10-08-2015, 03:53 PM
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Hello guys.  After dedicating time and money on English soaps for a time and some on Italian soaps (which I do prefer), I'm gravitating toward French soaps.  I was wondering which French soaps are really worth the time and money.

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 10-08-2015, 03:59 PM
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Caties Bubble's French Soaps!

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 10-08-2015, 04:11 PM
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(10-08-2015, 03:59 PM)llalm Wrote: Caties Bubble's French Soaps!

I'll check it out.

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 10-08-2015, 04:14 PM
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(10-08-2015, 04:11 PM)carvelo Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:59 PM)llalm Wrote: Caties Bubble's French Soaps!

I'll check it out.

Look for the Parma Inspiration from Razorblades and More if they run another batch. Its one of my favorite soaps from CB.

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 10-08-2015, 04:17 PM
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(10-08-2015, 04:14 PM)DamnitGoose Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 04:11 PM)carvelo Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:59 PM)llalm Wrote: Caties Bubble's French Soaps!

I'll check it out.

Look for the Parma Inspiration from Razorblades and More if they run another batch. Its one of my favorite soaps from CB.

i've been wanted to try that scent since it has been sold out

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 10-08-2015, 04:17 PM
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Pre de Provence and L'occitane but I can only vouch for their hand and bath soaps. I hear their shaving soaps are great too.

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 10-08-2015, 04:19 PM
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(10-08-2015, 04:17 PM)llalm Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 04:14 PM)DamnitGoose Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 04:11 PM)carvelo Wrote: I'll check it out.

Look for the Parma Inspiration from Razorblades and More if they run another batch. Its one of my favorite soaps from CB.

i've been wanted to try that scent since it has been sold out

The Citrus is a little more synthetic than what you get out of RR XXX, but as far as performance, its got the goods, and the scent is still very nice. If youre interested and in CONUS, I can ship you over a nice little sample of it.

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 10-08-2015, 04:36 PM
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(10-08-2015, 03:59 PM)llalm Wrote: Caties Bubble's French Soaps!

Where in France are they made? Huh

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 10-08-2015, 04:40 PM
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(10-08-2015, 03:53 PM)carvelo Wrote: Hello guys.  After dedicating time and money on English soaps for a time and some on Italian soaps (which I do prefer), I'm gravitating toward French soaps.  I was wondering which French soaps are really worth the time and money.

There are a lot of excellent French soaps. My personal favorites are La Savonniere du Moulin, Savonnerie du Bon Berger, Le Pere Lucien, La Cigale and Provence Sante.

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 10-08-2015, 04:41 PM
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(10-08-2015, 04:36 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:59 PM)llalm Wrote: Caties Bubble's French Soaps!

Where in France are they made? Huh

I believe it is Forked River, France. Or is it New Jersey? lol. To be fair I mentioned Pre de Provence which is a triple milled french soap but it's actually made in the US. However, I own L'Occitane and PdP and they are nearly identical, or at least I can't tell them apart.

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 10-08-2015, 04:43 PM
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(10-08-2015, 04:36 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:59 PM)llalm Wrote: Caties Bubble's French Soaps!

Where in France are they made? Huh

I checked their site, French Style Soaps 8ozs @$20.00, pretty good deal, they're made in... Catie's Bubbles, Forked River, NJ 08731

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 10-08-2015, 04:47 PM
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(10-08-2015, 04:41 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 04:36 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:59 PM)llalm Wrote: Caties Bubble's French Soaps!

Where in France are they made? Huh

I believe it is Forked River, France. Or is it New Jersey? lol. To be fair I mentioned Pre de Provence which is a triple milled french soap but it's actually made in the US. However, I own L'Occitane and PdP and they are nearly identical, or at least I can't tell them apart.

Pre de Provence is not made in the United States. The distributor is in the United States.

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 10-08-2015, 05:00 PM
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I am surprised it has taken this long to mention Martin de Candre!  Number_one My favorite of the French soaps. (actually made in France)  Wink
And to answer the OP's question: Yes, it is worth the money. IMHumbleO.

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 10-08-2015, 05:07 PM
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Institut Karite is a nice soap.

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 10-08-2015, 05:11 PM
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(10-08-2015, 04:40 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 03:53 PM)carvelo Wrote: Hello guys.  After dedicating time and money on English soaps for a time and some on Italian soaps (which I do prefer), I'm gravitating toward French soaps.  I was wondering which French soaps are really worth the time and money.

There are a lot of excellent French soaps. My personal favorites are La Savonniere du Moulin, Savonnerie du Bon Berger, Le Pere Lucien, La Cigale and Provence Sante.

+1 with the additional of MdC.

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 10-08-2015, 05:19 PM
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French soaps are made in FRANCE. That's the red country between the UK ( blue) Germany ( black) and Italy ( green) on the map people. A6 If it's not made in France (they inconveniently declare this in French, not English AKA Amerikun on the packaging) it is no more 'French style' than a sparkling wine from Modesto is Champagne.
It took no little effort on Phil's part to make their soaps available. PLEASE do not upset Gaullic sensibilities and cause a boycott.

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 10-08-2015, 05:56 PM
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Thanks for all the replies.

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 10-08-2015, 06:06 PM
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(10-08-2015, 04:47 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 04:41 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 04:36 PM)bullgoose Wrote: Where in France are they made? Huh

I believe it is Forked River, France. Or is it New Jersey? lol. To be fair I mentioned Pre de Provence which is a triple milled french soap but it's actually made in the US. However, I own L'Occitane and PdP and they are nearly identical, or at least I can't tell them apart.

Pre de Provence is not made in the United States. The distributor is in the United States.

Thanks. I remember learning that not long ago but apparently I forgot and got it mixed up.

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 10-08-2015, 06:22 PM
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mdc of course. not my favorite scent wise but awesome soap

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 10-08-2015, 06:56 PM
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(10-08-2015, 06:06 PM)Hobbyist Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 04:47 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-08-2015, 04:41 PM)Hobbyist Wrote: I believe it is Forked River, France. Or is it New Jersey? lol. To be fair I mentioned Pre de Provence which is a triple milled french soap but it's actually made in the US. However, I own L'Occitane and PdP and they are nearly identical, or at least I can't tell them apart.

Pre de Provence is not made in the United States. The distributor is in the United States.

Thanks. I remember learning that not long ago but apparently I forgot and got it mixed up.

No worries. It is quite possible that this is one of those brands that is made for export only. I do not know if that is the case but, it would not surprise me.

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