New to me, but I'm sure many of you have used them.
Pre de Provence
I had been wanting to try some more main stream soaps, as even though my closet is full of ~35 different soaps, my favorites had been from the Artisans. (Mike's and QCS for soaps, GFT Coconut for a cream though very mainstream.) Being newer to the forums, I figure I'll share my opinion so that maybe others who were in my shoes can find my post in searches and have a little insight towards them. Many new people come here, and the Artisans are the first thing they are pointed to as there's tons of hype threads and they're easily obtainable.
Now with that said, I did my due diligence and searched and searched on both of these. Have seen lots of love and hate towards PDP and nothing but love towards Cella. So I figure these were a great place to start.
I'm about to do a test lather with each, but before I do, I just had to come and say OHHHH MYYYY GOD... Cella smells amazing. I'm almost scared to try it, just in-case it out performs my other top soaps, it may dethrone them. It's a sweet almond smell as many have described, BUT as soon as I held it to my nose, I knew the perfect description of the scent. It's practically identical to Jelly Belly Dr. Pepper jelly beans. I mean, no doubt about it, it's gotta be the same, sweet and savory and it just does it for me in every way, shape, and form! Love the red package as well, it's nice and bright and grabs your eye, you cannot miss it compared to other brands out there. I paid $17.90 via Amazon Prime. Maybe a little more than other places but the 2nd day air was included.
The PDP is a soapy smell. Hopefully it changes a bit when lathered, because I don't hate it, but it doesn't wow me. I've read many posts saying it smells of rosemary? I'm not getting that. I get like, free hotel bar of soap or maybe dove soap? Something like that and I know rosemary, heck I just cooked an amazing roast with super fresh rosemary just yesterday and this isn't giving me that smell. I've held them side by side, as well as prepackaged rosemary and neither match. This one cost me only $13.25 shipped via Amazon Prime as well, so it won't break the bank, and if it performs well then it's a steal at that price.
I'll update this post with some pictures of the lather from each and an update on performance from the tests. If anyone has any pointers towards making these both give amazing results, do tell! I'm hoping for great results from each!