I am apparently difficult to buy gifts for.
No one has told me this. I infer it from the stoooopid gifts I get.
Like soap. Really. Soap as a present.
So, gift-quality soap MUST be really really really smelly.
But it seems also to be pretty hard-milled, i.e. long-lasting.
I figured something out that I will magnanimously share, this being The Season and all.
When/if you get smelly gift-soap, do not hold your nose and run for outdoors garbage container.
Open an end of the packaging, find some close-off-able space, and keep it.
Like, for three or four years.
Presto! Smell (mostly) gone, soap dried out, lasts even longer.