I've bought two bottles of the 8 oz. liquid in the past and absolutely loved this stuff. Addicting smell, and really improved my skin tone. I even bough a bunch of the scented reeds as soon as they came out.
Just got my new bottle in the mail and this can't be the same stuff. My older versions of the soap was a dark mahogany color, had the exfoliating 'bits' in them, and despite the 'java' name I felt the almond and honey notes were just as prevalent and each scent complimented each other nicely.
The new soap is light brown, no exfoliating pieces, and the smell is just a real chemical-like 'coffee' scent, without the other complimenting scents. It won't lather at all.
I love RPN and I think Dsade is terrific so it kills me to speak negative, but I'm really, really dissapointed in this new version. I've thought about purchasing a big supply of these and regret not doing this with the older versions.