(MALIN + GOETZ) - Washington Post - Trend Spotter

Washington Post - Trend Spotter

1200590779cover_web.jpg 1200590796article_web.jpgMALIN+GOETZ RUM HAND WASH. Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of...soap? No, I didn't try drinking Malin+Goetz's Rum Hand Wash. There's actually no alcohol content listed on the bottle,; this soap is 12 percent rum eau de toilette, the brand's signature fragrance. The scent is more perfumey than pita colada, with notes of bergamot, plum, dark rum and leather. That's according to the company; to my nose, its just smells good and isn't too girly. What I like best, though, is the texture: The clear gel glides on my hands like a silky moisturizer, then rinses clean. No other hand soap I've used comes close to this one's pampering feel. Nor, however, could any of them touch the price: $20 for 8.5 ounces. That's more than my shampoo, conditioner and body wash combined. Then again, it's also just two mojito's at a D.C. bar. Arrr! The (hygienic) pirate in me says this soap is worth it's weight in gold. - Angie Wu

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