06-21-2012, 12:19 PM
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  • Johnny
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Alright all you Italian soap experts, which is better. I've used and have Cella in the small red container but I've never used the larger blocks of Cella and I've never tried P160.

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 06-21-2012, 12:26 PM
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I prefer Cella to P160. It seems to lather easier to me.

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 06-21-2012, 12:31 PM
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I think P.160 is the best of the soft Italian soaps. It smells great (gotta like marzapan though) and has the richest lather of the 4 that I've tried. Comparing it to Cella is like comparing MWF to Williams IMO.

Cella does lather fantastically, but it just isn't the rich lather of P.160. It also doesn't have "the good stuff" that's in P.160 that moisturizes the skin.

I also don't care very much for the heavily synthetic scent of Cella. But if it's left open to air out it becomes more manageable.

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 06-21-2012, 01:00 PM
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not all p160 is the same. There is tipo duro which is more firm and tipo morbido. Personally, I prefer tipo duro. But in comparison to cella, I have no clue. I never cared much for the sample of Morbido that I had. But duro was good. It lathered easily and felt good on my skin.

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 06-21-2012, 01:04 PM
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I've only had a sample of P.160 to try for about a week's worth of shaves compared to Cella which I've been able to use pretty often (red tub, not the brick). Both produce a pretty similar lather. Cella can be drying (sometimes it isn't), while P.160 leaves my skin feeling very well moisturized.

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 06-21-2012, 01:12 PM
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(06-21-2012, 01:04 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I've only had a sample of P.160 to try for about a week's worth of shaves compared to Cella which I've been able to use pretty often (red tub, not the brick). Both produce a pretty similar lather. Cella can be drying (sometimes it isn't), while P.160 leaves my skin feeling very well moisturized.

I haven't found cella to be drying at all, but it's very YMMV.
I find MWF and tabac both drying, but others swear by them in the skincare department.

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 06-21-2012, 01:50 PM
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(06-21-2012, 01:12 PM)superbleu Wrote:
(06-21-2012, 01:04 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I've only had a sample of P.160 to try for about a week's worth of shaves compared to Cella which I've been able to use pretty often (red tub, not the brick). Both produce a pretty similar lather. Cella can be drying (sometimes it isn't), while P.160 leaves my skin feeling very well moisturized.

I haven't found cella to be drying at all, but it's very YMMV.
I find MWF and tabac both drying, but others swear by them in the skincare department.

Yeah, our chemistries must be polar opposites. MWF & TABAC aren't drying for me while Cella can be. It isn't always drying, but it's never given me a moisturized feeling either.

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 06-21-2012, 01:54 PM
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For me P160 takes this easily. The scent is way better (one of my all time favorites) and the lather is richer and more stable.

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 06-21-2012, 04:45 PM
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Wow, if you gents are complaining about dry skin after using either of these soaps, you should try the two soaps that i reviewed earlier, today. Best moisturizers that i have tried! Good luck. i love the smell of both of these soaps, but the unnatural fragrance seems to irritate my skin a tad.

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 06-21-2012, 04:54 PM
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(06-21-2012, 04:45 PM)celestino Wrote: Wow, if you gents are complaining about dry skin after using either of these soaps, you should try the two soaps that i reviewed earlier, today. Best moisturizers that i have tried! Good luck. i love the smell of both of these soaps, but the unnatural fragrance seems to irritate my skin a tad.

And what two soaps would that be?

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 06-21-2012, 05:26 PM
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Just so you know Johnny, Italian Barber is coming out with their version of p-160. Called R-160 and apparently one of the guys who use to work in the P-160 factory is helping Joe with it. Should be available 6-27-12 (along with some other new RazoRock goodies)

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 06-21-2012, 05:35 PM
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(06-21-2012, 05:26 PM)sunflake Wrote: Just so you know Johnny, Italian Barber is coming out with their version of p-160. Called R-160 and apparently one of the guys who use to work in the P-160 factory is helping Joe with it. Should be available 6-27-12 (along with some other new RazoRock goodies)

Johnny, along with the R-160 Joe is coming out with a Floid Blue replacement in a 400ml bottle on the 27th also. It's a splash called "Baby Blue". It's supposed to smell very similar. I will be buying a bottle the day it comes out and I will compare to Floid Blue and let you know what I think.

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 06-21-2012, 05:39 PM
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(06-21-2012, 04:54 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(06-21-2012, 04:45 PM)celestino Wrote: Wow, if you gents are complaining about dry skin after using either of these soaps, you should try the two soaps that i reviewed earlier, today. Best moisturizers that i have tried! Good luck. i love the smell of both of these soaps, but the unnatural fragrance seems to irritate my skin a tad.

And what two soaps would that be?

Mike's Natural Soaps & Mystic Waters.

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 06-21-2012, 05:46 PM
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(06-21-2012, 05:35 PM)tgutc Wrote:
(06-21-2012, 05:26 PM)sunflake Wrote: Just so you know Johnny, Italian Barber is coming out with their version of p-160. Called R-160 and apparently one of the guys who use to work in the P-160 factory is helping Joe with it. Should be available 6-27-12 (along with some other new RazoRock goodies)

Johnny, along with the R-160 Joe is coming out with a Floid Blue replacement in a 400ml bottle on the 27th also. It's a splash called "Baby Blue". It's supposed to smell very similar. I will be buying a bottle the day it comes out and I will compare to Floid Blue and let you know what I think.

Now, you have my attention.

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 06-21-2012, 05:48 PM
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(06-21-2012, 05:39 PM)SharpSpine Wrote:
(06-21-2012, 04:54 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(06-21-2012, 04:45 PM)celestino Wrote: Wow, if you gents are complaining about dry skin after using either of these soaps, you should try the two soaps that i reviewed earlier, today. Best moisturizers that i have tried! Good luck. i love the smell of both of these soaps, but the unnatural fragrance seems to irritate my skin a tad.

And what two soaps would that be?

Mike's Natural Soaps & Mystic Waters.

Oh, okay, I see those now. So Celestino, which of those two soaps do you like best?

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 06-21-2012, 06:10 PM
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I'm very excited to give the Baby Blue a try. So far I've been impressed with all of the RazoRock products and I have no reason to think this won't be the same. I would be estatic to find a replacement for Floid Blue because I only have a couple bottles stocked and have decided not to purchase more.

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 06-21-2012, 06:22 PM
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As I recall the razor rock product I tried once was very close to p-160, so I am curious to see what they do with this

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 06-21-2012, 06:27 PM
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I only have the Tipo Morbido. My first kilo was quite a bit firmer than the 2nd. So there is variation in the TM variety anyway.

FWIW, I have no idea what this factory for P.160 is. The reason I heard for P.160s demise was that the old gent who made P.160 for the distributor wanted to retire and no one wanted to buy his formula/process. Maybe Joe got him to sort of come out of retirement and teach someone to make it?

Maybe I was told wrong?

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 06-21-2012, 07:44 PM
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From what Joe has said on other forums the Baby Blue is not a Floid blue clone. But he did say it was going to be "powdery Italian goodness" so you Floid Blue fans will have to let the rest of us who have never tried FB how it compares if at all.

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 06-21-2012, 07:59 PM
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(06-21-2012, 07:44 PM)sunflake Wrote: From what Joe has said on other forums the Baby Blue is not a Floid blue clone. But he did say it was going to be "powdery Italian goodness" so you Floid Blue fans will have to let the rest of us who have never tried FB how it compares if at all.

A couple months ago Joe said on this forum that the Baby Blue would not be a Floid Blue clone. He said at that time it was going to be a balm. About a week ago he said on this forum it was now a splash in a 400ml bottle and described the scent sounding just like Floid Blue. I'll try to find the thread.

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