Thursday, April 4, 2013

Stewart & Claire's Old Fashioned lip balm is a classic cocktail kiss

Posted By on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:04 AM

The Old-Fashioned is like a classic cocktail for your lips.
  • The Old-Fashioned is like a classic cocktail for your lips.
You can file this one under things I never expected to be writing about in this space. But I'd be remiss if I didn't share Stewart & Claire's Old Fashioned Lip Balm ($6). While aiming for a classic aesthetic, the tube is really a paean to the bourbon cocktail. It's scented with cedar, bitter orange, vanilla and cinnamon. When you open the cap, it hints at that terrific moment when a bartender slides a lowball glass across the bar and you raise it to your lips.

The Old Fashioned Lip Balm arrived in my house from Quarterly Co., a "subscription service for wonderful things," which mails you gifts on a quarterly basis. The mailings are designed by curators, in my case Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, the voices behind the food blog FOOD52 and various cookbooks (The New York Times Cookbook).

While Stewart & Claire has seasonal (spring and winter) fruit and herb scents, it's the cocktail-inspired options from this Brooklyn company that will delight the serious drinkers in your life. In addition to the Old-Fashioned, it sells a Dark & Stormy and a Tiki.

The only downside I can see so far is that a morning application of the stuff leaves a lot of hours before it's socially acceptable to move on to the real thing.

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