Tuesday, January 5, 2010
The Sweet Smell of Excess: Florence Gunnarson Perfume
When was the last time you took a proper bath? (Or, pardon us, when was the last time you “drew” yourself a proper bath?)
In Hollywood’s heyday, Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor used Florence Gunnarson oils by the gallon to scent their swimming pools. (Their scent of choice was the exotic No. 67.) Pools may be in short supply today, but your cozy bathtub is ready and waiting for the Gabor treatment.
Created more than 60 years ago for movie stars, First Ladies, and high-society pals, Florence Gunnarson bath oils are still popular with the rich and famous (Donatella Versace, Charlize Theron, Hugh Jackman). The five original essential-oil based fragrances (No. 67, Wild Fern, White Blossom, Deco No. 23, and Mary Black) can be used as bubble bath, shower gel, or perfume.
A drop is all you need to feel divinely decadent, dahlink.
Available at Barneys New York, 660 Madison Avenue, at 61st Street (212-826-8900). Call (800-337-6870), or buy it online at florencegunnarson.com.