Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Accidents

{Cote Bastide Chanvre Exfoliant; 4 oz $22}

At Vintageweave we're exceptionally busy this time of year with all the entertainment awards ceremonies (some televised, some not) happening around town. It's the time of year Angelenos affectionately refer to as "Awards Season". It's fun, crazy and last-minute deadline driven.

Things were especially busy on a recent Thursday and in the rush, I dropped a new shipment in from France: Cote Bastide bath product. Quel horreur!
The casualty was a broken bottle of Cote Bastide Chanvre Exfoliant. I LOVE all things Cote Bastide and have always chatted up my favorite fragrances to customers. These favorites tend to be EARTHY scents such as FIG, AMBRE, ORANGE BLOSSOM, and VANILLA TEA...but I had not yet personally tried the Chanvre Exfoliant.
As I cleaned up the mess I was overtaken by the heavenly scent and wonderful texture. Upon rinsing my hands I was impressed by how easily the granules dissipated and how soft it left my skin. I WAS HOOKED!

THIS EXFOLIANT IS NOW MY NEW ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! Hemp (Chanvre) seeds with an incredible mix of musk, birch and a bit of Lilly of the Valley essence.

I love it so much that we are offering a 100% guarantee. If for any reason you don't fall in love with the scent, send it back for a full refund*. Once items of this nature are opened, by law we can not resell them BUT I can take it home and enjoy it! *{customer can obtain full refund of product cost or obtain exchange at their preference. Customer responsible for any shipping charges.}
Scent also available in bar soap and bath salts with the famous Cote Bastide linen fabric touches.

Available at "" Los Angeles or 323.932.0451


Anonymous said...

What a delightful "accident" this is! This product sounds just lovely, I'm going to have to try it!

Linda from Topanga! said...

I'm gonna come in the shoppe today and pick some up. I have loved that bar soap forever. Linda

Carol L said...

I have to confess that I am cracking myself up right now. When I first gazed upon the photo and read "Happy accidents" I thought those were handcuffs sitting there ...thought I was going to have to call and bail someone out!

Kathy said...


We needed a good laugh after today (whew, what a day!) and you supplied a laugh-out-loud moment!
hahaha. Thank you for that gift! :)

Carol L said...

Well you know I thought maybe you landed in jail under a most unfortunate incident, found the exposed, humiliating open toilet/sink area had some fancy exfoliate there for the "not guilty" prisoners to try and stumbled upon a real find ! Not that I would know about such things.

Kathy said...

You crack me up, Carol!

This "accident" has become so popular now with our clients, that nearly all 24 bottles are GONE. New shipment left France yesterday and is set to arrive in 1.5 weeks. We really are in ga-ga love with this stuff!