Nancy Boy is a wonderful little boutique in the heart of San Francisco — the stroller-ridden, semi-suburban-looking part of San Francisco, to be clear. The shop caters to the nature-loving, eco-conscious denizens of that neighborhood and beyond, and it’s particularly known for a certain minty/lavendery/citrusy scent that is the very last word in clean-smelling home fragrances.
For the latest installment in my parade of home fragrances, I give you the Nancy Boy Signature Room Spray. It’s got a cult following, and for good reason. It can instantly replace any scent — you name it: wet dog, broccoli-induced flatulence, old shellfish, traumatic diaper leakage — with an aura of severe purity.
The spray leaves a light but effective fragrance of French lavender, Washington peppermint, and just a hint of Tunisian rosemary. It’s herby, fresh, and not too floral. But with a name like Nancy Boy, you’re given a hint that this isn’t a he-man kind of scent for your dragon-guarded man-cave, either.
One 4 oz. bottle will cost you $18, and it’s worth every penny, especially if you have a problematic scent profile to deal with (video-gamer boyfriend, aging housecat, curry-fanatic neighbors, etc.).
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