May 10th, 2012
No wolf in sheep's clothing, Aesop products for skin, body and hair are just as classic and understated as the labels suggest.
This year celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Australian brand has made its Toronto debut at menswear boutique Oliver Spencer. On my visit, the line was spread on a central table to allow shoppers easy access to tubes and bottles of gender-neutral, subtly-scented concoctions like the Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm with mandarin rind and wild rosemary ($29 for 75 mL), which instantly soothed my post-swimming pool parched hands.
This is one line that might have to be hidden from the boyfriend. —Kat Tancock
Oliver Spencer, 962 Queen St. W., Toronto, 647-348-7673, www.oliverspencertoronto.com