Thursday, March 6, 2008

You have to smell it to believe it!

A few weeks ago I stumbled across the most beautiful photos of soap on Flickr. They were so pretty that I couldn't imagine ever using them - I just want to display them in a bowl and look at them all day (like a million other things I have in bowls around my house that I just look at - I have a things-in-bowls-sickness). Anyhoo, the gorgeous soaps were made by 4th Ave. Soap Co. and I was immediately drawn in to her beautiful Etsy shop by the wide array of products in the most alluring scents. I ended up purchasing some aftershave for my boyfriend and some face cream for myself.

The aftershave: Sweet Pipe Tobacco aftershave has the most amazing scent ever! In the whole history of aftershaves never has there been such a perfect scent for the man who was born 100 years too late (Paul is a true Edwardian at heart). It has the subtle sweet aroma of fine pipe tobacco without being overpowering. On more than one occasion I have found myself standing the bathroom holding the bottle and just inhaling. Yes, I am an aftershave addict. I admit it.
The face cream: I bought the Antioxidant Face Cream and I couldn't be happier! Take it from a girl who has sensitive, fair skin that, in Winter, gets so dry it flakes like a fine French pastry - this cream can perform miracles! I am so impressed with what this cream has done to my skin in a just a few days I feel like I should buy a life-time supply so that I am never without it. When you are allergic to nearly everything made for the face it is such a thrill to find something that doesn't burn off your epidermis and actually improves the condition of your skin. Rock on 4th Ave. Soap Co.!


Nicole R.J. said...

Thanks for posting this - I have super dry winter skin and ma always on the lookout for a good moisturizer!

Anonymous said...

Wow, just checked out her shop and everything is gorgeous! I want!

Art Kitten said...

Thanks for the finds! I love the smell of pipe tobacco!