03-09-2016, 01:38 PM
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I only own SMN v1, the upgraded proraso Green, that some say is in fact identical to Proraso Green (I disagree with that though)

But I'm after SMN v3 now, but how do avoid getting v2, when I only want v3 ?

I know v3 has some sort of oil in it, that v2 lacks, but forget what it is more precisely.

And does anyone know of a European online shop that sells SMN v3 ?

My local Copenhagen shop sells Santa Maria Novella, but they only order twice a year from them, and they are currently sold out.

Thanks.

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 03-09-2016, 01:44 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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The only way to know for sure is to look at the ingredients.  The v3 has "Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil" listed and NO parabens.
http://shavenook.com/showthread.php?tid=...#pid612095

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 03-09-2016, 01:59 PM
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Just order from SMN directly. I picked some up directly from the NYC store. You can also tell by the appearance, primarily the color of the soap itself. V2 has a yellow hue while V3 is white.


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 03-09-2016, 02:03 PM
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  • Chaddy
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Is it worth the money?

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 03-09-2016, 02:17 PM
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(03-09-2016, 02:03 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Is it worth the money?

Ah, that is the question isn't it?!? To me the answer is yes, absolutely it is worth it, but to others it won't be. The truth of the matter is it is an excellent soap, but there are a lot of excellent soaps out there.


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 03-09-2016, 02:17 PM
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(03-09-2016, 02:03 PM)Chaddy Wrote: Is it worth the money?

In a word YES!!!
I have around 95 soaps and it's without a doubt the best one I own.

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 03-09-2016, 02:26 PM
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(03-09-2016, 01:59 PM)merkur man Wrote: Just order from SMN directly. I picked some up directly from the NYC store. You can also tell by the appearance, primarily the color of the soap itself. V2 has a yellow hue while V3 is white.


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I'd rather would like to avoid getting ripped by the friendly custom guys, which charge me 27% on top of the price plus a fee of $25, when I buy from the US  Smile

All SMN products in Europe are exclusively sold in real shops, and are not permitted to be sold online, as far as i can see. So I have to forget about getting it online  Undecided

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 03-09-2016, 02:32 PM
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Well, what do you know  Smile

Found out a new SMN shop is actually located in Denmark......

http://www.santamarianovella.dk/

I hope they can help assist me.

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 03-09-2016, 02:43 PM
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(03-09-2016, 02:32 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Well, what do you know  Smile

Found out a new SMN shop is actually located in Denmark......

http://www.santamarianovella.dk/

I hope they can help assist me.

Glad you found one in your country. They are the folks to deal with on this one. They won't even have V2 on the shelves anymore. Enjoy the quest!


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 03-09-2016, 03:24 PM
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It's my understanding that Crema da Barba sells in Europe for about half of what it costs in the US (71 USD).

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 03-09-2016, 04:07 PM
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(03-09-2016, 03:24 PM)ask4Edge Wrote: It's my understanding that Crema da Barba sells in Europe for about half of what it costs in the US (71 USD).
That's consistent with what my girlfriend remembers paying for it at the store in Florence, about 35 E.

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 03-09-2016, 04:09 PM
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(03-09-2016, 02:32 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Well, what do you know  Smile

Found out a new SMN shop is actually located in Denmark......

http://www.santamarianovella.dk/

I hope they can help assist me.

When you finally get your tub of V.3, I believe you will most definitely find it worth the effort!  It's hands down the best performing soap I own.  The residual slickness is top-notch.

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 03-29-2016, 07:12 AM
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Well I popped into the SMN shop in London and have a lovely chat with the guy there. Very knowledgeable and had been working for SMN for 12 years and explained a lot about the different versions. He loves this V3. I'll be giving it a spin tonight as my v2 is almost finished after 2 and a bit years of use and I also finished my v1 after 2 years too. Oh and price in the UK was £40

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 04-03-2016, 02:12 AM
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Good! 
Now that I have tried the V3 after using both V1 and V2 I can say without doubt that SMN V3 is one of the best creams that used! 
It's awesome, very lubricating and with a great  Post Shave!!!!

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 04-03-2016, 09:47 AM
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(04-03-2016, 02:12 AM)csd949 Wrote: Good! 
Now that I have tried the V3 after using both V1 and V2 I can say without doubt that SMN V3 is one of the best creams that used! 
It's awesome, very lubricating and with a great  Post Shave!!!!

Haven't used either V1 or V2, but V3 is TOP NOTCH! One of the best I e ever used if not the absolute best.. It's on level of MDC, XPEC, Nuavia... If honestly not better... Fantastic stuff

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 04-03-2016, 10:06 AM
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I could never get a decent lather from V2 and is now sitting in my junk box, although it was the slickest soap that I owned. The V3 is a different story altogether, and is a fantastic performing soap with the slickness that I enjoyed with V2. One of the best soaps for a straight razor shaver.

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