I have absolutely no logical reason for craving the Gardener’s Watering Can set from Crabtree & Evelyn. I don’t have a garden (I have some 100-year-old jackfruit, amaltas and jasmine trees and a few strands of a nameless creeper – but these can by no stretch make up an actual “garden”). Even if there was a garden, chances that I would be getting down and dirty with the weeds and bugs is close to non-existent. Don’t get me wrong – I love lush green leaves and colourful flowers. It’s just that I much prefer them all prettied up in a lovely pot or growing haphazardly across the woods with someone else dealing with the dirt and grime and heat and backbreaking work. (Me, high maintenance? NEVER! Whatever gave you that idea?).
However, if you are the kind who loves gardening, this would be the perfectly perfect self-indulgent treat after a long day of working in the soil. The set contains a Gardeners Liquid Hand Soap (with alfalfa, carrot root, rosemary leaf, sage and chicory leaf to leave hands fresh and muck-free), Gardeners Hand Therapy (Shea butter to nourish and condition), Gardeners Nail & Cuticle Therapy Cream (Shea butter and keratin to soften the cuticles and protect the nails) and a Wooden Nail Brush. Everything is scented with fresh green clover, lavender, sage, rosemary and thyme – perfect for carrying a bit of that fresh-from-the-garden smell wherever you go. And it’s so gorgeously Brit-looking (if this set was a guy, I am sure it would be Hugh Grant in Sense & Sensibility)!
Actually, come to think of it, that’s reason enough for me to buy it – I love the fresh-from-the-garden smell, have terribly unmaintained hands and love nothing more than channeling a bit of that old English countryside vibe of rolling meadows, wicker baskets, pretty pastel hats and sundresses. And, after all, what is beauty but an illusion?
Price: Rs. 3,995 – $55 – €42 – £34