Thankyou all for your suggestions..
I have since found a local artisan bar soap used by the local fishermen and old salty-types here... Its called Antica Savona, a brown coloured olive-oil based soap, great for washing
hair, and clothing
The town of Savona was apparently the birth place of olive oil
introduced by the Benedictine monks into this area, then the name became known in France
as "Savon", with the Italian artisans going to Marsailles for work... so the name became" Savon du Marsailles", the word in french for soap is now savon.... interesting ... eh?
They also make a shampoo liquid sea soap.