04-17-2013, 06:41 AM
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So I am trying to use one soap for a week instead of jumping around every day. This week I have been using Valobra Soft Soap in Almond.

When I first opened the soap the almond smell was so strong I thought it was possibly rancid. The soap has mellowed quite a bit over the past few months and now I really like the scent.

I have found this week that the soap seems to be working well for me. It lathers easily. I have no trouble getting the balance of water and soap right. It provides great cushion and glide. It leaves my face soft and well moisturized.

Overall I would call this a great soap in ughly packaging.

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 04-17-2013, 06:58 AM
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Ugly duckling soap for sure! Biggrin

It's not my favorite almond scent out of the genre but it certainly performs brilliantly.

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 04-17-2013, 07:25 AM
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But... but... I even like the package...! Blush

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 04-17-2013, 09:54 AM
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Valobra Almond (and Menthol) performs well but is no real match, performance wise, for their stick. I also rate the tallow Cella, Vitos, and discontinued P.160 soft soaps on a higher level too. Scent is subjective of course and this is where I do score it highly. And I agree with Emanuel.

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 04-17-2013, 12:50 PM
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I'm almost ashamed of myself. Shameless attempt at SAD here...

Compare it to P.160 and Vitos Red extra whatever (not the coconut). Italian Barber has both last I heard. But when the P.160 is gone it's gone forever, so don't waste time.

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 04-17-2013, 01:26 PM
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(04-17-2013, 09:54 AM)Optometrist Wrote: Valobra Almond (and Menthol) performs well but is no real match, performance wise, for their stick. I also rate the tallow Cella, Vitos, and discontinued P.160 soft soaps on a higher level too. Scent is subjective of course and this is where I do score it highly. And I agree with Emanuel.

Aside from the Valobra Stick, are any of those soaps still in production?

I've heard the Valobra Stick can be hard to lather. I want to try the stick but I need to work through some of my existing soaps before I will allow myself to buy more soap.

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 04-17-2013, 01:37 PM
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Cella, Vitos and Valobra are all in current production.

I find the Valobra stick a very easy soap to lather. I keep mine smashed into a stainless steel bowl from Ikea. Smile

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 04-17-2013, 03:13 PM
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I've never tried the Almond version but I thought the Menthol version was good. You pretty much have to mold the brick into another container though. I've never seen any other soap that comes in a cardboard box.

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 04-17-2013, 03:19 PM
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(04-17-2013, 01:37 PM)oversaturn Wrote: Cella, Vitos and Valobra are all in current production.

I find the Valobra stick a very easy soap to lather. I keep mine smashed into a stainless steel bowl from Ikea. Smile

[Image: P1050811.jpg]


Did you grate the stick to fit it in that container? The reason I ask is becuase the cover in the bowl looks like it is from the soft soap and not the stick.

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 04-17-2013, 07:57 PM
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The stick is quite hard. It would need to be grated before smooshing. I agree, that does look like the croap label.

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 04-18-2013, 09:42 AM
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(04-17-2013, 01:26 PM)jcall1975 Wrote:
(04-17-2013, 09:54 AM)Optometrist Wrote: Valobra Almond (and Menthol) performs well but is no real match, performance wise, for their stick. I also rate the tallow Cella, Vitos, and discontinued P.160 soft soaps on a higher level too. Scent is subjective of course and this is where I do score it highly. And I agree with Emanuel.

Aside from the Valobra Stick, are any of those soaps still in production?

I've heard the Valobra Stick can be hard to lather
. I want to try the stick but I need to work through some of my existing soaps before I will allow myself to buy more soap.

Far from it. Valobra stick is one of the easiest to lather and along with La Toja, one of my favourite sticks. Although a hard soap, it is definitely softer than most, allowing the application to the face and neck a doddle. I would highly recommend you try Valobra stick. You don't know what you're missing!Aaaaa

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 04-18-2013, 10:01 AM
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Have not tried their stick but the soft soap is very nice.

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 04-18-2013, 11:07 AM
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(04-17-2013, 03:19 PM)jcall1975 Wrote: Did you grate the stick to fit it in that container? The reason I ask is becuase the cover in the bowl looks like it is from the soft soap and not the stick.

My bad... wrong pic!

Here's the right one:

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No need to grate this one, just cut it in small pieces and squeezed them into the container.

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 04-18-2013, 03:02 PM
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Believe that this one came to me via the UK. A kindness.
A very nice soap.

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