03-31-2013, 09:08 PM
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I have an aunt going to italy next month and she agreed to pick me up something if she comes across it. What should I have her be looking for? Stuff that would be hard to find on the usual haunts of online den stocking.

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 03-31-2013, 09:52 PM
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My vote goes for Xpec.

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 03-31-2013, 10:23 PM
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The Proraso Creams would be nice to have if you don't already have them. Also, I believe Prep is made in Italy. The Blue Tub of prep Soap is really good and worth getting. However, their cream in the tube is awful.

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 03-31-2013, 10:37 PM
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Where is she going? Many nice croaps are local. If it's Milan I have one for you.

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 04-01-2013, 12:57 AM
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Acca kappa 1869 in the tub! Also Fiori i Frutta. Smile

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 04-01-2013, 12:59 AM
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Valobra menthol mmmmmBiggrin

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 04-01-2013, 03:30 AM
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Get figaro crema da barba

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 04-01-2013, 05:14 AM
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I love Vitos Supercrema and Cella is good but haven't tried any others. These are soaps but so lovely and soft, it's no wonder the term 'croap' is used. I suppose those two are pretty easy to get hold of in many countries round the world so I'd be tempted to try something a little different like ShadowsDad suggests.

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 04-01-2013, 05:19 AM
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(03-31-2013, 10:37 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Where is she going? Many nice croaps are local. If it's Milan I have one for you.

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 04-01-2013, 07:15 AM
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Depending on where she is going and what is available. My two favorites would be Santa Maria Novella and Boellis Panama 1924.

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 04-01-2013, 12:12 PM
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(03-31-2013, 10:37 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Where is she going? Many nice croaps are local. If it's Milan I have one for you.

Other than the amalfi coast I'm not sure where else. I know she plans on doing some extensive traveling because there was talk of purchasing a eurorail pass.

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 04-01-2013, 06:32 PM
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Thanks.

I was going to suggest one made in Milan, in a barbershop and available only there.

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 04-01-2013, 06:55 PM
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(04-01-2013, 07:15 AM)Johnny Wrote: Depending on where she is going and what is available. My two favorites would be Santa Maria Novella and Boellis Panama 1924.

Good call on the Boellis Panama 1924, Johnny! I also second SMN and would absolutely HIGHLY recommend XPEC Original as well.

XPEC for me personally, is the MDC of creams performance wise and I guess some would say the scent is just as controversial but again talk about an EXPLOSION of lather with very little product and very little effort, XPEC delivers!

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 04-01-2013, 08:06 PM
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(04-01-2013, 06:32 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Thanks.

I was going to suggest one made in Milan, in a barbershop and available only there.

is this barbershop easy to get too slash around a lot of stuff that I could talk my aunt into going too?

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 04-02-2013, 08:56 PM
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She'll be no where near Milan, but if she does get there it's the Antica Barbieria Colla and she wants to talk to Francesca and ask for the Bitter Almond shave soap. It will be a 1000ml block, and cost about 50 euros. OK, I write 1000ml block... maybe in the barbershop they have it in tubs or another way. Of course they have other items too, so maybe she'll browse for you.

The BA croap is nice stuff if you like almond scent. It's a very classic and tasteful almond scent. The shave performance is really good, as is the after skin care. There are many that are worse, but I won't name them. I know of none better, but I haven't tried all of the Italian croaps.

FWIW, the block weighs about 850grams give or take, so you'll get a good 6 tubs out of it.

It won't get you a better price, nor will it do anything for me, but she should mention to Francesca that Mr. Krampert from Maine says "Hello". Maybe it'll be a door opener, maybe it'll slam the door shut, but I doubt that.

Edit: Taken from another site. All I did was use anothers labor and put it here. Here is the place that the ABCBA soap comes from. It's subtitled. >>>>>>>>>click here<<<<<<<<<<

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 04-03-2013, 02:19 PM
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I would recommend a soft soap simply called "3P." It is in the tradition of Cella and Vitos, except it is a non-tallow formulation. In my experience it ranks up there with Cella, Vitos and Razorock R-160. My understanding is that it may not be available in stores in Rome, but since I don't know where your aunt is going I thought I'd put my two lire in.

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 04-03-2013, 05:09 PM
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Palmolive Menthol, Cella, Figaro, or Valobra - you'll always win!

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 04-04-2013, 05:22 AM
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There really is no sense in having someone over there and not getting a tube or two of Palmolive Menthol at local prices. The stuff performs way above its price bracket, even at US prices.

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 04-04-2013, 05:43 AM
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(04-04-2013, 05:22 AM)Songwind Wrote: There really is no sense in having someone over there and not getting a tube or two of Palmolive Menthol at local prices. The stuff performs way above its price bracket, even at US prices.

I agree!

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 04-04-2013, 05:59 PM
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My vote goes towards Palmolive Menthol. It is my current favorite cream. I guess you could always go with Proraso too.

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