I purchased this Shea Terra African Black Soap as I have used African Black Soap in products before and enjoyed it. I also liked that the ingredients were organic. However this soap just did not work out for me. First of all, I feel that it is kind of deceiving to call this "authentic" African black soap. This does contain African black soap. However the first ingredient is coconut cream oil and it also contains other ingredients. Authentic African black soap also looks (and feels) extremely different when purchased raw . I feel like they should have said, "CONTAINS" African black soap. This didn't really bother me because I was happy that it contained coconut cream oil and shea butter as I was hoping this would cut the harshness of the soap a bit. However I feel this might deceive those who are looking for raw African black soap. The soap itself was just WAY too drying and harsh. My skin felt completely tight, dry, flaky, and itchy after using this soap. It was almost bordering on unbearable, even when applied lotion after. It also just really irritated the sensitive parts of my skin. The soap is also a weird texture and easily falls apart into brown clumps. It didn't last as long because of this and I felt I was losing money. It just gets everywhere when you put water on it. Overall I do not recommend this soap, especially for those with dry or sensitive skin. Scent Couldn't detect much of a scent.