After filling her bags with her French loot, it became eminently clear that one of our favorite indulgences was simply not going to make it into any of Andrea’s return luggage.
Every bathroom, our powder room and even the kitchen has a big pump bottle of Savon Liquide de Marseille from FreeSens, a maitre savonnier de tradition (a traditional soap maker). There is nothing glamorous about the basic, plastic bottle, but I love the simple utilitarian look of it. When a bottle sits upon a windowsill with the sun streaming through, the liquids glitter like precious gems.
I have poured some into smaller, prettier containers for the powder room however.
|Green Tea is lovely.|
The problem with the soap is that the contents are one litre which makes for a major amount of heavy liquid. We could have poured it into smaller, more manageable receptacles, but we decided not to get involved in liquid conversions.
|Aloe-Vera sans soap.|
For the moment, I have Fleur de Lavande in my bathroom, My-Reason-For-Living-In-France has Fleurs de Provence in his, the powder room features Fleur d‘Oranger, and in the kitchen we have soap-free Aloe -Vera for sensitive skin.
The soaps are made with all natural ingredients using traditional craft methods. They are examples of small, affordable luxuries that promise pleasure with every pump.