Olive and Oud‘s dense bars are exquisitely fragrant suds factories that get you clean, leave your skin soft, and fill the air with beautiful aromas. Right now I’ve got Flora in use, and it is one gorgeous smelling soap. It’s woody with cabrueva and peru balsam, and floral with ylang ylang, palma rosa, and mimosa. It’s also lightly piquant from grapefruit and a hint of allspice. Patchouli makes it earthy and binds all of these wonderful scents together which centers the fragrant quality of the soap itself and also has a centering effect on the bather as well.
I’m also exploring the bar soaps Eye Candy, Souk and Ode to Joy. Eye Candy is made with jasmine and tuberose floral waxes in addition to sandalwood, gingerlily and other delicious essences. It’s sitting here on my desk and it certainly is nose candy! Souk is more on the mellow side when compared to Flora and Eye Candy, but it is no less intoxicating. Coriander and bergamot work their charms into this soap which, like all of them, is made with olive oil, organic cocoa butter (or organic palm oil) and shea butter for an exceptionally nourishing lather.
Lastly, there’s the bright and sunny Ode to Joy that’s bursting with citrus, specifically grapefruit, bergamot, and petitgrain. Lavender, coriander, frankincense and a smidge of jasmine are also playing around in this chunk of fun, but to me it’s all about the sparkling fruit and it will be the ideal soap for those mornings when I’ve hit the snooze button one too many times.
I have terrific news for Scent Hive readers! Laura Natusch, creator of Olive and Oud, would like to do a giveaway for a bar of her newest soap Emerge. It’s based on green and citrus scents (especially cilantro) over earthier, sweeter base notes and as of this posting, it’s not even available on her esty site yet. To enter, simply visit Olive and Oud and then leave a comment over here on Scent Hive letting us all know what soap you would choose. Drawing now closed.
Olive and Oud soaps are available at etsy for $6.25
27 thoughts on “Bar Soap Bounty from Olive and Oud”
Holy smokes! Any of Olive and Oud’s soaps would make my skin happy! The snow soap sounds amazing!
They are all fabulous. I could place an order blindfolded and be happy!
I just wanted to say: hooray, you’re back!! x
These soaps do sound good, too!
Thanks J! Glad to be back 😉
Thank you so much for this review! I’m thrilled, especially because you’ve written about so many of my own scent heroes and inspirations in your other blog posts.
You are so welcome. You know I love your soaps as much as the perfumes I wear 🙂
So happy to be reading your reviews again! These all sound beautiful, but the lemon rosemary sounds like it would be especially beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway!!
Thanks Jordan, and thanks for stopping by! Good luck in the giveaway!
I really think they are all wonderful! My Mom made rosemary soap when I was a child and I thought it was heaven!
Wow, homemade rosemary soap, how lovely! I’m sure Laura’s soaps would do your mom’s justice 😉
Beautiful pictures. It really is eye candy. can’t wait to use it.
Your first comment! How exciting! Well, you do have an “in” being my husband and all, so the Eye Candy is yours 😉
Welcome back, Trish! I’ve missed your eloquent reviews and rare finds!
Eye Candy sounds right up my alley. I do enjoy a well made soap and love supporting such sweet niche brands like this!
Thanks so much for the kind comment my dear. It means a lot!
These soaps are very much up your alley! As I said in one of the replies above, I could place an order blindfolded and be completely smitten with my soap treats as everything Laura does is top notch. Good luck in the draw!
These soaps sound and look amazing! And they are priced so fairly. I’ve seen much simpler compositions going for almost twice as much even a $20 bar of soap recently. These are perfumes in bar form and I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for the heads up and thanks for the draw. I’m glad you’re back to posting!
I completely agree with everything you said! Such a fair price for “perfume in a bar.” Love that!
They all sound wonderful! I would have to go with Ode to Joy, necessary for those groggy mornings! Plus I love the name.
Thank you for the giveaway!
It is a great name isn’t it? Good luck!
Laura’s soaps are food for the senses – I love the sound of Eye Candy and all of them, actually!
You are so right Linda, and it’s an added benefit that they also get you clean 😀
It would have to be Laura’s Ode to Joy for me. And I, too, am so glad you are back with more amazing Scent Hive reviews.
Thanks so much Susan! And thanks for stopping by and commenting!
Flora, hands down!! I`m sooooo ready for Spring 🙂 and that you are BACK!!!
I am sooooo with you, ready for spring in big way! Flora is gorgeous, you’d love it!
Ive had my eye on Olive and Oud ever since you wrote the first blog post! Welcome back!
Thanks Alyssa! Olive and Oud is definitely a line you’d fall for 🙂