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’s process has remained unchanged for many years. Thanks to this, the factory continues to offer the high-quality, legendary soap in a cube of either 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” – an absolute classic. Born in the beautiful city of Marseille, this authentic product known throughout the world is the product I have used my whole life.

The area where I grew up is called Le Cours Julien, in the heart of Marseille. This is where one of the oldest soap factories is: La Licorne. Known for their beautiful work and respect of the tradition, La Licorne is still making soap just like before. Same knowledge, same machine, same product, and that’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 at the old port of Marseille and the factory in the Cours Julien, it was obvious that La Licorne was the company we had to work with. People passionate about what they’re doing and how they’re 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.