I didn’t think too much about it until later, when I realised that one of them had cast a delicious scent firstly in our car, and later in my suitcase. Back home, I lost no time in phoning the shop to order more. The name of the scent was not impressed on the bar, but after a process of elimination the shop-owner cried: ‘Oh! It must be the frangipani! Everyone asks me about that one.’
The soap does indeed have a luscious creamy fragrance, sharpened by citrus. Frangipani. Of course. The soap scents the clothes in my dresser, and leaves the bathroom smell gorgeous. In use, it keeps its shape without going soggy.
Okay, so I’m not going to chase every frangipani soap or fragrance that was every conjured up in the mind of man or woman. I’m just going to stick to this one because it is lovely, simple and cheap. Great soap makes me feel pampered and safe, and there are plenty of times when I don’t ask for much more than that.
When I notice people say that such-and-such a perfume reminds them of the most luxurious guest soap possible, my frangipani soap would be exactly like that, I think.
Elena has a wonderful post on soapy fragrances on Perfume Shrine. Do you like them? Are they worth the money? Or do you just stick to – soap?