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My Daily Luxury - Soap?

Last week I was reading a blog that asked what I considered to be a luxury. It didn’t mean pie in the sky things that were out of my reach, but things that were attainable in my life, that I considered to be a luxury.
It didn’t take me long to come up with a few answers. One of the things I consider to be a personal luxury is soap. Not just any soap, but soap I find on my travels.


The bars of soap in this picture were purchased in several little shops in Italy. They range in price from about 4 to 12 US dollars and were chosen based on smell.
Three of the bars were purchased in a tiny shop in Venice. The shopkeeper was a lady probably in her late 70’s, who didn’t speak a word of English. My Italian is very limited, but as soon as I told her I was looking for a nice smelling bar of soap she smiled and began showing me all her best soaps. We bonded over the fragrant aroma of a creamy bar of soap. She understood the importance of a woman and her soap.
Each morning I jump in the shower, and before long the whole bathroom smells like my wonderful soap. It’s a great way to begin each day. As I get to the end of each bar I look forward to what the next bar will feel and smell like.
To me, it’s one of my luxuries.

Comments (1)

European soap is one of my luxuries also. They can be expensive but they last such a long time.

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