Camay

Camay soap has been around since 1926. The distinctive pink bar with the profile of a woman’s head has been a staple of many women’s beauty regimens for generations. When I was a kid, Camay was an important part of my bath time routine. I remember watching an episode of “The Sonny and Cher Show” in which Cher made a joke about scratching the word “Camay” into the soap with her fingernail in the bath. I could totally relate because I did that too! The woman’s profile on the bar of Camay has changed over the years to reflect the hairstyles of the times. In the Seventies, she had a full, short bob haircut that was tapered to a point at the ends.

They still make Camay, although it’s become increasingly hard to find. Drugstore.com sells it, and based on the customer reviews, Camay has got quite the loyal following. I recently bought a bar, just for old time’s sake. Although the profile on the bar has changed dramatically, the smell instantly brought back memories of my childhood.

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