Black Rectangle

“Subtly Disturbing”

This is a rectangular bar of black soap; the weird thing is that it's kind of a longish, thin bar (I'm trying to think of something to compare the shape to, but I can't—though it does emit an unbearable, high-pitched tone and send me hurtling back in time). Not really, but it is oddly disturbing. Not right for soap. Whenever I think of black soap I think of the scene in one of those old Woody Allen movies where he is really disturbed that a woman he knows (is it Annie Hall?) has black soap—like it's a major sign that they're growing apart. This has a very silky texture when wet—it's pretty nice—but the smell is so subtle that no words come to mind, except for “subtle.”