Thursday, May 26, 2011

Simple Pleasure

Joining Dayle's Simple Pleasures party from A Collection of This and That. Every week participants tell about something small or insignificant that adds joy to their lives.

Today's simple pleasure appeals to several of the senses.

It is scented liquid hand soap.

Containers of the soaps in different scents sit on counters near every sink in our house. 

Scented liquid soap is very affordable and leaves a lingering scent of citrus, lavender, or whatever it is made from on one's hands. I love the burst of fragrance when the soap mixed with water is massaged into the hands.

Using liquid scented soap is really such a little thing but it brings a bit of pleasure several times a day.

Sometimes I find lovely scented soap at Marshall's or T.J. Max; other times it's in specialty boutiques or even off-the-beaten-track gift shops.

Liquid soap made in different countries such as Therapie de Provence's "Lavender" from France and Pecksniff's "Grapefruit and Citron" from England peel tend to be very nice quality.  It's worth it to pay a little more for these.

My absolute current favorite is "Orange Blossom Honey", found in Trader Joe's.  The scent of blossoming orange trees is incredibly intoxicating, in a positive way. This hand soap reminds me of spring nights and a lane of orange trees in bloom. Mmmmmmmm.

It's important to note that I do not promote any particular brand of scented liquid soap nor am I compensated for mentioning any.

     It's just that delicately scented liquid soap is, for me, a wonderful simple pleasure.



LDH said...

I like to keep a scented hand soap by the kitchen sink. My favorite is one that I found at Home Goods called Nature's Provider that was rich and lasted a very long time. Sadly it is almost gone.

Chatty Crone said...

I love scented hand soap - it's amazing how the fragrance just comes out ever so lightly.

I love the grapefruit and the orange the best.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have a real allergy to most scents so always go for the least fragrance I can find. Sad but true.

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Oh yes, I HEART scented handsoap.. lavendar is always right up there. Have enjoyed a newer combination of rosemary mint too.

Funny we should both be sharing our simple pleasure in fragrances today.

Enjoyed my visit... thanks for your footprint in my own comment box!

Kay K said...

Nothing like nice smelling soaps I wish we had a trader joes just look at their page ..not one close :(

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I has become one of my favorite simple pleasures...can't pick just one

diane stetson said...

I have peppermint at holiday times and almond scent with hand lotion to match right now. Most of mine come from my students as gifts so I hardly ever buy any. I love them all!

dogsmom said...

I have a nice selection of scented handmade bar sopas that I keep in various places around the house. They make it a pleasure to walk into a room or open a drawer.
To wash hands we usually have antibacterial soap, even though it really isn't any more effective than other soaps.

Dayle said...

Great simple pleasure, Susan. I love scented liquid soaps and generally stick to my favorites from Bath and Body Works.

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