Savon au lait d'ânesse--donkey milk soap. We're not sure you'll find this yet in celebrity bloggers' trousses de toilette, but it is reputed to have excellent regenerative qualities for the skin, and it is making a European comeback as a beauty essential. I bought this bar at a French garden center, of all places.
Cleopatra bathed in donkey milk, so did the Roman Empress Poppaea, Nero's second wife. And Napoleon Bonaparte's pretty sister, Pauline resorted to using donkey milk, too. Why not you?
le savon: soap
une ânesse: a female donkey
une trousse de toilette: toiletry case
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