After a long week at work, most of us welcome a good, stiff drink, but what about all those days in between, when boozing isn't exactly appropriate? Well, cosmetics and body care products may not have exactly the same effects as alcohol, but you can at least smell like your favorite adult beverage. The Malin + Goetz Mojito Soap Set ($30) will get you nice and lime-minty fresh, while Philosophy's Senorita Margarita 3-in-1 Gel ($16) is as sweet and bright as the real thing. If your taste is more the sophisticated martini type, you could spritz on Apothia Velvet Rope Eau de Parfum ($35). But if you'd rather not smell like a cocktail at all, then there's a great alternative: OPI Nail Lacquer in Paint My Moji-Toes Red ($8).
Meet Apothia Aromatic, a California-based company that creates home fragrance candles, diffusers, and bath and body products inspired by Los Angeles experiences. All products are blended and made from premium ingredients, and both the home and personal fragrance lines feature sleek, award-winning packaging.
I had the chance to sit down with Apothia's founder, Ron Robinson, a couple of years ago. He was warm and friendly, and genuinely excited about his line. (Really, he was like a giddy kid unwrapping presents as he told me about each product.) He's a perfectionist when it comes to finding the precise notes to create the scents, and his work pays off—the fragrances are multifaceted and genuinely unique.
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