L'Original handmade, artisan shaving soap by Martin de Candre is superbly scented with Rosemary, Lavender and Mint, it's a refreshing, clean scent and the perfect morning wake up call. Made in small batches in rural France since 1974 Martin de Candre shaving soaps are known worldwide for the exceptionally rich and protective lathers they deliver and their unique, pleasing scents.
The scent and the lather are stronger and richer than other brands and the lather seems to stay in the brush a lot better than other soaps, you will also notice that the soap retains heat leading to a better shave.
Expect around 12 months daily use from this shaving soap, it has been air-dried for many weeks so when it arrives with you it is very hard and moisture free.
Executive Shaving Say:
It's not always the case that the more you spend the better the quality is but it is certainly the case with Martin de Candre L'Original Shaving Soap. This soap is up there with Fitjar, Santa Maria Novella and Saponificio Varesino. Highly recommended.
200g of the finest, most luxurious, artisan shaving soap which comes in a PETG plastic jar with an aluminium screw top lid, both are recyclable.
The main advantages of the MdC shaving soap, by Martin de Candre:
We have elaborated a unique hot process soap-making method which we have been using in our workshop for 40 years with perfect control over the quality process, using 100% natural essential oils (olive, coconut) and potash (Alkali).
A soap made with this process ensures excellent heat retention without adding any preservatives.
At the end of cooking, we add the finest essential oils to the warm paste which allows us to have scented soaps right to their core.
It takes weeks for the soap to dry and to rid all excess water and refine itself. In our day and age where everything goes fast, it may seem crazy... but this is the only sure way to greatly enhance shaving soap lather and fragrance properties!
A luxury top quality product, manufactured by a French craftsman, ... and yet one of the cheapest as it lasts a good year going by your feedback and comments.
Finally, let's describe its lather qualities:
The lather thickens rapidly, with a few brush swirls and gives a satisfying close and clean shave that helps skin feel great and moisturised without razor burn. The lather is nice and rich, soft and creamy, extremely pleasant to the skin ... YOU know to talk about it in the best possible way!
I 'bloomed' my Martin de Candre Fougere soap, this involved filling the container with hot water and putting the lid back on and leaving it for 10 minutes and then repeating this again. This process softens the surface of the soap making loading up your brush much easier. It also reduces stress on the brush which is an issue with badger hair brushes - not synthetic fibre brushes.
Some men swear by blooming, others are against it, it's your choice.
If you want a high-quality shaving soap that smells good enough to eat and you want a rich, protective shaving lather then splash the cash and buy this, you won't regret it.
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Yes, we deliver to the USA and the Rest of the World, as well as to the UK and Europe
The Executive Shaving Company treats the delivery of all our customers’ orders as a priority.
We want you to receive your order as quickly as possible, so you can start enjoying it.
Orders will be dispatched on the same day as the order is placed, providing we receive the order before 15:00 GMT Monday to Friday.
Orders placed over the weekend or on Bank Holidays will be dispatched the next working day.
We offer Standard, Express, Next Working Day before 1pm and Saturday delivery services to customers in the UK.
You will be advised of all the delivery services you can select for your order when you checkout.
Free shipping is currently available for all UK orders over £75 only. This free service is our Standard Shipping service by Royal Mail and can take between 2 to 5 days for delivery.
International includes deliveries to the USA, Canada, Europe and all other countries in the World.
You will be able to select the delivery service for international orders when you checkout.
Some products are restricted to the countries we can ship them to. You will be notified at the checkout, after you input your delivery address, as to what restrictions apply to your order, if any.
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If you have any queries about our delivery policy please contact us on 0141 880 3040, or email us at [email protected].