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    Mike, Rose Jam is really good! I should get one...
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Mazzolari

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    Quote Originally Posted by b3t0_1972 View Post
    Mike, Rose Jam is really good! I should get one...
    Yep. And I am pretty sure that they have a spray fragrance also available in the US now (it was exclusive to the UK before). I saw it on their US website last week. I will check it out at the Lush store today (It is literally right below my office lol)

    I bought some Dior Homme Shower Gel off eBay (this one isn't easy to find). Looking forward to using it!
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    I'll check about the Rose Jam fragrance as well.
    Let us know about the Dior Homme shower gel!
    Currently wearing: Vetiver by Mazzolari

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    Bar soaps - In the past I’ve used Santa Maria Novella Melograno. Heavenly.

    Ivory - yes, plain, old school Ivory bath soap. Nostalgically simple and good.

    The lovely Five Oaks Bouquet once gifted me a box of Roger & Gallet soaps in the carnation scent. They were beautiful and long lasting. A wrapped bar placed on my closet shelf subtly perfumed the entire space.

    Currently I’m using shower creams by Le Petit Marsellais. I’ve bought them through Amazon in the past but am delighted to see that my local Duane Reade and Stop & Shop now carry them. I love the orange blossom, the lavender honey, and the vanilla milk scents. They are gentle and don’t clash with my SOTD.

    Fracas shower cream is divine.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Quote Originally Posted by b3t0_1972 View Post
    I'll check about the Rose Jam fragrance as well.
    Let us know about the Dior Homme shower gel!
    The Rose Jam fragrance gave me a bit of a headache after a couple of hours. I will try it again to make sure that it was the fragrance & not something else...

    I absolutely love the Dior Homme Shower Gel! I am glad I bought it (it wasn't cheap...$41 is a lot for shower gel). The iris note and the plush gourmand facets are yummy in a shower - very comforting. Just the right amount of scent, but not too persistent post-shower.

    I am eyeing some Egoiste Shower Gel, but gosh I can't find some cheaper than $60...that's a lot of $!
    "When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"

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    Currently using a couple of Goats milk soaps in the scent of Chocolate Amber. Just finished a Fragonard soap, too.
    Currently wearing: Eau Rose by Diptyque

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    I just bought some Tauer soaps. They're charcoal/glycerin...and they smell incredibly good. The scents are called Data Miner and Solar Engineer. Highly recommended. Luckyscent has them. $15.
    "When you become comfortable with uncertainty. infinite possibilities open up in your life"

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    Here's a line I discovered in Whole Foods' market:
    http://jackiehengst.com/inspirepurebotanicals/

    For a really embracing experience, the eucalyptus/sea salt is great. It's my husband's favorite for shaving and showering. We ordered a loaf to cut at home.

    I think it's probably the best of the handcrafted type soaps I've tried. Not affiliated, BTW.

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    Recently bought a bar of Cleopatra soap from ebay having heard about it for years. Apparently it's not "what it used to be" but I'm enjoying it. Lovely, tasteful un-soapy fragrance even if its a bit light.
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26153299.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26153299-4987.jpg"> London by Roja Dove</a></div>

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    I always use nicely scented hand soap, bar soap, shower gel, hand creme, etc. but I try to be economical about it. I usually get them at the only "high-end" store within 30 miles of me - TJ Maxx. I had occasion recently to add an Ulta body wash to my stash, a soapy and really nice fragrant White Flowers scent. I also use a lot of Crabtree & Evelyn products - right now I've got Summer Hill body wash, Iris body lotion, and my favorite Nantucket Briar hand creme.
    I'm using Carven Ma Griffe bar soap that I picked up at a yard sale. I love that fragrance but the stuff is pretty old now. I also had to pick up a Castelbel Porto bar soap I found at TJ Maxx. I had noticed that Roberto from Portugal uses that brand of products sometimes so it caught my eye. The scent is called Bird of Paradise and I don't know what that scent is supposed to smell like, but the fragrance is divine. I'm just going to sniff it for a while before I use it.
    I also accidentally bought Kenneth Cole Signature after shave balm thinking it was something else. Hey, for 3 bucks, why not. I'm single so I think I'll try to use it after I shave my legs and see how it goes.
    I've used a lot of different brands of shower gel or body wash over the years, but I keep coming back to simple $4 Caress. It's been around forever, it's moisturizing, it comes in nice scents, and I'm happy with it.

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    I decided to use the Kenneth Cole Signature after shave balm after I shaved my underarms instead of my legs. Good thing. I now have me some manly green-smelling armpits.

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    I've just started a goat's milk soap scented with Coconut Cream.
    Currently wearing: Eau Rose by Diptyque

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    Last week I started on my Nesti Dante soap stash.
    First one up is Mediterranean Plum, Persimmon & Amber With Bran & Walnut Granules.

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    Just started another bar of the goat milk Coconut Cream soap.
    Currently wearing: Eau Rose by Diptyque

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    Got a haul from my local Maxx: two Orly nail polishes that I didn't need; minis of Bebe by Bebe (Francis Kurkdjian did this one) and Bebe Sheer; a trial size Water Mint body wash by Molton Brown (never had their products before); a large bottle of Castelbel Gardenia liquid hand soap; Tommy Bahama St. Barts bath & shower gel; & 1 OZ. bottle of Ermenegildo Zegna Uomo; (& a jar of Sicilian jam). I went there for shower gel & jam. It's all just so inexpensive!
    How do you know what a French whorehouse smells like?

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    Lately started to enjoy the shower foams by the German brand Spitzner- especially the one based on/containing jasmine and sandalwood scent notes
    Currently wearing: 1881 pour Homme by Cerruti

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    Just started another Goats milk soap, this time it's scented with a fragrance oil called Mexican Fried Ice cream (my Daughter's choice).
    Currently wearing: Eau Rose by Diptyque

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    Bath & Body Works had a sale on discontinued shower gels so I got nine different ones. Even considering s/h fees and tax I still think I got a good bargain.
    If I've ever used B&BW products before, I don't remember it.

    Twilight Woods, Juniper Breeze, Cotton Blossom, Wild Honeysuckle, Sensual Amber, Pink Cashmere, Plumeria, Freesia, & Cherry Blossom
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    The Xmas Market has arrived in Belfast and with it the French Soap Man or as I call him the soapy man


    So stocked up on the pure vegetal Asses Milk and Goat's Milk Soaps for the year.
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    l've only just got around to looking at this thread!

    l adore scented shower gels & soaps, & l'm always on the lookout for nice ones to try, although my budget doesn't extend to the really high end stuff.

    Currently, for handwashing l'm using Karnataka Mysore sandalwood soap, which is luxuriously scented, lathers well & is very reasonably priced. lt seems to be widely available online.

    l've just bought a second bottle of Frosted Sprinkles shower creme, from Baylis & Harding's Beauticology range. lt smells exactly like iced cinnamon buns, & is very Christmassy. Not sure whether or not this is available outside the UK.

    l've used several Lush shower gels over the years. Favourites have been Rose Jam, Flying Fox & The Olive Branch.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    A Basenotes buddy bought me this for my birthday:



    Although mine had Sandalwood Talc. Lovely stuff!
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    That looks gorgeous Mikeperez23
    DONNA

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    Spurred on by this thread, I went looking for a rose body wash. Dallied in the bath gel aisle until I was glancing over my shoulder to see if security was coming. There was one by Olay called sugar cream and rose. Pretty meh. Another one call Maroccan Rose that was marginally better so I put it in my cart, hopeful maybe a hot shower would improve it. Thinking to myself, "Why are you bothering. You know this will disappointing." BUT THEN THIS HAPPENED:

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    I had no intention of buying a sugar scrub, body butter, or hand cream. But. Holy. Cats. This lemon cream smells EXACTLY like the lemon icebox pie I used to hand out at Morrison's Cafeteria during my dreadful summer as salad girl in college. In other words--to die for.

    The Brazilian nut sugar scrub smells divine as well---like hot brown sugar peanut butter candy in the making. The body butter is more subtle woody nut but I was so crushed that its body wash wasn't there I had to console myself with another layer.

    I don't need a bath....or do I.
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    Mostly unscented Dove soap and good old Prell shampoo for me. I like letting my wardrobe do the smelling.
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    I've been on a years long kick of using castile bar or liquid (Bronner's) soap, and sandalwood bar soap, but this winter I've been using Puig Agua Lavanda shower gel. Cheap as can be and smells great. Doesn't desiccate my dry Irish skin either. Treemoss is listed as an ingredient, which is kind of fun.



    I've been tempted by the Amouage body washes, someone here likes them (cacio maybe?) but, despite spending whatever amount on fragrances, I balk at spending more than $10 for soap/wash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donna255 View Post
    That looks gorgeous Mikeperez23
    Yes, I've really enjoyed them all.

    I also bought 'new' Indian Sandalwood Hair & Body Wash from Crabtree & Evelyn. Really good stuff. It reminds me a bit of Cade Shower Gel by L'Occitane (which is disco'd).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IsoESuperman View Post
    I've been on a years long kick of using castile bar or liquid (Bronner's) soap.
    This is my go to as well--I do have the Bronner's lavender and the peppermint, but usually it just a bar of Kirk's unscented castile.
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    I've been using a bar of soap I "inherited" from my mom. I gave it to her as a gift probably 30 years ago. Yes, 30 years ago! It's a bar of Guerlain Mitsouko in the old green color. My mom never used the "fancy" soaps I gave her. She always partially unwrapped them, placed them in a sock drawer or some other dresser drawer. Perfect drawer scenters. The quality of this soap is awesome. They dry out very well. It only has a slight scent left but, it lathers up as if it was made yesterday.
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    Molton Brown's Dewey LOTV & Star Anise Shower Gel: nice 'n' fresh

    Michel Design Works' Lavender Rosemary Shower Body Wash w/Shea Butter: nice 'n' fresh

    Unscented Dove Beauty Bar: The old standard
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    Another vote for Nesti Dante in the Villages and Monasteries scent. Also the delightfully spicy Maja soap. Both are addicting.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel




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