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.!