I am back from a long absence, first in Italy, then in our country cottage and hope to share more about it all with you soon. Today let’s start with a Monday Question, I want to know:
Can you be enticed by scented products other than perfume too?
Do you use scented soaps, shower gels, lotions, hand creams etc.?
Do you worry about them clashing with your perfume of the day?
Do you coordinate them? Use the matching products if available?
Or are you only using unscented stuff?
I used to stick to unscented products, but lately I have embarked on a love affair with scented everything. The Diptyque line of body products (see my review of the body lotion here) is outstanding and I enjoy testing my way through the variety of products available. More of that at a later date…
When in Italy I visited the famous Santa Maria Novella pharmacy and fell for the Pasta di Mandorle hand cream which smells divinely of almonds and is very soothing and rich for dry hands (unfortunately it is so expensive :( )
As for the shower, I discovered a very affordable, no, outright cheap option in Italy (gotta counteract the SMN investment). A line called Le Petit Marseillais that offers affordable and lovely scented shower gels, soaps, body lotions and creams. I stocked up on the shower gels in Orange blossom, Almond and Milk as well as a few scented hand soaps for the whole family. I like the brand’s presentation and the performance of the products a lot. Of course it inevitably follows that it is not available here in Austria, as it seems to be the rule for stuff I like.
Are you familiar with the line?
Is Le Petit Marsellais available in your country?
What about you and your scented preferences aside from using perfume outright?