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ART.27 899 Queen West, 416-504-3636, i-ok.ca
There's more to great skin care than the perfect scent, but a sniff test is an essential step in selecting creams and lotions even if the smell you're after is no smell at all. Camelia Nicoara's sleek organic bath and beauty boutique Art.27 has a note for everyone, from the floral bouquet of Agronatura's body milk to the rosemary and citrus mix of Senteurs du Sud's argan oils.
Patyka body wash has the fresh aroma of white grapes, while 100 per cent natural Grain de Pastel soap bars mix light bergamot and lily. For a fragrance-free option, try a Câlinesse mask made using donkey milk, or for an extra-eco-friendly choice, pick up Forestpeople body scrubs that are fair trade and made without water.
Man-specific lines include 66°30 and Tadé, which also creates toiletry bags out of recycled tires.
Art.27 picks: Cousu de Fil Blanc soap incorporates ingredients like honey and coffee and comes packaged in pouches made from recycled newsprint, $15; every three months, Clef des Champs releases new season-specific products like summer's oversized tub of raspberry face scrub, $89; 66°30's six-in-one face fluid has won numerous beauty industry awards, $59.
Look for: A selection of organic jersey T-shirts and jeans from Mr. Poulet, Sur le Dos des Filles and Céline Faizant.
Hours: Tuesday to Wednesday noon to 6 pm, Thursday to Saturday 11 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm.