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.

Lei ChicGotta Hand It To ‘Em
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.

Lei ChicTropic 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.