Well, I have a new addition to the love fest. Port Royal soap from the Black Phoenix Trading Post.
While I've definitely drooled over many of the BPTP items, this was my first chance to try out the one of the soaps. So, I figured, why not share ;-)
Port Royal soap is made of gunpowder-black clay, imported silk, and a thick crust of sea salt.
The scent is BPAL's Port Royal oil:
Spiced rum and ship’s wood mixed with the body-warmed trace of a prostitute’s perfume and a hint of salty sea air on the dry-down.
Which means, after the bath I just took, I smell like a pirate wench who had a few drinks, paid for a few hours of fun and woke up naked, sleepy and wrapped in silk sheets and fading perfume.
What I really liked about this soap (and it may well mean I go through the bar faster than most) is the lather on it. This doesn't just bubble up. It's creamy in a really delectable and naughty way.
The hedonistic side of me just kept picking it back up and playing with it. But what I thought was really cool was that, while it was slick and sexy going on, it washed off without leaving any film or forcing me to work hard to rinse.
I know, I sound tawdry explaining it. I'm going to sound even more tawdry when I say that this is the kind of soap that works on a man or a woman, so I'm betting money it would be really awesome for paired showers ;-)
Either way, I'm going to recommend it and link it so you can check it out for yourself.
Oh and, guess what?
I have another bar. Maybe I'll give it away.
Perhaps thar be a BPAL virgin out there who'd be likin' it? Ye may be persuasive in the comments.
If you'd like to check out the actual BPAL oil, click here here. Just scroll down, it's alphabetical