Yesterday a new soap appeared in the powder room under the grand staircase.
“Do you like it?” asked the downstairs housekeeper, a young fellow in his early eighties who always seems eager to please.
“It seems soapy enough,” we replied.
“It’s a new scent,” the housekeeper explained. “It’s called ‘Elf shoes.’ ”
A faint smile was all we could manage in reply to this information.
But afterwards, Dr. Boli did a bit of thinking. If young people these days like their soap to smell as if an elf has just removed his feet from it, then this suggests a number of other scents that might be equally appealing. Purely as a service to the fraternity of soap-crafters, Dr. Boli has compiled a list:
Fairy Cigar Butts (Cushlamochree!)
Troll Work Gloves