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One of the best things about staying in a hotel is the chance to try soaps and shampoos that might be a bit more luxurious than the 3-in-1 cocktail you use at home. Be honest: you’ve slipped a couple of those toiletries in your bag before check-out. I know that I have and, when it’s a truly luxurious product, I may have asked for a few extra to pack in my suitcase.
Many hotel brands have sought to differentiate themselves by investing in higher quality bath products, with some of the most luxurious amenities retailing for as much as $10 per ounce! Check out this list of 10 of the best soaps, shampoos and conditioners found in hotels, presented in alphabetical order, with details on where to find them.
Asprey Purple Water — The Ritz-Carlton
These toiletries are presented in alphabetical order, but it just so happens that Asprey’s Purple Water is my absolute favorite line of bath and body products. I love it so much, in fact, that I’ve purchased full-size bottles for use at home.
Purple Water is Asprey’s signature fragrance, combining a bold citrus scent with spicy undertones. The bouquet of pleasing aromas is a great way to start the morning — the scent lasts for hours, meaning you can forgo cologne or perfume in favor of Purple Water’s moisturizing body lotion.
Asprey Purple Water is sold through The Ritz-Carlton Store at Amazon and, although it’s pricey, it’s a lot more affordable than room rates at the Ritz!
Aromatherapy Associates — JW Marriott
The JW Marriott brand brings a strong contender to the table — Aromatherapy Associates’ line of bath products, which are infused with a blend of Madagascan Ylang Yang. The piercing aroma delights the senses and each product’s complementary ingredients nurture the targeted area of the body.
Aromatherapy Associates products can be purchased through the Curated by JW shop, with 10-ounce bottles of shampoo and conditioner priced at $28 each, and 10-ounce bottles of body wash and lotion priced at $39 each.
Aveda Rosemary Mint — Renaissance Hotels
Aveda’s signature line of Rosemary Mint bath and body products has been a longstanding feature of Renaissance Hotels. Certified organic, the line combines rosemary, peppermint and spearmint scents to leave you feeling energized and refreshed.
The same products you’ll find in a Renaissance hotel room are available for purchase directly through the Aveda online store. 8.5-ounce bottles start at $20, but you’ll get the best value from larger 33.8-ounce bottles.
C.O. Bigelow — The Cosmopolitan
Prior to making the switch to Asprey Purple Water, I used C.O. Bigelow’s lavender peppermint product at home. I first encountered it at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas and have since found C.O. Bigelow products at other hotels including the The Diplomat Beach Resort, a Curio Collection by Hilton property in Hollywood, Florida.
You’ll find the best deal on C.O. Bigelow products at Amazon, with 10-ounce bottles of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion priced at just $18 each. You can save even more by scheduling regular deliveries through Amazon’s subscribe & save feature.
Hermes Eau D’Orange Verte — Sofitel
Hermes Eau D’Orange Verte is one of the most exclusive bath and body products on this list, offered only at select Sofitel hotels like the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal in Luxembourg City and independent luxury properties like the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The soap, shampoo, body wash and lotion incorporate the iconic orange citrus fragrance that Hermes is known for — it’s pricey at nearly $10 an ounce, but discounts are available through a variety of retailers on Amazon.
June Jacobs Spa Collection — Grand Hyatt
June Jacobs amenities are available in many Grand Hyatt hotels around the world, though some properties, like the Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro, have opted to use local products instead.
The green tea and cucumber formula is not as invigorating as other products on this list, but it is engineered to provide the relaxing comfort one might experience in a spa environment. The June Jacobs brand markets its soap and shampoo products to consumers, but the green tea formula is not available outside of Grand Hyatt hotels.
Le Labo — EDITION, Fairmont and Park Hyatt
Le Labo is a luxury fragrance company based in New York City and owned by Estée Lauder. Its bath and body products feature in EDITION, Fairmont and Park Hyatt hotels around the world, with some properties having exclusive formulas.
My favorite Le Labo mixture is Tubereuse 40, which is found only at the Park Hyatt New York, one of the world’s finest luxury hotels. If you’re not planning a trip to the Big Apple, you can still enjoy Le Labo goodness in the EDITION hotel’s incredible black tea scent, available from the EDITION store on Amazon.
(MALIN+GOETZ) — Le Meridien
Products from the (MALIN+GOETZ) apothecary and lab have been standard at Le Meridien hotels for years now, making bath time something to look forward to.
Le Meridien stocks a variety of (MALIN+GOETZ) products, including peppermint shampoo, cilantro hair conditioner, sage body wash and a vitamin B5-infused moisturizer. With free shipping from the MALIN+GOETZ store on Amazon, you can mix-and-match products and scents to create the perfect suite of bath products for the home.
Pharmacopia — Hyatt Regency
Hyatt Regency hotels feature cruelty free and vegan Pharmacopia bath products, which offer up a delightful scent and have a true feeling of quality. Made with natural and organic ingredients, it’s free from parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates and dyes.
Products from the Pharmacopia Hotel Collection are available through the Pharmacopia store on Amazon, with a variety of fragrances available. Although the standard hotel collection scent is argan, some hotels have also stocked a citrus soap and shampoo which I prefer slightly.
Salvatore Ferragamo — Waldorf Astoria
Exclusive to Waldorf Astoria, the Salvatore Ferragamo bath and body products are drawn from the Tuscan Soul fragrance, which brings together a unique scent profile containing notes of bergamot, petitgrain, orange blossom, magnolia, fig tree and iris flower.
Although you’re sure to fall in love with this Salvatore Ferragamo product after a stay at the Waldorf Astoria, it isn’t currently available for purchase. I won’t tell if you take a mini bottle or two home. 😉
Full disclosure: If you buy these products for use at home, it may take away from the allure of a future hotel stay. That said, when I lather up with Asprey’s Purple Water body wash each morning, I’m reminded of past travel experiences and my mood really improves. The invigorating scents common to the most luxurious hotel toiletries can really put you in a positive state of mind — why wouldn’t you hope for that?
Have you tried any of these bath and body products? Do you have a favorite hotel soap or shampoo? Let us know in the comments below!
Featured image courtesy Marriott International.