asquith & somerset massage bar

I’m fascinated by soap and candles – how they’re made, the shape and scent of them. I also love tins, because so much packaging nowadays is plastic.

So when I came across this massive bar of soap packaged in a tin, and in my favorite color, I had to have it.

An English brand little known in the Philippines, Somerset is a manufacturer and distributor of toiletries mostly made in  the UK and Portugal.

This is the Asquith & Somerset massage bar in Cherry Blossom. It smells divine.

As a “massage bar”, it has bumps all over one surface. In the shower, it feels fine going over my shoulders. But because it’s immense and heavy, once I have that bar behind my neck, gravity takes over and the soap slips out of my grasp. Every. Single. Time.

It’s a great product. It’s triple-milled, smoother and “soapier” than the average kind – with just a few strokes, you can work up a rich lather. As for its touted exfoliating action, I didn’t notice any, but that didn’t matter, as its creaminess is a treat.

I expect this gigantic bar will last me a couple of months or more, even bathing twice a day.

It’s available at Beauty Bar at Powerplant Mall, Makati. They also have the Olive, Lemon, and Mandarin which all smell fabulous. Perhaps those’ll grace my bathroom one of these days.

The full line of Asquith & Somerset massage bars. Image here.

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4 Comments on asquith & somerset massage bar

  1. bleubug
    7 August 2011 at 9:47 am (3264 days ago)

    I like the nubliness of that one side. Of course soap to me is anything that makes some suds. I’ve mistakenly used dish washing detergent. :)

  2. JennyO
    7 August 2011 at 8:48 pm (3264 days ago)

    Detergent?! Well, it could happen to anyone. :) I love soap. It comes in all sorts of colors, shapes, scents, and sizes. It’s one of the greatest inventions ever. :)

  3. Nica
    10 August 2011 at 4:28 pm (3261 days ago)

    How much does it cost, Ms. Jenny?


  4. JennyO
    10 August 2011 at 7:52 pm (3261 days ago)

    Hi, Nica, it’s around P485 at Beauty Bar-Rockwell :)

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