|Cocobong's (amazing) Rosemary Soap (bottom)|
I'm pretty sure that anyone reading this is a regular Cocobong follower, and is likely suffering from some serious review withdrawals (as I am). So in an attempt (albeit pathetic) to fill a bit of the void -I'm going to turn the tables on my friend and do my own review of her soap. Bwa-ha-ha-ha!
Seriously, you all probably know her as a kind, thoughtful, interesting artist who painstakingly tests and reviews handmade soaps with a refreshing combination of honesty and grace. True, true ...but do you also know what a talented soap maker she is? Better yet, have you ever used her soap? If you haven't you should!
It so happens that I have used her soaps, and without exception Julia (a.k.a. Cocobong) turns out some downright superior bubbly matter. I have been known to hoard it, hide it, and eventually use it up -to the point that the last little sliver disappears into my washcloth right before my disappointed eyes (I was hoping to get one more shower out of that bar!)
My past experiences with her soap did not, however, prepare me for Rosemary.
Even those of you who have used Julia's soaps before need to get your hands and washcloths on a bar of this particular soap!
It's appearance is classic Cocobong -understated, with a lovely two-tone color and simple elegance of design. No swirls or embelishments needed. (No fair! I work so hard on that stuff, but her soaps are magnificent without it...doggone those artists, anyway! :))
The scent is just right: natural, lingering, and fresh. Perfect for Hubbys too, it's appealing to guys and gals....which reminds me, I need to stash the bar lest my Better Half uses it up when I'm not looking....but I digress:
As lovely as the Rosemary soap is, as perfectly scented....nothing prepared me for the lather. It is truly unique, and I must say it's amazing! It's creamy & bubbly, yes, but it also has a silky quality that is hard to describe adequately. Consider yourself warned....you'll wish you had created this soap!
(It's hard not to be envious of a soap that's this good)
The quantity of the lather was surprising too. Even to a girl who's accustomed to soft water and the extra lather it gives. It passed the shave test, the shampoo-ing test (talk about lather) and the face test.
Please know that I'm not authorized in any way to hand out "coco points", but what the heck, 'bongs is relaxing in a hammock somewhere so I'm gonna do it anyway:
Total score: 10.something Cocopoints requiring the new category:
"Stop it already, you're making the rest of us look like amateurs!"
Enjoy you're much-deserved rest C'bong -you know we'll all be anxiously awaiting your return!
And from now on, I'll stick to making soap and leave the reviewing to you! ;)