While the fragrance of Palo Santo is difficult to pin down, it's reminiscent of frankincense, partly sandalwood, partly like amber. It's woodsy and wonderful. I have recently visited a beautiful palo verde forest. The trees were leafless at the time, but the colors in the trunks of the trees and the beautiful mottling was the inspiration for the design of this soap. The bars are swirled like the tangle of palo santo branches in ochers, tans, rust and ivory. There are natural colors in this soap as with, with black clay, turmeric, moringa tea and natural soap color.