Le Pere Lucien Shaving Soap -Traditional Scent (200g)
BullGoose Shaving was the first U.S vendor to import Le Pere Lucien shaving soap way back in 2012. We are happy to announce that we are carrying it once again.
The Traditional scent shaving soap is what started it all. It contains a blend of 10 essential oils that were selected for their soothing, astringent and antibacterial properties. The fragrance, which is based on eucalyptus, lavender, thyme and rosemary evokes the scent of plants in a garden in Provence.
A message from Cyril: I was looking for a very masculine tone for this Traditional shaving soap. I tested several combinations of essential oils before achieving a fresh, woody and Provençal scent. It is ideal for everyday use.
In order to obtain a creamy and protective lather, we recommend that you wet your shaving brush and really work your lather (from 30 seconds to one minute). Its change in appearance will let you know that it is ready to use.
Ingredients: INCI: Potassium Stearate, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Coconut Fatty Acid, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii butter, Fragrance (essential oil). Allergens: Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol.
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I have had this soap for a couple of years now. I love the scent, and doubled down on some aftershave at the time as well. I was happy with it at first, but over time I'm realizing some of the same traits that Johnny says in an earlier review. Most notably for me, the lather is not particularly dense, neither is it particularly slick. I have to work pretty hard to get a pretty mediocre lather going. It gets stars for begin vegan, for the scent (which is very important to me), and the super-nice tin.
I'm fairly new to the Le Pere Lucien line but now have the Traditional and the tallow-based Oud. This soap is a top performer and the description is spot on - loads of great lather comes easily, it's plenty slick and doesn't dry the post-shave skin like some soaps might. And a wonderful scent to boot. Treat yourself, guys!
I was very conflicted writing this review, because I like many aspects of the product as a hole but there were some things that were fatal flaws. It also took me a while to right the review as I kept using it thinking I could get more out of it with more testing. But today I just whipped up some of my other soaps to compare, and that helped me make up my mind.
- The steel tin is awesome. I must say i have collected many bowls and tins from ceramic, to wood, to tin, to plastic, this is the best one. Very thick and substantial. This wont bend while building a lather with strong grip like the Saponificio Varesino 70th anniversary, and more rounded and shaped to your hand than the simple cylinders of Mike's. The top edge is properly folded and crimped so there is no chance to cut yourself trying to get the extra lather when you finish loading. I agree with the other reviewer that the label should be better than plain paper.
- The Lather is easy to create, (think Razorock Lime) although it will take 40-50 seconds to get enough on either silvertip or synthetic hairs.
- Good after shave feel.
- No animals were bothered making this soap.
- The scent is a strong Lavender you smell throughout the lathering and shave.
- The biggest negative is that the later which is creamy and fluffy, is not as dense and rich as say Boellis or Vitos or other high quality soaps. When you squeeze it between your finger there is not as much resistance and body. It superlathered well with Castle and Forbes, but it didn't improve CF beyond its own properties.
- For $40, I shouldn't need to add another $40 product to its rescue.
- the product is whipped and soft, so if you stick your finger in you can compress it to 2/3 its original size :-(
I am not unhappy with the purchase, but I won't buy again, and I have given half of it away to my trainer who likes the scent of lavender for her legs.
I am not going to write a lot of verbiage. But, let me say this a the second of this product I have purchased. That has to tell you something. I purchased it again it's great
Read lots about how this brand is a favorite and had to try it out for myself. Soft texture and understated scent - not overpowering or strong as described (for me) but that's a good thing. Had great shaves with both badger and boar bristles - easy to lather, great cushion and a soft, silky aftershave feel. Definitely a keeper in my den. I also like the tin - quite a unique style for artisan soaps - the sticker isn't waterproof which may result in it not lasting very long.