By Melissa Miller
Named after Baudelaire, a French poet of the 19th century best
known for his collection of poems called Fleurs du Mal,
Baudelaire Soaps carries five delightful bath and
body lines from Switzerland, Germany, France and Canada.
favorite is Jardin de l’Olivier. Beautifully packaged
with Provençal charm, the products are rich in olive oil and
scented in a sophisticated blend of lavender, artemisia, oak
moss, lemon and tarragon.
If you crave regal, eye-catching
products to display in your bathroom prominently or give as
gifts – this line is it.
The range offers a rich Body Lotion
($15.00 for 6.8oz), Bath and Shower Cream
($12.50 for 6.8oz), Hand Cream ($12.50 for 2oz), Dry Oil ($15.00 for 4.2oz), and several other
Provence Santé, made in the south
of France, offers a beautiful assortment of classic fragrances. Shower Gel ($12.50 for 6.8oz),
Soap ($13.50 for 16.9oz), Body Lotion ($17.50 for 6.8oz),
Bath Salts ($14.50 for 20oz), Eau de Toilette ($25.00 for 3.5oz), and
soaps in several sizes ($15.00 for 12oz "Big Bar", $10.00
for 7oz round bar) are available in Bergamot, Vetiver,
Lavender, Sweet Almond, Wild Rose, Apricot, Magnolia,
Honeysuckle, Vervain and my favorite, the delicate, sensual
Apiana from Switzerland offers adorable honeycomb
pattern soaps in Alpine Milk, Propolis, Honey Gardener’s and
Royal Jelly ($5.50 for 3.5oz bar, packaged in charming
I adore the Alpine Shower Gel and Alpine Milk Body
Lotion (each $12.50 for 6.8oz); sporting a fresh, clean
scent. This is a wonderful pick-me-up at the end of a long day
or after exercise.
Baudelaire also carries Hübner, a
therapeutic line of bath oils straight from the Black Forest
of Germany. These contain up to 40% essential oils in a
vegetable base and are without a doubt among the highest
quality bath oils available.
Nine Bath Oils ($17.00 for 4.1oz)
are available including the heavenly Lavender, relaxing Hops,
reviving Rosemary and healing Dwarf Pine, which just so
happens to be my staple sinus and cold-clearing bath elixir.
Yes, it works like magic.
Baudelaire also carries Essence Soaps and Bébé Baudelaire, for
the little ones. Shipping within the continental US is free for all orders
over $50.00; and, for
every five items purchased, you receive an additional item for
BaudelaireSoaps.com is a good read; full of fun facts
and the history of each line as well as information on the
benefits of the natural ingredients used in their products.