Since I'm heading in the direction of all things hygiene--or so it seems--I was thinking the other day about how there is a real shortage on great toothpastes. I have been using Marvis' Paradise Fruit Mint for what seems likes a very long time now, and I think that a few more companies need to get the wheels turning and get on with some new innovative brands. I like to use natural formulas, because I'm just not keen on having surfactants, animal byproducts and other strange ingredients in my mouth..at any time. I just picked up a new tube of Nature's Gate Creme de Peppermint at my local Whole Body department of my Whole Foods. We'll see how this one goes, but usually when I'm in a rut I just revert back to good old Jason Organics. I think that distinguished companies need to bring back some old world charm with the metal encasings, which look exquisite on the bathroom counter. Neiman Marcus used to do this, and at one point had a whole line of "After Dinner Toothpaste" flavored with a choice of Anise, Amaretto, and Creme de Menthe. Apparently I'm not the only one interested in toothpaste, as there is a site: www.toothpasteworld.com which features the largest collection of toothpaste in the world. Now if only I could make it to India to pick up some Amar toothpaste, or be living in the 50's when I could grab some Bourbon or Scotch (6 proof!) variety. How's that for a morning pick-me-up?!