Hi Hi Posse People, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies and I don’t know about you but I have an enormous collection of soap. Yes, soap. I have the high priced hoity toity ones, buy 5 in a box from the supermarket ones, independent perfumer ones, some sent to me as gifts and many, no make that MANY that I’ve bought myself. Yes we are talking about the hunk of soap, bar of soap, shaped, molded, cut, on a rope kinda soap, best smelling soaps. Not shower gels, bath oils, bath bubbles etc though I too have quite the collection of each of these. Soap. Best smelling soaps. S O A P. What are my favourites and why?
Best Smelling Soaps
I thought I could give you a few, at different price points, that I think are my best smelling soaps. The soap name will be the link to where I grabbed these little rippers, so if you like the look of something, hit the bold, big title.
Patchouli Lovers by Olympic Orchids: Ellen Covey is amazing. If you love her fragrances then the soaps will take you to another level of adoration. They are long lasting and sudsy that leave you clean but not taut. My skin feels supple and moisturised after using any of the Olympic Orchids soaps. They are often added to small gift packs for birthdays and Christmas and everyone that has received one calls to find out where, how and who from. Patchouli Lovers is a particular favourite for me because it lays a great base for any patchouli frag, or one that needs a little patchouli oomph.
Banho Citrus Verbena by Claus Porto: The first thing you’ll notice is the size. These soaps are ENORMOUS!! 12.34oz it goes on smooth and rich,. smells so refreshing and uplifting. When I use the Banho Citrus Verbena it is a wonderful way to wash away the blues. They feel super luxe and are so oversized to begin with that its kind of comic to use them. LOVE THESE.
Tabac Original Luxury Soap by Maurer & Wirtz: This is the soap we are currently using in the bath/shower and every time I wash it brings fond smiles of rememberance for me because it was what my Dad used for aftershave. The soap is deliciously fragrant and sandalwood, citrus and amber are what grab me most when I bathe with it. Tabac is definitely a best smelling soap for me, smelling both clean and creamy, and surprisingly lavish for a very reasonable price.
Acqua di Colonia by Rance: Here is one of the kings of soap. I was lucky enough to be gifted this spectacular box of soaps, two are gone and I get one out regularly just to smell it. Even through the plastic coating the fragrance escapes and I swoon. This is the soap to buy someone to show them that you are in earnest. To be honest I find the Rance fragrances a bit too safe but the soaps, OMG! Spectacular. LuckyScent says: Acqua di Colonia is a creamy bathing soap originally designed for Catherine di Medici. Fragrances used are Bergamot, Citrus, White Flowers and spices. Presented in a white gift box with black and a touch of red overlay.
Vintage Rose by Heathcote & Ivory: I love a bargain and this was currently in Australia’s Target stores for about $5. Had I know it was going to smell so good and wash so beautifully I would have bought armloads. Sold out in Oz but still available at Heathcote & Ivory this lovely triple milled soap has rose, lily of the valley, jasmine some woods and musk. Very nice, well priced, beautifully embossed and lasted forever. The little box it comes in is super cute too.
Amouage Interlude Woman: I have the 4 x 50g gift box of the Amouage Interlude Woman soaps. OMG! Firstly the box alone was worth the price. The scent is thick and pungent, a perfect base for anything Middle eastern in style but under Interlude Man it gives an even lusher depth to a fragrance that basically wipes my brain clean of all but itself. I am near Stendahl Syndrome when I layer them. Pictured above is the single soap; I have the 4 pack and it is freaking LAVISH! Surprisingly affordable too, great gift.
So what is your fave soap, or soaps? Share with this soap glutton your soapy secrets, your best smelling soaps.
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