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:

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