Holiday fragrance gifts 2016, part 5

Moving on…we’re up to part five in our eight-part series on fragrance related holiday gifts. Today, we’ve got scented body products of all kinds, and as always, do add any of your own recommendations in the comments!

Golda Hiba Sphere Soap

From Golda, the Hiba Sphere Soap: “…our morning combination of Coconut, Palm and Olive Oils to help you rise and shine. With hydrating and conditioning properties from Jojoba, Avocado, Lemongrass, and Aomori Hiba essential oil, only found in 300 year old Aomori Hiba trees from Aomori, Japan. Our soap has a unique citrusy, cider-like fragrance that is purifying, uplifting, and stimulating.” $18 for 126g at Studio Cue LA

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2015, part 6

Our annual series of holiday gift posts continues with scented bath & body products. Still to come: cheap thrills, followed by luxury.

Oriza L Legrand bar soap

From Oriza L Legrand, bar soap trios (“L. Legrand soaps, enriched with organic Shea butter, won their universal reputation for their soothing qualities and absolute purity. Heralded in the first issue of Art and Fashion (circa 1890); the soaps from Oriza L. Legrand are so delicate you cannot be afraid to use them on the face.”) in two fragrances, Verveine de Vénus and Mimosa Doré. Three 125g bars for $39.50 at Twisted Lily

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Le Couvent des Minimes Silky Shower Cream & Refreshing Body Moisturizer ~ scented body product reviews

Le Couvent des Minimes Silky Shower Cream & Refreshing Body Moisturizer

I own far fewer bath and body products than you might expect, especially in relation to my surplus of perfumes and lipsticks. Just two weeks ago, in fact, I realized that I was down to one partially used bottle of shower gel (not counting my secret stash of LUSH Rose Jam, of course) and half a bottle of unscented body lotion. Spring is always a good time to try new body products, so I recently introduced two items from Le Couvent des Minimes into my morning regimen.

Le Couvent des Minimes is named for a historic convent in the French town of Mane, and its formulas and fragrances are supposedly inspired by the convent’s gardens of curative herbs and flowers…

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