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Issue 95 · Gothic Influence · October 22, 2013

10 Favorites: The Best of Black Soap

Issue 95 · Gothic Influence · October 22, 2013

Essential for the noirish bath: black bar soap: Here are ten favorites, ranging from Seattle-made Blackbird soap inspired by the Mount St. Helens eruption to a soap evoking "the feeling of drinking a fine scotch in a wood-paneled den."

Maria Evora Soap Remodelista

Above: Maria Evora Black Cameo Soap is $7.50 from Small Flower via Amazon; photo via Le Marche St. George.

Erno Laszlo Black Sea Mud Soap Remodelista

Above: Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Soap is $45 from Lock & Main via Amazon.

Duke Cannon Black Soap Remodelista

Above: A six-pack of Duke Cannon's Big Ass Brick of Soap emits a "masculine scent of bergamot and black pepper"; $30 directly from Duke Cannon.

Blackbird Soap Remodelista

Above: Blackbird May 18th Black Soap was inspired by the eruption of Mount St. Helens (which took place on May 18, 1980). The olive oil-based soap contains activated charcoal and a fragrant mix of peppermint, Washington geranium, Portland rose, and Pacific cedarwood; $28 for a set of two at Blackbird.

Fancy Black Soap Hudson Remodelista

Above: Hudson Made's Fancy Black Soap is produced from Nubian goat milk, essential oils, and volcanic clay from just north of the Catskill Mountains. Good for dry skin and for shaving; a four-ounce bar is $16.50.

Caswell Massey Onyx Soap Remodelista

Above: A box of three Caswell-Massey triple-milled Onyx Soap (a blend of coriander, black pepper, and tobacco) is $50 at Elements of Chicago. 

Black Welcome Soap Remodelista

Above: In Japan, the sea bream is associated with good fortune. Welcome Soap, made by a 120-year-old Tamanohada soap factory, is a good house gift. It has a brown sugar scent; $45 from Nannie Inez.

Charcoal Soap Etsy Remodelista

Above: Activated Charcoal Soap handmade in Michigan with a mix of natural oils and activated charcoal is $6 from Elegant Rose Boutique on Etsy.

Magno Bath Soap


Above: From Spanish company Magno, two bars of glycerine La Toja Soap are $6.50 via Amazon.

Want more noirish ideas for the bath? Check out Glamorous Bath Accessories.

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