Honestly, I've never heard about Taman Sari before. But then I looked at the manufacturer, and apparently it's another product from Mustika Ratu. And this is actually an impulse buy. I saw it next to the other Mustika Ratu products. It has "Javanese Formula" written on the tube and to me it is associated with all natural ingredients from a long long time ago and suddenly the image of princesses from Javanese Keraton appeared in mind. And I was sold. I know, I'm weird like that. I can't believe I'm telling you this. And I'm not even Javanese descendant.
This shower gel has scrub particles in it. But the particles are so soft so it won't dried your skin. Another plus, this shower gel doesn't contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate (surfactants that act as foaming agents) which is good, not only for your skin but also for environment.
I'm not gonna lie, though. I LOVE foam in my soap and shampoo. They make me feel 'clean'. So using a shower gel that doesn't foam cause to me use more products than I originally use to spread it to my arms and legs. I only used it for three times and I end up with two-third of the product left inside the tube. With price around IDR30000, this shower gel feels kinda pricey. But as a product, I think this shower gel is doing a really good job.
Another thing, I love the papaya smell! And it lingers too. On my skin, and in my bathroom.