01-23-2022, 08:33 AM
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Forgive my alliteration in the title...

I'm in France for work next month and everything I've ever read suggests Plisson makes a very impressive shaving brush.

As far as mementos from a trip which I can actually use forever, this seems like a good choice.

Has anyone bought a Plisson brush at a brick and mortar store in France generally, or Paris specifically?

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 01-24-2022, 05:30 AM
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Planete Rasoir.

A wonderful store in Paris featuring the entire spectrum of shaving supplies, including Plisson and Martin de Candre.  No bargains, but a great selection.

Regards,
Stan

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 01-24-2022, 12:20 PM
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(01-24-2022, 05:30 AM)stanmog Wrote: Planete Rasoir.

A wonderful store in Paris featuring the entire spectrum of shaving supplies, including Plisson and Martin de Candre.  No bargains, but a great selection.

Regards,
Stan

I'm not about inexpensive any longer- I like quality.

Any other brands whose products you'd suggest while I'm at Planete Rasoir?

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 01-24-2022, 04:40 PM
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Prior to paying the high price for a Plisson, you may want to think through what type of brush you like.  

Plisson brushes have a high loft in relation to the knot diameter and are not particularly dense.  As a result, some feel that they lack backbone.  Some would call them floppy.  It's a luxuriously soft brush which many guys like, but the lack of backbone is not for everyone.  It all depends on how you prefer a brush to feel on your face.

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 01-25-2022, 10:11 AM
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(01-24-2022, 04:40 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Prior to paying the high price for a Plisson, you may want to think through what type of brush you like.  

Plisson brushes have a high loft in relation to the knot diameter and are not particularly dense.  As a result, some feel that they lack backbone.  Some would call them floppy.  It's a luxuriously soft brush which many guys like, but the lack of backbone is not for everyone.  It all depends on how you prefer a brush to feel on your face.

Valid observations here.

I have been religiously using Stirling Naked and Smooth, my wife ran quite a few soaps through a product list checker. This one had nothing in it known to agitate skin.

I also bought a sealed bowl of Yardley for the "because I'd like to try it" factor.

Any thoughts on these two soaps in the brush context? I've been using a couple of basic badger brushes the last couple of years. The Plisson feels like an investment, a new experience, and a nice memento... but happy to be steered in another direction.

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 01-25-2022, 08:05 PM
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I don't know about this - I've bought some quite expensive brushes in the past........Plissons and Simpsons Special editions.

10+ years later I still enjoy quality brushes, but no longer own any Simpsons nor Plissons.

Unless you really like the enjoyment of going to a store and look around and buy your brushes there, I'd say you can find deals on Plisson online, that will save you 30-40%

I'm also a cookware enthusiast now, and I prefer to order my Mauviel 2.5 copper cookware dirctly at a french online store with direct connections to Mauviel instead of going to a my local luxury dept store and pay 40% extra for a Mauviel copper pan, that has collected dust on the shelf for years and 100's of people have lifted and banged the pans against each other.

As already mentioned most Plisson brushes are floppy, so you have to like that. Some call it luxurious and velvey soft, I call it a disappointment and a poor performer of a brush.
But I know some Plissons brushes go for $5000 a piece, but they are just not my cup of tea.

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 01-29-2022, 10:54 AM
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What Ricardo said.

Planete Rasoir has an excellent selection a few years ago and I assume that they still do.

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 01-29-2022, 05:29 PM
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(01-24-2022, 12:20 PM)DTDD Wrote: ...I'm not about inexpensive any longer- I like quality...

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