May 23, 2012

Sometimes It's All About Fragrance

Yes, this a beautiful bar of soap (if I do say so myself) made with alkanet embeds and confetti for a mysterious, but modern look—but its scent will blow you away. Tunisian Naim.
I found the fragrance when I was in college from some African man selling oils on the street. It might be the antithesis of  patchouli—which people either love or hate (because it smells "like a dirty hippy"). Naim smells clean. Floral, but not femmy. Rich and exotic, but not heady or overpowering.
Naim means 'level of heaven' in Arabic.
I've yet to meet anybody who doesn't love it.