Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Jurassic Amber Soap



Jurassic Amber Soap (with insect) by Mandi Louise:

This amber-colored bar has cracks, bubbles, and inclusions like real amber. It also features a (fake, of course) insect trapped inside. The scent is classic and gentlemanly - a bay rum heightened with bergamot and citrus, and grounded with bay leaves and labdanum. Just the kind of old-fashioned aftershave I imagine a turn of the century paleontologist would wear when presenting a large specimen such as this to his colleagues.
On sale for $6 in her Etsy shop.

Relatedly, here's a shout-out for reader Chelsea's handmade bear-shaped and rose-scented soaps.

*Previously: See more of my Etsy picks here.

*Buy amber fossils at eBay.

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