Fragrant lavender reminds me of my childhood in rural mid western Renaissance Festival. Do not go thinking I used this soap at the festival when I was younger, no. It's what the smell reminds me of. Softsoap in general is what I use when the bathroom at my office run out of soap in the dispenser and they hadn't order more. I ponder purchasing a bottle myself as a way to pass the time during my after potty routine. I am quite certain it voids my hands of 99.9% of foreign matter, however since it misses that last.01%, I can only give it 4 STARS.