Monday, November 9, 2009

Scents of Security

It’s the season’s hottest accessory – there’s one in every It bag at the office, cocktail party and client dinner.

Thanks to H1N1-outbreak fears, clinical-smelling hand sanitizer is at everyone’s fingertips. And, as usual, you want one that’s just a little bit different – something that’s cuter, smells better and that’s sure to attract compliments. Here, a few of our finds.

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Calling this stuff “sanitizer” would be so lowbrow. If you’re plucked from a lush organic lavender farm on Maui, they’re going to call you a “no rinse hand cleanser.”Ali’i Kula’s Organic Lavender Waterless Hand Soap smells amazing and moisturizes with tea tree oil.

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Pikake Some Up
Divinely girly, the pikake-scented sanitizer from Lanikai Bath and Body will have you gesturing near your face, à la new engagement ring, just to get a whiff. Available at Lanikai Bath & Body, 600 Kailua Road, Kailua, 808.262. 3260.

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Tropic Wonders
With delicious scents like guava, lilikoi and coconut, Plumeria Rain's hand sanitizers are easy picks. Made with an ultra-moisturizing aloe base, these smell good enough to eat. Just be careful not to lick the bottle. That’s not sanitary.  Available online at

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Make The Moist of It
EO Hand Sanitizing gel is plant-based and organic, which means it appeals to your inner hippie. But you won't reek of patchouli — luckily, it comes in lovely lavender or lemon scents. Available at Down to Earth, Pearlridge Center, 98-131 Kaonohi St., Aiea, 808.488.1375.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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