Olive oil soaps have been the "go to" bar for the rich and famous ever since Cleopatra hooked up with Marc Antony. Since soap is basically oil and an alkali, and olive oil was one of the first oils humans figured out how to easily extract, people have been using olive oil soaps for centuries. Ours is made in the south of France and fragranced with notes of lavender, linden and artemisia. Hefty 8.7 oz. bar provides geat value!