A human's delicate sense of smell constantly processes signals about nearby cookouts, attractive pheromones, and local carp wrestling tournaments. Avoid sending musky messages with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of customizable skincare goods, hair products, and essential oils at Heliotrope San Francisco in Noe Valley.
Heliotrope's chic, earth-toned interior brims with the fragrances of natural beauty products and locally sourced elixirs. Treat noses to a signature scented oil, such as the warming vanilla blood orange ($24) and the energizing rosemary mint ($8), or enhance the suppleness of skin with an aspen-and-shea-butter moisturizer—a façade-fixing duo that wields the protective plant power of a linebacker covered in pinecones ($19 for a 2-oz. container). A travel-friendly shaving kit pampers nomadic hides with a creamy vitamin E-and-menthol aftershave ($25), and a botanical-based babassu-and-hibiscus conditioning shampoo lathers scalps in sudsy luxury ($16 for an 8-oz. container). A variety of scent-free options allow aroma artisans to craft their own fragrances from the vast smellection available in Heliotrope's aromatherapy bar.
1515 Church Street
San Francisco, California 94131