Roger & Gallet • Extra Vielle / Jean Marie Farina Soap • Gels/Soaps
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I like R&G soaps and this scent used to be one of my favourites, not so much now. Anyone who really likes it should note that many hotels in the Sofitel (French) chain provide this as their standard toiletry - you get the soap, shower gel, and shampoo (I use that for handwashing lingerie).
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
**Taps Microphone** Ladies, your attention please. I need some advice. An emergency has arisen.
I have not seen my husband for a long time, but we've been corresponding regularly.
He has been engaged elsewhere, however his activities must remain secret for raisons d'état.
I have recently had word that he is due back home very soon.
My problem is, he does not want me to wear perfume, body lotion, scented powder, nor **gulp** use soap.
I love using vast quantities of all of the above, but he disapproves.
I might add that he has a fearful temper and is inclined to throw terrific tantrums, whenever people do not bow and scrape to his every wish.
This sadly does not exclude me. Quite the reverse. I tearfully confess that I am expected to be just as, or even more, obedient than the entire population of my country, which, God knows, has already bled half to death.
It may be worth noting that I am currently on a no-buy, since my wardrobe, jewelry and perfume expenditure has been, alas, discovered, following which he refuses to pay any more bills.
This is not the worst of it, ladies. Far from it.
Adding insult to injury, my husband insists on wearing fragrance himself, and keeps his own flask about his person at all times, wherever he goes.
He has a particular fondness for Jean-Marie Farina Eau de Cologne Éxtra-Vieillle, and uses it liberally.
He has even appointed Monsieur Farina as Official Supplier of produits de toilette, by Imperial Command.
I may be right in supposing that the fresh citrus, precious woods, and green herbal components, remind him of his native Corsica. It is indeed a charming scent.
You will have guessed that my dilemma is the following:
I am tempted to pinch some of it for my own use, upon his return. Should I do that, in your view? Mon Dieu, que ça sent bon. If I do, he will almost certainly sue for divorce. If I don't, it stands to reason that I shall be the one suing for divorce.
However much I love and adore my husband, a scentless life is hardly worth living - you ladies, of all people, should understand that.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions as to how to deal with this situation. I am afraid we are headed for a family crisis.
Your desperate friend, online guest, and prospective new board member,
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Great French soaps. They're long-lasting, excellently scent, with packaging for a prince or princess. The name 'extra-vielle' means extra-old in english, and the scent is the original Jean-Marie Farina cologne. Fresh, spicy citrus. Nice in summer or winter.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I like this product very much. I am very attracted to Roger and Gallet packaging and I love this scent. However, the name escapes me, literally, "Old Lady", isn't it? I hope I am incorrect.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Not my fave R&G scent. Smells slightly vanilla like with some kind of spice mixed in and masculine like after note. This is the original soap of R&G, but it will never replace my Bouquet Imperial, Magnolia, Carnation, Ginger, Fern, Mint, nor Green Tea.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this soap. it's the best. it smells sophisticated but light. it's citrusy and woodsy, but won't overwhelm. i think it is great for men and women, and especially for an evening bath.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
As other reviewers have noted, Roger et Gallet soaps are a pleasure to use - big, smooth, finely milled and deliciously scented. My grandmother and her sister, both always impeccably groomed, introduced my family to these wonderful soaps, and I'm hooked. The quality is of another age - I feel like I'm a glamorous 1930s lady, languorously bathing before heading out to a glittering soiree, when I use these.
Eau Vielle comes wrapped in paper in a solid dark red plastic container. The scent is like a sophisticated, citrusy and woody cologne - it smells very strong before you wet it, but the scent it leaves on your skin is subtle, fresh, clean and sophisticated.
To me it smells like the men I love, and anyone who likes colognes will love this. It's my favourite scented soap in this wonderful line - I love all the others too. Gardenia, Lavender, Tea Rose, Sandalwood and Magnolia are all beautiful.
Another plus is that in the UK at least, these soaps are very cheap - under 4 pounds. Considering the 'fit for a queen' quality, that's a steal.