Gothier than thou toiletries

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The mysterious herb posted earlier is indeed catnip. Specifically, it is a tub of Kitty Hooch (specifically, a tub that is roughly equivalent to their “dime bags.”)

In other consumerism news, the guy who makes the Absinthe soap…

…that I use (I met him once–he’s pretty cool) also makes a new soap called Vampire’s Garden…

…that I am really starting to like. If you can get past the Gothier Than Thou names and cheezy illustrations, they are actually really good soaps (and made by a local artisan, keeping the money in the community, &c., &c…) The main ingredient/scent is blood orange (Get it?! BLOOD orange!), which works pretty well with the lemon shampoo and conditioner that I use. There is some other very familiar but hard to place smell in there too that, for the life of me, I could not figure out. The lady working at the boutique where I picked it up said what she thought it smelled like, and holy carp! It does! It smells like… get this… the leaves of fresh tomato vines. It seriously smells like tomato leaves when they are still in the ground and not yet at the supermarket. And blood orange. And other stuff, too.

For vampires & other dark souls addicted to topsoil, the sweetly herbaceous scent of freshly turned earth, blood oranges, & staked tomato vines under a midnight sky. With rich red clay, genuine tussah silk, & luxurious sweet almond oil for suds that leave you clean, supple, & highly biteable.

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