It's old-fashioned, in some ways. Hard-milled. But it smells great. The packaging is pretty as heck. And it's cheap cheap cheap (often less than $0.50 per bar).
The different colour packaging denotes the four common scents: rose, jasmine, ginseng and sandalwood. People rave about the sandalwood, but rose is my personal favourite and I've got a whole bunch of bars sitting in my bathroom at the moment, looking pretty in pink (until I feel like lathering up).
I know it's odd, but I just love this soap. Usually, I'm an Ivory girl, but when I feel like a treat, I bust out this stuff and am never disappointed. Sometimes, after washing, my skin feels squeaky clean (literally... it squeaks). Probably a bad sign and the result of some sort of residue, but it's satisfying nonetheless.
Bee & Flower brand scents might be a bit strong for your day-to-day tastes, but even if you're not interesting in using the stuff for washing up, I suggest grabbing a couple of bars for your drawers or linen closet. Oh, and they're not moisturizing, so keep that in mind as well. Squeaky clean, remember?
Seriously, though. Bee & Flower is one of my absolute favourite chic and cheap things. I love love love it. Hope you try it out.
Maybe I should have posted this under "reviews" eh? Oh well.