Scented Bath Powder ~ an appreciation

Les Houppettes Caron

This past week I’ve had a touch of flu, the kind that kicks off with aching muscles, sensitive skin, and chills. For a day, the only time I was comfortable was in a hot bath. And what helped keep me comfortable before I pulled on the layers and slipped into bed was a gentle patting of scented bath powder.

I only use bath powder four or five times a year. It can be messy, and powder that’s talc rather than cornstarch has health risks. (Try not to inhale talc-based powder, and keep it away from your lady parts.) Most often after a bath my skin wants moisture, and I reach for lotion.

Bath powder has been out of fashion for years…

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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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Fragrance gifts for Mother’s Day 2013, part 1

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, 12 May. Don’t procrastinate! Here are a few early gift ideas.

Annick Goutal Les Colognes Discovery Set

From Annick Goutal, a Les Colognes Discovery Set: “Annick Goutal twists the olfactory architecture of three representative in-house creations with temperance, timelessness, and intimacy offering three vibrant infusing but discrete colognes.” 50 ml each of Eau d’Hadrien, Vétiver and Néroli, $175 at Neiman Marcus

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