Literary Lip Balms

Murder on the Orange Express Soap Bar


A seductive meeting of exotic florals, citrus and earthy incense.

The story: The Orient Express, which sparked the imagination of writers like Agatha Christie and Ian Fleming, inspired this intriguing and exquisite combination of mandarin, rose geranium, ylang ylang, and patchouli.

The product: A great cleansing bar for face, hands and body. The addition of activated charcoal makes it particularly good for acne, blemish-prone and oily skin. The fragrance is similar to our Murder of the Orange Express lip balms, but with an additional earthy and warm note for a longer lasting scent.

Try this if you love

  • Film noir, spy novels and mystery books
  • Clever and dangerous heroines
  • Sweet and long-lasting florals

Vegan. Plastic-free. No artificial fragrance.

95g  |  Recommended Use Before: 18 MONTHS

Common name:

Olive Oil**, Virgin Coconut Oil**, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Glycerin, Distilled Water, Essential Oils (Rose Geranium, Mandarin, Sweet Orange, Patchouli, May Chang, Ylang-Ylang), Activated Charcoal Powder, Mica, Citral*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene, Linalool*. 


Sodium Olivate (Olive Oil)**, Sodium Cocoate (Coconut Oil)**,  Sodium Cocoa Butterate (Cocoa Butter)**, Sodium Shea Butterate (Shea Butter)*, Sodium Castorate (Castor Oil), Glycerin, Aqua, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil (Patchouli) Oil, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil. Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Flower Oil, Charcoal Powder, Mica (CI 77491, 77891), Citral*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Limonene, Linalool*. 

*Naturally occurring in essential oils. **Certified organic ingredients.

Shipping Cost

Free shipping for orders over €65 (Ireland) and €100 (international).

For other orders, shipping will be calculated based on weight. Use the shipping calculator in your cart (scroll down until you see it) for an estimate. We offer combined shipping, which means you save on postage when you order multiple products.

Shipping Times

It currently takes us 2-4 business days to get your order ready for shipping.

We cannot track packages sent with Standard Post. If it gets delayed we are unable to file it as lost until 30 days have passed. Please make sure you are aware of the shipping times before you order. We recommend upgrading to Priority/tracked shipping if you are in the UK or outside of Europe, or if you are ordering ahead of the holidays.

Service Ireland United Kingdom Rest of Europe Rest of the world
Standard 2-3 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 3-5 weeks

Priority (tracked)*

2-3 business days 8-15 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks


*You can upgrade to to tracked shipping during checkout for an extra fee.

Customs & Duties outside EU

Since Literary Lip Balms is not currently required to be VAT-registered, we do not charge VAT on goods. However, you may still be charged additional duties or taxes on delivery if the value of your order is over a certain amount (£135 in UK). Please understand that we have no control over this; we are required by law to put the correct value on your package for customs. 

If you are uncertain of the amount that you could be assessed, you might want to check on it and cancel the order if you think this could be a problem. 

Need help?

If you have any questions before or after you place an order, contact and we will respond within 48 hrs.


If you have an allergy to any of the listed ingredients, please refrain from using. Our products may contain sweet almond oil and should not be used if you are allergic to nuts. Please note that all products are manufactured in the same facilities. If you are unsure, please contact us.

Sensitive skin

Some people might find essential oils irritating. Please try a patch test before use; if irritation occurs, discontinue using. 

We offer products free of essential oils, so check the ingredient list or contact us if you are looking for unscented products.


In the case of pregnancy or medical issues, you should always consult your local physician before using our products.

We do not make any claims about the health benefits of our products. Any such information is based solely on the research conducted, product testing, and customer testimonials. The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition.

Literary Lip Balms will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

When you combine a pun and a fantastic scent with an outstandingly beautiful soap you’d have to murder me to keep me away

Chloe (inbooksland)
The Best!

One of my favourite scents -if not THE favourite! The black and gold colours are also so beautiful;

Linda Kirste
Perfect for summer!

I used this soap bar for showering and I loved the scent. Its a bit more musky/earthy (sorry, I am bad at describing smells 😅) than expected, but that is so perfect for hot summer days, I felt so refreshed and loved that the scent lasted on my skin fairly long (this never happens with shower gels for me) and I loved the formula (drug store soap can leave a "dull" feeling, which this didn't do at all!!!). The design is also just stunning!

Malin Johansson

Murder on the Orange Express Soap Bar

Beautiful soap

This beautiful black and gold soap makes my bathroom look so much more stylish. I love the earthy smell and how well it cleans my hands.

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