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Andree Jardin - Heritage Gift Set - Marseille Soap, Soap Holder & Nail Brush

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Andrée Jardin, craftsman brushier, and the soap factory Fer à Cheval combined their know-how to offer the Heritage Gift Set, sleek and elegant, including a soap dish, a nail brush and an authentic Marseille soap.

The soap dish and the nail brush are made of thermo-heated ash, a wood naturally treated with high temperature steam. This production gives the wood its natural brown caramel colour, resistance to humidity and incomparable time.

The Marseille soap block is made with olive oil, produced in pots according to an artisanal know-how. Elaborated without perfume, colouring or preservative, this soap has been appreciated for generations for its hypoallergenic qualities.

Andrée Jardin brushes are all made with locally sourced beech and heat-treated ash from sustainably managed forests. Everything is produced in small batches, using artisanal techniques learned from founder Georges-René Julio, who started his career in brush-making 100 years ago in Nantes.

Set includes:

  • Marseille organic olive oil soap, soap holder + nail brush supplied in gift box.
  • Soap dish and the nail brush are made from Ash wood
  • 13cm x 10cm x 9cm
  • Handmade in France


A century ago, Andrée Jardin’s future husband, Georges Renée Julio, started out as an apprentice brush maker in Nantes. In 1947, he opened his own factory and the adventure began. Over the years the brush factory supplied more and more industrial clients, and from father to son, the company became specialised in tailor-made brushes. 

With the arrival of plastic and the beginning of globalisation, what used to be called "Parisian goods" started to lose their value: hair brushes, toilet brushes, toothbrushes, make-up brushes, cloth brushes, cleaning brushes and brooms. To such a point that today it is still difficult to find an authentic broom, handbrush, or, even more, a real dust brush. Determined to refute this sad state of affairs, Jean-Baptiste and François-Marie, Andrée’s grandchildren, reissued the mythical brushes with French beechwood frames: Real brushes that last!