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Beauty Spot: Luxe soaps
Fresh celebrates its birthday with limited-edition Fresh Turns 21 soaps, in three iconic scents -- Sugar, Patchouli, Hesperides Grapefruit -- packaged in opulent metallic wrap; $15 each ($22 for set of matching note cards) at Fresh shops, Manhattan, and fresh.com.
Handmade organic French lavender soap, using a recipe direct from France, offers a creamy lather of luscious goat's milk, coconut milk and shea butter. Or try soothing Organic Oatmeal, Sea Salt or Green Tea; $5.50 at the new Lavender Kiss shop, Northport, 631-327-1284; and ecobeautyexpert.com.
L'Occitane's Bonne Mère soaps ($7 each) can be purchased separately or wrapped in this trio. The Marseilles soaps are made with grapeseed oil, in honey, rose and lavender; at L'Occitane shops.
Kiss My Face takes a tip from the Greeks, harnessing the moisturizing benefits of olive oil in its Pure Olive Oil Bar Soap, $2.99 to $3.99; at Whole Foods stores and kissmyface.com.