I recently converted a friend into DE shaving. He likes it very much. Everytime I visit him, we talk about it. Recently, he mentionned having a shave at the barber each week long time ago. Needless to say he is of a golden age ;-)) The soap the barber used came in powder. He remembers the brand too: La Corbeille Royale. It was package in a big rond container much like some brands of whiskey are packaged. And as large too. On the outside were big stripped colors across, blue, white and probably red, he said. The barber added a spoon of the stuff to water and made a wonderfull foam. On the net, I couldnt find anything. Now I wonder, did anybody know about this kind of soap? Anybody has some information about this? I suppose it doesnt exist anymore. Maybe there were other brands too? Does it help saying that I'm from Belgium?