27.11.11

Wanderlust


I like soap. I especially like handmade soap. Wanderlust is a persistent infliction of mine.

I have recently used up a bar of Future Primitive's Wanderlust soap.


Future Primitive's website description of the scent:

A late summer cargo from distant shores. Cologne-splashed Englishmen in starched ivory linens and panama hats bring bushels of citrus fruits, wooden crates filled with Rosemary leaf, oaken barrels filled with West Indian Bay oil & rich perfumery from old town apothecaries.



I think that the scent description is very accurate. This is certainly a unisex scent that Hiro and I were happy to share. It has a lingering spicy freshness with bursts of citrus that hold these contrasting elements together nicely.

This is a generous bar that lasted us a few months providing a good lather despite London's hideously hard water. A remarkable point to note about this soap is that it does not go slimly and disgusting in your soap tray. A wonder indeed!

I look forward to trying more soaps from Future Primitive's interesting range of bars and I am actually eyeing up the Inches Lane hand made soap as I type.


13 comments:

  1. I adore hand-made soaps - soap making is quite complex - did a course earlier this year.

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  2. Love it when scented products are unisex...I've a hemp shower cream tt I share with my man....he likes it v much...a sort of powdery fragrance tt is not too girly at all.

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  3. This soap looks and seems so lovely from your description. Lately I've been really loving looking at different types of bar sopas while shopping. The fragrant smells are so refreshing. :] Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Arrgh - why did I have to click on the link! My credit card is smoking!

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  5. what an interesting bar of soap! The colours and patterns are intriguing. From the side it almost looks like something marble!

    Its description sounds wonderful...

    But I have a dislike of soap bars because I don't like that they stick to the soap dish, and I feel the urge to clean the soap dish of any soapy liquid all the time. I also don't like it when soap gets a bit too wet and dents. I also wonder how clean soap bars get, and have a strange habit of detol-ing them. So...as you can probably tell, I don't buy soap bars! XD

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  6. Hare to believe it is soap. Looks good enough to eat. Xxxx

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  7. Hmmmm for some reason, I can smell that from here! What a wonderful description! x

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  8. I love handmade soaps too, they make me feel like I found a special treasure every time I take a shower.

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  9. Imagine that! A gob full of suds!

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  10. Now that I can reply to you I wanted to say, that glycerine based soaps are a bugger with slime. I think glycerine attracts water and so it turns really gunky.

    I another reason I like soap so much is because I feel super clean after using them. Shower gel has all these weird moisturising things in them that make me feel like I am wrapped in an invisible force-field.

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  11.  I too want to learn to make soap!

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  12. Hello! I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to write about my Wanderlust soap! Just found you via my analytics. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Tiggy from FuturePrimitive Soap co.xx

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