04-24-2018, 07:51 PM
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I have to say that Proraso soaps and aftershaves must be the best value in traditional wet shaving. I have been rotating Proraso soaps with much more expensive D.R. Harris, and it's hard to see any difference in quality. The proraso aftershave for sensitive skin is the best aftershave I've found. Pizza, espresso coffee, and Proraso--Italy's gifts to the world.

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 04-24-2018, 07:56 PM
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  • chazt
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Solid dependability.

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 04-24-2018, 09:21 PM
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(04-24-2018, 07:51 PM)Ilnones Wrote: I have to say that Proraso soaps and aftershaves must be the best value in traditional wet shaving. I have been rotating Proraso soaps with much more expensive D.R. Harris, and it's hard to see any difference in quality. The proraso aftershave for sensitive skin is the best aftershave I've found. Pizza, espresso coffee, and Proraso--Italy's gifts to the world.

Imho, Proraso Blue aftershave is unbeatable. If I had to choose only one scent to smell for the rest of my life  it'd be the Proraso Blue aftershave balm

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 04-24-2018, 09:23 PM
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Their soaps and creams lasts a long time too.. I still have some I got when I started traditional wetshaving back in 2010 Smile

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 04-25-2018, 03:17 AM
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Proraso is a reliable, classic line.

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 04-25-2018, 04:50 PM
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I want to try it but I don't know which one to choose. I wonder about the performance differences between the "colors"?

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 04-26-2018, 06:03 AM
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  • Johnny
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(04-25-2018, 04:50 PM)Hardrock Wrote: I want to try it but I don't know which one to choose. I wonder about the performance differences between the "colors"?

Really not much difference in the performance, but if you have never tried the brand, start with the original green.  It will wake you up in the morning.  Great products.

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 04-26-2018, 07:01 AM
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The risk in using Proraso creams is that it can make you look at your other, more expensive, creams and ask, "Why are you more expensive?"

I regularly use Proraso Red from the tube, and it never disappoints.  In terms of other products, I find the Proraso Red after shave to be a great daily AS.  It has a classic barbershop scent, and the emolients seem soothing, unlike other daily after shaves that seems like scented alcohol.

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 04-26-2018, 02:56 PM
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(04-26-2018, 06:03 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-25-2018, 04:50 PM)Hardrock Wrote: I want to try it but I don't know which one to choose. I wonder about the performance differences between the "colors"?

Really not much difference in the performance, but if you have never tried the brand, start with the original green.  It will wake you up in the morning.  Great products.

Thanks Johnny, so what's in the tubs, a croap or a soap.

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 04-26-2018, 03:03 PM
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With Proraso I prefer the tubes.  I would start with the green, then the red.

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 04-26-2018, 06:20 PM
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  • evnpar
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I've never cared for Proraso soaps and felt their performance was mediocre at best, that is until they came out with their Single Blade products. These creams are just outstanding, two or three notches up from their regular line, at least for me. I've been enjoying all three scents with matching balms and I can't imagine not having these excellent products as part of my regular rotation.

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 04-26-2018, 08:22 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-26-2018, 02:56 PM)Hardrock Wrote:
(04-26-2018, 06:03 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-25-2018, 04:50 PM)Hardrock Wrote: I want to try it but I don't know which one to choose. I wonder about the performance differences between the "colors"?

Really not much difference in the performance, but if you have never tried the brand, start with the original green.  It will wake you up in the morning.  Great products.

Thanks Johnny, so what's in the tubs, a croap or a soap.

It is a soft soap that lathers like no tomorrow.  Great stuff.

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 04-26-2018, 11:07 PM
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I would say based on my experience in the past, I would choose to use one of the alcohol after shaves, maybe one of the balm or balm after shaves and possibly one of the shave creams. I wouldn't use the shave soaps oddly though. Were never on the same performance level of the creams for lathering. The preshave creams were really enjoyable and I could probably sport trying one again if I got a sample.

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 04-28-2018, 09:13 PM
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(04-25-2018, 04:50 PM)Hardrock Wrote: I want to try it but I don't know which one to choose. I wonder about the performance differences between the "colors"?

If you have a preference for creams in a tube, look for C.O.Bigelow. It's purported to be the same Proraso Green soap eucalyptus & menthol scent. There's a preshave soap that's heavy on glycerin and in the Green line - mentholated.The AS splash is alcohol based and almost mint scented to my nose.

In the White line I've enjoyed both the tubbed soap, and the PS balm. It has a pleasant tea scent and the no-alcohol creamy lotion is very soothing on dry or irritated skin.

In the red line - sandalwood - I only have the tub soap. Same acceptable quality lather as the other two.  AS splash is on my shopping list.

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 04-29-2018, 01:41 AM
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I happened to see a whole load of Proraso stuff in my local Marshall's yesterday. The creams (red box, blue, white, and green), tub of soap (green), balm and splash, and even the canned foam.
I left it for someone else to enjoy, though.

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 04-29-2018, 10:23 AM
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(04-26-2018, 06:20 PM)evnpar Wrote: I've never cared for Proraso soaps and felt their performance was mediocre at best, that is until they came out with their Single Blade products. These creams are just outstanding, two or three notches up from their regular line, at least for me. I've been enjoying all three scents with matching balms and I can't imagine not having these excellent products as part of my regular rotation.

AGREE!  I have been using this one and love it, the performance is top notch and i love the scent 
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 04-29-2018, 11:16 AM
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  • nikos.a
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I've never been a big fan of Proraso, but I have to admit that they offer good shaves, especially considering the low price in EU.

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 04-30-2018, 05:50 PM
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(04-29-2018, 10:23 AM)LuvWetShavin Wrote:
(04-26-2018, 06:20 PM)evnpar Wrote: I've never cared for Proraso soaps and felt their performance was mediocre at best, that is until they came out with their Single Blade products. These creams are just outstanding, two or three notches up from their regular line, at least for me. I've been enjoying all three scents with matching balms and I can't imagine not having these excellent products as part of my regular rotation.

AGREE!  I have been using this one and love it, the performance is top notch and i love the scent 
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Glad to see you’re enjoying it. Still can’t seem to get that smell out of my mind. Much prefer the Azur Lime more, at least my sniffer agrees with one of the Single Blade scents.

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 04-30-2018, 06:58 PM
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Proraso creams, aftershave and balm were the first products I used ,and I echo all the positive remarks above.

FWIW I like Proraso's Spanish counterpart, La Toja Classic, as much or better.

Typical U.S. prices for a suite of La Toja Classic shaving cream, AS and balm are about $48 which is more than typical U.S. Proraso prices. 

However the Spanish vendor - and Shavenook vendor member, I believe - Gifts and Care will deliver the three La Toja products for about $25 at present Euro exchange rates.  IMO they're a bargain and I use these products in my rotation.

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 05-01-2018, 08:23 AM
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I'm not a great fan of Proraso although I am very grateful for their products.  Proraso was the soap I used returning to old school shaving.  Still have some around and pull it out occasionally for a trip on the nostalgia bus.

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