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The Soap and Paper Factory Review

I love perfume, but I find that most scents are just overwhelmingly strong. The chemical scents usually give me a migraine as soon as I get a whiff. Recently, I was introduced to a product that changed my thoughts on perfume.

Before I get to that new product, let me introduce you to The Soap and Paper Factory. The creators of The Soap and Paper Factory are three lovely ladies named Beth, Shannon, and Lisa. They wanted to develop all-natural and handmade beauty products in earth-friendly packaging. They accomplished all that and more with their product line, available at All their products are handcrafted in NY, are never EVER tested on animals, and contain none of the harmful p’s : petroleum, parabens, or phthalates.

One of the subdivisions of the Soap and Paper Factory is Patch NYC, which includes a selection of solid perfumes. The perfumes are designed to be unisex – perfect for both men and women. Each solid perfume is made up of jojoba and beeswax, in addition to the oils which give it its scent. They sent me some of their “Skull” scent to sample. This perfume has black tea, anise, basil, and citrus. I was a big fan of this scent. It wasn’t at all overwhelming. The citrus notes were very subtle and sweet. The black tea was what gave it a little extra oomph.It had a slightly earthy, woodsy flavor to it. I would prefer this scent on a man, but I think that it works well for a woman too. The scent did last all day, but at the end of the day it was just a hint of perfume. It lasted the perfect amount of time. I didn’t have to bathe before bed just to get the smell of perfume off of me.

The Soap and Paper Factory and Patch NYC have a whole collection of these unisex solid perfumes. In addition, they carry gorgeous soy candles, room diffusers, and room sprays. For the body, they also have body creams and soaps. All of their products can be found at

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.

Lindsey Aylward

Lindsey currently lives on the MA/NH border with her husband, son, and dog. She enjoys crafting, reading, and way too much television for her own good. She blogs at

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