Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Exploring Dayton: A Visit to Preen Apothacary

My good friend Teresa has been trying to get me into Preen Apothecary for a very long time. The stars finally aligned this past weekend and we attended a Skin, An Apothecary event after a late afternoon lunch. To say the least, I was pleasantly surprised.

Preen - 2011Preen is located on state road 48 in Oakwood, Ohio. It's tucked away on the east side of 48 in an area of little shops. I had been buy it many times, but never had I ventured into the store. Because of the Skin event we were greeted with a glass of champagne and an assortment of appetizers that was to die for. But these appetizers did not detract in the slightest from the awesome array of cosmetics and pampering products that Preen has to offer.

Decked along the walls of Preen I saw displays of Tocca perfumes, Bond No. 9 perfumes, Jack Black, Skin products (of course), Clarisonic, Nars cosmetics and skincare, Kevyn Aucoin, Lipstick Queen, and Hourglass cosmetics. And that's only what I can remember off the top of my head. Believe me, that's not even half of what they offer. Along the center island there was also a wide variety of jewelry and other high priced accessories (I would have caved if the glittery head bands in the center were half the price). In short, the selection at Preen was like going through Sephora with a fine tooth comb, and then adding some glitter to the contents that made the cut. Love!

The icing on the cake of course was that I got a chance to SMELL more of Skin, An Apothecary's collection of body whip scents. I did tell you I would notify you if I found one I adored. Seriously, if you want to smell like you should be licked from head to toe, then get the Skin Body Whip in Ginger Snap. I also got a Sugar Scrub in Ginger Snap as a result of my purchase (the promotion that was going on included it). It's heavenly! The smell is exactly like a sugary ginger cookie - making me feel totally decadent. It's perfect for the season.

I also highly approve of the following Skin Scents: Crema, Lavender and Mint, Mango, and Vanilla Plum. I suspect as seasons change, my tastes will as well. But for now Ginger Snap trumps all of these lovely scents.

All in all I had a lovely visit to Preen. I can't wait to return - when I have a little more cash to play with. That Bond No. 9 perfume in Chinatown caught my attention, as did several of the Tocca scents.