03-31-2019, 09:50 PM
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I bought this on 21st June 2010... finished it this morning.

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 03-31-2019, 09:55 PM
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9 long years.... I hope the quality didn't deteriorate with time.


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 03-31-2019, 10:17 PM
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I bought mine in 2012 and I'm not even half-way, Hans!

A classic.

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 04-01-2019, 12:00 AM
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Guys,  how many times a week did you shave with the cream? These stats are meaningless.!

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 04-01-2019, 12:04 AM
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Three times a week for the first year and a half.... then the pile of soaps and cream started to grow, and grow and grow Biggrin

I do believe a lot of us runs into the trouble of not using up our software because we aquire it faster than we can use it, and the old but still good stuff ends up being used less often. So this isn't about a tube lasting nine years, this is about actually finishing it off even if it took me nine years... Blush

On the bright side the quality and performance of my tube of Proraso Green didn't deteriorate, even if the cream got harder and required more water.

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 04-01-2019, 03:19 AM
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Will you be getting another tube?

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 04-01-2019, 05:30 AM
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  • RyznRio
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I am putting myself on a self imposed shaving soap/creme moratorium.  Cheers

I estimate that I have enough hi quality software to last about 2 years shaving 3 to 4 times a week.  Signs011

it is hard as the next soap to come out is touted to be better than the best-est ever and hard to come by; that is complete with rave reviews from you gents, tough critics to impress indeed.  Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100

well maybe just one backup tub of wholly kaw and maybe just one of CRSW's X for bullgoose just to try it after all.  Angel

and so it goes  Firedevil

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 04-01-2019, 08:27 AM
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It's good to know the cream was still useable after 9 years.  I don't know that any cream in a tub would last that long.

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 04-01-2019, 09:31 AM
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(04-01-2019, 08:27 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: It's good to know the cream was still useable after 9 years.  I don't know that any cream in a tub would last that long.

You would be able to pound nails in a tub of cream...it would be as hard as a rock.

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 04-02-2019, 02:17 AM
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(03-31-2019, 09:50 PM)WegianWarrior Wrote: [Image: ag8EbOa.jpg]

I bought this on 21st June 2010... finished it this morning.

So is this what the tubes looked like in 2010 or was the cream even older when you bought it?
Quite different from the current design and I like the old one better myself.

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 04-02-2019, 06:43 AM
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I'll take a stab at it -

Pre-reformulation packaging, with parabens - 2010 and earlier I believe. 
There were 2 kinds - Red and Green.  The Red was 'wheat' and wasn't as common. 

When Proraso re-formulated, they removed the parabens and introduced the new Red, White and (later) Blue versions.
Changing the packaging was probably an easy way to tell the old 'green' from the new, and introducing the new formulas was brilliant.

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 04-02-2019, 06:57 AM
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Man, I miss the red version. Its scent was sort of odd, but it was the first cream I bought back in 2008, and I used it on a trip to New York that year when I visited all the wetshaving shops, so it has some really fond associations for me. That and a VDH boar were my daily kit when I started out (along with a flare-tip SuperSpeed).

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 04-02-2019, 08:44 AM
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Yeah, you're not likely to come across the old Red again unless someone here or on another forum has a stash. 

This thread proves Proraso can last a while, but the reformulation was so successful, and Proraso is so available, that I suppose there wasn't much of a market for the old formulas one these new ones hit -
unlike the vintage versions of other soaps/creams. 

They also kept the 'Red' name, so when you search, all you get is the new Red.  Not that it's a bad cream, just maybe I wanted to try the old formula. 
Proraso even created a 'Vintage' kit in a tin with the new formula, so that if you search for 'Vintage Proraso' you get the reformulated kit, not the vintage old formula Proraso. 

Again, the new formula is good (particuarly the Blue), it's just going to be a bit of a challenge to find the old, if that's what you want.

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 04-02-2019, 10:03 AM
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Norton is right, this  is  was a pre-reformulation tube. The Norwegian online shop I bought it from only had the green available as far as I can recall... or at least it was only the green that was an option in their starter sets.

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 04-02-2019, 10:11 AM
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(04-02-2019, 08:44 AM)norton Wrote: They also kept the 'Red' name, so when you search, all you get is the new Red.  Not that it's a bad cream, just maybe I wanted to try the old formula. 
Proraso even created a 'Vintage' kit in a tin with the new formula, so that if you search for 'Vintage Proraso' you get the reformulated kit, not the vintage old formula Proraso. 

I have that kit. Got it on a sale for a great price. As you say the only thing vintage about it is the picture on the tin. Nice tin though.

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 04-02-2019, 12:26 PM
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(04-02-2019, 10:11 AM)RazorSteve Wrote:
(04-02-2019, 08:44 AM)norton Wrote: They also kept the 'Red' name, so when you search, all you get is the new Red.  Not that it's a bad cream, just maybe I wanted to try the old formula. 
Proraso even created a 'Vintage' kit in a tin with the new formula, so that if you search for 'Vintage Proraso' you get the reformulated kit, not the vintage old formula Proraso. 

I have that kit. Got it on a sale for a great price. As you say the only thing vintage about it is the picture on the tin. Nice tin though.

Yep - the kits seem nice - all useful stuff - no Blue kit (probably because they don't make a Blue pre/post), but I am keeping a lookout for a deal on the Green. 
If its a really good deal, I may finally get to try the new Red as well.

I just find it interesting how just by keeping the same name, and selling a vintage kit, they have (whether intentionally or accidentally) effectively made it nearly impossible to find any of the old formula.

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 04-03-2019, 01:49 AM
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(04-01-2019, 09:31 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(04-01-2019, 08:27 AM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: It's good to know the cream was still useable after 9 years.  I don't know that any cream in a tub would last that long.

You would be able to pound nails in a tub of cream...it would be as hard as a rock.
+1
After 3 years, my tub of DRH Arlington became a triple-milled soap (well, not quite).

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