It has been almost a year, but I am still on my quest to find soap that doesn't leave me smelling like a cud rotting in a cow that was culled during the great foot and mouth debacle of 2001.
It is not just for your benefit, dear readers, that I continue this research, although I am all too happy to report new findings for your bathing safety. No, it is for my countrymen that I am so vigilant - so that no one in Tokyo need ever experience again the unwelcome odour of the salaryman. The odour of which I speak is most often encountered in summer, but this crusader will not rest for she wants to ensure an odour-free 2007 summer for all Tokyoites.
In keeping with the high-falutin' throw-the-money-around lifestyle to which I have become accustomed, I was shopping today in the 100yen store. Armed with some stylish, yet practical, mop slippers, I was about to head for the checkout when I was struck by an image: an image so great I knew I had found the holy grail of soap.
This soap gives you Super Powers. Oh yes, bathing with Lux will make you beautiful, and this in turn will give you Super Powers. From the photograph on the packet -- current Tokyo fashion, but circa 1983 for the rest of the world -- one could safely venture that this soap has been sitting on the shelf since Tony Hadley first told me I was indestructible. Gold.
So, for your latest bathing pleasure, I present LUX - Beauty Gives You SUPER POWERS.
Go forth, one and all... bathe, please.