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