04-23-2012, 07:08 AM
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Many of us have a wide range of soaps/creams, but enjoy the occasional mentholated product during the warmer months.

I recently started using my Proraso Pre-Post shave, putting a little on the face before beginning my face lathering routine. After my first pass, I started lathering up, and noticed that - because I had built my lather on the face along with the Proraso PP - my Cella all of a sudden had menthol!

So applying a little mentholated pre-post to the face before face lathering will add a nice menthol kick to your morning shave. Lightbulb

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 04-23-2012, 07:38 AM
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  • Songwind
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I noticed this w/ the PREP.

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 04-23-2012, 07:47 AM
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  • JAYDEE
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For some reason that I cannot explain, I just prefer to use my mentholated soaps and creams as they are. It sounds strange for a guy who loves menthol as much as I do. Smile

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 04-23-2012, 08:09 AM
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I've done something similar with Noxzema face cream. It's probably not as heavily mentholated as the Proraso, but it is super slick. I love putting a thin layer on then face lathering CO Bigelow or KMF Cool Mint right over it.

Another trick is buying a bottle of the Headslick shave cream. It has a slight menthol kick without much scent so I add it to other soaps or creams at times.

i'm going to try your Proraso Pre-Post shave trick out as well. Thanks for sharing Smile

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 04-23-2012, 01:22 PM
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I've noticed this too. Great tip.

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 04-23-2012, 01:44 PM
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Super lather with a bit (and I mean just a bit) of QCS Vostok.

I had some QCS samples and mixed them all together in a container. I have a nice mentholated QCS Franken-cream now that works very very well. I should ask Matt to make me a custom one just like it Smile

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 04-23-2012, 02:22 PM
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(04-23-2012, 01:44 PM)SirWhiskers Wrote: Super lather with a bit (and I mean just a bit) of QCS Vostok.

I had some QCS samples and mixed them all together in a container. I have a nice mentholated QCS Franken-cream now that works very very well. I should ask Matt to make me a custom one just like it Smile

That reminds me of being a kid and going to the refill station at a restaurant and putting a squirt or two of every kind of soda they had into my glass!

OK, so I did it last week too, but it still reminds me of being a kidWink

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 04-24-2012, 05:56 PM
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As I said before in another thread, I cannot wait for my 2 Vostok soaps from QCS to arrive. I am so curious about the menthol kick it's supposed to give.

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 04-24-2012, 06:16 PM
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(04-24-2012, 05:56 PM)JAYDEE Wrote: As I said before in another thread, I cannot wait for my 2 Vostok soaps from QCS to arrive. I am so curious about the menthol kick it's supposed to give.

Prepare for watery eyes. I think it's dangerous, you can hurt yourself shaving and you won't feel a thing. I like a bit of menthol but Vostok took it to the extreme.

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 04-24-2012, 06:28 PM
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(04-24-2012, 06:16 PM)SirWhiskers Wrote:
(04-24-2012, 05:56 PM)JAYDEE Wrote: As I said before in another thread, I cannot wait for my 2 Vostok soaps from QCS to arrive. I am so curious about the menthol kick it's supposed to give.

Prepare for watery eyes. I think it's dangerous, you can hurt yourself shaving and you won't feel a thing. I like a bit of menthol but Vostok took it to the extreme.

Well, if it's anything like this DENU shaving cream from Colombia or TSD Iced SUBZERO cream or soap which I mentioned in another thread, then it's what I look for in a menthol soap or cream!

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 04-24-2012, 06:35 PM
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I hope you've got some Osage Rub for after the Vostok shave.

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 04-25-2012, 03:38 AM
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(04-24-2012, 06:35 PM)insomniac Wrote: I hope you've got some Osage Rub for after the Vostok shave.

As a matter of fact, I do!

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