John Salvest's tower of soap at Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York City; at Pulse
I have thought about this long and hard and as much as I love to receive soap from people from all around the world, I am just not here to hurt anyone and constructive criticism hurts when so much work has been poured into one's work.
There have been a number of soaps that I have received this year that I found were not review-worthy and yet, it pains me to tell their makers why I can not rave about them. I can get over scents that don't do it for me. Mostly. If a soap is skin loving and lathery, I can try to be separate from the scent unless it's punching me in the face.
I will review soaps as I purchase them for myself if I find them to be most fabulous, but I won't be doing official reviews because I can not stomach ripping anyone's heart out anymore. Again, constructive criticism has worked with some soapers and has been very helpful to some, but I am no guru.
(I love mail and soap gifts, though!)
My focus here will be mostly bringing you the best damn soap porn on the planet, offering tutorials, industry news, guest bloggers, information and openness. I do hope you continue to tell me what you love and if there are issues or matters you'd like me to address, as I am flying solo and without a compass.
Could I be any more literal?
I still love being here and love all of you. Your support since August, 2007 (!) has been amazing and I want to keep this going and keep it real and fresh. Tell me more of what you want to see here. If you aren't comfortable commenting you may email me directly at: jo(at)productbody(dot)com