Friday, February 6, 2009

A Little Portugeuse Style Valentine's Day

For Valentine's Day, my little dream of beautiful romantic soaps...

and candles...



and some little bundles of bath salts...

and body lotions (for after your bath)...
some classics...(asterisk on the dainty violet soaps down there...)

oh and for him of course...(stuff I can steal anyway)...Whenever I see Claus-Porto anything, anywhere, I immediately get weak in the knees and my heart beats a little faster, the way I used to get crushes as a teenager. The scents truly transport and the packaging...? Uh...breathtaking, no? I have no words...I want to live in Claus-Porto land.

25 comments:

P said...

I'm totally with you. I tend to get trapped by packaging and buy the prettiest one, regardless of the scent. But they all smell good! My faves are honeysuckle and vetiver.

amy said...

wow, all this packaging is just delightful!

Aran said...

oh yes, me too! i miss all the goodies like that from back home!

cindy* said...

i'm in, let's start a little village in claus-porto land. dreamy.

i don't know what it is about gorgeously wrapped soaps and salts and candles, but i am always a sucker for them. like a moth to the flame...except without the burning and death when i give in, you know.

heidi said...

i feel like i can smell that post! beautiful! -xoh

Bonbon Oiseau said...

uuu--i can barely work just thinking of them--i just bought the cerina--it really smells like the sea and makes me want to set sail on the Santa Maria...or something...why can't i design lovely packaging like that? can i just copy it or is that like, wrong or something?....

muralimanohar said...

Lashing out on gorgeous soaps is one of the cheapest ways to feel luxurious..I have a friend who makes the most unbelievable handmade soaps, and once I get back to the States, that is all I am ever going to use. I deserve it. :p

And those soaps look to die for...I wonder if there is a way to smell them in Hawaii? :D

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Ahh,,,yes! These are so captivating....*sigh* one of each please!
xoxo
Melis

Camille said...

I am laughing so hard. First these soaps are beautiful! I love the packaging, just gorgeous and fun.

I'm laughing because I still have the soap my dad bought from me a a boutique on 5th ave when I was 12 year old. We were just looking. My dad asked if I'd like a soap and I said yes. I picked it out, the salesperson put the elaborately package soap in a fancy bag, handed it to me, looked at my dad and said, $13. My dad almost keeled over. I have that soap in my keepsake box. I'm sorry...I had to share that.

Tartelette said...

I have a few soaps that my mom brought me years ago that I have not opened yet...and probably never will. I just love to smell them and look at the packaging!
All these are just gorgeous!

Maggie May said...

yes that packaging is fantabuloso

littlebyrd said...

I love soaps and lotions too! My favorite is Maria Evora de Espana. You should check it out if you haven't yet! Get the black one, it smells better than the white. My husband used the Musgo Real shaving cream and won't use anything else, really great stuff. I am having a giveaway at my blog - be sure to go and enter. Have a lovely weekend!

Limonada said...

I'm obsessed with these soaps. I wish they were free.

Love you!

hmstrjam said...

oh what lovely packaging! I love the purple ones!

blue moss said...

would want to buy them for the packaging even if i didn't like the soaps...
michelle
p.s. thanks so much for your kind comments on traci's post about blue moss....so thrilled that you looked at my stuff and took the time to comment! love what you do and would join a club in a heartbeat! :)

Kasey said...

i love it all....
xo

tyler said...

i see i've found my soap fetish friends at last. the packaging is divine, simply perfect. love love the typography and little vignettes. see 'beekman 1802' for the freshest baby-soft goat's milk soap. and i must seek out this aromatic claus-porto world!

nichole said...

Beautiful! The packaging is amazing.

Can't wait to see/meet you in a few weeks!

Julia said...

These look so yummy!

Mary-Laure said...

I just love beautifully packaged soaps; they're so pretty I never want to use them.

Designers' Brew said...

hey deb... so fun to meet you at P's the other night... have a great time in Paris if I don't talk to you before!

Mrs.French said...

me too, me too...I am such a sucker for pretty soaps...I want them all, baskets of them all over my home! xxoo t

please sir said...

I love Favorito - it smells soooo good!!

miss cavendish said...

I'm so in love with these. I received a package of six for Christmas and have them on display in my powder room. And the packaging is substantial enough that it can be displayed sans soap! Thanks for visiting my blog . . .

BoDy anD SouL said...

It's kinda ironic this Claus-Port soups story as I actually grew up using this soups, and you have no Idea how I wanted some Palmolive or Lux for a change, I still can smell from memory, "Musgo Real", a darkish green hard soup http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31D8MSS4F7L._SL500_AA280_.jpg
this where the soups we use to sell in our drug store and they lasted so much, I was a kid. I had de same attitude to fruit, has we had a farm with almost all the fruits you can grow in western Europe, but bananas was like out of this world...

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