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    Default Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    In the past, I avoided scented soaps. Occasionally, they would irritate my sensitive skin and make me itchy.

    However, my friend started making some soaps with essential oils and gave me some as a gift. I got hooked on them and have been buying them from her ever since, even after she moved out-of-state.

    She has very nice blends, her soaps are moisturizing, and they don't seem to interfere with my fragrances. So if anyone is interested, here's the website for her company, Soaps of Mother Earth:

    http://www.treasuresofmotherearth.com/soaps1.html

    My favorites of hers are Caramel (woods, clove, and milk); Blue Moon (lavender, bergamot, and citrus); and Sea Green (clary sage, lavender, fir needle, rosemary and geranium).

    Has anyone else also found fragranced soaps that smell nice in the shower and are kind to your skin but don't get in the way of your fragrances? Let me know which--I'd love to continue to expand my repertoire.
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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    I love scented soaps, thanks for the link!

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    No problem!

    So, what are your current favorites?
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    Hey, BlackCat. Those soaps sound wonderful to me, especially the Caramel and the Sea Green.

    I have three favorites right now:

    1. Mudlark Savon d'Amande. Wonderful, long-lasting goat milk-almond-honey-oat bars. Bonus: They're packaged in an assortment of gorgeous papers.

    2. Mistral Soaps. Haven't tried too many yet, but they are nice. Balinese Vanilla is a perfect fall lather.

    3. North Shore Soap Factory soaps. I like a lot of them. Right now I have their Ylang-Ylang in my shower. The unscented kukui nut oil soap is another of my top faves - really nice on winter skin!

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Vermont soap company makes a lovely honey soap with some exfoliating properties.

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    One of my very favorites is Crabtree & Evelyn's Jojoba soap, shaped like a seashell. It has a sweet fragrance and is very kind to the skin.



    Otherwise, I just use whatever mainstream brand appeals to me in the grocery store - I like Dove, Caress, and I love Yardleys English Lavender in summer (this might be too drying for your sensitive skin), and I like the other Yardley soaps as well, Aloe and Oatmeal/Almond. Isn't great, opening a fresh bar of soap and having a nice lingering soap in the tub? One of the great simple pleasures of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    Isn't it great, opening a fresh bar of soap and having a nice lingering soap in the tub? One of the great simple pleasures of life.
    I agree, Lilybelle! I love lathering up with a hefty bar in my hands. Never have liked the liquid or gel soap options.

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Some excellent suggestions here--thanks all.

    I agree: nothing takes the place of a nice sudsy bar of soap.
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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Roger & Gallet Carnation soap is a classic. Kind of like a bottle of fragrance, in the shower. Distinctive, crisply floral and just enough longevity to not overpower your SOTD. Highly recommended.

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Last year I stayed at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, and they use Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. I opened one bar of soap to use in the bath, took a whiff, and put the rest (lotion, shower gel, facial bar, oatmeal soap, etc.) in my suitcase. The following day the maids replenished everything and all that went into the suitcase. And the next day.... Then it was time to check out and I raided the maid's cart just a little bit! The product info says this is "formulated exclusively for Grand Sierra Resort," but I smell rosemary and mint and suspect it's the same as their Wake-Up Rosemary line of products. I'm almost out, so I must soon either order their products directly or spend another long weekend in Reno!
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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Just bought myself a few scented soaps from http://www.amazingsoaps.com/

    The soaps look like slices of cake!

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    It's a men's product, but I LOVE Every Man Jack's citrus scrub soap. It's an all-natural product (I believe) & is only found @ Target stores. The scrub part isn't really abrasive, & the scent smells like orange soda only not as sweet. It's a great product & is fairly inexpensive @ 3 bars for $5.
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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Fresh cosmetics has a 'gold' soap in a holiday box set at nieman's. it's really strong... kinda rosemary/clean. it's awesome.

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    I love a highly, aromatic, bar of soap with lush lather. Right now my favorite artisan etailer fits the bill exactly. Villainess: http://www.villainess.net/home.php. Really, good stuff!

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Shea butter soap is excellent for dry, sensitive skin. I've had good luck with:

    Mistral
    l'Occitane
    Pre de Provence

    Also, there is a line I have seen in the natural food store called Pangea. The shower gel is extremely emollient, so is excellent for severe dryness (as in the middle of winter). The scents are great too, based on essential oil blends. I love the geranium bar soap, but it doesn't last nearly as long as a bar of Mistral.
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    I also love L'Occitane, particularly the Orange soap

    Others I like are:

    Jo Malone - LBM
    Acqua di Parma - soaps and shower gels in Colonia or C. Assoluta (the latter is amazing in shower gel)
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    I love Mistral soaps and I haven't found them to linger too long. Particularly the one called "Green Fig" or "Green FIg and Orange Blossoms" (It's the exact same scent, not sure why they changed the name) It smells fantastic in the shower or bath but doesn't interfere with other fragrance. I also liked that these didn't melt too fast. (and no sulfates or parabens!)

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    Lush soaps and Be Never, from Be Never I really recommend cocktail soap if they have it. I got the limited edition when it was on with Lush and love it. Especially followed up with the cockail perfume. People always compliment me on it too which is nice
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
    Currently wearing: L by Lolita Lempicka

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    I love perfumed soaps, actually I only use perfumed soaps;
    Chanel; Cristalle, No 5, Coco

    Dior- Addict, Diorissimo

    Roger & Gallet; Bouquet Imperial, Carnation, Magnolia, Jasmin (long discontinued), Almond Flower,

    Stendhal-Symbiose (long, long, gone)

    Caron- Boutique petit soaps

    L'Occitane- Orange Blossom (were discontinued when I worked for them, so I purchased 90 bars from around the country)

    YSL-Rive Gauche (long gone also)

    Guerlain- Chamade (also discontinued)

    and quite a few other. As you could all tell I tend to stock up on things I love, in preparation of the day they will be discontinued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneJunkie View Post
    It's a men's product, but I LOVE Every Man Jack's citrus scrub soap. It's an all-natural product (I believe) & is only found @ Target stores. The scrub part isn't really abrasive, & the scent smells like orange soda only not as sweet. It's a great product & is fairly inexpensive @ 3 bars for $5.
    +1 for Every Man Jack soaps, the cedarwood soap is awesome as well, as are their showergels.
    I would also add the Antony Logistics citrus soap bar (Sephora or Ulta, $8) - it's a man's line too, but can easily appeal to a girl, it's a fresh invigorating blast of orange and natural ingredients too.

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    I'm a fan of Perlier honey soap
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    I love Perlier soaps, too.

    And I also love Fleurissimo soap. Very well scented, gentle on skin, long lasting.

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    I love the Maja bar soap. In fact I just bought in a couple of bars for a gal at the office and she loves them.
    Also, I think they are meant to be masculine, but I love the scents of the Herban Cowboy bar soap - think I tried the Orginal and Bluegrass, both so good.
    Seconding the Yardley's English Lavender.
    Bee & Flower Sandalwood smells wonderful and it's cheap, but drying.

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    If anybody is interested it seems that Homesense (think TJ Maxx Home or Marshall's Home) is selling Roger & Gallet soaps at a tremendous discount right now. Not only the boxes containing several soaps, but the "pucks".

    I'm willing to pick any of these up for folks interested and ship them out. R&G has been a favorite of mine for a long time, though I think I prefer Crabtree & Evelyn "Nomad". It seems to be of higher quality and the lather is much nicer.

    R&G discontinued their "bars", which has turned me off the line. They are a division of YSL Beauty and I have a feeling they wanted to make R&G a bit more exclusive, fancy and limit their soaps to higher-end boutiques.

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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    I love the soaps Dorothy makes at Kingsbury Fragrances. http://www.kingsburyfragrances.com/

    The Chanel soaps I've used have been fantastic, #5 & Coco. I have a Guerlain chamade soap but as I can't replace it, I have not used it. I've used Villainess soaps & enjoyed them very much. I especially enjoy her Smooch! product.
    SAVON makes an excellent ginger & orange blossom soap.
    I also have a lot of Curly Willow Soap from Soap Sisters...fantastic stull! http://soapsistersonline.com/ they are just down the street from my sister & we first discovered them when they opened a few years ago. We've been loyal customers ever since.

    I love scented soap!
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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    Mount Harmony Herbal soaps are fabulous! Used to buy them from my friends neighbor in Virginia but now I have to order them on line. mountharmony.com ( no affiliation)

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    I have tried many, many brandsof soaps, almost as many as I have tried perfumes; and the best ones I have ever used, smelled etc are the CLAUS PORTO soaps. They have a huge range, very varied and using the best perfume

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    Does the simple Camay Classic count?

    If yes, this is my favorite.

    Runner-up: soap bars belonging to the Joop Le Bain range.
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    Default Re: Favorite fragranced bath soaps?

    The Crabtree & Evelyn "Nomad" line is unbelievable - a real treat, but not cheap ($26 for 3 bars). There's the fragrance itself, which isn't all that spectacular, but the quality of the soap and the lather is really top of the line.

    R&G is my second choice - I just wish, again, that they didn't discontinue the bars.

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    Yesterday I picked up a few bars of Woods of Windsor Fine English Soap for Men. Terrific stuff. I should have grabbed the cologne, too.

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