Soap of Ages
The season of swag is in full swing, and while we had a few ideas of our own, we thought we’d share some of the better items that ended up in our stocking. Giving is still better…but receiving’s all right too.
For instance, this year marks our first encounter with the old world soap Savon de Marseille. It’s hardly luxe—you can pick up a pound of the stuff for just a few of euros, if you’re in the neighborhood—and it’s rougher than anything you’ll find in the supermarket, but there’s a particular charm to using soap that’s been passed around for 700 years.
And since the main ingredients are olive oil and Mediterranean sea water, it puts the usual scents to shame.
- — Russell Brandom