Confessions of a Soap Obsessed New Yorker -- One Woman's Quest for the Perfect Cleansers
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I'm singing in the shower again!
For someone who dedicated most of her young life (and according to her family, should currently dedicate more) to singing, I almost never sing in the shower.
It could be because I am concentrating on the finer details of whichever soap I am using, but whatever...
So, with my many many soaps to try, I know just shove my hand into my wicker basket of unused soaps and pick one. One (way too early for its good) morning I stuck in my hand, fished around a bit and pulled out...
I'll confess that I was pretty stoked for a number of reasons.
The first reason is that I have been wanting to try out one of these soaps for some time. I dig, the soapmaker's blog (she links to Book Slut, hello?) and her banner and packaging is among my favorite on Etsy. It caught my eye from day one. At any rate, it took me far too long to try one of the soaps.
Sooooo...take one is a blend of two GREAT scents: lemongrass and coconut!
As a side note, I once made a soup with lemongrass in it and it completely overwhelmed the other flavors. So there was a small part of me that was afraid that all I would smell is lemongrass.
But I was wrong.
Ok, so I love love love this soap. The scent is nicely layered. It actually blooms! At first you smell the lemongrass but it mellows out to the soothing scent of the coconut that dries on your skin just enough to make you feel as though you are heading to the beach as opposed to Wall Street (although I suppose both have sharks).
This soap has been chilling in my soap dish and, I must admit, I have to force myself not to reach for it in the morning. There is something so cheerful and sunny about it. The soap is downright optimistic.
In fact, this is my new favorite good morning summer scent. The only thing that would make it better is if I could get up at 10am to shower then and if my piña coladas didn't get watered down in the shower.
But I'm singing that darned Harry Nilsson song again!