I got this lil soap from a dinner which a guy sponsored the guests. According to my mom, that kind of soap has been manufactured since my mom was just adolescent. wow... long period of time huh.. It smells quite nice too although it does not look too good for us to buy if we were happened to pass by this soap making shop..Can see the differences between our 'modern' soap?? One thing good bout this soap is, the chemicals in this soap is lesser than the one we use everyday. So you might consider buying this after all... DO NOT JUDGE THE BOOK BY ITS COVER!!.