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Aesop – Smells Great & Looks Good

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I’m a girl. That means I like things that smell nice and look good. Stands to reason, really. I’m also quite a loyal customer. I’ve worn the same perfume since I was 16 years old (but that’s a whole other story). When I find a product I like, I tell people about it. Sometimes it’s the little things that make you happy.

I wish we could see perfumes as well as smell them. I’m sure they would be very beautiful. (L.M. Montgomery, ‘Anne of the Island’)

Today, I’m telling you about how much I like my Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash and my Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm. They both smell nice and they both look good. They sit side by side in my bathroom. I cannot remember how many times they have been replaced.

Do you know the Aesop story? Founded in 1987 by Aussie entrepreneur Dennis Paphitis, grooming brand Aesop has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. Aesop has signature stores throughout Australia, as well as in Paris, London and Zürich, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, with outlets in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States. They have lovely androgynous apothecary-style packaging, very clean brand identity and beautiful smelling botanical products. The Resurrection range features anti-bacterial mandarin and rosemary. It is truly yummy.

I quite like the Aesop philosophy to a balanced life – “We advocate the use of our products as part of a balanced life that includes a healthy diet, sensible exercise, a moderate intake of red wine, and a regular dose of good books.” How much red wine do you think constitutes a moderate intake?

And, you gotta’ love an organisation that puts a quote like this on their website:

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. (Sigmund Freud)

Oh, and their retail shops are g o r g e o u s. Seriously. Worth a visit if you haven’t already been.

If you would like to know where your closest Aesop stockist is, or perhaps buy some of their product online, head to their website here.

(Images sourced from here)

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Comments (32)

I love that their philosophy on red wine! 🙂

Me too! We may have to arrange a wee Sydney bloggers red wine session at some stage BCD…

I love everything about this post – the Aesop packaging (I know this is kind of ‘done’ but they adopted it quite a while back), the philisophical quotes, and the link to the website that will have me distracted now for a while! There’s an NYC blog on there 🙂 And there’s a quote that I love within it: ‘One belongs to New York instantly; one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.’ Thomas Wolfe GREAT stuff!

Marina – if you haven’t already done so, sign up to receive the Aesop newsletter. It’s gorgeous – you will love it. And, there all sorts of wee special bits ‘n’ bobs in it. 🙂 Cheers Possum!

Done! That quote has made my day. Seriously, thank you!

And, THIS is why we blog. 🙂

You won my heart over with your quote from an Anne book!

“I like her. There is something very lovable about her, in spite of all her nonsense.”

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.”

Oh, that’s just gold! 🙂

Anyone that even recognizes the phrase “kindred spirits” is one in my book!

I love their look and their philosophy. (Embarrassed that I didn’t know the back story to a brand I admire as much as theirs, thanks for sharing). Signing up for the newsletter now. And purchasing that hand wash. Look at your influence, TSL! 🙂

Make that hand wash, shampoo and conditioner. 😉

I should be receiving a commission from Aesop! (There’s a thought…)

I think their parsley cleansing range looks promising, myself AND you get wee freebie trial packs when you buy from them. Love that!

i love their product and their styling each retail space is different, very clever and very inspiring…and someone told me that when it was first available in france they had to keep it under the counter ( black market style) as it didn’t have the labels in french ….don’t know if it’s true…but cute story

Love the Aesop! But I’m really curious to know what perfume you have been SO loyal to 🙂 That’s commitment (and sincere discernment and appreciation!). Cheers from Calgary!

Woohoo! Calgary – last time I visited Calgary I was 21… That’s half a lifetime ago! Hope you’re having fun in cowboy country, S. May yet post on perfume… Who knows! 🙂

…and, trust you to ask about the perfume. That is so you!

Mine has 4 letters…

Coco? 🙂

If so, that wouldn’t have been my pick (don’t ask me why – just a gut feel!). My sister wears Mademoiselle…

Oops can’t count! It’s five letters but it does start with C!

Hmmm – sticking with Chanel… no.5? or no.19? or no.22? CK One? That about covers the more well known perfumes starting with ‘C’ and with 5 letters, doesn’t it?

IF (And that’s a big if) you were to wear one of these, I reckon’ I’d pick CK One – clean, citrus and fruit notes, bit of musk.

But, I could be way off base, too…! 🙂

Greatest guesses ever! It’s Chloe 🙂
Though no. 5 is an excellent guess! 🙂 your turn is coming up J!

Duh! 🙂 My turn to be unable to count. You said FIVE letters. Chanel has six.

Chloe fits. Yes. Feminine. Modern. Free.

Funny how perfume works like a personality..

But when you are ready, of course! 😉

Haven’t seen these before.

I don’t wear perfume these days, but also used the same all my life. I wonder if that is true for many people?

I don’t know, J. Most of my friends have a selection and choose depending on mood and season.

I love their stores and branding as well, and this product caught my eye:


I WANT some of those for my Dad!!! 🙂

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