Friday, February 24, 2006

BATH & BODY: Papoutsanis Musk Soap

What is it? 125g musk-scented bar soap, made in Greece.

Why should I buy it? Incredible scent! A gift from my friend Carla in Greece (thanks, Carla! XOXOX) , the scent of the soap layers perfectly with most any fragrance, adding a hint of earthy, warm musk to freshly washed skin.

Where can I buy it? Best price I've found so far is 6 bars for $5.50 at

The Bottom Line: A reasonably-priced and long-lasting bar soap with an incredible aroma that scents not just the bather but the bathroom as well!

Rating (out of 10): 9 (would love an even stronger version!)

More about Papoutsanis:
In 1870, Dimitris Papoutsanis founded the first steam engine powered olive oil pressing factory on the Greek island of Lesvos, situated in the Aegean. In addition to olive oil, a small quantity of pure olive oil soap was also produced. In 1913 the production facilities were transferred to Piraeus and the first, modern bar soap production lines were installed. In 1965 the plant was transferred to the Northern suburb of Athens, Kato Kifisia.

Since February 2001, the new, state of the art factory of PAPOUTSANIS is operational near Athens. The plant is the largest factory of soap production in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe. The new manufacturing facility covers an area of 8.500 sq.m. and is equipped with the latest machinery and industrial equipment. Since then, PAPOUTSANIS has developed and is now the largest manufacturer of bar soaps and toiletry products in Greece. *

Ingredients: Sodium tallowate, sodium palm kernelate, water, parfum, sodium chloride, titanium dioxide, tetrasodium EDTA, tetrasodium etidronate.

Know of any other great musk-scented soaps?

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