Sabon 123 Prince St., Soho, (212) 982-0968. The first Sabon in America—it is an Israeli business--is in Greenwich Village and more are located all around the town, but the one I prefer is this tiny one in Soho. Most visits begin with the hand-washing ritual at a basin in the center of the shop.
Then you can stroll the store and enjoy your smooth hands while your decide what to purchase.
My favorite fragrance is their signature patchouli-lavender-vanilla. I have this in body lotion, hand cream, foot cream, and a bath bomb that discreetly emits its fragrance throughout the bathroom as it waits to be used.
In addition, I received from my children a gift of the salt scrub—which leaves some oil behind that is a great moisturizer and barrier for skin—and a mineral powder soak that absorbs into the skin. Happy birthday to me! C’est bon!
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