06-16-2016, 04:05 AM
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  • nikos.a
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Just received them!


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The Vetiver scent is very nice. Generally, I don't prefer Vetiver scents, but this one smells pretty good. I detect lemon, orange and green notes.

It's not an overpowering scent, but a rather mild. The scent strength is a 5,5 out of 10.

Hopefully, I will use it tonight for the very first time and I'm excited.


The only problem with my order was the expensive shipping cost, even though I live in Greece, a country next to Italy. That's why I bought two of them, to lower the cost per soap.

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 06-16-2016, 05:03 AM
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You will love them!

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 06-16-2016, 05:08 AM
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Very excited to hear about this soap, and how it stacks up to Nuàvia.

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 06-16-2016, 07:34 AM
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I'm very interested to hear how this new formula compares to their old formula.  While I liked the old tallow formula, I was surprised at how much better Nuàvia turned out to be so I'm hoping this one is at least on par

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 06-16-2016, 12:34 PM
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After my first shave with it, here are my first impressions.

The shave was very good. This soap lathers easily producing a luxuriant lather. The scent lingers on the skin and you can smell it during the shave. But, as I said previously, it's a mild scent. Actually, I noticed more similarities than differences with their previous tallow offering. From the texture of the soap to the scent strength and the skin properties, it really reminds me of the Pannacrema classic line, which is now discontinued. I'd say that the only thing that differs here is the latherability, this version seems to lather a bit more easily.

It's too soon to say more things. But, in my humble opinion, Nuavia performs better in terms of slickness and post- shave feeling. My skin feels better when I use the Nuavias and the razor glides more easily. Of course, Nuavia is one of its kind. I will be more sure about these in the next shaves that will follow with the Pure2O. I don't want to compare it to other products at this moment.

Overall, it's a good soap which performance is very close to their discontinued classic line. That means that the soap is one of the best European artisanal products. At this price range, there's quite a competition with many other artisanal soaps, especially some American. However, it deserves a try.

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 06-16-2016, 12:49 PM
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So not a Nuavia killer....pheeewwwww  Tongue

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 06-16-2016, 12:52 PM
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(06-16-2016, 12:49 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: So not a Nuavia killer....pheeewwwww 
What were the odds, Claus? Wink

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 06-16-2016, 04:41 PM
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Thanks for your initial impressions...I am actually a little surprised as I think I was secretly optimistic it would be close to Nuavia Tongue

Looking forward to your continued impressions Biggrin

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 06-16-2016, 06:42 PM
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Nikos, thank you for your feedback. Looking forward to hearing your impression as you get to use this soap more.

It's great of Marco to introduce another line of soap. However If I were him I would focus on two things;
One- try to develop more scents in the Nuavia line as both are truly amazing. Scent wise they are very complex, not overly done and very unique. The Rossa specifically is a divine scent IMO. He hit a home run with it... We finally have a oud scented soap that's done right!

Two- I would try to reproduce the current Nuavia offering in the puck only form rather than the porcelain bowl. I don't believe the market for the Nuavia soaps is saturated yet. In fact I believe many would give Nuavia a go if the bowl wasn't included and so it would be cheaper. In addition many that already have the bowls don't find it convenient to buy the soaps with bowl again!
Just my 2 scents Wink (see what I did there)

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 06-16-2016, 08:00 PM
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(06-16-2016, 06:42 PM)snowman Wrote: Two- I would try to reproduce the current Nuavia offering in the puck only form rather than the porcelain bowl. I don't believe the market for the Nuavia soaps is saturated yet. In fact I believe many would give Nuavia a go if the bowl wasn't included and so it would be cheaper. In addition many that already have the bowls don't find it convenient to buy the soaps with bowl again!
Just my 2 scents Wink (see what I did there)

This makes a lot of sense. It would potentially cut down on shipping costs as well.





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 06-17-2016, 08:02 AM
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(06-16-2016, 06:42 PM)snowman Wrote: Two- I would try to reproduce the current Nuavia offering in the puck only form rather than the porcelain bowl. I don't believe the market for the Nuavia soaps is saturated yet. In fact I believe many would give Nuavia a go if the bowl wasn't included and so it would be cheaper. In addition many that already have the bowls don't find it convenient to buy the soaps with bowl again!
Just my 2 scents Wink (see what I did there)

I would have already gotten both of these soaps if it were/weren't for this.

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 06-17-2016, 08:06 AM
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Here you go!
You are not the only one! Don't get me wrong, the bowls are absolutely great and very functional. I just can't see myself buying another when I this puck is completely used up (which is soon if I keep using it at this rate!)
Hope Marco reads this feedback and considers it

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 06-17-2016, 10:22 AM
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Agree. I would have the pottery and the soap by now if there was refill option. I'm not going to buy the same dish twice for the same purpose.

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 06-17-2016, 10:29 AM
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I had the second shave today. It was very very good.

The soap performs really nice. As the previous time, I noticed more similarities than differences with their previous tallow formula. Don't get me wrong, the comparison is unavoidable since I've tried almost every Pannacrema soap the last two years.

About the scent, I'd like it to be a bit more stronger. It's very mild but noticeable during the shave. A more intense scent would be perfect. The Vetiver scent is good, not too lemony and I can detect green notes and musk. It's a complex scent for sure. Some gentlemen will love it, some won't. To be honest, Nuavia scents are much more elegant. Pure2O's Vetiver scent has a similar scent profile with the Pannacrema classic line, which means similar scent strength and beautiful mild scents.

It's a thirsty soap and needs more water than some others. I am not surprised about it, because their previous tallow formula was also thirsty. To me, it's a better idea to use a synthetic brush than a boar with these soaps.

It's not too fair to compare it to the Nuavias. The latter is a premium vegan soap at a premium price in a beautiful ceramic bowl, while the Pure2O is a tallow soap at an affordable price in a quality plastic bowl. In terms of slickness and post- shave feeling the Nuavia outperforms the Pure2O, in my opinion, but it's a totally different soap. Don't forget that the Nuavia costs three times as much as the Pure2O. You get what you pay after all.

The competition is vast, no doubt on that. There are plenty of excellent performing soaps at this price. Does it deserve a try? Of course.

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