L'occitane Shave soap

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L'occitane Shave soap

Postby dini » Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:23 am

I have been cracking along with this soap for the last few shaves now and wondering who else has used it .

- Easy to load
- Easy to lather
- something I have noticed is that the lather doesn't really explode as much as other soaps but this does not detract from its effectiveness
- nice , simple scent that is not overpowering
- great protection and glide .
- the price is surprisingly reasonable for a soap of this quality
- excellent post shave feel , no drying out or anything .

Just wish they would make the puck a bit smaller so that it fits in a mug with out the need to grate the edges .
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:14 am

dini wrote:I have been cracking along with this soap for the last few shaves now and wondering who else has used it .

- Easy to load
- Easy to lather
- something I have noticed is that the lather doesn't really explode as much as other soaps but this does not detract from its effectiveness
- nice , simple scent that is not overpowering
- great protection and glide .
- the price is surprisingly reasonable for a soap of this quality
- excellent post shave feel , no drying out or anything .

Just wish they would make the puck a bit smaller so that it fits in a mug with out the need to grate the edges .



Yes, agree with you there, Very good soap. Good lather, and I like the scent. The L'Occitane container is very expensive, but it's very shiny :drool:
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby DirtyOldBeggar » Sun Jul 24, 2016 8:38 am

I bought a puck about 4-5 years ago (the store ladies were quite convincing in their arguments :D ). I wonder if the soap is still good to be used, it's still plastic wrapped. Any ideas on shelf life? Doesn't have a POA symbol. TIA
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:29 am

DirtyOldBeggar wrote:I bought a puck about 4-5 years ago (the store ladies were quite convincing in their arguments :D ). I wonder if the soap is still good to be used, it's still plastic wrapped. Any ideas on shelf life? Doesn't have a POA symbol. TIA

Yes, it should still be fine. I have plenty of Old soaps that still work well. The scent does fade away over time though. If it is still in the wrapper, then it should have lost too much of the scent.

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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby cegadede » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:15 pm

DirtyOldBeggar wrote:I bought a puck about 4-5 years ago (the store ladies were quite convincing in their arguments :D ). I wonder if the soap is still good to be used, it's still plastic wrapped. Any ideas on shelf life? Doesn't have a POA symbol. TIA

It will be fine. I'm using a 60 year old puck of Williams shaving soap and it performs great.

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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:54 pm

cegadede wrote:
DirtyOldBeggar wrote:I bought a puck about 4-5 years ago (the store ladies were quite convincing in their arguments :D ). I wonder if the soap is still good to be used, it's still plastic wrapped. Any ideas on shelf life? Doesn't have a POA symbol. TIA

It will be fine. I'm using a 60 year old puck of Williams shaving soap and it performs great.

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Wow! 60 years! :shock: I also saw PaulH did a shave with a puck of Old Spice from the 1960's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8q57J3hXx4
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby cegadede » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:02 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:
cegadede wrote:
DirtyOldBeggar wrote:I bought a puck about 4-5 years ago (the store ladies were quite convincing in their arguments :D ). I wonder if the soap is still good to be used, it's still plastic wrapped. Any ideas on shelf life? Doesn't have a POA symbol. TIA

It will be fine. I'm using a 60 year old puck of Williams shaving soap and it performs great.

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Wow! 60 years! :shock: I also saw PaulH did a shave with a puck of Old Spice from the 1960's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8q57J3hXx4

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It's on its last bits (I'm glad I have a spare! It's a great soap).

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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:14 pm

cegadede wrote:Image
It's on its last bits (I'm glad I have a spare! It's a great soap).

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Nice! :thumbup: How is the scent after 60 years?
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby cegadede » Sun Jul 24, 2016 1:33 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:
cegadede wrote:Image
It's on its last bits (I'm glad I have a spare! It's a great soap).

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Nice! How is the scent after 60 years?

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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby DirtyOldBeggar » Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:33 pm

Thanks RVT and cegadede that's good to hear. [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH]

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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby JAYDEE » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:53 pm

L'Occitane Cade smells classy and lovely, it lathers like a champ but the price is way over what I would spend. I saw it at a department store for 45,00 CAD with the metal container.
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:52 pm

JAYDEE wrote:L'Occitane Cade smells classy and lovely, it lathers like a champ but the price is way over what I would spend. I saw it at a department store for 45,00 CAD with the metal container.



It's the metal container that adds all the cost :) The soap alone is a decent deal. THe pucks last forever.
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby dini » Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:07 am

I recently got a sample of the of the cream from the big tub ( apparently the tub and tube are slightly different) .

After being reminded off my words regarding the soap , I will say the cream is completely different . Explodes with lather and scent . Just a very nice product .

I I was buying again cream over soap , any day of the week . If only they would bring out a few more scents .
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby JAYDEE » Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:38 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:
JAYDEE wrote:L'Occitane Cade smells classy and lovely, it lathers like a champ but the price is way over what I would spend. I saw it at a department store for 45,00 CAD with the metal container.



It's the metal container that adds all the cost :) The soap alone is a decent deal. THe pucks last forever.


It's true. Although it's a beautiful container it makes the cost of the soap go too high. The soap itself is lovely.
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Re: L'occitane Shave soap

Postby ShavingB » Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:46 pm

I bought myself the CADE puck without that lovely container.

I find it develops a great lather but it lacks slickness in my opinion. I love the scent.


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