This soap smells really good. Nothing like vanilla, but very much like the ayurevedic soaps I have used in India. It makes a good lather. The bar is small enough to fit in the hand well. It is made fo natural ingredients. The only problem is that it is pretty drying. It is meant to be for normal-dry skin, and it dries my normal skin. I wouldn't not repurchase only because I have found other soaps that smell good, adn that I like equally well in the other categories that aren't as drying. I am on a trying new soaps kick, so check out my other reviews if you are looking for a new soap, since I have tried a few, and will continue to review as I try more.