10-09-2013, 01:50 PM
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  • Teiste
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A lot of words were written about RazoRock XXX back at the time , an absolute myth in our wet shaving world , as we can read here : http://shavenook.com/thread-acqua-di-par...ing-creams or here :
http://shavenook.com/thread-xxx-and-adp-a-theory , or even here : http://shavenook.com/thread-definitive-p...y-the-same

Well , as we also all know , the company behind the XXX shaving cream stopped to make that cream (well , under the name of XXX Biggrin ) , the guys from Italian Barber/RazoRock decided to bring a new one , with the same "spirit" of the old XXX one.
Im not a RazoRock fanboy , but I admit they have came out with great hits , and this new XX is one of them.

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This shaving cream is artisan made in Italy , and , as you can read on the ingredients list , nothing "weird" on it , like parabens or SLS/SLE'S , just natural ones with Argan Oil , which let me tell you , have been a great addition , specially for dry skins like mine.

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The cream has a texture like Cella or the old P-160 shaving soap/cream.Is it a soft soap or a hard cream ? Whatever you want to call it.For me , makes no difference , but I call it cream (crema da barba).

The tub contains 125 ml of cream , which would last you quiet a while , even if like me , you like to load the brush with a lot of cream.

Here is the Simpson Duke 3 best badger for testing the lather made with this cream.I have loaded the brush for ,at least , 20 seconds , with the cream.

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and this is the lather I made after a minute :

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This shaving cream is quiet sensitive to excess of water , so be careful with that if you are looking for a thick , creamy lather.It doesnt respond as well as the UK shaving cream when we add more water than needed it. I also have used this cream with synthetic fibre brushes and boar ones , and I must say I have created better lather with them than with the badger brushes , to be honest.Again , add water but in small quantities and make sure that you shake all the water excess of the brush prior to load it with this cream.

Skin care wise is very good indeed.I can honestly noticed the Argan Oil on it , which works like lanolin or Shea Butter.The slickness its quiet good , and the skin protection during the shave is very high.My skin feels nice after the shave , with no drieness (I have very dry skin) or redness. Well done for Argan Oil.

And now , the question that many of you have on mind : does it smells like old RazoRock XXX or Acqua Di Parma Collezione il Barbiere shaving cream ? Well , for me , this cream , smells like this (an image better than 1.000 words )

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Yeah , personally I can say that this cream smells like Mirto di Panarea Blu Mediterraneo EDT , from Acqua Di Parma.Of all the Blu Mediterraneo scents , this could be my favorite one , with Arancia di Capri.

As we can read on the Italian Barber page , the aromatic notes of this shaving cream are :

Quote:...with aromas of myrtle, along with citruses, Calabrian lemon and sweet, passionate orange, with the calming effect of basil. At the heart of this complex scent you are taken with the aromas of jasmine, rose and green lilac, which meet mediterranean breezes and black currant leaves. Some of the base notes include precious wood, juniper, cedar and warm amber.
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So , by its ingredients and scent , no , this cream is not related to the old RazoRock XXX or Acqua di Parma shaving cream , but the new scent and ingredients are perfect , at least , to me.

The XX balm smells the same , so for less than 22 dollars , you can enjoy a shave like if you were in Costa Amalfitana , in Italy... oh , La Dolce Vita...

Its price is 9.99 dollars.Do I recommend it ? Heck , YES !
RazoRock XX Artisan Shaving Soap

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 10-09-2013, 02:50 PM
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Excellent review Teiste. I look forward to trying this one.

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 10-09-2013, 03:26 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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Excellent review. I am a big fan of some of the RazoRock offerings. This sounds like another winner. Thanks.

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 10-09-2013, 03:30 PM
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Excellent review! This is also one of my favorite creams. It certainly is a hit!

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 10-09-2013, 06:17 PM
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I think it's actually based on AdP Mirto di Panarea, but nevertheless, thanks for the review. I'm just about ready to place my next order at IB, and this will be part of it.

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 10-09-2013, 06:47 PM
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Great review, Teiste! Great to see you are enjoying the cream.

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 10-09-2013, 07:18 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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Informative review!, thank you Teiste! I happen to be a RazoRock fanboy, just scooped up "Bee's Knee's" haven't broken it out to try, and I already know I need XX in my "shaving Ice Box" ...before its going going GONEAngel

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 10-09-2013, 07:38 PM
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  • Teiste
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Well , seems that the review section is not working.Another member wrote a very good review of this cream and I wanted to put the link here for everybody interested could read it too.

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 10-10-2013, 04:46 AM
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  • Balj86
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Great review! I really wish my skin got along with Razorock products. From the various soaps I tried from them, my skin just burns during the shave.

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 10-10-2013, 04:48 AM
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  • gijames
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Thank you for posting your review Teiste Smile

Blessings,
James

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 10-10-2013, 05:19 AM
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A great review. Thank you Teiste!

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 10-10-2013, 05:34 AM
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  • ben74
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Fantastic review Teiste.

I have an unopened tub of XX that I'm now even more excited to try!

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 10-10-2013, 06:09 AM
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  • Songwind
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*dramatic, Kirk-like facial expression*

Must... not... buymoresoap!

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 10-10-2013, 09:34 AM
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(10-09-2013, 06:17 PM)jpipes3 Wrote: I think it's actually based on AdP Mirto di Panarea, but nevertheless, thanks for the review. I'm just about ready to place my next order at IB, and this will be part of it.

This is simply not true. The maker himself said it was Blu Mediterraneo.

By the way, I just ordered a puck of it this week. Can't wait to try it out!

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 10-10-2013, 09:59 AM
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This was the first RR soap I had ever used and was quite impressed with the scent. It took a couple of attempts to get a nice lather from it, but once dialed it, it has been a top performer for me. Thanks for the review!

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 10-10-2013, 12:05 PM
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  • Clinto
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Geez I sold mine shortly after getting it and now I can't remember why... might be time to re-purchase.

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 10-10-2013, 12:17 PM
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I'll be using mine for the first time tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration T!

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 10-10-2013, 02:24 PM
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(10-10-2013, 09:34 AM)kingfisher Wrote:
(10-09-2013, 06:17 PM)jpipes3 Wrote: I think it's actually based on AdP Mirto di Panarea, but nevertheless, thanks for the review. I'm just about ready to place my next order at IB, and this will be part of it.
This is simply not true. The maker himself said it was Blu Mediterraneo.

By the way, I just ordered a puck of it this week. Can't wait to try it out!
Uhhh, yeah... Blu Mediterraneo is a whole line of scents. Mirto di Panarea is one of the scents in that line.

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 10-10-2013, 03:25 PM
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  • Teiste
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(10-09-2013, 06:17 PM)jpipes3 Wrote: I think it's actually based on AdP Mirto di Panarea, but nevertheless, thanks for the review. I'm just about ready to place my next order at IB, and this will be part of it.

Well , you are right , its Mirto di Panarea , not Fico Di Amalfi ! I have some samples here with me of the Blu Mediterraneo line and I confused them...Angry

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 10-10-2013, 04:11 PM
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(10-10-2013, 03:25 PM)Teiste Wrote:
(10-09-2013, 06:17 PM)jpipes3 Wrote: I think it's actually based on AdP Mirto di Panarea, but nevertheless, thanks for the review. I'm just about ready to place my next order at IB, and this will be part of it.

Well , you are right , its Mirto di Panarea , not Fico Di Amalfi ! I have some samples here with me of the Blu Mediterraneo line and I confused them...Angry

How strong is the fragrance? I love Mirto di Panarea, but I'd like a soap that actually smells like it and I've heard some complaints that the scent in XX is kind of weak.

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