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12 Bar Soaps That Are Almost Too Pretty to Use

Channel your inner French girl with an updated bath and shower routine.

By: Hannah Baxter

Quite a few Coveteur team members will wax poetic about the power of bar soap (specifically, the classic Dove beauty bar), and that’s understandable. Keeping your favorite brand in an elegant dish on the side of your sink or tub is quite chic. In our quest to channel the best of French-girl beauty, upgrading our go-to shower gel to a bar soap seems like an easy choice to make, especially since there are so many options on the market that will help you achieve baby-soft skin. Whether you’re looking for a detoxifying charcoal blend, or simply want a classic hand-milled soap that smells like your dream vacation to Provence, here are 12 bar soaps that are almost too pretty to use.

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byHumankind Body Wash in Blood Orange + Bergamot, $15

Not only is this ruby body wash nice to look at, but it also helps eliminate single-use plastic and comes with an auto-refill option. The mix of shea butter, jojoba, and olive oil will also have your skin feeling velvety soft in no time.

Krigler America One 31, $49

A distinguished baby-blue soap with notes of black pepper and cumin, plus citrusy neroli and woodsy vetiver. This soap is elegance personified.

Dior J’adore Soap, $26

Sorry, but a bar of Dior soap is one of the chicest bathroom accessories we can think of. Fans of the classic J’adore scent will love the blend of ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, and sambac jasmine.

Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Perfumed Soap, $35

The famed fragrance brand has several options for scented bar soap, but this quintessentially French, woodsy one is our current must-have.

Clé de Peau Beauté Synactif Soap, $100

Formulated with skin-conditioning amino acid L-Serine, this luxurious soap—and its accompanying glass dish—will have you looking and feeling fabulous in no time.

Oribe Cote d’Azur Bar Soap, $28

This deliciously scented soap contains Calabrian bergamot, white butterfly jasmine, and sandalwood to help transform your bath or shower into a relaxing day spa.

Pre de Provence Linden Bar Soap, $9

A classic French triple-milled soap that is packed with nourishing shea butter and is free of any preservatives, parabens, or phthalates. The price is right, so we recommend picking up a whole rainbow of soap options.

Binu Binu The CAP Beauty Elixir Soap, $20

The cult-favorite CAP Beauty elixir is now available in a gorgeous bar soap. Minimalism fans, this pinky-orange vitamins C– and D–packed blend is calling your name.

Joanna Vargas Cloud Bar, $22

From facialist Joanna Vargas, this soothing bar soap helps repair deeply dehydrated skin with a mix of chamomile, shea butter, and coconut. It’s also suitable for face and body.

L’Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap in Milk, $12

A creamy, milky, super-softening soap that will leave you wondering why it took you so long to hop on the bar-soap train.

Erno Laszlo The Famous Black Bar, $38

There’s nothing like the combo of charcoal and Dead Sea mud to really detoxify your skin. Plus, a chic bar of black soap looks beyond luxe at the edge of your tub.

CHANEL Beauty Coco Mademoiselle Fresh Bar Soap, $26

Every beauty influencer has posted those infamous CHANEL under-eye patches, but we think this beautiful bar soap might be the new must-have item. Patchouli, May rose, and orange might entice you to spend a whole afternoon in the bath, which we wholeheartedly endorse.

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