Monday, March 8, 2010

Etsy Love: Hannah Brown's Apothecary (With a Giveaway!)

Hannah Brown's Apothecary sent me three kinds of soap to try: Man Soap (Not Just For Men!), Juicy Grapefruit, and So Fresh & So Clean.

Paul tried the Man Soap first, and he liked it a lot. He said it smelled nice and strong while he was using it but that he didn't feel like he smelled too strongly of it after rinsing. I gave him the sniff test and confirmed that although he had a pleasant faint soapy smell but not Too Strong (he doesn't like to be scented). He said it lathered great and "didn't seem like girl soap."

I tried it next, and I liked it because it reminded me of some of my unisex perfumes: a very pleasant smell, not floral and girly but also not like Men's Cologne. It's described as a "warm and spicy" scent and that's right on. Paul said it also smelled to him like pine.

So Fresh & So Clean is described as "tea tree, rosemary, hint of grapefruit." It is NICE. And they sent me an extra bar to put in a future care package!

Juicy Grapefruit makes me thirsty, which is the test of a good grapefruit scent.

All three were great, and I am usually very particular about scents: it's common for me to like about 1 in 20, so liking all three makes me feel like I could order anything from the shop and be pretty sure of liking it.

Here are some photos I snitched from the shop:




Hannah Brown's Apothecary will give away one bar of soap of the winner's choice: leave a comment on this post saying which bar you think you might like to try, either from this post or from the shop (you can change your mind if you win), and I'll choose a winner on Monday, March 15th.

45 comments:

Nowheymama said...

Ooh! I love non-floral soaps. So Fresh & So Clean sounds perfect.

Amanda said...

Oooh I love the smell of grapefruit. I'm off to check it out!

<3

Anonymous said...

I want to be Fresh & Clean!
Kathleen (akprinz at msn dot com)

Shari said...

So fresh and so clean sounds good! We usually use peppermint soap - not real fans of perfumey soaps either but I do really enjoy tea tree.

sherrypg said...

How could you resist something named "Ooh La La"?

d e v a n said...

Ooh, I love homemade soap!! The baby soap or Ooh La La is what I would like to try!

Mimi said...

I'd have to try the baby soap, not just for babies.

Christy said...

Oooh - I am about to have a baby, and yummy soap is one of my newborn coping tricks. So Fresh & So Clean please!

Carmen said...

I'm a big fan of unisex perfumes - I really dislike heavy floral scents. So the Man Soap sounds perfect for me. Thanks for the giveaway!

StephLove said...

Grapefruit, please.

Sahara said...

So Fresh & So Clean, please! (I hate it when I leave the shower smelling So Dank & So Dirty!)

Jen said...

I was all set to say the lavender but then I read the description for Ooh La La and well, that one sounds fantastic.

leashah said...

Oh, I would really love to try the Ooh La La soap. Sounds heavenly.

Little-Bit said...

So Fresh and So Clean sounds right up my alley :)

St said...

I want to try that So Fresh and So Clean but the baby soap is also calling to me!

Susan said...

I'd love to try the man soap.

Emily said...

I'd like to try the baby soap.

Babies on the brain. said...

I would love to try baby soap. AM expecting my first little girl in AUgust, and I hate strong smelling soaps.

Michelle Bell said...

I can only choose one?! I'd have to flip a coin between the So Fresh & So Clean soap and the Serenity Now soap. I am such a sucker for Lavender, but the SFSC sounds like I would adore it. Spicy is a good quality for soap scents to have!

AKJen said...

Ooh the So Fresh and So Clean sounds yummy to me. Can you believe I never thought of looking for soap at Etsy?

may said...

I think I'd like the SFSC. I would say the Man Soap, but I'm not a big fan of piney (pine-y...pinelike...pineish) smells.

Thanks, Swistle!

Livinia Redlips said...

Juicy Pink Grapefruit Soap for me.

Mary said...

So Fresh & So Clean

Kristen said...

Ooh, I love grapefruit!

Shelly Overlook said...

I love grapefruit scents!

Juliette said...

Ooh, I'm picky about scents too and So Fresh & So Clean sounds nice. And reminds me of the song :)

Randonn said...

I really like the sound of the Man Soap (although I am not a Man). But they all sound good. I may have to go shopping.

Buttercup said...

The scent of my favorite body scrub can best be described as "medicinal," so I suppose I'm not really the floral scent type. I would love to try the Man Soap.

Stephanie said...

I'd love to try the grapefruit!

Rebecca said...

I think I'd try the grapefruit. So refreshing!

Maxie said...

I'd love to try the Juicy Pink Grapefruit Soap!

Tracy H. said...

The Serenity Now Shea butter soap sounds awesome!

marilyn c. cole said...

Yum! I like unisex perfumes too! I want some Man Soap!

Hillary said...

The Man Soap. The husband and I share because clutter in the bathroom drives me batty.

DanielleCorrelle said...

Definitely the "Oooh La La," though I'd love it without the exfoliation. Just the scent sounds wonderful.

VirginiaMom said...

I'd love to try the Man Soap.

jird said...

I love grapefruit, but the So Fresh & So Clean sounds too yummy not to try!

Melissa said...

Grapefruit! Yum!!!

Jess said...

I love all things grapefruit!

debra said...

Lavander is the the one thing I always love--the Serenity Now sounds close to perfection.

minou said...

I tend to like unisex scents, so the Man Soap is intriguing.

beyond said...

i'd love to try the lavender and shea butter bar. sounds delicious. (or the man-soap, which makes me giggle because it reminds me of man-cold.)

Jennifer said...

ooh la la-- mmmm!

Aoife said...

grapefruit sounds lovely!

Angela Pea said...

wow...I would have to try the lavender and shea butter. Lovely.

Then I'd splurge for the SFSC, too, and revel in the deliciousness of having two scrumptious bars of soap at my disposal!