French soap selection help

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by LevelupShaves, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    Hello forum
    I've decided I want to try a hard French soap MdC is out because I just can't drop the money on it so I have it narrowed down to 2 Pre de Provence 63 and Loccitane Cade.
    Which one would you guys recommend and why.

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  2. Mark B

    Mark B New Member

    I haven't used either soap, but both area on my list of ones to try.

    I have used L'Occitane's Cade post shave balm and I really like it. Nice not too overpowering scent, and it helps my sensitive neck to recover.

    I'll follow this post and see what till folks say.

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  3. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    I've only used regular PdP, but if you like hard soaps, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, especially for the price. It's a great value.
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  4. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    L'Occitane Cade is a wonderful soap but it's too drying to my skin. Otherwise I'd probably still be using it.
  5. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Pre de Provence 63 is great soap. And I tell you what: If you buy a puck of that soap and use it in rotation with others? It will last you the rest of your life. That is some super milled stuff.
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  6. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    I find both to be nice. I would give them equal billing. It's a shame that more people can't get Mdc. The initial price is high, but you use so little of it and it lathers so huge that it just lasts forever. I calculated the per shave price to be extremely low actually.

    If you ever did want to try mdc, I donated a sizable sample to the soap pass around box...maybe there is still some there?

    Also, you can find samples on eBay sometimes. I really thinkit would be worth it
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  7. GarnerPW

    GarnerPW Well-Known Member

    I have and like Le Pere Lucien.
  8. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Had I not declared a sabbatical on shaving stuff and if I had a somewhat bigger budget I'd probably buy a LPL soap. Not Martin de Candre but very possibly LPL.
  9. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    So far that's one vote Cade and two votes (kind of) PdP and some stuff that's not really an option right now anymore votes between PdP 63 and Cade?

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  10. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Both are great. Both have mild scents. I perfer PDP.

    And imo i think both are better than mdc. Yep i said it.....

    Ill add on to this post. PDP will last you years. It is a super hard soap but creates amazing lather. I currently have 100 soaps and have used probably 150 to 200. Traded and got rid of alot. MDC is one i got rid of. I believe its over hyped because its a high end product. I found it incredibly drying and think there are better soaps for far less money.
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  11. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Monsavon Bol A Rasor is a wonderful French soap. It is on the soft side, loaded with lavender scent, plenty of glide and cushion too.

    It is dirt cheap in France, getting it shipped to the US is a different story.
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  12. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

    L'Occitane Cade is a very nice shaving soap. About $11 for just the puck; you can pay more if you want the fancy metal cade container.
  13. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    Thank you I think that takes us to 2 Cade 3 PdP

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  14. LevelupShaves

    LevelupShaves Well-Known Member

    Alright PdP is ordered and in the way thanks for the suggestions

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  15. Latherette

    Latherette Active Member

    Lots of fancy stuff here ... but if you haven't tried it yet, I recommend the low cost "Bol a Rasér". It gives me consistently great shaves - and I love the lavender scent.
    Last time I stocked up it was around 1 EUR.
  16. Latherette

    Latherette Active Member

    And NOW I notice that it has already been mentioned ... Sorry, guys.

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