Who are they?

The soap factory LA LICORNE is one of the oldest in France. With almost 200 years of original machinery, nearly 100 tons of soap are produced each year. Authentic “dough” soap is designed according to tradition: olive oil harvested in Provence, mixed with soda and nothing else.

LA LICORNE has a know-how and gestures remained unchanged. Thanks to that, the soap factory perpetuate offering the quality and fame of the legendary soa: a cube of 300 or 600 grams. “Marseille soap, used since antiquity, is the oldest soap, 100% effective and 100% natural,” says Laurence Bruna, the wife of the manager, for whom the soap has multiple virtues.

Gentle, non-irritating to the skin, hypoallergenic, it disinfects and heals wounds. It is also used to clean the clothes of infants to reduce the risk of irritation and allergies, etc.

How we met ?

The idea of importing products from France doesn’t make any sense without “Le savon de Marseille”, a classic. Born in this beautiful city of Marseille, this authentic product known in the entire world is the product I have used my whole life.

The area where I grew up called Le Cours Julien, in the city centre, it’s where one of the oldest factories of soap is : LA LICORNE. Known for their beautiful work and respect of the tradition, LA LICORNE is still making soap as just like before. Same knowledge, same machine, same product and it’s why it works.

As we say in France, “ We don’t change a winning team! “ . This product is an original, an original piece of Marseille. After visiting their museum on the old port of Marseille and the factory in the Cours Julien, it was obvisous that LA LICORNE was the company we have to work with. People passionate about what they’re doing and how they are doing it.

CAFOUTCHE is proud to import this beautiful product here to New Zealand from the oldest city in France, my city, Marseille.
I recommend more than anything to visit Marseille, of course, and at the same time to take a look at the factory and the museum of LA LICORNE, it’s an amazing cultural experience.