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TheGecko

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https://www.tomford.com/oud-wood-bar-soap/T1XA-01-0001.html

Someone will buy it- it's all about marketing to the right consumer. When you have enough money...well, I don't know, cause I wouldn't pay $41 for a bar of soap. ;)
That was one of the soaps that I researched. From a source of the actual ingredients it’s not a Cold Process soap, it’s Continues Process with most of the glycerin removed and then some added back in with other additives and then milled, turned into noodles and then press stamped. It’s basically a ‘commercial’ soap with a famous name attached.
 

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I paid $5 for a 3 oz bar of facial soap for sensitive skin from DHC, a Japanese mail order catalog --- many years ago. Lovely soap that helped my skin look and feel better. The price kept going up. When it reached $12 in 2003, that's when I learned to make my own! Now I see it's selling for $22, but the formula has changed. A lot!
https://www.dhccare.com/olive-soap.html

Upon reflection, I just paid over $NZ 100 for a jar of my favourite Shiseido moisturiser, so what's the diff? ( That's approx $US65)
I love Shiseido products. Their sun care line was the only one that didn't irritate my mother's skin. When gardening, the sunblock would run into her eyes and they became red, swollen and weepy. Once she tried it, and it worked for her, I bought her a tube of Shisedo SunBlock 30 ($35 US) every year for Mother's Day.
 
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Upon reflection, I just paid over $NZ 100 for a jar of my favourite Shiseido moisturiser, so what's the diff? ( That's approx $US65)
To me, the difference is that the moisturizer stays on the skin and has lasting benefits throughout the day. With soap, you rinse it off and it's done. Even with the Tom Ford soap I mentioned, you're mainly paying for the exclusive fragrance, but even that won't last on your skin for more than a few minutes.
 

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There is always a market for high end beauty products, whether or not they are better is another story. People that buy million dollar homes don't put dial in their bathrooms.

Price it high, call it all natural and market it correctly and it will sell.
 

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Who's going to pay this much for a bar of soap??

https://pepsoap.com/collections/handcrafted-soap
Depends on what is in it. Essential oils are not cheap, so I would expect to pay more for a bar that was scented with them. And then if there were any special goodies or techniques added, I might pay more. But as I make my own soap now, I don't need to. :) But...at that price, I would like to try a sample before committing to a whole bar.
 
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