Sunday, 15 May 2016

Exotic Packaging: The National Trust Rose Garden Mottisfont

This pretty rose scented soap says it comes from Mottisfont.
But I've not been there.
So perhaps the National Trust simply sells this soap with the Mottisfont name attached.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Exotic Packaging: Crabtree & Evelyn Rose Water & Glycerine Soap

Glycerine soap was all the crack in the early 1970s, and I see this is © 1973.
Another pretty packaging design from Crabtree & Evelyn.
Don't forget this was an American company masquerading as an English company.
Maybe English soap sounded glamorous in the 1970s?

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Exotic Packaging: Crabtree & Evelyn Eglantine Soap

As it's May we're having a selection of rose products. 
This Eglantine (wild rose or sweetbriar) was one of a series of fine English soaps scented after more fragrant roses of antiquity. It is deliciously light and airy, slightly fruity, with a hint of the apple-like scent of the leaves says the packaging.

This is Oberon's speech from A Midsummer Night's Dream:
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Exotic Packaging: Rose & Cucumber Hand Cream

I don't know who made this hand cream or when but it's quite a pretty design. 
Shame there isn't a cucumber vine as well as the rose though.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Exotic Packaging: Yardley Rose & Cucumber for the National Trust

I remember these soaps. They came in a stiff cardboard box. This is just the lid I have here.
Well, what I really mean is; I remember the cardboard box.
It was really sturdy and we used to use the box to hold.... something. I don't recall what. But you can see how one side has faded quite badly.

Rose & Cucumber soap made by Yardley of Bond Street for the National Trust.

Because it's May I thought I'd share some rose flavour soaps. And a hand cream.