Following in his grandfather’s footsteps, Serge Bruna took over century old factory La Licorne and continues with passion the tradition of authentic soap-making. Embark on a fascinating journey through the Ages and the beautiful Provence region. You will almost smell the lavender while learning about the many properties and uses of the iconic Savon de Marseille, and even which soap is best for your skin.
If you travel to Marseille, the visit of this factory- which is also the only one in the city centre- really is a must do, AND, exclusively for the listeners of French Voices, La Licorne will give you a 100g cube of soap as a gift if you drop by!
[03 min 16 sec] La Licorne soap factory: a much loved family business.
[04 min 27 sec] What is an authentic Savon de Marseille? The story of the iconic French soap through the Ages.
[06 min 09 sec] Savon de Marseille : a non protected designation of origin.
[07 min 00 sec] What the “72 %” label means.
[08 min 06 sec] The different oils used to make the Savon de Marseille.
[09 min 21 sec] The many uses of the Savon de Marseille.
[11 min 33 sec] Best-selling fragrances.
[14 min 45 sec] Recommendations for each skin type, including sensitive skins.
[16 min 17 sec] Information about the free guided tours at La Licorne.
[17 min 53 sec] The soap-making process.
[19 min 31 sec] Original soap shapes and the legend that gave birth to a popular French expression: “menteur comme un Marseillais”
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Photo Credits: Jessica T. & Courtesy of Serge Bruna (La Licorne)