Its the delicious papers they are wrapped in that get me first. This compels me to pick up the rubenesque bars, their smell enticing me to commit further. Its not until I turn over the package and see the price tag - $15.00, $17.50, $19.00 - how much is too much to pay for a bar of soap?
I look for further justification. One is French, triple milled, ooh and it contains almond oil. Another is from Florence and visions of my holiday there bring romance and connection. Its called Emozioni in Toscana by Nesti Dante.
Oh the beautiful smell when I shower. The silkiness of the lather. The sheer indulgence and extravagance of it all. Makes me smile every time.
I am on a mission now, to find more soaps, to keep up this addiction.
I challenge all my fellow females to indulge in this. Treat yourself.
As the adverts say "Because you are worth it!"