Martin de Candre – An Introduction
Martin de Candre – An Introduction
Martin de Candre is a French artisan soap manufacturer that has been producing the finest toilet and shaving soaps since 1974. Located in the stunning French countryside, just outside the town of Fontevraud-l’Abbaye, in northwest France, they have preserved the local soap making skills and techniques that have almost died out elsewhere. Using the Marseilles hot process soap making method to craft their unique range of soaps they use only natural vegetable oils and essential oils to make and fragrance their soaps.
Martin de Candre shaving soap is very highly regarded around the world. Indeed, according to many wet shavers, it is the ‘Rolls Royce’ of the shaving soap world. Noted shaving blogger Sharpologist ranks it in his Top 10 best shaving soaps, listed at number 7. (See What Is The Best Shaving Soap? – A Criteria Reset, article dated 28/9/2018).
One 200g shaving soap from Martin de Candre should last well in excess of a year, and in most cases, it will last you even longer. If you used a Martin de Candre hard shaving soap daily for a year the average cost would be between £0.12 to £0.15 per day. Making it great value for money for such a high value, high performing shaving soap.
The Martin de Candre shaving soap was once only available in one single Original edition. Over the years, thankfully they have expanded their range to include different fragrances.
Below, discover the unique delights of Martin de Candre shaving soaps.
Browse the full range of products on the Martin de Candre brand page.
As the name suggests this was the very first shaving soap produced by Martin de Candre and until very recently was the only one they produced. Superbly scented with Rosemary, Lavender and Mint, it's a refreshing, clean scent and the perfect morning wake up call.
Click this link to buy the Martin de Candre Original Shaving Soap 200g
The Fougere shaving soap is a limited-edition soap, Martin de Candre have informed us that they will stop producing this soap sometime in 2019, get one while you still can. This premium, luxury, handmade soap has a fragrance made from twelve essential oils. As soon as you swirl your shaving brush on the surface of this soap you know this is no ordinary shaving soap.
Click this link to buy the Martin de Candre Fougère Shaving Soap 200g (Fern)
Another limited-edition shaving soap from Martin de Candre. Again, production of this soap will stop sometime in 2019. This shaving soap possesses a fresh scent which is an intoxicating blend of Lemon, Grapefruit and Bergamot. This is a stunning soap that delivers incredible shaving performance.
Click this link to buy the Martin de Candre Agrumes Shaving Soap 200g (Citrus)
Also, another limited-edition soap, this Vetiver Shaving Soap benefits from a deep, masculine scent that has a light smoky base with lots of fragrant, grassy, greenery including lemongrass and citronella. It is unlike any other shaving soaps you may have encountered before. You really should add this soap to your collection, you won’t be disappointed.
Click this link to buy the Martin De Candre Vétyver Shaving Soap 200g (Vetiver)
Of all the Rose scented products around this is truest to what a Rose scent should smell like, it's pungent, sensual and pleasing. A scent for all seasons and occasions that men and women of all ages will appreciate. If you enjoy the unique floral fragrance of rose this soap is for you. Unlike many rose scented soaps and creams this one doesn’t possess the lurid red or pink colouring, just natural soap and essential oils.
Click this link to buy the Martin de Candre Rose Shaving Soap 200g
Original Special Editions
Le Domino Glass Jar
Le Domino is Martin De Candre's name for this dapper square glass jar and artisan shaving soap. Filled to the brim with their Original shaving soap. The jar has four raised feet which lift the jar off the surface for easy picking up, it also benefits from a raised thumb grip on one side.
Click this link to buy the Martin de Candre Le Domino Shaving Soap In Glass Jar
Beurrier Glass Jar
Beurrier is Martin De Candre's name for this lidded glass jar and artisan shaving soap which is filled to the brim with their Original shaving soap. Burrier is the French word for a butter dish and this glass container is shaped in the style of a butter dish, it has a glass lid to keep dust off the surface of the soap.
Click this link to buy the Martin de Candre Beurrier Shaving Soap In Glass Jar
This beechwood bowl is filled to overflowing with Martin de Candre Original shaving soap meaning there is no need for any additional lathering bowl to create the perfect lather.
Click this link to buy the Martin de Candre Original Shaving Soap in Wooden Bowl
As well as their range of stunning shaving soaps, Martin de Candre now produce a selection of Eau de Toilette. Their Vetiver EDT is a sublime example of what a small, dedicated and gifted artisan perfumer can conjure up. This scent is richly perfumed with pleasing woody, incense, bergamot and earthy notes. Suitable for day time and evenings, men of all ages will appreciate this complex scent.
You can discover more by clicking this link to the Martin de Candre Vetiver Eau de Toilette 100ml and the Martin de Candre Limette Eau de Cologne 100ml (Lime)
For more general information on shaving soaps, you can read our Shaving Soap - What Is It and Why Use It page. If you have any queries about the Martin de Candre shaving soaps, or need some general shaving advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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