Sandalwood Rose

Sandalwood Rose

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Premium loofah sponges infused with luxury artisanal soap for a unique bathing experience.

Natural undiluted sandalwood. Nothing but the purest fragrance. Very earthy and woodsy.

Ingredients: Glycerin soap base, Loofah sponge, Fragrance, FD&C colorant

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I like to add a little story for each of my fragrances to kind of give everything a more personal touch, but in this case I have nothing for sandalwood. I’m not even really sure what it is outside of what I read in Wikipedia. So I don’t have any stories about sandalwood.

But I do have a story about wooden sandals.

My friends and I arrived in Japan after a stop in Korea, planning to meet Amy’s connection at the Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music. Aiko gave us a tour and took us backstage to see the production she scripted—something about ancient ghosts living in modern Tokyo.

One of the spirits in her play wore geta, a wooden sandal with teeth on the bottom like little platforms. So, me being me, I had to try them on, and then walk around, and then do a little dance… For some reason Aiko found this hilarious, so much so that she invited me to take a small part in her play as a bit of improv. Since we would be in town anyway, I agreed. Hey, it would be a mini-adventure during my Japanese adventure.

Opening night rolled around and I hung around backstage, waiting for the director to motion me onstage. I began dancing a little jig in my geta with the actors making comments, and a few mild chuckles slipped from the unusually silent audience.

The director motioned me back, and Aiko explained to me that my act was really funny but it was Japanese etiquette to stay quiet during performances. She then explained that the actors ran with a hilarious improv bit about me being a drunken American on vacation, making a fool of myself in public.

I guess I could have been offended, but they weren’t that far off.