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Selects Apothecary
Solid fragrance by Roots Rose Radish comes in hinged sea shells

We love it when our friends bring us souvenirs from a trip. (A handmade scarf from Lugano? You shouldn?t have!) But when Benjamin Mohapi and Genavieve Lynch take home goods from their travels, it?s to stock the shelves of their new boutique, Selects Apothecary

The two beauty experts have collected hard-to-find products from around the globe--as well as a few local gems--and made their Melrose location a self-pampering mecca. (It also happens to be next door to the duo?s swanky Benjamin with Negin Zand.)

We found this solid fragrance (our scent is jasmine) set in hinged seashells (prices start at $50) by the California-based organic beauty company Roots Rose Radish. The casings are so pretty, we?re turning ours into a necklace so we can apply on the go. 

We also picked up a Skin Stick ($34) to keep handy. This balm, made by the two local herbalists behind Earth Tu Face, protects our cheeks from the Santa Anas and keeps our lips conditioned. But our favorite discovery is one of the more far-flung imports--Borotalco Powder, a fine Italian talcum that we?re using on our body, as a dry shampoo and to sprinkle on our sheets for sweet dreams.

Selects Apothecary, 8908 Melrose Ave., W. Hollywood; 424-249-3296 or

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