07-26-2015, 07:19 PM
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Today I visited L'occitan and asked about the Plisson brush and if they were going to get them back in soon. The salesman said you mean the "brush of the Gods." He said that is what a lot of people have been coming in asking for. I thought that was hilarious, but shows how much of an impact the internet has on shaving products. Anyway, he said they have a very long list of people that asked to reserve a brush when they do restock so I added my name. He said they have been telling customers to check back in 3 to 4 weeks.  Apparently the demand overwhelmed them, but also a quality issue with the handles according to the online customer service number I called. He said the company didn't even understand the sudden demand at first, because they hardly sold any brushes for the longest time and then they started flying off the shelves faster than they could stock them.

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 07-26-2015, 09:06 PM
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Gotta say, that's kind of awesome.

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 07-26-2015, 09:43 PM
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Brush of the gods must be the Plisson HIGH MOUNTAIN WHITE BADGER surely, not the soulless nylon brush ;-)

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 07-26-2015, 10:51 PM
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(07-26-2015, 09:43 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Brush of the gods must be the Plisson HIGH MOUNTAIN WHITE BADGER surely, not the soulless nylon brush ;-)

Lol, that must be it! The one they don't sell...lol.

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 07-27-2015, 02:33 AM
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Yes, it sure does show you the impact, for better or worse, the net has on the sale of any product really. Oth, I have to laugh when anyone says a product is the 'insert product name here of the gods". It is a different matter if they qualify that statement with the caveat that for them it is and why. That acknowledges it may not be that for you which is reasonable.

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 07-27-2015, 05:29 AM
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I like the plisson synthetic. Just like a lot of things though the internet has overhyped another product and made me have crazy high expectations so when mine came I was like meh,its a brush. For a person not die hard into Shaving like we are I believe it is perfect though,super easy to make a lather and you don't really haft to worry about the maintenance of the brush like you would with a badger. I personally hate "the brush of the gods" title,but I respect what T.S.E. does and he puts out some good info IMO.

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 07-27-2015, 07:08 AM
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Yes, I have had very high expectations of some expensive and highly touted shave soaps/creams only to feel let down when I tried them. 

Bob

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 07-27-2015, 07:21 AM
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(07-27-2015, 07:08 AM)BobH Wrote: Yes, I have had very high expectations of some expensive and highly touted shave soaps/creams only to feel let down when I tried them. 

Bob

And the products I've tried have all been really good, but I just had really high hopes because of the hype

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 07-27-2015, 07:37 AM
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(07-27-2015, 05:29 AM)Otis375 Wrote: I like the plisson synthetic. Just like a lot of things though the internet has overhyped another product and made me have crazy high expectations so when mine came I was like meh,its a brush. For a person not die hard into Shaving like we are I believe it is perfect though,super easy to make a lather and you don't really haft to worry about the maintenance of the brush like you would with a badger. I personally hate "the brush of the gods" title,but I respect what T.S.E. does and he puts out some good info IMO.

This is how I feel exactly. I bought one quite some time ago as I kept hearing all the hype and was very underwhelmed. I used it once, boxed it up and back in the unused shaving stuff drawer it has sat since. I thought about making it a travel brush but I use an omega s brush which I actually prefer over the plisson. I guess I just much prefer natural hair whether it b boar or badger over the synthetics. But then again this is just me so take it with a grain of salt.

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 07-27-2015, 07:48 AM
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Right now we are on holidays in an area that has a bit of a desert climate. The water here is extremely hard and I have to say the Plisson synth (assisted by me) made wonderful lather with ease for me last night! A great away court shave.

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 07-27-2015, 08:11 AM
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Waiting is not necessary as you can order directly from the Plisson site.

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 07-27-2015, 12:00 PM
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(07-27-2015, 07:21 AM)Otis375 Wrote:
(07-27-2015, 07:08 AM)BobH Wrote: Yes, I have had very high expectations of some expensive and highly touted shave soaps/creams only to feel let down when I tried them. 

Bob

And the products I've tried have all been really good, but I just had really high hopes because of the hype

Yes, that is exactly what I mean, they were really good but not over the moon good which is what I expected from all the hype. That left me feeling let down. Just could not see a huge increase in performance that the increase in price would require to justify it over other really good soaps I already had for less cost.

Bob

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 07-27-2015, 12:33 PM
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(07-27-2015, 08:11 AM)Laird Wrote: Waiting is not necessary as you can order directly from the Plisson site.

For the L'occitane version you'd have to wait. The only reason I would like one is because the handle appears to be the same handle that Plisson sells for 99 euros. I prefer my Plisson though, but some may be interested in the other.

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 07-27-2015, 12:49 PM
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it is not the version made of Ebony costing 99Euros, but the Occitane ´s an ok wood handle. Clearly not a version that costs more than 50 USD

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 07-27-2015, 01:06 PM
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Still can't get a good bowl lather with mine. I like the face feel though.

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 07-27-2015, 02:18 PM
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(07-27-2015, 12:49 PM)Bibbelmann Wrote: it is not the version made of Ebony costing 99Euros, but the Occitane ´s an ok wood handle. Clearly not a version that costs more than 50 USD

Ok that makes sense. I compared the picture of a L'Occitane one to the Plisson wood handle on their site and it looks identical. That does make sense though. Now I don't want it..lol. I like my acetate handle from Plisson.

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 07-27-2015, 03:07 PM
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(07-27-2015, 01:06 PM)Shannon Wrote: Still can't get a good bowl lather with mine.  I like the face feel though.

Believe it or not I basically load mine dry when bowl lathering. Just because it may dumo the water the way it holds in the brush. A dry brush and I add water little at a time and I don't use enough pressure for the brush to splay. It works for me .

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 07-28-2015, 06:16 PM
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Great story!

For any members in Winnipeg, there were a few still at the L'Occtinane in the Polo Park mall when I was there a week or two ago.

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