Of all the products I’ll ever feature on Fragraphilia, I’m fairly certain that TokyoMilk soaps by Margot Elena will be the one that I’ve probably used the longest. I’ve been buying them so long that I can’t even remember exactly how I first stumbled upon them. My mostly hazy best guess is some time around 2003-2004 at Anthropologie while shopping with a friend. Back then, Anthro was my best source for luxury soaps as they were one of the few options in my area that carried a wide variety but also rotated new ones in regularly. It was where I first found Claus Porto, Mistal, Barr-Co, and so many others. The best part of all was how they’d discount them significantly a few times a year. I would go in during each sale season and buy up handfuls at no more than $4 each, most of the time a little less. Those were the days! In more recent years, they’ve started carrying fewer lines, but you can still find a few new discoveries here and there.
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: a strong feeling of love or admiration for the mysterious and magical world of fragrance.
Fragrance can have such a powerful effect on our daily lives. It has the ability to lift our moods, capture a moment, and even send our thoughts to an entirely different place and time altogether. Think of how the aroma of fresh coffee brewing in the morning can help us wake in better spirits. Imagine the comfort and nostalgia you feel when you smell wood burning in the fireplace during the holidays. Our memories are framed by the sense of smell as much as any photograph.
Fragraphilia is a celebration of the role fragrance plays in our lives and the special scents we choose to enhance our experiences along the way.