Here’s my favorite rosy bar soap. Ever.
The fragrance: Oh my, this fragrance is superb. It’s one of those fruity roses but it has a “bread” like base. In my mind, all “good” roses have a bit of bread too them and this is one of them. It’s a fruity-rose floral, very intoxicating, focusing on the natural fruity aspects of rose. However, there is a generous dose of cedar and sandalwood. The final result is an exotic smelling rose attar bar soap. I love this fragrance. If you are looking for something to layer with your Pirouette Rose Musk perfume, this is it. (My review of that EDP here). This bar soap does leave the skin scented. I used it and applied a fragrance-free body cream. I actually forgot to apply a perfume for the day (yes, sometimes that happens). I later smelled the beautiful scent of cedar and roses. Where was it coming from? Oh, me. The amount of fragrance concentration in this soap is easily comparable to fancy bar soaps from Dior, Penhaligon’s, or Prada. It’s very fragrant from start to finish.
The formula: The bar soap is an opaque white. It is in a rich oil and sustainable palm oil base. The bar lathers and rinses off easily. It may be too drying for extremely dry skin types. It works well with my skin, but remember, I follow-up with an oil daily.
This 4 oz. bar soap retails for $8 and is available at Piroutte Handmade Essentials, a beautiful, fragrant little line located in Seattle.