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I Went to Wegmans and I Bought Soap!


When I first started dating my partner, he carried on about a fantagical place called Wegmans where apparently wishes were granted, vegetables were perpetually misted and the shelves were stacked with goodies beyond one’s wildest dreams. I was was skeptical to say the least. The first couple of times I accompanied him to Wegmans I was more overwhelmed than impressed. Then one afternoon we had lunch there and did a bit of shopping and I finally began to understand all the things Babby loved about Wegmans. And on my most recent trip Babby was kind of enough to spot me some soaps, because he knows of my addiction to soaps, particularly ones found in the hippie food section of the store.

South of France French Milled Vegetable Bar Soap Lemon Chamomile $5.99 – Babby loves these big, chunky soaps and I was pretty excited about it too. I love Lemon Chamomile scented soaps because they play exceptionally well with my body chemistry. Lathers up really fine and rinses away well, leaving nothing but a warm, tart scent on the skin.

Bee & Flower Jasmine Soap $1.09 I’ve always been wary of these soaps, but unfortunately Wegmans doesn’t carry the Chandrika soap that is my default soap because when combined with Amber Perfume Solid it plays up the earthy, dirty hotness of Angel Perfume. Disappointment and also-ran status noted, I was surprised by this humble soap and it’s ability to get a little lather going. It’s a decent approximation of my favorite soap and definitely has a nice feel on the skin. The scent’s a little too subtle on the skin for my tastes, but overall I’m super pleased.

Yardley London Eucalyptus Mint $.99 I opted to try this out because it was on super sale. Not a big fan of the tea rose Mee-Maw scented lavender hell that is default of most Yardley products, but Eucalyptus and Mist promised to give me a nice little kick when I’m tired or unmotivated to shower, which oddly enough is often the case. Nothing especially dazzling about its smell or lathering capabilities, but I did like the faint minty scent left on my skin. Kind of wish it was delicate enough to use on my face.

Hugo Naturals Bar Soap, Indonesian Patchouli & Sandalwood $5.49 I got a little nervous when Babby opened the packaging and said, “This kind of smells like floor polish.” This was not good news or a glowing review. I really wanted this soap to be a win, given that it had all the right scent notes and was the second most expensive purchase. Thankfully, it did exactly what I wanted, which was play extremely nicely with my body chemistry and leave a wonderfully musky hippie scent on me. Angel perfume loves this soap and Babby loved how I smelled after I used it.

Johnsons baby body wash, honey apple $1.99 (on sale!) I couldn’t resist, given this was one of the only flavors of Johnson’s baby stuffs I hadn’t tried and it was 50% off. Barely passed the bottle whiff test; really overly synthetically apple smelling, but like all of Johnson’s baby washes it was smoothness in the washcloth. It feels wonderful on the skin, scent becomes faint and un-intrusive and most of all it washes away completely, while leaving a lalyer of moisturizer on the skin.

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  1. 12/26/2010 4:27 pm

    I too am a soap junkie; I usually have a little stash under the sink that ranges from dollar store favorites to the Crabtree and Evelyn I score from my local independently-owned department store. Wegman’s was always my go-to place for little nicies I couldn’t find anywhere, I live in the sticks but I drove all over the greater Syracuse area for work and stopped at several of them. If you are in the same area you may want to scope out the soap aisle at the Greenstar Co-op in Ithaca….they have an impressive array too!

  2. 12/26/2010 4:31 pm

    Oooh. Thank you for the tip. I am in the area and am always looking for good recommendations for soaps. I love the selection at Wegman’s but I do like going to coops and hippie food stores because they tend to have a bigger selection of locally created soaps. Do you have any other places to suggest?


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