Envy is complex. It’s a complicated emotion that embodies many of the feelings we try not to outwardly express. So if you were asked to think of a fragrance that represents envy, what would it smell like?
Is it sweet and bitter? Is it intrusive and cloying? Is it dark and deep or is it ignorant and superficial? Is it all of those things or none of them?
Such are the questions that I asked myself when developing this soap. In the end, I determined that I wanted Envy to make you think. I wanted it to be intoxicating in a way that leaves you wondering, not in a way that leaves you content. It’s not a fragrance that’s meant to be universally loved, but rather universally captivating; a fragrance that takes two or three separate tries to understand, and even then leaves you longing for something. Isn’t that what feeling envious is like? Somehow just discontent, but slightly obsessive. Innocent at first, but resentful and indignant in the end.
With Envy, the innocence is represented by soft, sweet, and slightly bitter notes: warm citruses, white florals, and anise. Clove gives passion and obsession some character. The base is a unique blend of cedar wood, nag champa, and amber, which provides a very fragrant depth, representing the ever-present jealousy.
Just as envy – the emotion – does not discriminate, Envy – the soap – is not feminine or masculine. It is shamelessly itself.
Stearic Acid, Water (Aqua), Tallow, Potassium Hydroxide, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Castor Seed (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Fragrance, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Milk, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Oil, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Lanolin, Sodium Hydroxide, Kaolin Clay, Sodium Lactate, Calendula (Calendula Officinalis Flower) Extract, Buckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit) Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Tocopherol
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