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elizabethW Spa Set

A Scent to Remember

elizabethW's Spa Set in Sweet Tea
elizabethW's Spa Set in Sweet Tea

Scent is the sense most closely linked to memory, and this is the idea that inspired elizabethW founder Albert Nichols to start a small perfumery in San Francisco. Nichols named his company after his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Wightman, in honor of his connection to the aromas he remembers from her ranch. The perfumery turns out an assortment of handcrafted personal care and home fragrance products, all featuring one of the company’s ten signature scents. One of these products is the Spa Set, which contains Bath Gel, Body Lotion, a Perfume Candle and a Bath Pouch—perfect for pampering yourself or, if you’re feeling selfless, as a gift for a friend.

The packaging of each item is almost as lovely as what it contains. All products are designed by founder Nichols, a former architect, and the clean lines and simple yet elegant construction are a sign of his design past. Even the best lotions often come in unattractive containers, but elizabethW’s body lotion is presented in a vintage-chic glass bottle, so you can display it proudly on your bathroom counter instead of hiding it when hosting guests. The perfume candle is strong enough to scent a large room but isn’t overpowering, and the bath gel left our skin with a soft scent that lasted throughout the day. The set also includes a terry cloth Bath Pouch, filled with perfumed oils and sea salts, which can be used to gently exfoliate skin in the shower or bath. The Spa Kit is available in eight scents, including Lavender, Leaves, Rose and our favorite—the fresh, summery Sweet Tea. elizabethW also offers perfumes, body creams, triple milled soaps, bath salts, scented drawer liners, room sprays and more.

Price: $90 for the Spa Set

For more information and to purchase, visit www.elizabethw.com

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