Although it’s impossible to question the utilitarian value of hand soap (especially during a pandemic), you might be skeptical that any one cleanser could rise to the level of international status item. Yet the amber-hued bottle of Resurrection Aromatique hand wash from the Australian brand Aesop has managed to do exactly that. Spotted in the bathrooms of hot spots around the city (at one point the Gramercy Park Hotel reportedly used 250,000 bottles a year), it’s also one of the most frequently stolen items from restaurants. With notes of cedar wood, Mandarin orange, lavender, and rosemary, Resurrection Aromatique gets hands clean with a scent that could double as perfume. And it’s less drying for your skin, which is a plus for anyone frequently washing their hands these days. While we spotted the $39 hand wash on sale last week at 10 percent off, it’s currently 15 percent off and ships for free as part of Saks Fifth Avenue’s friends and family sale.
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