03-27-2012, 09:46 AM
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  • Teiste
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I stopped last night by the new Salt Lake City's mall,the City Creek,where there is a brand new L'occitane shop.I was surprised when I saw the 40 dollars price for the shaving bowl and the soap wasn't even included on the price!The shaving soap refill is now 12 dollars,which it seems reasonable for a long lasting triple milled shaving soap.The soap used to cost 10 dollars like 4 months ago,and the shaving bowl 28.Now the shaving bowl is not available online : http://usa.loccitane.com/FO/Cade-Shaving...B100H9.htm
I like the shaving bowl (the U.F.O) but I dont think I would pay 40 bucks for it...however I did pay 70 for the Creed Green Irish Tweed soap and the wooden shaving bowl is not even well finished...FacepalmNono

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 03-27-2012, 09:52 AM
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ran into the same problem when I stopped at a L'occitane in Kansas City(which I learned wasn't as cool later when I discovered there is a L'occitane in omaha). Was fully prepared to buy the bowl had it been in stock, but the price hike is absurd and wont pick one up now for 40.

Still haven't tried it out yet, need to first find a container for it.

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 03-27-2012, 11:04 AM
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My $1.50 round tin from The Container Store holds my $10 puck of Cade just fine. Even at $12 I'd buy this again but the overpriced UFO bowl is not needed nor wanted at that price.

Great soap though with one of the best scents ever!

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 03-27-2012, 11:41 AM
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I'm pretty lucky, I bought mine several years ago during an after Christmas sale for under $20. I wouldn't pay $40 for it, it's nice but it isn't that nice.

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 03-27-2012, 11:45 AM
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I bought my bowl at the $28 price point but it nows holds two milled sticks of Valobra. Biggrin

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 03-27-2012, 11:49 AM
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It's a nice bowl but not worth $40.

I think if I was going to spring for a fancy bowl, it'd be that Czech and Speake anodized aluminum one...
[Image: prod2669l.jpg]

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 03-27-2012, 11:57 AM
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(03-27-2012, 11:49 AM)insomniac Wrote: It's a nice bowl but not worth $40.

I think if I was going to spring for a fancy bowl, it'd be that Czech and Speake anodized aluminum one...
[Image: prod2669l.jpg]

Ooooh, texbilly likes! Too bad I don't really seek out rose scents. Sad


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 03-27-2012, 11:59 AM
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(03-27-2012, 11:45 AM)texbilly Wrote: I bought my bowl at the $28 price point but it nows holds two milled sticks of Valobra. Biggrin

I have been putting other soaps in mine as well. Just this morning I finished of my frankin puck of RazoRock Thirdeye and MdB.

(03-27-2012, 11:49 AM)insomniac Wrote: It's a nice bowl but not worth $40.

I think if I was going to spring for a fancy bowl, it'd be that Czech and Speake anodized aluminum one...


I do like the Czech and Speake bowl.

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 03-27-2012, 01:28 PM
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Around here, the Loccitane bowl costs €22.50 (around usd$30). Still an expensive bowl - I have my Cade in a Grundtal stainless steel box from Ikea. Biggrin

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 03-27-2012, 01:30 PM
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(03-27-2012, 01:28 PM)oversaturn Wrote: Around here, the Loccitane bowl costs €22.50 (around usd$30). Still an expensive bowl - I have my Cade in a Grundtal stainless steel box from Ikea. Biggrin

Those Grundtal tins are nice Emanuel!

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 03-27-2012, 01:41 PM
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(03-27-2012, 01:30 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(03-27-2012, 01:28 PM)oversaturn Wrote: Around here, the Loccitane bowl costs €22.50 (around usd$30). Still an expensive bowl - I have my Cade in a Grundtal stainless steel box from Ikea. Biggrin

Those Grundtal tins are nice Emanuel!

To bad you can't buy them online and I'm 1,000 miles from an ikea store.Angry

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 03-27-2012, 02:38 PM
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Same here. Soap is worth it but not the bowl. It's nice, but I can find a nice steel bowl just as easily for alot less.

The $12 price is a bummer.

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 03-27-2012, 02:52 PM
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UAU! 40 dollars Blush

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 03-27-2012, 09:26 PM
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(03-27-2012, 11:49 AM)insomniac Wrote: It's a nice bowl but not worth $40.

I think if I was going to spring for a fancy bowl, it'd be that Czech and Speake anodized aluminum one...
[Image: prod2669l.jpg]

Oh boy,only 120 dollars more than the L'occitane bowl....Box

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 03-28-2012, 06:11 AM
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(03-27-2012, 11:41 AM)Sully Wrote: I'm pretty lucky, I bought mine several years ago during an after Christmas sale for under $20. I wouldn't pay $40 for it, it's nice but it isn't that nice.

I think that was after the Christmas of '09 lol I think it was on sale for $18...

I haven't bought a puck since, its a decent soap but I really would prefer C&E soaps if I were mall shopping; sadly C&E is gone in our malls out here.

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 03-28-2012, 05:29 PM
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I'm not a fan of the bowl, too small, i'd have water and lather flying everywhere! I need something with high sides.

I did however (a few months ago) buy the last refill soap at a Hair salon........50% off for $6 Biggrin

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 03-28-2012, 08:18 PM
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For $12 the soap is still a very good deal. Thats a shame the bowl went up to $40. Obscene really. For some reason I can't justify spending that much for a stainless steel bowl. At least the C&S one looks very elegant. I have mine in a high walled tupperware container and it works brilliantly

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 03-29-2012, 07:42 PM
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(03-28-2012, 06:11 AM)Sodapopjones Wrote:
(03-27-2012, 11:41 AM)Sully Wrote: I'm pretty lucky, I bought mine several years ago during an after Christmas sale for under $20. I wouldn't pay $40 for it, it's nice but it isn't that nice.

I think that was after the Christmas of '09 lol I think it was on sale for $18...

I haven't bought a puck since, its a decent soap but I really would prefer C&E soaps if I were mall shopping; sadly C&E is gone in our malls out here.

I'm lucky enough to have a C&E in my area. If you wanted something let me know and I can shoot it your way.

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