Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Micky Byrd

I received a couple of soaps from Micky Byrd a month or two ago and I have only just tried them. Now they sent a soap called Jelly Bean and Almond Decadence soap, neither of which are available anymore on the website, but these are the ones I am reviewing today.

I think Micky Byrd's soaps are really beautiful and I quite like their paper soap wraps: Simple and designed well with the flower on the ends.

Into the shower for Jelly Bean and me. Very cute with purple soap embeds and soothing cream colored main soap. The look of it reminded me of jelly beans and candy. The smell was not sweet, however. It had a limey, sharp scent that I was confused by. Typically the name of soaps play off of the scent, but in this case, maybe just the looks. The soap was very sudsy right away - cleaned me sudsrifically but it took a long time to rid my hands of that soapy residue feel, almost like I couldn't get the soap to want to leave me. My whole body didn't feel slick at all, but my hands took a while to clean off. The shave test was wonderful. Because of the slickness, it had quite a nice "slip" with the razor and I shaved very swiftly with no nicks. Yay!

The second bar was similar in that it was foamy and soapy good, but left that slickness I just explained. The scent? Almond Decadence is not how I would describe this one. it looked almondy and richly sweet with calendula petals on top and along the side, but it smelled very much like soap with a hint of patchouli and a touch of Litsea Cubiba.

Overall, I think Micky Byrd makes nice soap, but I wish the names matched the scents a little more.

Isn't this pretty? It is clary sweet on their website. Nice layering in the center and adorned with calendula! Thank you, Viola for sending me these lovelies!!


Manda said...

Those soaps look yummy! I can picture them in a beautiful basket on my bathroom counter, waiting for the next shower.

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