Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Joya: Composition No.1 Soap
I used to dislike surprises with a burning passion. I distinctly remember at the age of fourteen being spontaneously forced to stand on my chair at the Hard Rock Cafe in London so that the entire room could sing Happy Birthday to me. How did I react? Tears. Tears, tears and more tears. It's one of those memories that prompts a wave of shivers to coarse through my body, ugh. However, my opinion of surprises has drastically changed since then (I've come a long way since soggy, tear-stained cheeseburgers) and now I thrive on not knowing what's coming next. I love surprises, both big and small! With this in mind, a close friend of mine absolutely made my day at the weekend by surprising me with a belated birthday gift - and no, I didn't cry.
Inside the chic white presentation box lay a Composition No.1 Soap & Tray by Joya. Now, before I continue, allow me to hold my hands up and admit to smashing the beautiful porcelain tray (if you're reading this, I'm so sorry!), however I got a few days of enjoyment out of it beforehand so it's not entirely tragic. The pure vegetable soap, on the other hand, has become a best friend of mine thanks to it's luxurious fragrance. It has notes of Citrus, fruity Heliotrope Petals, Tuberose and Sandalwood, all of which combine to create a divine scent. For the sake of writing up this post, I browsed online for stockists and have seen it's available at Net-a-Porter, who funnily enough mention how it'd make a 'thoughtful gift'.. and thoughtful it was!
My favourite aspect of the Joya Composition No.1 Soap & Tray is first and foremost the luxurious soap itself, however a close second has to be the impressive presentation box filled with shredded tissue paper. The soap sits happily centred within, wrapped in black paper and sealed by a luxurious golden sticker. It's been an absolute pleasure to use so far (minus smashing the porcelain tray, that is) and is a wonderfully sumptuous addition to my beauty/relaxation regime! As far as surprises go, this one sure has turned out better than that stand-up-on-your-chair experience eight years ago...