[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m probably a bit too soon to re-introduce Roger & Gallet which been very quiet for a couple of years but it was sold by L’Oreal last year to Impala Investments (who are also investors in Augustinus Bader) and a big pause followed while they regrouped. But while it’s hard to track some of these exact products down as I think they’re still sorting out distribution, it’s a very good time to remind you of the brand – it’s one of those anyone, anytime brands because who doesn’t love a gorgeous, pleat wrapped, fragrant soap?
I’ve been a fan of the brand for such a long time and have been to the flagship store on Rue St Honore in Paris (I am not sure if it is still there) and Jean Marie Farina is Mr BBB’s favourite soap. It’s a brand with plenty of history especially around Jean Marie Farina eau de cologne which in this post HERE, I ended up having a swig of. I don’t recommend but apparently Napoleon used to drink it so much that Josephine had a specially shaped bottle made so he could carry it easily in battle. The formula has changed little and I can still remember (from 2012) just how horrible it was to taste so I can’t help but marvel at Napoleon’s taste buds. To smell, of course, was a totally different matter – it’s sharp, refreshing and an absolute icon of colognes with a sharp tang of alcohol and following aromatics which are cooling and reviving.
I’ve got Fleur d’Osmathus and Rose Soaps (the Rose is a high recommend for the experience of rose cologne – a tangy, non-sugary rose), a soap set featuring Fleur d’Osmanthus, Fleur de Figuer and Gingembre Rouge, a Bois d’Orange Body Lotion and a mini Rose Hand Cream. And, that selection is a very tidy re-introduction because it’s reminded me how lovely it all is and reassured me that nothing seems to have changed. A Rose soap and a Jean Marie Farina soap in the emergency present drawer is solid advice or if you like to do a table gift, a fairly economical way to do it as they and the hand creams are £5.50 each HERE. Escentuals has a decent selection although not the festive wrap as far as I can see. In fact, they’ve got offers across several products HERE.
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