07-26-2014, 05:49 AM
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Hello Nookers Biggrin

Do any of you know any artisan soaps/croaps/creams that smell like Proraso green cream but with better cushion, glide/slickness and don't dry out the skin?

I love the scent of Proraso green cream but would like a better version of it.


Blessings,
James

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 07-26-2014, 02:58 PM
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Tcheon Fung Sing ciotola verde :-)

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 07-26-2014, 04:18 PM
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I like Razorock Brain freeze. Maybe not as much of the menthol cooling but it smells more natural to me. And certainly cheap enough. It is a soft soap and performs well for me.

I don't find it particularly hydrating but it isn't drying either.

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 07-26-2014, 06:58 PM
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Thank you both for the replies!

Any other artisan soap makers out there that have a product that blows the socks off you in performance, but smells like Proraso green cream?

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 07-27-2014, 06:58 AM
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Razorock Fresco was a match on scent if I remember correctly...

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 07-27-2014, 07:05 AM
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(07-27-2014, 06:58 AM)Fastback Wrote: Razorock Fresco was a match on scent if I remember correctly...
It's mintier to me. But one of my favorites.

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 07-27-2014, 08:42 AM
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+1 for Brain Freeze. It's quite nice, but a bit milder.

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 07-27-2014, 07:19 PM
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Okay... so that was two quick suggestions for Brain Freeze.

Ordered! Biggrin

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 07-27-2014, 07:41 PM
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(07-26-2014, 05:49 AM)gijames Wrote: Hello Nookers Biggrin

Do any of you know any artisan soaps/croaps/creams that smell like Proraso green cream but with better cushion, glide/slickness and don't dry out the skin?

I love the scent of Proraso green cream but would like a better version of it.


Blessings,
James

That sounds like a job for Krissy at Prairie Creations. Without my meaning to do so, she took my desire to use a soap that resembled vintage Williams in performance as a challenge and came up with something I really like. She also has quite a large scent library and might want to add the Proraso scent to her offerings.

You might contact her and offer to send her a tube, plus any ideas on how you would like it improved.

http://prairie-creations.com/shop/index.php

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 07-30-2014, 06:46 AM
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(07-27-2014, 06:58 AM)Fastback Wrote: Razorock Fresco was a match on scent if I remember correctly...

Fresco definitely doesn't contain any eucalyptus.

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 08-05-2014, 10:05 AM
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I have the artisan version for you, if it counts that munks in Italy makes it, and it's more like a hard croap Biggrin

Santa Maria Novella old version.

This croap is a better more refined version of Proraso Green cream - better cushion, better glide, better protection.

It's 8-10 times more expensive, and unfortunately it's becoming increasingly more difficult to locate the old version of the Santa Maria Novella croap now.

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 12-03-2014, 10:36 PM
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(08-05-2014, 10:05 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I have the artisan version for you, if it counts that munks in Italy makes it, and it's more like a hard croap Biggrin

Santa Maria Novella old version.

This croap is a better more refined version of Proraso Green cream - better cushion, better glide, better protection.

It's 8-10 times more expensive, and unfortunately it's becoming increasingly more difficult to locate the old version of the Santa Maria Novella croap now.

Well,
I finally have one!
   
Catie's Bubbles - Mile High Menthol
Yay!

Biggrin

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 12-04-2014, 09:56 AM
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(08-05-2014, 10:05 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I have the artisan version for you, if it counts that munks in Italy makes it, and it's more like a hard croap Biggrin

Santa Maria Novella old version.

This croap is a better more refined version of Proraso Green cream - better cushion, better glide, better protection.

It's 8-10 times more expensive, and unfortunately it's becoming increasingly more difficult to locate the old version of the Santa Maria Novella croap now.

Santa Maria Novella (old version) is far from being an artisan product - it is simply made by Martelli (same guys that make Proraso), in the same factory.

A few years ago, they made a version of the Omega croap with lanolin. The similarities of that old version of Omega with the old version of SMN were striking - basically was SMN at 1/10 the price Biggrin Ah, those were the times! Biggrin

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 12-04-2014, 12:02 PM
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I wonder if Mystic Waters Eucalyptus and Blue Gum might be a pretty close approximation? I've never smelled it, so I can't provide first-hand information.

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 12-04-2014, 12:58 PM
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This may be an odd suggestion but I think the new CRSW Winter. Smells "frosty" and like there would be menthol in it but there's none whatsoever. Also very feint hints of cinnamon, yet the soap doesnt actually contain any.

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 12-04-2014, 02:56 PM
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(12-04-2014, 09:56 AM)oversaturn Wrote:
(08-05-2014, 10:05 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I have the artisan version for you, if it counts that munks in Italy makes it, and it's more like a hard croap Biggrin

Santa Maria Novella old version.

This croap is a better more refined version of Proraso Green cream - better cushion, better glide, better protection.

It's 8-10 times more expensive, and unfortunately it's becoming increasingly more difficult to locate the old version of the Santa Maria Novella croap now.

Santa Maria Novella (old version) is far from being an artisan product - it is simply made by Martelli (same guys that make Proraso), in the same factory.

A few years ago, they made a version of the Omega croap with lanolin. The similarities of that old version of Omega with the old version of SMN were striking - basically was SMN at 1/10 the price Biggrin Ah, those were the times! Biggrin

I don't doubt you, but your source for this info is ?

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 12-04-2014, 03:54 PM
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(12-04-2014, 02:56 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(12-04-2014, 09:56 AM)oversaturn Wrote:
(08-05-2014, 10:05 AM)CHSeifert Wrote: I have the artisan version for you, if it counts that munks in Italy makes it, and it's more like a hard croap Biggrin

Santa Maria Novella old version.

This croap is a better more refined version of Proraso Green cream - better cushion, better glide, better protection.

It's 8-10 times more expensive, and unfortunately it's becoming increasingly more difficult to locate the old version of the Santa Maria Novella croap now.

Santa Maria Novella (old version) is far from being an artisan product - it is simply made by Martelli (same guys that make Proraso), in the same factory.

A few years ago, they made a version of the Omega croap with lanolin. The similarities of that old version of Omega with the old version of SMN were striking - basically was SMN at 1/10 the price Biggrin Ah, those were the times! Biggrin

I don't doubt you, but your source for this info is ?

My old Omega tub, that I have in my drawer.
But really, you don't have to believe me, just check for yourself:
http://shavenook.com/thread-santa-maria-...#pid136844

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 12-04-2014, 04:24 PM
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(12-04-2014, 03:54 PM)oversaturn Wrote:
(12-04-2014, 02:56 PM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(12-04-2014, 09:56 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Santa Maria Novella (old version) is far from being an artisan product - it is simply made by Martelli (same guys that make Proraso), in the same factory.

A few years ago, they made a version of the Omega croap with lanolin. The similarities of that old version of Omega with the old version of SMN were striking - basically was SMN at 1/10 the price Biggrin Ah, those were the times! Biggrin

I don't doubt you, but your source for this info is ?

My old Omega tub, that I have in my drawer.
But really, you don't have to believe me, just check for yourself:
http://shavenook.com/thread-santa-maria-...#pid136844

Ok. I forgot about that thread :-)
But I don't see 100% proof there. But 99% proof and hearsay.

Also I THINK Creighton makes both TF&H creams and Penhaligon creams, but the Penhaligon is far better IMHO.
The old SMN was a far better cream than Proraso Green and the two Omegas I've tried.

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 12-04-2014, 04:38 PM
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I would go with Valobra's soft soap in the Menthol.
Perfect croap!

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 12-05-2014, 04:56 AM
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(12-04-2014, 04:38 PM)Nero Wrote: I would go with Valobra's soft soap in the Menthol.
Perfect croap!

Nero, have you tried the Valobra soft soap in almond and compared it to Boellis Panama soap ?
If so, which one do you prefer of the two ?

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