I think we can all agree that soap plays an important role in our daily lives for obvious reasons. Not nearly as vital as food and drink of course but every bit as necessary as clothes when it comes to weaving yourself into the fabric of civilized society. Whether your ritual is a nightly bath or the morning shower, soap plays the most significant supporting role in your (hopefully) daily self-cleansing act. Why not give it an award winning turn? Which is why I love Patchouli by Fresh, a truly magical blend of earthy scents that never overshadows and leaves plenty of room for the acts that follow.
For most of my life, I was the type who woke in the morning with just enough time to take a shower, get dressed, and make it to work or school with seconds to spare. I didn’t have time to waste, let alone a moment for coffee or tea. That part of the waking process was reserved for after I arrived and settled into my seat. Going to get coffee was how I confirmed to the rest of the office that I was present, on-time, and there to prove it as I walked by to grab a cup.
Throughout the years, soap became the awakening light cutting through sleep’s fog. I realized very early that the right scents can jolt my senses almost as much as caffeine can supercharge my nerves. From citrus to floral, the right fragrance always made me smile, contemplative, and even a bit inspired. In short, it always puts me in a good mood.
Patchouli by Fresh is one that checks all the boxes for me. I realize that patchouli is scent that carries a bit of baggage. Too often associated with hippies or Deadheads, and it was that way with me for the longest time as well, but forget all the cheap oil varieties you may have smelled over the years. Fresh uses patchouli merely as a launching point and then deliveries a menagerie of earthy woods and spices that certainly resemble the classic, mossy notes that come with its namesake but it’s far more fresh, complex, and refined that pushes it beyond mere scent and more into a perfume. Just placing this soap unwrapped near the shower and the scent will fill the room well before you even decide to use it. That being said, the scent overall may seem strong but it hardly carries beyond the bathing experience. It never interferes with what else you may apply after using such as lotion, perfume, or oil.
The quality of the Patchouli is luxurious as well. The bar is larger at 250g and incredibly dense with the potential of lasting a couple of weeks. The lather produces a rich and moisturizing cleansing experience without ever leaving a film or dry skin that a lot of lesser fragrance soaps can develop. Amazing scent, moisturizing lather, and plenty of uses. That’s how you spoil yourself with luxury soap.