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#1

Member
SE NH
For my birthday my daughter gave me the L'Occitane aluminum covered dish and the puck of soap to go in it,
I have used it for 3 weeks now and can write a review.

Synopsis - I LOVE IT

The bowl is beautiful.
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The soap has a faint scent. Others call it Juniper but it is hard for to place for  me. Nonetheless it is a pleasant smell.
The puck takes up the entire bowl.
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My kid paid $28 for the bowl and $12 for the soap. They are not sold as a set.

The soap formed a luxurious lather. And it stayed that way for my 4 pass shave.
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The foam was exceptional. Very slick and great glide. None of the razor and blade combos I tried tugged nor pulled at all. I got great shaves every day.

This has become my new favorite soap. I did not think anything would every surpass my beloved C&E soaps. The 2 year or older stuff - not the weak new line.
If I had to use only one soap for the rest of my life I would be more than happy for it to be L'Occitane. At only $12 a puck it is affordable. 

Phil

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#2
(This post was last modified: 07-25-2015, 12:50 PM by Walter.)
From L'Occitane website :

Quote:Top notes of bergamot lead to a generous heart of cedar wood and pink pepper. A base of cade wood and citrus linger on the skin throughout the day. Enriched with essential oils of cade wood and pink pepper [...]

The exaggeratedly high price of the bowl is the main reason why I haven't tried that soap yet.

Thanks for the review.

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#3

Super Moderator
San Diego, Cal., USA
Phil, it is one of my favorites, as well. I got mine as a set when the bowl was made of a different, and perhaps heavier, metal, though I am not sure what it is. I paid $30.00 for it at a L'Occitane shop in an outlet mall in New Jersey.
#4
I enjoy the performance of the soap greatly, but something in it gives me some tingling on the skin. Lovely scent and insane slickness, just foiled by my sensitive skin.
#5
Nice review Thanks

Walter you don't need the bowl, just get the soap.
#6

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Cade is one of my favorites.
#7

Administrator
Philadelphia, PA
I haven't used cade in a very long time (I sold the puck that I did have). the smell is amazing though.
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
#8

Member
Lisbon, Portugal
(This post was last modified: 07-28-2015, 03:34 PM by oversaturn.)
Amazing scent, yes, I only wish it was stronger.
The bowl is not necessary... I squeezed the soap into an inexpensive Grundtal stainless steel container form IKEA and it worked nice an beautifully.
A good performance shaving soap, quite easy to obtain (at least outside Portugal - L'Occitane is doing some changes around here and closed all the brick-and-mortar shops for now, all that remains is their online shop :S) and not very expensive.
#9

Member
Virginia
Love this soap as well. For me the scent is ok and I like that its mild. The lather is great and I get a great post shave feel with this soap. I didnt spring for the container, only a puck of soap which I threw into a $2 soap tin from Stirling. Great stuff!
Bob from Virginia
#10

Member
San Francisco
Great soap! Unfortunately, that container will not hold up, the bowl will begin to corrode in few months if you have hard water.

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