BORGHESE Crema Saponetta Cleansing Bar for Face and Body

Beyond gelato and designer leather, this face and body bar is our favorite Italian import. The ultra-creamy moisturizing soap works into a fragrant lather that will leave your skin feeling nourished, never dry and taut. And, since it’s two-in-one, you can streamline your routine without sacrificing a thing.

BORGHESE Crema Saponetta Cleansing Bar for Face and Body
3.8 out of 5 stars, based on 163 Reviews 163 Reviews
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Bad smell

I could smell this through the box, through the wrapping, throughout the room. This soap smell so strong and to me it's just not a pleasing odor. I actually had to put it in a drawer until I could give it away. Just...smells bad. Ugh.

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Dried our my skin
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It smelled great and I was excited to use it. After lathering and rinsing it left my skin tight.

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Strong
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Although, the soap made my skin soft, the scent was way too strong for my taste.

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Not Into This....
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This one has a smell that is very overwhelming, and I do not like the fragrance. When I opened my Birchbox, the smell of this bar took over and that was all I could smell. It could be a great product, but the smell alone made me not want to try it.

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Smeels terrible
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The odor of this soap is really strong. It was a small sample and was overwhelming. I wouldn't even open it. Not for me at all.

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Not for me
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I don't personally like bars of soap. I suppose as far as soap goes it was a good one.

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Too strong
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I can't use soap because i'm allergic to it, so the product wasn't very useful to me. However, even if i wasn't, i probably wouldn't use it because the scent is just too overwhelming. The rose smell is so pungent, one whiff resulted in a headache.

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Borghese Soap Bar
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I was not very impressed with this product. It doesn't have a very good scent. It also makes your skin feel very tight after you use it.

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Not impressed!
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I really tried to like this soap. It has all the qualities that made me want to love it. This soap is from Italy, is a higher end moisturizing bar, is suitable for face, body and can be used to shave with, to top it all off it is affordable. However, after several weeks of trying this soap it just did not cut it for me for a few reasons.
The first is this is a bar of soap. It is advertised as being a great soap to travel with as you can wash your face, body and shave with it, so it's an all in one. However, have you ever tried to travel with a bar of soap? I find it a pain. Where do you even find the bar soap holders anymore? Unless you plan on not bringing the remnants with you, it is just not practical anymore. I would much rather just bring separate travel bottles.
Secondly, it has a very overpowering floral scent. Supposedly relaxing but in the shower it is definitely stinky and overpowering. I will say I was gladly surprised to find it did not stay on my skin much after using it, bonus for me but not if you want to actually smell like your soap.
Thirdly and most importantly, I have normal to dry skin and although this is advertised as a "moisturizing" bar of soap, it made my face very tight and skin very dry. I was very displeased. It did seem to work for shaving but it dried my skin badly afterward. Badly, at least for a moisturizing bar. Quite frankly I have had better luck using a Dove bar of soap.
I will say, that my husband did use this soap. Yes ladies, husbands like to try products as much as us, they just do not let us know that. He actually liked this soap, the smell, the consistency and he said it made his skin smooth and soft. He has normal to oily skin so perhaps Birch Box just sent it to the wrong profile of person. Perhaps this is a soap better left to the men line.

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Meh
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I took this bar with me when I went to New York City in the summer time. It was hot and I felt like my skin was dirty the whole time. I was hoping when i washed my face with this product it would feel refreshing, but alas it didn't. And, because it is a bar, its much harder to travel with vs a cream cleanser.

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