Cosmopolitan (USA)

This fancy bar soap bathroom hack is pret t y much everything

Ahhh, so this is what “happy place” smells like.

- By ALEXIS BENNETT

at first, the bougie bar of soap on a rope I got for my birthday seemed like the stupidest gift ever. I mean…soap? Then its luxe smell hit me square in the face—and I immediatel­y decided to turn it into the long- lasting air freshener of my rich- lady dreams by hanging it on my bathroom doorknob.

What also blew my mind: *Any* highend bar can make your space feel less dumpster and more fire. You can stash one in a pretty crystal dish and leave it on display for something that’s cooler than potpourri. Or pile two bars with the same scent into an apothecary jar for a museum-worthy presentati­on. When guests come over, leave the lid off so their noses constantly remind them how baller you are.

Don’t forget to give other areas of your place some aromatic love too. Hang a soap on a hook in your laundry room, drop another in a shoe in your closet, keep one in your sock drawer…wow, this got real $$$$ real fast. But you get my point. And you’re welcome.

 ?? P h o t o g r a p h b y C O R E Y M AY WA L T ?? 1. Claus Porto Madrigal Water Lily Mini Soap, $ 9, clausporto. com. 2. Simper Goods Cocoa & Mint Soap Gem, $ 14, simpergood­s. com. 3. Claus Porto Cerina Brise Marine Mini Soap, $ 9, clausporto. com. 4. Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar, $ 28, drunkeleph­ant. com. 5. Chanel No. 5 The Bath Soap, $ 26, chanel. com. 6. Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Perfumed Soap, $ 35, diptyquepa­ris. com. 7. Sisley Eau de Campagne Soap, $ 40, sisley- paris. com. 8. Simper Goods Sugar & Cit rus Soap Gem, $14, simpergood­s. com.
P h o t o g r a p h b y C O R E Y M AY WA L T 1. Claus Porto Madrigal Water Lily Mini Soap, $ 9, clausporto. com. 2. Simper Goods Cocoa & Mint Soap Gem, $ 14, simpergood­s. com. 3. Claus Porto Cerina Brise Marine Mini Soap, $ 9, clausporto. com. 4. Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar, $ 28, drunkeleph­ant. com. 5. Chanel No. 5 The Bath Soap, $ 26, chanel. com. 6. Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Perfumed Soap, $ 35, diptyquepa­ris. com. 7. Sisley Eau de Campagne Soap, $ 40, sisley- paris. com. 8. Simper Goods Sugar & Cit rus Soap Gem, $14, simpergood­s. com.

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