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Hand Soap and/or Candles

What hand soap and candle brands do you prefer? Jo Malone used to be preferred by my British friends and they, like me, have switched to Diptyque. They even have their big ass candles. I used to like Malin + Goetz, but I’m sick of it. I think gays that still wear Diesel are still buying it. Jo Malone still makes my favorite candle, so will continue to buy it.

by Anonymousreply 23October 15, 2021 3:41 PM

Santa Maria Novella soap and hand paste.

by Anonymousreply 1October 14, 2021 7:34 PM

OP, are you new here? Many DLers are on fixed incomes living in public housing or their mother's basement. An upscale candle is Botanica By Airwick, and Dial soap is a splurge.

cram your 300 dollah DIPTYQUE Feu de Bois bougie up your ass, si vous le voulez

by Anonymousreply 2October 14, 2021 7:40 PM

Yankee Candle and Irish Spring for me!

by Anonymousreply 3October 14, 2021 7:45 PM

Speaking of Yankee vs. les bougies YSL Le Vestiaire des Perfums, I'm just a bit too image-conscious to display Yankee candle in my hope but I will buy and enjoy the votives. I recently enjoyed "Beach Escape" and a lot of the ones with Moonlight or Moonlit in the name are nice.

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by Anonymousreply 4October 14, 2021 7:52 PM

I don’t care to respond unless were talking about mothers dishes , antiques or dinner parties.. or How to prepare Cornish game hen.

by Anonymousreply 5October 15, 2021 2:15 AM

We just had a candle thread and I said Voluspa orange.

Hand soap? I just use Aveeno body wash in the pump for everything, including my hair, face, and hands.

by Anonymousreply 6October 15, 2021 2:18 AM

So what’s your favorite Jo Malone candle, OP?

by Anonymousreply 7October 15, 2021 2:18 AM

I like Mrs. Meyers for both. I’m not wealthy enough to wash money down the drain or light it on fire.

by Anonymousreply 8October 15, 2021 3:31 AM

I find good, somewhat fancy hand soap in the cosmetics section of my local health food store. Nice packaging and interesting scents.

by Anonymousreply 9October 15, 2021 3:33 AM

Scented candles are bad for your health. And they are even fatal for fat hoes with COPD.

by Anonymousreply 10October 15, 2021 3:44 AM

Lots of allergies. Non-scented, fragrance free everything, including dish soap, candles, deodorant, laundry detergent, etc.

by Anonymousreply 11October 15, 2021 3:52 AM

In 2011 Trader Joe's on top of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle had a great scented handsoap in a brown bottle. I can't remember the name of it, but I used it for awhile. I now use stuff I buy at QFC that's antibacterial. I think it's Dial or something. There's one scent I just opened, Marula Oils. It's revolting and perfumey, simply vile.

When I wore extended wear soft contacts and lighted candles, it felt like the wax from the candles that would escape into the air would glom onto the lenses. Even now, 23 years after I stopped wearing contact lenses, whenever I light a candle, it feels like the wax in the air rests on my cornea. I'd rather go with not lighting candles than damaging my cornea.

Beeswax candles are the bomb shizzle, though.

by Anonymousreply 12October 15, 2021 4:32 AM

This one is my favorite, to answer the question above. It’s really nice when the weather is a little colder.

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by Anonymousreply 13October 15, 2021 5:09 AM

What stones do you prefer in your tiaras, OP?

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by Anonymousreply 14October 15, 2021 5:13 AM

Nothing can compare to Winter Candy Apple or Ice Ginger Bread from Bath & Body Works.


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by Anonymousreply 15October 15, 2021 5:17 AM

I know a girl who once lit scented candles, and she died.

by Anonymousreply 16October 15, 2021 5:19 AM

Candles: Glade, Kringle

Soap Dr. Bronner, Korres, Nesti Dante

by Anonymousreply 17October 15, 2021 5:26 AM

Rigaud candles.

by Anonymousreply 18October 15, 2021 5:29 AM

Scented candles have replaced cats as the new sad thing for gays.

by Anonymousreply 19October 15, 2021 6:11 AM

[quote] Santa Maria Novella soap and hand paste.

I bought some in Florence and love them.

by Anonymousreply 20October 15, 2021 10:29 AM

For candles, usually any scent I like from those on the Marshall's, Ross, TJ Max, Target shelves. I tried Diptyque and was not enthralled enough to want to keep splurging. I went not wild buying up every Slatkin Scentworx candle Kohl's stocked, scent unsmelled when they had a huge online sale. Would not repurchase most of them, too cloying. As far as a brand I keep coming back to, I love Jasmine Santal by CLCo / Candle-lite Company. It was a surprise find on the supermarket shelf. They burn well, last long, are made in the USA and have a warm, homey but not too sweet scent.

For hand soap I've been using bar soap again lately. I get Zum goat milk soap. They have nice sales periodically. I also love a huge bar of french, triple-milled linden scented soap my health food co-op sells. I also enjoy Body Shop soaps. For liquid soap I like Vitabath in Spring Green, or Dr. Bronner's particularly peppermint or almond. I have some sort of grapefruit scented hand soap in the pump right now for non-bar-soap people.

by Anonymousreply 21October 15, 2021 11:22 AM

^ Hog wild.

I want to try the SMN soap and hand paste mentioned earlier. I had two of their scents a while back and LOVED them.

by Anonymousreply 22October 15, 2021 11:36 AM

[R21] I think the Diptyque candles are more about the packaging, honestly. That’s why I mostly continue with Jo Malone candles, just like it better. I think the popularity with Malin + Goetz was just the packaging and aesthetic, I think their scents are too simple, kind of like scented markers for kids.

by Anonymousreply 23October 15, 2021 3:41 PM
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