What is it? Made in Shanghai, China, and wrapped in colored paper with gold seal, this bar soap has been around for years as a typical Chinese supermarket brand. Sold at a variety of shops at one time or another (think Pier 1 Imports ca. 1988), there's nothing high-priced or gimmicky about these soaps.
Why should I buy it? Has the most wonderful Chinese sandalwood (semi-sweet, woody) aroma, made with natural oils. Scents the entire bathroom and lingers on the skin. Perfectly layers with fragrances and body products. One bar lasts me a good 4-5 weeks.
Where can I buy it? A number of on-line and brick-and-mortar shops sell it, but Goddess Within seems to have the lowest price: $.63 (yes, 63 cents!) per bar (2.85 ozs)
The Bottom Line: With a variety of scents available, in perfectly kitschy packaging, Bee & Flower still ranks high as a gift worth giving. Inexpensive, wonderfully aromatic, this is a bar of soap that not only works great in the shower, but I also use it to scent drawers and closets.
Rating (out of 10): 10
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