A box set of six midnight blue soaps in varying size, totaling 7.5 ounces in weight. Made to order by hand in Marietta, Georgia by Heywood Home Company.
Re-Introducing our exquisite neoclassical soaps- a fusion of antique elegance and nature’s finest scents, inspired by the timeless tradition of the European Grand Tour. Handcrafted to order in our HHC studio, these artisanal soaps evoke the spirit of adventure and discovery that characterized the Grand Tour.
Embark on your own sensory journey and uncover how these small treasures will elevate your routine through the enjoyment of their custom blended fragrances, created to evoke the scents and unique elements of each classic city, contained in every roundel. Share the journey! These sets make the perfect gift for the collector, antiquary, hostess, and guest.
Inspired by the Naples stop of the European Grand Tour, this soap set is scented by a sophisticated blend of fragrance oils with sweet notes of orange peel, plum, ozone, cardamon seed, vanilla and clove; an idyllic take on the citrusy, spice-infused breezes that roll across the Bay of Naples.
Inspired by Antiques:
The European Grand Tour was a popular journey undertaken by wealthy young individuals, typically English gentlemen, primarily from the late 17th to 19th centuries as a completion to their formal education. It involved extensive travels across continental Europe to explore its cultural treasures and historical sites, shaping the travelers’ education and influencing art and intellectual life during that era. The tour typically ended in Italy, which is where the HHC European Grand Tour Soaps find their inspiration.
During the Grand Tour, young nobles and intellectuals would visit prominent cultural sites, museums, and archaeological sites throughout the Continent. They encountered classical antiquities and artworks that held great historical and artistic significance. To preserve a tangible memory of these encounters, they often commissioned or acquired intaglio plaster impressions (or impronte) from master carvers like Liberotti and Tassie, like those impressions seen in the HHC sets.
These intaglios allowed travelers to take a piece of the classical world back home, serving as a way to both remember their experiences and to study classical art and history. The intaglios were often displayed in collections, used for educational purposes, or even as decorative elements in various forms, including in architecture and jewelry…and now, as specialty guest soaps!
Your set includes: Terpsichore, Zeus in profile, and Menelaus (all by Giovanni Liberotti), a bacchante in profile by James Tassie, the Cumaean Sibyl, and the Colosseum.
Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Safflower Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Purified Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Oat Protein, Titanium Dioxide, 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
Please discontinue use if irritation occurs. This soap is not for ingestion. Not a detergent or fragrance-free product. Fragrance will fade with use and time. Color may change with exposure to light and darken due to the added fragrance; if this occurs, soap is still safe to use. Preserve the design by using the underside of the soap to create lather. Lather may be colored. If using for unwrapped display and soaps are exposed to high humidity, soaps may develop a glycerin dew; fan them off and/or lightly dab to remove the fine droplets. Alternatively, allow soap to dry naturally.
In stock (can be backordered)