Weekly Cheap Secret:
Ivory Simply Ivory Body Wash is a lightly fragrant body wash. Yes, it is simple. The scent is not the same as the classic bar soap. The classic Ivory soap bar is a bit lemongrass-ish. The fragrance in the wash is a bit more “perfumey”. It is perfumey like perfumes attempting to smell like clean, fresh, just-out-of-the bath skin. If you are a fan of the Clean fragrance line, Demeter Pure Soap or Laundromat, Bobbi Brown Bath EDT, Philosophy Pure Grace or even Amazing Grace, Apothia IF EDP, or other shower fresh/fresh linen type scents then you should like the fragrance in this body wash. It is fresh, lightly floral like water hyacinth and dainty lilies, slightly white/clean musk-ish. I wouldn’t waste my money on the shower gels of the fragrances listed above. This is clean, fresh, and lightly floral without costing too much. A huge bottle (24  oz.) retails for under $5. A bar of Bobbi Brown bar soap retails for $16. The scent in Ivory Simply Ivory Body Wash is “faint”, meaning that it is meant to smell soft and delicate. After bathing, the scent remains on the skin ever so faintly. It’s a clean, fresh, and feminine scent.

This formula has so many suds. This completes the “clean” experience. Just a little bit on a sponge/loofah produces excessive foam. The formula is pretty simple. It cleanses but it doesn’t really moisturize. I find it too drying for my parched winter skin. I do love this stuff for the summer. The fragrance isn’t overwhelming, the suds make me feel squeaky clean, and my skin only needs minimal moisture on most days.

This is available at most drugstores and drgustore.com.

It’s funny that I would spend more to smell cheaper. I really like a soapy fragrance sometimes. It is like an olfactive detox. Soapy fragrances are the little white t-shirt and perftly worn in blue jeans of fragrance. No fuss but still pretty sharp. Demeter Pure Soap is a light soapy fragrance. It is made to resemble Ivory soap. This is the lowbrow soap that many of us grew up with. So for many of us it is that gentle, clean fragrance. Really it is kind of abrassive and the soap itself smells like a Thai coconut soup. It smells like milky lemongrass in a way. Or it smells like a faded Murphay’s Oil soap. Demeter’s Pure Soap is gentler and smells like the skin after being cleansed by an Ivory bar soap. Thsi fragrance is very light and it doesn’t linger very long on the skin like most of Demeter’s fragrances. It is a great unisex scent and it makes a nice linen spray. It is available at Apothica.