Mrs. Rapid Traveler gets to sample the creme of luxury hotels in her business travel and occasionally The Rapid Traveler is allowed to join as long as he behaves. He is generally indifferent to hotels and their amenities, but Hyatt’s departing white ginger line from Portico is to him particularly loathsome. Rubbing ginger on sunburn or razor burn is about as pleasant as rubbing on chilies.
The Alvear Palace in Buenos Aires outdoes white ginger with its Hermes Eau d’Orange Verte, which makes people smell like they rolled around in a pile of sample sticks at Sephora. To the eternal embarrassment of Mrs. Rapid Traveler, The Rapid Traveler used the plebeian soap disdainfully reserved for use with a French-named bathroom apparatus. The maid must have been quite surprised at the volume of that soap consumed during the stay.
The worst part of it all, though, was that no matter what The Rapid Traveler did, the hotel kept generously restocking the Hermes and now he fears opening a drawer at home for it might knock him on his back.
Readers, what hotel toiletries make you run for the convenience store for alternatives?