07-06-2015, 09:17 PM
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Well, I finally bought a Plisson and it arrived today. I bought it direct from Plisson for $32.00 plus $13.00 shipping. I think that is a great price considering how nice the handle is compared to the L'Occitane model. As for the brush, I am thoroughly impressed with it and I can't believe how soft the fibers are. I know everyone said it was the softest brush but this thing is ridiculously soft. 

I realize there are many members on here who have already purchased from Plisson, but for those who haven't bought one yet and maybe aren't familiar with the handle options that Plisson offers, this one is "The House of the Barber" and it is the cheapest handle they offer. It comes with a plexiglass stand too. I posted one pic with it next to my Simpson Colonel X2L for comparison. As you can see the Simpson has a taller handle but the Plisson is wider, which gives a nice grip. The weight feels about the same as the Colonel, thus pretty hefty and perfect for me. I don't like a light handle so I probably wouldn't have liked the L'Occitane model. For those who are still wanting to buy a Plisson I recommend going straight to Plisson's website. As for the L'Occitane model that so many people seem to think is the only Plisson option, I called L'Occitane customer service at their website listed number and asked why they don't have it on their U.S. website anymore and they told me it was pulled due to quality issues with the wooden handle coming apart. Thus, do yourselves a favor and buy a quality handle straight from the manufacturer. Also, the prices on the website include VAT, but that comes off once you enter a U.S. shipping address. For example, mine is listed at 34.80 Euros but it is actually only 29 euros excluding VAT.




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 07-06-2015, 09:47 PM
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Yep.  I bought the same Barber's House in ivory acetate from them about two weeks ago.  It's very nice, I just used it today to whip up some Proraso green cream in a Captain's Choice bowl.

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 07-06-2015, 10:21 PM
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Love my plisson, congrats on finding a brush you like. The plisson was the be all end all for me until I tried... OK I'll shut up now, congrats.

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 07-06-2015, 10:51 PM
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(07-06-2015, 09:47 PM)Laird Wrote: Yep.  I bought the same Barber's House in ivory acetate from them about two weeks ago.  It's very nice, I just used it today to whip up some Proraso green cream in a Captain's Choice bowl.

The ivory is really nice color, had a hard time deciding myself.

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 07-06-2015, 10:53 PM
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(07-06-2015, 10:21 PM)Otis375 Wrote: Love my plisson, congrats on finding a brush you like.  The plisson was the be all end all for me until I tried... OK I'll shut up now, congrats.

Lol, I know what you mean. I still plan to buy either a Muhle STF XL or EJ XL down the road. I figure the larger brush will be good for harder soaps, and the Plisson for softer. At least that is my excuse..lol.

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 07-07-2015, 12:06 AM
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  • Snuff
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Recently bought a Ferrari Red one and I like it a lot more then the wooden handle from the L'Occitane Plisson.

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 07-07-2015, 05:43 AM
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I bought the wood handle version from L'Occitane just to have the knot transplanted into a custom handle by Peter Wolf.  Now I'm going to order the ivory version of your brush.  I'm glad to read your remarks about the quality of the handle.

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 07-07-2015, 05:55 AM
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  • evnpar
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I love the softness of the Plisson synthetic. Enjoy.

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 07-07-2015, 08:10 AM
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(07-07-2015, 12:06 AM)Snuff Wrote: Recently bought a Ferrari Red one and I like it a lot more then the wooden handle from the L'Occitane Plisson.

That is my favorite handle and I will buy one too eventually. That red is beautiful.

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 07-07-2015, 07:31 PM
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I have the ivory one and the wooden handle one. I do like the ivory handle better. It does have a nice feel to it. I use it for face lathering and my Muhle STF XL for bowl lathering. That Plisson sure is nice. Both the black and the ivory are great deals right now.

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 07-07-2015, 07:38 PM
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  • Agravic
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Nice brush at a nice price.

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 07-07-2015, 07:57 PM
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Excellent brush. Enjoy

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 07-07-2015, 08:07 PM
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I like plusson synthetic a lot!! Congrats


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 07-07-2015, 08:08 PM
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  • ben74
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Congratulations, Plisson make my favourite synthetic knot and the non-L'Occitane handles hold much greater appeal IMO.

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 07-07-2015, 11:02 PM
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(07-07-2015, 08:08 PM)ben74 Wrote: Congratulations, Plisson make my favourite synthetic knot and the non-L'Occitane handles hold much greater appeal IMO.

Thanks. I feel the same way. By the way, you have an awesome collection of Plisson badgers. I saw your pic sin another post. Very nice!

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 07-07-2015, 11:08 PM
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(07-07-2015, 07:31 PM)shave/brush Wrote: I have the ivory one and the wooden handle one. I do like the ivory handle better. It does have a nice feel to it. I use it for face lathering and my Muhle STF XL for bowl lathering. That Plisson sure is nice. Both the black and the ivory are great deals right now.
That ivory Plisson sure is nice. I was having such a hard time deciding between ivory and black that I kept adding to my cart and deleting and then finally just checked out and forgot which one i ordered. Next purchase will be Muhle STF XL so I have a larger one to change it up.

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 07-08-2015, 05:57 AM
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My Plisson direct says hi!

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 07-08-2015, 06:17 AM
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(07-08-2015, 05:57 AM)buickrob Wrote: My Plisson direct says hi!
Now that is a nice handle.

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