03-18-2014, 11:33 AM
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Thanks to a recent PIF I got a chance to try out PannaCrema for the first time.
It's one of those products that I've heard a lot of good things about and been wanting to try for some time.

The PannaCrema I tried was the Vetiver scented one.

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The scent is pretty hard to describe but it comes across as very 'fresh' and pleasing.

The official description of it reads
"With notes at the same time warm, woody, dry and balsamic, the vetiver fragrance is probably the closest to the "barber smell" - so Ill go with that Smile

Lathering up I was struck by how quickly I was able to build some really nice, thick lather.
Applying it on my face the scent came through again and I actually think it was more appealing on my face than in the jar. Very pleasing.

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The subsequent shave was VERY smooth. The lather had superb staying power and even though I only do two passes I dare to say there was probably enough on my brush for 3-4 passes.

I think after experiencing 3P, Cella and now PannaCrema I am now tumbling down a deep Italian-soft-soap-hole. There is something wonderful about these Italian Soft Soaps that I can't find anywhere else.

Love it.

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 03-18-2014, 11:56 AM
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If you are falling in love with Italian soaps, you need to read THIS review.

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 03-18-2014, 12:06 PM
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(03-18-2014, 11:56 AM)Johnny Wrote: If you are falling in love with Italian soaps, you need to read THIS review.

Oh wow...that sounds REALLY interesting.
$50 is a tad on the high side to take a gamble on s soap...but maybe Santa can bring one in..uh..close to a year Sad
Would you consider it a 'croap' or is it more of a hard soap?

Thanks for that link, never heard of that soap.
And yes, I am absolutely becoming a HUGE fan of Italian soaps...to the point I wonder why I bother with anything else soon...

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 03-18-2014, 12:39 PM
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Congratulations on finding another soap that is working well for you! Smile

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 03-18-2014, 12:40 PM
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(03-18-2014, 12:39 PM)celestino Wrote: Congratulations on finding another soap that is working well for you! Smile

My problem is now finding soaps that doesn't work for me Smile
Well, my wallet's problem...

LOVING the Italians.

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 03-18-2014, 02:35 PM
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Best of luck with that as there really are so many good ones, out there. Smile

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 03-18-2014, 04:29 PM
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I was also able to try PC recently thanks to a generous PIF from Ravi (aka Agravic). PC is an excellent performer indeed and displaced Valobra as my top italian shaving soap.

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 03-18-2014, 04:34 PM
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PC is one of, if not my favorite soap. I find that they all have a similar "base scent." The vetiver was lacking in the scent department but I like real earthy, dirty vetiver like Mike's.

Scent aside, PC produces one of the thickest, creamiest stable lathers. Of the ones I have tried, they all smell pretty similar although Namaste has to be my favorite and the one I will probably always have on hand.

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 03-18-2014, 04:42 PM
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(03-18-2014, 04:34 PM)fbones24 Wrote: Scent aside, PC produces one of the thickest, creamiest stable lathers. Of the ones I have tried, they all smell pretty similar although Namaste has to be my favorite and the one I will probably always have on hand.

Did you try the San Francesco? I like the description of the scent.

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 03-18-2014, 05:02 PM
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(03-18-2014, 04:42 PM)Darkbulb Wrote:
(03-18-2014, 04:34 PM)fbones24 Wrote: Scent aside, PC produces one of the thickest, creamiest stable lathers. Of the ones I have tried, they all smell pretty similar although Namaste has to be my favorite and the one I will probably always have on hand.

Did you try the San Francesco? I like the description of the scent.

I have not tried it. I was scent a sample through a trade I made and my puppy ate it...literally. Angry

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 03-18-2014, 05:08 PM
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(03-18-2014, 05:02 PM)fbones24 Wrote: I have not tried it. I was scent a sample through a trade I made and my puppy ate it...literally. Angry

Best smelling dogbreath on the block.

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