Read what our customers are saying about The Soap Opera:
“Great little cosmetics shop with many different brands. I love that you can pick scents and customize your own lotions, etc. Always a definite stop for me when Im in Madison.”
“I’ve never seen a specialty soap store that has this much selection! The owner was there and he was so friendly in showing me their great stuff. I’ll be back as often as I can on my business trips to Madison.”
“This is the best place to get soap. Tons of free samples, helpful service, and don’t forget to sent your own products. Its a bit pricey, but for what it is (especially the house-made stuff) totally worth it.
I spent maybe way too much time there today making my own perfumes. Great selection!”
“I was happy to see that there’s a nice selection of men’s products. I’m probably going to go back and get the black mud soap for my husband, because holy shit–that has got to be what James Bond smells like. Adios, Irish Spring.
The products are high quality and come in various price points, so even broke college kids can smell fabulous. The gentlemen working there were friendly and helpful, but like their products, they weren’t overwhelming or in your face. They just let you poke around and enjoy yourself. And they were playing the Pet Shop Boys! Seriously, I think I found my new favorite store.”
“Kind of like Mertz apothecary, but with more light. The prices were reasonable (for the products that you’re buying), the selection is H-U-G-E and the staff knows what they are talking about. I bought some coconut face soap, sage deodorant and Dr.Bronner’s soap. I smelled like an aromatic hippie thanks to my purchases and free soap samples. I wish we had one in the western ‘burbs cause I’d be there all the time.”
“This is the kind of place that your boyfriend will probably want to wait outside of while you shop, which isn’t a problem because there are two benches right outside of the store.
I really, really love this place because it’s filled with so many great things by a variety of companies. Most bath and body stores stink, but the smell of The Soap Opera isn’t overpowering and gross. They have cruelty free items, too. This is definitely a one stop shop for those who love makeup, body lotions, soaps, etc.”
“An awesome selection of high-end, natural, organic, hard-to-find, obscure, and mainstream soaps and some cosmetics, from brands like L’Occitane, Dr. Bronner’s, Alba, and Crabtree and Evelyn (in other words, a major range.)
There’s also a small perfume selection and a fairly extensive array of perfume oils that can be used to scent lotions or massage oils or purchased individually to be liberally applied to your person in lieu of shower.”