Jurassic Amber Soap (with insect) by Mandi Louise:
This amber-colored bar has cracks, bubbles, and inclusions like real amber. It also features a (fake, of course) insect trapped inside. The scent is classic and gentlemanly - a bay rum heightened with bergamot and citrus, and grounded with bay leaves and labdanum. Just the kind of old-fashioned aftershave I imagine a turn of the century paleontologist would wear when presenting a large specimen such as this to his colleagues.On sale for $6 in her Etsy shop.
Relatedly, here's a shout-out for reader Chelsea's handmade bear-shaped and rose-scented soaps.
*Previously: See more of my Etsy picks here.
*Buy amber fossils at eBay.