Luxury Perfumed Bar Soaps: The Perfect Unexpected Gift for Mother's Day

Skip over the shower gel and raise the bar. These affordable extravagances leave your skin fresh and fragrant for hours on end. Story by India-Jewel Jackson | Photographs by Kathryn Wirsing
1 of 6
Tom Ford Oud Wood

An extension of the immensely popular bestseller, this handheld body cleanser is an utterly unique unisex fusion of agarwood, cardamom, vetiver and amber. As you can imagine, it is sumptuous, heady and sensual—just like its parfum predecessor.

Tom Ford Oud Wood Bar Soap, $35; tomford.com shown with Croscill Fairfax Bath Ensemble; bedbathandbeyond.com

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
2 of 6
""
Bamford Pebble

What they lack in size, they more than make up for in a multisensory presentation. Ninety-five percent organic, the divinely scented jasmine, geranium and rose trio are molded into a miniature heart shape—it’s only befitting they're gifted to someone you truly love.

Bamford Pebble Soap Set, $45; netaporter.com shown with Black Magic Bathroom Accessories; bedbathandbeyond.com

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
3 of 6
""
Diptyque Do Son and L’Eau

Everyone's favorite candle brand’s olfactory expertise extends into the personal care category as well. One of these adorably aromatic soaps wafts an enticing infusion of tuberose and berry, while the other, a Baies-inspired blend of blackcurrant and Bulgarian rose.

Diptyque Do Son and L’Eau Perfumed Soap, $15 each; neimanmarcus.com, Eau Infusee L’Art Du Son, $55;diptyqueparis.com, Eau de Lavande and Geranium Odorata Roll On, $48 each; diptyqueparis.com shown with Black and White Apothecary Bath Accessories; potterybarn.com

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
4 of 6
""
Miss Dior Silky

It very well may look like Ivory at first glance, but one whiff will reveal its true chic yet cheeky identity. As if that weren't enough, Dior's trademark houndstooth motif is carved into the underside of the bar—the one iconic print most adored by Monsieur Christian himself.

Miss Dior Silky Soap, $25; dior.com shown with Austria Stainless Steel Bath Ensemble; bedbathandbeyond.com

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
5 of 6
""
Bulgari Omnia Indian Garnet

Inspired by a precious and rare gemstone, the ultra-lathery interpretation of this exotic offering is a robust blend of Sicilian mandarin and Indian tuberose. Beguiling and elusive, this one makes for a scentsational sudsing session.

Bulgari Omnia Indian Garnet Scented Soap, $30; bulgari.com shown with Hammered Nickel Bath Accessories; potterybarn.com

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
6 of 6
""
Chanel Nº5

We're willing to bet Marilyn Monroe would have loved lathering up with this one, as it's formulated with the exact same legendary notes as her absolute favorite fragrance. The ultimate indulgence, this creamy cleanser's scent is elegantly alluring—as if you could expect anything less from the House of Chanel.

Chanel Nº5 The Bath Soap, $25; chanel.com shown with Black and White Apothecary Bath Accessories; potterybarn.com

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
More From Beauty