Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 12345 ... LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 241

Thread: Martin de Candre, Savon raser

  1. #41
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    The Alien Nation
    Posts
    950

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tordu View Post
    Of course there is a lot of very good soap that cost half the price , but that's the same for every product.

    you have to compare with other High end soaps.
    Dr Harris cost 18 for 100G in a bowl, that would make near 30 without shipping for 170G.
    Geo F trumper is also 18, but for 80 of soap...
    Nobody should buy Art of Shaving, if the price of Mdc is insane.

    Martin de candre is not a Big company, with store around the world , they don't have massive production.

    Otherwise the initial post was very pleasant to read , thanks Marco
    It's silly how easily it lathers, but the result is thick, slick and protective, with no drying or tightness that I've noticed.

    For me, it works best with a smaller badger. I use very, very little to get enough lather for a 3-4 pass shave. My Rudy Vey Travel brush in Grade A works magic with this soap.

    A French Patriot was generous enough to include me in his order and ship it stateside, without insurance - this reduced the shipping costs by about 18 USD - making it around 10.

    If folks lived close enough together to meet and dole out the soap without re-shipping, bundling up orders might defray it so that the cost is bearable - from the website it appears that you don't pay full price shipping for each additional item.
    Q: If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?

    A: Four: a tail is not a leg no matter what you call it.

  2. #42
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    7,170
    Images
    43

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by norton View Post
    from the website it appears that you don't pay full price shipping for each additional item.
    That's correct. Shipping is based on weight, and I believe the cost covers up to 1 Kg of weight (though I'm not 100% certain). So you can add several products to your order without increasing shipping.

    I took advantage of that & added several body soaps to my order, along with their liquid Sandalwood soap (which is very smokey & nice, btw. Not real sandalwood -- more like a fireplace -- but nice on a cold day!).
    Evan

  3. #43
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    2,323

    Default

    This is the one I have, looks like cottage cheese
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails MdC.jpg  
    Paco
    Viva el Sebo!!

  4. #44

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by du212 View Post
    6 euro
    Thanks.

    I wonder what the story is behind their international shipping rates?

  5. #45
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    3,099
    Images
    5

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by petr View Post
    Yep, I own all those soaps. Meh. Blah. I don't agree that all those provide just as good a shave as tallow based soaps. IK is an exception, but it's 25% shea and will eventually turn your expensive shave brush floppy.

    What makes a good shave soap? One that keeps me coming back.

    With all this fuss, someone is bound to import a crate of this stuff. Cough bullgoose cough wcs cough.
    I asked Phil about this awhile back. He inquired and they never got back to him, guess they really could care less about the US market.

  6. #46
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    La
    Posts
    2,870

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by superbleu View Post
    I asked Phil about this awhile back. He inquired and they never got back to him, guess they really could care less about the US market.
    Now, that seems very French.

  7. #47
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    France
    Posts
    233

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius View Post
    Thanks.

    I wonder what the story is behind their international shipping rates?
    Its because of the french Post .They don't overcharge the buyer but international shipping with tracking number , insurance etc... is very expensive. Also the 170G soap weigh 500G with the jar.
    I don't think they can take the risk to send their product the economic way, like we do in BST transactions.



    Now, that seems very French.
    That's a generalization, like americans often do .

  8. #48
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Clichy, France
    Posts
    168

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tordu View Post
    That's a generalization, like americans often do .
    generalization and dishonesty when you know of the products that are exclusive for US markets such as Pre de Provence and Provence Sant.
    "Elle est o la poulette ?"

  9. #49
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    La
    Posts
    2,870

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tordu View Post

    That's a generalization, like americans often do .
    Touché. I did make a generalization. I said it loudly while wearing my cowboy hat. You're quite right, comments like that are not warranted.

    I am guessing that MdC is not a big operation and does not have the resources to export haphazardly. This could be a real opportunity for someone.

    Now, they need to formulate an aftershave splash of the same quality. (You hearing me MdC?)

    Maybe Marco is right, and what makes MdC so great is the quality ingredients. "Using quality ingredients" is used so much that it hardly has meaning anymore in marketing, but in this case there is something special about the soap. It's like eating fresh pasta, or drinking fresh squeezed orange juice. It is simply better.

    So what do the guys inside France think about MdC?

  10. #50
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    La
    Posts
    2,870

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LordTyranus View Post
    generalization and dishonesty when you know of the products that are exclusive for US markets such as Pre de Provence and Provence Sant.
    What do you mean?

  11. #51
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Navarra, Spain
    Posts
    1,539

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Tordu View Post
    Its because of the french Post .They don't overcharge the buyer but international shipping with tracking number , insurance etc... is very expensive. Also the 170G soap weigh 500G with the jar.
    I don't think they can take the risk to send their product the economic way, like we do in BST transactions.





    That's a generalization, like americans often do .
    That's generalization, I agree, because the shipping to EU is expensive too

    The shipping costs to Spain are 19€ and I have an address only 1 mile from the french border,....but the costs are the same,....then I use the post office in France as address, and I receipt the soap there,....and I can take some croissants and gateaux basques aux cérises
    Last edited by du212; 09-22-2010 at 01:46 PM.

  12. #52
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Navarra, Spain
    Posts
    1,539

    Default

    I know that the person who manages the customer care was not at work during August, maybe someone did not receip answer to the mails, as me,....but Marie Amlie is come back now. I think that they have an offer based on quantities for the shipping costs, but it's only a 10% of them when you spend more than 300

  13. #53
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    knoxville, tn
    Posts
    1,653

    Default

    i know that rasage poulin in canada tried desperately to become a MdC reseller but was basically rebuffed.

    they apparently have little interest in north america.
    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" John Lennon

  14. #54
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    The Alien Nation
    Posts
    950

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SliceOfLife View Post
    On my list to try, but not at the price they ask. Sorry, but I know what soap costs to make. Their price is gouging plain and simple. A bet I would make is that if I made two Identical soaps and sold them under different names with one at $3 a puck and the other at $50 a puck the $50 would get significantly higher scores for performance in reviews. It seems counterintuitive, but it's simple psychology. You'd think people would be more demanding of a high price soap, but nope. The price itself instills a subconscious sense of quality. We're all very gullible in the end.
    I agree with some of this, but the criticism has to be extended to soaps by AoS, Penhaligon's, Trumpers and other 'top shelf' brands. Charging 30 (or nearly 30) for a refill puck is gouging as well. Prices seem to be on the rise from many suppliers.

    As for the soap experiment - I think it depends on the soap. There are good performers at much lower prices - but if you offered something similar to new formula Williams at 3 and at 50, I would think the 50 version would be panned widely even if it came in a mahogany bowl with a fancy name and embossed lettering.

    Not to beat up on Pens - but their non-tallow reformulation is largely criticized on this site for lack of performance, and that puppy goes in the 60-65 range plus shipping. They have marketing and the pedigree behind it, but it's still (apparently) lipstick on a pig.
    Q: If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?

    A: Four: a tail is not a leg no matter what you call it.

  15. #55
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Portland, OR.
    Posts
    8,725
    Images
    19

    Default



    -josh



  16. #56
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Berkeley, CA
    Posts
    4,142

    Default

    Having now tried almost all the French soaps (Cade, IK, PdP, PS, Monsavon) I can honestly say that MdC is in a league of its own.

    This soap has now made my top 5 overall favorites (and is the only non-tallow in that bunch) and really is great stuff. I would not even balk at the price again for when I have to reorder.

    Another excellent review Marco!
    ~Joe~

  17. #57
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    687

    Default

    I am lucky enough to have a girl friend who recently went to Paris and picked me up two of the large jars. This is truly wonderful shaving soap. She gave them to me as her little gift to me I can see how one jar will last a year. It only takes a few swirls to build up a lot of great lather.

  18. #58
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Arlington, VA & Austin, TX
    Posts
    3,982

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by LouieGrandie View Post
    I am lucky enough to have a girl friend who recently went to Paris and picked me up two of the large jars. This is truly wonderful shaving soap. She gave them to me as her little gift to me I can see how one jar will last a year. It only takes a few swirls to build up a lot of great lather.
    Do you remember where she picked it up in Paris? I'll be traveling there this spring.
    Mike - - Hookem

  19. #59

    Default

    Have to say, this is prob my fave soap...
    Used it this morning....
    And my girl is ga-ga over the scent

  20. #60

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cuttingboard View Post
    Do you remember where she picked it up in Paris? I'll be traveling there this spring.
    You can find it at
    Planet Rassoir
    58 Rue de Clichy
    75009 Paris

Similar Threads

  1. Martin de Candre - allez-vous raser avec moi ce soir?
    By Left Coast DJ in forum Shaving Soaps
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-23-2011, 02:56 PM
  2. Martin de Candre savon a raser - hurry!
    By Drybonz in forum Shaving Mall - Buy/Sell/Trade
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-30-2011, 11:14 AM
  3. Savon raser: Le Comptoir des Savonniers
    By Shaving Panda in forum Shaving Soaps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-08-2011, 02:10 PM
  4. Martin de Candre savon raser
    By jgkeegan in forum Shaving Soaps
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-08-2010, 04:34 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.