Monday, July 11, 2011

Man soap

We were at a friend's house not too long ago when I excused myself to use the ladies'.  Like a good little girl, I washed my paws.  When I lathered up, I knew immediately that my husband would DIE for this hand soap.  It sounds silly, I know, but it was truly MAN SOAP.  There's no other way to explain it.  It was a mix of camping and aftershave with a touch of musk.  I dried my hands and walked quietly out of the bathroom with my new secret tucked away.  I tried to limit any flamboyant hand movements in fear that the smell would waft across the room.  I wanted to see what his reaction would be when he used the stuff.   I knew full well when he would positively rave about that soap.  I was right.  It wasn't 15 minutes later that he returned from the bathroom gushing about their lathery goodness.  Do people really gush, btw?  Seems an odd thing to do upon returning from the bathroom but I digress.

Of course he asked where they picked up this perfect of all perfect soaps and, with knowing smiles, they said they had first used it in a swank hotel and have since been purchasing it online.  I made a vow to remember the brand thinking I might one day order some for the hubs (we'll call him Zach from here on out). ;)

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I don't particularly care for the soap.  To me, it's full on dude.  I don't mind the smell; it's rather pleasant.  I just don't want to be the one from which the smell is emanating.  I suppose it could be considered unisex but even the description on the website lends itself to the masculine consumer...."earthy, woody" I believe they say (as if one does not somehow imply the other).

Snarkiness aside, I do think this would make a good gift for the men in your lives.  If you're going to put it in the guest bathroom however, I might suggest putting one of their sweeter scents alongside the Vetiver.  They have a plethora of choices:  Tuberose, Sweet Tea, Magnolia, etc. and you can check them all out at the link attached below.

Elizabet W - Hand Wash Product Line


Callander Stuart said...

Nice tip Lindsey. I think I'll have to do a poll to see if other women think it's a masculine scent! It never occurred to me! Let me know if you try one of the sweeter scents! Callie

lindseyd said...

Ha! Dang, my first awkward blog moment! LOL I hope you didn't take offense. It smells good, that's really all that matters. For some reason, to me, it just smells like a guy ought to smell. It's not like you're bathing in it. I'd rather hands be clean and slightly masculine smelling than...well...the alternative :)

I'll let you know if we try any of the other scents. In an effort to completely confuse you, I don't particularly flowery girly scents either. I am clearly too hard to please.

Callander Stuart said...

No offense at all! I felt honored being referenced in a blog post! Yea - I can't go too flowery's a tough balance..ha ha

LindseyD said...

Isn't it though?!?! So hard to be a woman in a man's world ;-)

Woe woe woe is we!