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Knowing how much I loved my original scented Dove soap bars, my husband purchased a pair of Dove Shea Butter soaps recently with the thought that I would love them just as much. Having just got through my second bar, I thought it was high time that I gave these soaps a review not least because I wasn't quite as impressed with them as I was their original scent.
These soap bars are presented in a plastic wrapper which is predominantly white in colour and has the Dove logo on the front. Unlike the original bars which have a blue colour theme, these soaps are presented with an almost caramel brown hue to illustrate the shea butter ingredient and I have to say that I didn't like this as much as I don't feel it has the same fresh and clean feel. Inside, the bars of soap are white in colour and share the same oval shape and Dove imprinted design I have come to expect from any Dove soap. Sadly however, that is where the similarities end as the smell of this soap is not nearly as nice or as refreshing and I believe this is owed somewhat to the shea butter and vanilla ingredients which give this soap quite a warm nutty smell as oppose to fresh. The shea butter scent is immediately noticeable in my opinion and the vanilla is only just noticeable giving a hint of sweetness.
I was a little disappointed with the smell of these soap bars however, as I don't like to waste items by simply discarding them I did make it my mission to use them both up over the coming weeks. I prefer to use soap in the bath as I find that I can get a thick lather which easily spreads across my skin and these soap bars did this well. To use I rubbed the soap bar over wet skin or over my bath lily before rinsing off. In my opinion these soap bars produce a good amount of lather when rubbed and this leaves a rather nourishing film on my skin which rinses off easily. Once washed, I find that my skin feels soft and nourished with these soap bars with a slight scent of the shea butter ingredient. The foaming qualities of this soap make it ideal for use when shaving and therefore I regularly use it when I am in the mood to shave my legs or underarms and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth after use.
In terms of the longevity of these soaps I have to say that it is good as they seem to last the duration in my soap dish without turning into a sludgy mess which I have often known other soaps to do. In addition they retain their Dove logo for a good amount of time (few days) before this begins to melt into the soap and you are left with a white bar.
These soaps are available from a number of retailers including Boots and Amazon and you can buy them in pack sizes of four to get good value. A pack of four is currently available on Amazon for £3.49 which I consider good value for use everyday.
Overall I would have to say that although the quality of these soaps is good, I was a little disappointed with the shea smell. This may appeal to some users and to them I would recommend this soap however, for me it wasn't a favourite and for this reason this soap scores an average three stars from me.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
The reason I bought the Dove Bar with Shea Butter was because it was only 99p in the cheap shop and I have always loved Dove Soap anyway so I expected this to be just as nice. This is possibly one of the most awful bars of soap I've ever used. I couldn't finish it as I really didn't like it at all.
This bar was packaged exactly the same as the ordinary bars of Dove I buy but it says Shea Butter on the front. It was inside a cardboard box and was the same shape when I removed it. The smell was really very strong and overpowering and almost blew my head off. It would be great if you are into really sweet sickly smells but this isn't what I like.
It foams and lathers up really well and I use it in the shower lots of times but the horrible smell seems to linger for ages afterwards on my skin and I hated the way it also seemed to dry my skin out. I don't think these bars are all that popular because every time I have seen them for sale they are always at a reduced price.
The small is like a cheap vanilla scented candle and it smells like something that an old lady might like. It's too sweet and sickly and I'm a girly girl, so it must be bad.
I threw it away after a few uses because it didn't suit my skin, it was drying and lacked moisture like the ordinary bars of Dove just DON'T.
I would never buy another one of these Shea Butter Dove Bars and I don't recommend it.
I have used Dove all my life. Through my childhood into adulthood and have never really used any other brand. When it comes to Dove soap I love the rich scent and feeling. However, this bar is far from that.
The place where I usually get the original dove soap from stopped selling it and replaced it with this. I first noticed it said sheer butter and upon buying it, thought it would smell like Palmer's Coca Butter. The experience I got was far from it.
When my previous soap had finally ran out I opened up this bar eagerly. However, upon taking the packaging off I was hit by an overwhelming sickly Vanilla scent. I proceeded to take the cardboard box off until I was left with the soap and after taking time to read the box correctly it said that the bar was Shea Butter (not soap, but acts as soap) and the bar was vanilla.
No word of a lie, this bar of Shes Butter smelt revolting, at least to me. I couldn't physically bring myself to use it. I put it aside and the following day found my whole bathroom stank of this product. Today I eventually got around to using it because it was a last resort and I found that it left a perfumated, but less Vanillary scent on my skin. It was just the bar that smelt to vivid.
Not only does the scent bring this review down, but so does the after effect. My skin felt incredibly dry and gritty and the experience on a whole was terrible. I binned the other bars and have resulted in getting by on other products until my shopping day at the end of this week.
This product is extremely inconvenient and would never recommend it.