01-05-2013, 11:20 AM
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Shaving soap

Made by the old methods, this soap foams abundantly and leaves skin soft after shaving. Its perfume is light and fresh. It is used with a shaving brush.


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This soap requires the use of a shaving brush:

- moisten the face with fairly hot water

- wet the shaving brush in warm water, shake to dry it a little (it is not necessary that it is gorged with water)

- pass the shaving brush on the soap while making some turns (not to insist a long time)

- spread the foam with the shaving brush on the face while massaging. This gesture will develop a smooth foam which will adhere well to the face and will allow a very close shave with maximum comfort. The obtained foam cushion provides a straight razor shave.

After employment...

- pass the bowl under water to evacuate the rest of the foam

- turn over the pot, so that the soap drains and dries.




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 01-05-2013, 11:36 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks Brian. I'm giving this a temporary sticky.

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 01-05-2013, 11:37 AM
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  • Leon
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Interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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 01-05-2013, 01:06 PM
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  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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I was actually doing the same thing yesterday.

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 01-05-2013, 01:12 PM
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(01-05-2013, 01:06 PM)MickToley Wrote: I was actually doing the same thing yesterday.

I figured I'm not the only one to have done this but I didn't find it posted anywhere either.

So Mike, are you leaving the lid on or off?

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 01-05-2013, 01:14 PM
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  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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(01-05-2013, 01:12 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-05-2013, 01:06 PM)MickToley Wrote: I was actually doing the same thing yesterday.

I figured I'm not the only one to have done this but I didn't find it posted anywhere either.

So Mike, are you leaving the lid on or off?

In no way am I leaving the lid off, only while I'm using it to shave with. The scent is wonderful.

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 01-05-2013, 01:33 PM
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(01-05-2013, 01:14 PM)MickToley Wrote:
(01-05-2013, 01:12 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(01-05-2013, 01:06 PM)MickToley Wrote: I was actually doing the same thing yesterday.

I figured I'm not the only one to have done this but I didn't find it posted anywhere either.

So Mike, are you leaving the lid on or off?

In no way am I leaving the lid off, only while I'm using it to shave with. The scent is wonderful.

Amen to that my shave brother! Biggrin Thumbup

I just found a pretty neat video especially since it's in English and has some English subtitles when the owner (I think?) of MdC is speaking.

So who wants to finance a group trip to visit MdC; factory, boutique, & museum?

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 01-05-2013, 02:15 PM
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  • MickToley
  • Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a shave soap addict
  • Brooklyn, NY
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Great find, Brian.

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 01-05-2013, 02:35 PM
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(01-05-2013, 01:14 PM)MickToley Wrote: In no way am I leaving the lid off, only while I'm using it to shave with. The scent is wonderful.

agreed. i replaced the lid after every use. i let it dry, then put it back on to preserve the scent.

i had no issues with the soap or consitancy, until i got to the very, very bottom, then it was bit runney, but still make excellent lather.

my next jar will be the same. use, dry, cover.

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 01-05-2013, 02:38 PM
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Great little video which i saw some time, last year. Boy, i guess i may have a good reason to visit my family in France and bring back a few jars. Hee hee.

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 01-05-2013, 02:43 PM
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(01-05-2013, 02:35 PM)Bruce Wrote:
(01-05-2013, 01:14 PM)MickToley Wrote: In no way am I leaving the lid off, only while I'm using it to shave with. The scent is wonderful.

agreed. i replaced the lid after every use. i let it dry, then put it back on to preserve the scent.

i had no issues with the soap or consitancy, until i got to the very, very bottom, then it was bit runney, but still make excellent lather.

my next jar will be the same. use, dry, cover.

Bruce, how long did it take you to finish a pot?

(01-05-2013, 02:38 PM)celestino Wrote: Great little video which i saw some time, last year. Boy, i guess i may have a good reason to visit my family in France and bring back a few jars. Hee hee.

Only if you agree to bring some back to share! Cool

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 01-05-2013, 02:49 PM
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(01-05-2013, 02:43 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: Bruce, how long did it take you to finish a pot?

hard to say. i pif'd a lot, gave some to work buddies etc.

i did a few tests a week at a time, with varying load times from 8 to 15 sec. i used about .8g/use on the shorter and 1.2g/use on the longer.

so with it being a 170g, if none were given away, i'd say my next jar will last me approx 150shaves or 5 mos of daily use. so in rotation, a jar will last me years. my 2 jars will last me a decade. Biggrin

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 01-05-2013, 02:57 PM
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Nice info, thanks! Thumbsup

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 01-05-2013, 04:24 PM
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Thank you for this, the video made me remember how much I love to visit France Heart

And it almost made me order a pot of Martin de Candre Biggrin

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 01-06-2013, 12:33 AM
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I had the wooden bowl. Lasted about 10 months, averaging 4-5 shaves a week. The scent held up well too with no lid, mellowed slightly but still detectable. I'm onto a glass jar now.

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 01-06-2013, 06:59 AM
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(01-06-2013, 12:33 AM)Yellow Jim Wrote: I had the wooden bowl. Lasted about 10 months, averaging 4-5 shaves a week. The scent held up well too with no lid, mellowed slightly but still detectable. I'm onto a glass jar now.

The brain bowl, eh? I think that one is 230g. 10 months use would equate to approximatly 23g/month. That would give me a rough estimate of 7 months to use mine up.

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 01-06-2013, 07:44 AM
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Is this stuff considered a soft soap?

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 01-06-2013, 07:52 AM
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It's not as hard as a triple milled soap for sure, but I'd say it's firmer than most Italian soft soaps.

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 01-06-2013, 07:56 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply.

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 01-06-2013, 08:00 AM
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The wooden bowl contains 170g of shaving soap.

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