I know I’m not the only snow-zonked New Englander who wakes up every morning asking, “Is it Spring yet?”
Right. So, not skipping a beat, I’m up and opening all my l’Erbolario shower and bath gels, foams, milks and creams and pondering which scent will make my day. In case you’re unfamiliar with the l’Erbolario line of luxurious but not too pricey natural, plant-based lotions, scrubs, and so forth with which to pamper your winter-weary body, they’ve been wildly popular in Italy for years but now they’re finally, at long last, easily available to us here in the U.S., online.
And they have the power to make Spring happen right in your own bathroom even if there’s no sign of a thaw outside. How, you ask? What makes l’Erbolario such a stand-out in the crowded – no, make that way over-crowded – cosmetics field?
Above all, it’s the quality of the fragrances offered, dozens of them, fruity, woodsy, green, spicy, exotic, and floral – Almond, Magnolia, Green Tea, Vanilla & Ginger, Honeysuckle, Carnation, and Narcissus, to name just a few. Then there’s the variety of products through which you can bask in these sublime scents – everything from colognes to massage oils to soaps to deodorants to stuff for sweetening the home. Best of all, everything seems to work. That is, everything I’ve tried works. And I’ve tried a lot.
My favorite fragrance so far is Neroli Neroli. It is the purest, warmest, cleanest, most delicious orange blossom I’ve come across since Stendhal stopped producing Chartreuse de Parme Eau de Toilette some years ago. Try the Neroli Neroli shower foam ($20), followed by great dollops of Neroli Neroli body cream ($34) – and poof! It’s not winter anymore!
I love the Mimosa bath foam ($20), too – and the Mimosa perfume extract ($22). This is a more intense floral experience, and sexier than Neroli (I’m told). And timelier at this moment since March 8 is International Woman’s Day and in Italy, at least, the traditional gift is a bouquet of bright yellow mimosas.
Just try to find yellow mimosas in Connecticut, especially in March – especially this March! But l’Erbolario’s bottled versions more than compensate.
Go to http://www.lerbolario-usa.com/ for your bring-on-Spring fling!