how the aquatic label applies, but it’s not how I would describe it on first taste. It really tasted more like mint with something odd about it.
This was a pretty great flavor, and became my second favorite. It had a really great, slightly hot, lightly sweet cinnamon taste that lingered around after brushing. It reminded me most of cinnamon hearts candy. The only downside to this one is that cinnamon is probably the most common toothpaste flavor after mint, so you could probably find something cheaper that tastes just as good.
Classic Strong Mint
This tastes just about exactly how you would expect: like strong mint. In fact, I found it a bit too strong to the point of being burn-y. My intentions with getting this sample set were to find something really different from regular toothpaste you buy at the drugstore, and this flavor was definitely not it. This offers nothing more than Crest or Colgate, except that it’s more than twice as expensive for half the amount of product.
Oh Ginger Mint, you were my biggest disappointment. This flavor was probably the one I most intrigued about, because how do you combine ginger and mint? What would that taste like? Turns out it tastes mostly like mint. I couldn’t detect any hint of true ginger flavor here. I had a friend try it out, and she commented that this one tasted extremely spicy to her, but that came across to me as a strong mint feel rather than any kind of heat from ginger. Was expecting to be excited, and this one totally let me down.
My absolute favorite of the bunch. This toothpaste is fantastic, and I can see why it’s the most common flavor to come up when I search for Marvis toothpaste. It smells super off-putting straight out of the tube, but don’t let that deter you. The taste is a strong, slightly sweet floral (which is not that weird, people eat flowers). It lingers in your mouth and makes your breath smell like Jasmin flowers for about half an hour. It’s amazing and I love it.
Like the Classic Strong Mint, this is another one that tasted very generic. Don’t really have anything to say about this one. It tasted like standard toothpaste, though it was less burn-y than the Strong Mint.
Would I Repurchase?
I will definitely repurchase the Jasmin Mint in a full size, and possibly the Cinnamon, as those two were my favorites to use. The Jasmin is just so unique and interesting, and I love the floral taste after brushing my teeth. Haven’t seen anything like it, so that one will for sure be returning to my bathroom counter. I love the Cinnamon just because it tastes so good, but there are plenty of other cinnamon toothpastes out there, so I might find something else.
The Licorice flavor was extremely fun, and I loved using it, but it felt too much like a novelty and not something I want to have around permanently. The remaining flavors really didn’t stray far enough from the typical minty experience for me to feel anything for them, so I’ll be saying goodbye to those.
Overall, the Jasmin Mint is absolutely the standout flavor, and I highly recommend it if you are looking for something completely different to try. If you can only pick up one of these flavors, make it the Jasmin.