04-07-2013, 05:21 PM
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  • ben74
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Recently I reunited with an old friend...

Cella

   

I forgot just how good this soap is.

It is incredibly easy to lather.

Stable and cushioning.

And that pleasing quintessential Italian almond scent.

I neglected this soap for a long time,

But not any longer.

I urge you to reintroduce yourself immediately...

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 04-07-2013, 06:04 PM
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I really liked Cella when I tried it. In my opinion, it's every bit as good as the legendary P160; just cheaper and available!

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 04-07-2013, 06:38 PM
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For some reason Cella dries me out. I really have no idea why when P.160 leaves me feeling great.

My wife loves using it though. Biggrin

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 04-07-2013, 07:36 PM
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  • ben74
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I stopped using Cella, because I felt some drying or irritation a while back. When I picked it up again the other day I was so impressed that I was no longer sure why I had stopped using it...

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 04-07-2013, 07:39 PM
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Cella makes great lather but was also the source of probably my worst face fire ever.

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 04-07-2013, 08:40 PM
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  • RobE
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Good to catch-up with old friends. Of the number of creams, soft and hard soaps in my rotation... they're all new friends. Will have to (maybe) try Cella some day. Smile So many choices, so little time.

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 04-07-2013, 09:02 PM
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Great that you like it!

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 04-08-2013, 02:57 AM
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A great reminder, Ben. Cella was one of my early soaps after an introduction from an Italian friend, but then other soaps get introduced. Well, you know how it is. Some reports of dryness here.I found the method of loading relates to this. Start with a dry brush, adding water gradually, and that was my finding. Load with a wet, unshaken brush in a largish bowl and the reverse occurs. Many here will know from elsewhere this so called "Marco Method" for Italian soft soaps, and I find this works outstandingly well.

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 04-08-2013, 03:28 AM
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  • ben74
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I used the "Marco Method" too David and it works a charm!

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 04-08-2013, 04:25 AM
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  • Johnny
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Cella use to be my go to Italian soap as was Proraso. But since discovering Boellis Panama 1924 and Santa Maria Novella, that has all changed.

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 04-08-2013, 05:36 AM
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  • ben74
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All four are wonderful soaps Johnny, but some rather wide variety in price!

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 04-08-2013, 05:43 AM
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  • Johnny
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It stands to reason that three of my favorite soaps are some of the most expensive on the planet.Biggrin

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 04-08-2013, 01:09 PM
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  • blzrfn
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Cella is the standard, to me, by which all other Italian soft soaps are judged. There may be better, but there are lots that aren't as good for sure. For the price it's really hard to beat.

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 04-08-2013, 01:16 PM
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Cella is lovely and although I'm anything but an almond/marzipan fan, the scent surprised me as to just how much I liked it. Vitos Supercrema is also excellent and not quite as pungent but leaves my fussy old face, smooth and nourished. Bless those dear Italians and their wondrous soft soaps. Heart

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 04-08-2013, 01:35 PM
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  • njpaddy
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Cella was my gateway from creams to soaps. I still have a small amount stored in a TOBS tub, but haven't used it in 18 months as I prefer hard soaps. But this is my year to finish up old products, so I'll get to it sometime this year. Thanks for the reminder.

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 04-08-2013, 06:26 PM
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  • MikekiM
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Ah.... Cella. In spite of our common roots, She and I just don't get along though I have given her a few chances...

I find her... Meh, cosi cosi!

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 04-08-2013, 06:30 PM
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It's definately in my top 3.

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 04-20-2013, 03:35 PM
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Great soap easy to get. I like the artisian soaps but cella has stood the test of time. Example company x. Just when I think I have found the perfect soap the vendor discontinues the scent

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 04-21-2013, 05:10 AM
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  • JAYDEE
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Cella is a top-notch soap. It's another one I should and will re-visit.

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 04-21-2013, 05:30 AM
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Cella is a classic...wonderful performance and excellent ingredients.

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