Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I read this very nice British blog called Posy from time to time, and today she wrote about her favorite soap, which is wrapped in tissue paper with a band around it--very classy. She, and several of the commenters, mentioned how certain soap scents make them think of certain people.

That reminded me of how my dad says that the smell of Ivory soap always takes him to his grandparents' farm house, where there was always a bar of Ivory on the sink when you came in and washed up.

One of my very favorite soaps is Yardley...rose, lavender or lemon. Oh, and oatmeal. The smell of the rose soap makes me think of early married life in Idaho for some reason--I guess I must have used it for a while when we lived there. Ivory is also very evocative of childhood days, though I don't think we used it all that much.

And now I've found Ellie's soap which is a new favorite, though I haven't settled on a favorite scent, since I've liked every one I've tried. And they last so long, I haven't had the chance to try very many yet!

What's your favorite soap? And do you have a soap scent that takes you back in time?


Anonymous said...

There is an Ayurvedic Indian soap made by Chandrika that I absolutely love. It smells so clean and especially in the summer after I've worked up a good sweat, there's nothing better than cleaning up with it.

Isn't it funny how something so practical can really set the tone for the day?

Tracy said...

LOL! Irish Spring. Reminds me of my first marriage.

It gives me a rash now. :-S

Mimi said...

I've been liking homemade soaps I've been buying (current favorite, oatmeal) but Dh has been kvetching about how much they are. I've been tempted to make my own, but ay yi yi, there's lye and taking temperatures, and gah!

So, I may just buy from Ellie's, I like her prices :)

Mimi said...

I've bought these soaps before, and I found their order form, and just ordered several - I think the prices are good enough that my Dh won't kvetch and I don't have to make them myself.


(I'm allergic to Irish Spring)