This soap is so pretty in real life that I wanted to give you a glimpse. The white part on the tops of the bars is usually shaved off; it's from a bit of air getting to the soap as it cools. It doesn't hurt anything. The scent is an orangy-pine scent and is wonderful! I'm hooked on real, homemade soap and don't think I'd go back to detergents unless I absolutely had no other choice. My skin agrees.