Today I did it! I actually got out my back of not yet tried soapies and tried one. I stuck my hand in the back and pulled out...
Gardenia by Mistral
At first I couldn't remember where on Earth I picked this up...but then I recalled. It was November of *ahem* 2008 SoHo NY with my BFF Viv and the Amazing John who had come to visit from Chicago. Good times.
I have previously blogged about how much I love gardenias...second only to Jasmine, they remind me of Savannah and early feminine and wonderful about soap.
And Mistral delivers. The soap is obviously manufactured and I am a sucker for home made but it's nice. The bar is hefty (it should be at $8) and the scent is heavy. Plus, it says Provence on the bar. Since I will be in Provence in about a month, I was stoked to see that and it helped me temporarily forget that I have to actually work during that month.
The lather is good enough for even the biggest lather lover and it left my skin soft and smelling of flowers.
I'd recommend it, and I may even use it again.