Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

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Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

Post by RazorRamone » Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:47 pm

Has anyone else noticed the low grade Plisson shaving brushes in L'Occitane stores?

I never thought I would see the day of a Plisson synthetic brush paired in a mall brand men' s Christmas gift for $85.

Times are changing...

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Post by bernards66 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:19 pm

Er....no....and frankly I would have preferred it had you kept this observation to yourself....sigh....
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Post by RazorRamone » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:32 pm

Haha... Sorry.

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Post by Squire » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:43 pm

Barbarians at the gate.
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Re: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

Post by M6Classic » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:09 am

The more important question is, "What was any member of this list doing in a l'Occitane shop, anyway?"

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Post by Squire » Wed Dec 04, 2013 6:12 am

Have to do something when the wife drags you to the mall.
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Post by bernards66 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:37 pm

How true...sigh. And I must admit that I had to piece her off with the L'Occitane Lavender bath soap because I couldn't keep her in the stuff from MdC...which I'd hooked her in with at the start....ummm.....
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Post by RazorRamone » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:35 pm

M6Classic wrote:The more important question is, "What was any member of this list doing in a l'Occitane shop, anyway?"

Buzz
Guilty. Shopping for my wife's Christmas gifts.

That said, I have used their shaving products and personally find them of higher quality than most readily available brands. The Cade shaving soap is a strong performer and their "Eav Des Bavx" cologne is very well done.

L'Occitane/C & E/Hilfiger/Ralph Lifshitz/etc... these mass produced mall brands are all the same to me.

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Re: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

Post by Teiste » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:00 am

Let me tell you that the new Plisson synthetic brush is a heck of a lot of shaving brush...Not only very beautiful aesthetically , but as a synthetic brush , I will put it on my personal top 3 list , only behind the Muhle STF 25 mm v 2.0 , and I have tried quiet a few synthetics so far...
Well done for Plisson and L'occitane.
PS ; the new L'occitane Cade cream and soap are very good too.

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Post by John N. » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:12 pm

[quote="Teist PS ; the new L'occitane Cade cream and soap are very good too.[/quote]


Agree, The new version of their cream is outstanding, and their soap has been quite good for some time.
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Post by brothers » Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:30 pm

I've been reading up on that Plisson/Cade synthetic brush. If only they made it in a higher loft, I'd be trying to arrange to get myself one. As of two days ago, I saw that Cade is selling the brush alone for $55, and with free shipping at that particular time. I'd really like to figure out how to try one out without having to actually, you know, like "buy" one, or something! I think even if the loft isn't really in my range, I might spring for one on an impulse, if it happens to show up on the Selling/Trading forum sometime. It's all a matter of timing, isn't it?

And, for the record, maybe I'm repeating myself here, but I visited L'Occitane a few days ago, and it was an enjoyable shopping interlude. I didn't actually spend any money, so that helped too. They didn't have the synthetic Plisson, but the bath soaps and aftershaves smell good.
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Post by ThePossum » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:09 am

Squire wrote:Have to do something when the wife drags you to the mall.
When that happens I think it is time that the man of the house exercise his male dominance and drag the wife right back out of the mall. That is unless the mall has a Frederick's of Hollywood store! :lol:
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Re: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

Post by Squire » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:09 pm

I'll put up with a lot but I won't hold the purse while herself shops.
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Post by Johnny » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:31 pm

Every time we go to Madison the L'Occitane Boutique is on our list of things to do. Between the two of us we can easily drop $150.00 when we visit. I love their shaving soap, cream, and balm. It is the only time I buy shaving supplies that my wife does not complain.
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Post by brothers » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:14 pm

Johnny, I've only made one visit to the one in the mall, and I could easily have spent some bucks. Maybe next time, especially if my wife goes with me and starts finding stuff she wants. I have a question for you Johnny, have you done a review of the shaving products, especially the soap and cream? If so, do you have a link? Or, if not, could you write one for us? I'd be interested in your opinions.
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Post by Johnny » Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:39 am

brothers wrote:Johnny, I've only made one visit to the one in the mall, and I could easily have spent some bucks. Maybe next time, especially if my wife goes with me and starts finding stuff she wants. I have a question for you Johnny, have you done a review of the shaving products, especially the soap and cream? If so, do you have a link? Or, if not, could you write one for us? I'd be interested in your opinions.
As a matter of fact, I wrote one this morning. Here is the link:

http://shavenook.com/forum-soap-cream-reviews
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Re: Plisson - Low Grade Brushes

Post by brothers » Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:55 pm

Nice review Johnny. I did like the fragrance of the soap and cream both. A few years back someone bought me a gift of a cake of Cade soap, and for some reason (I think I had a bad head cold or something at the time) I couldn't tolerate the scent. Strange. I should give it a second chance.
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