Now I was just wondering why this soap has this name. Was it used by people in the far flung reaches of the Empire? Did they have leathery skins? Why does it have that silly label on it that gets all mashed up in the water? I buy it for general use because otherwise my best soaps (Roger et Gallet and Crabtree and Evelyn) get used by others who don't appreciate them. I don't like soap substitutes like bath gels and liquids that get squeezed from bottles. I just thought I'd share this with you.