11-08-2012, 08:36 AM
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  • bullgoose
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I received a shipment of the new Proraso Blue shaving cream yesterday afternoon and decided to take it for a spin this morning. I used too much cream and could have shaved several times over...I need to remember this the next time that I use it. That said, I found the skin conditioning properties of the cream to be excellent while the glide and cushion were more than adequate (although nothing to write home about). The Blue cream does contain menthol but it is far enough down the ingredient list that it is not perceptible, at least to me. If you like the performance of Proraso cream, you will like this cream. I found the skin conditioning properties to be on par with the Proraso Sandalwood and better than the Proraso Green. Of course, YMMV.

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 11-08-2012, 08:43 AM
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Did it have the sweet licorice/anise scent that people have been talking about? I'm not sure I'd be into that.

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 11-08-2012, 08:44 AM
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I really like the performance of the red Proraso.
If the performance of this blue one is nearly as good as the red, then it's got to be good stuff. Cool

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 11-08-2012, 08:46 AM
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(11-08-2012, 08:43 AM)taborcarn Wrote: Did it have the sweet licorice/anise scent that people have been talking about? I'm not sure I'd be into that.

No...I have no idea where that came from. The scent is very familiar but I cannot put my finger on it. It is clean and fresh and smells a bit like a muted version of Palmolive Classic.

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 11-08-2012, 08:51 AM
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Ok that's good news then, I'll put it back into the "to try" list.

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 11-08-2012, 08:55 AM
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  • beartrap
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Licorice? To me this is the most repugnant scent for the shaving cream. Thanks for the review Phil, it's on the list!

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 11-08-2012, 08:55 AM
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Thanks for offering this Phil I cannot wait to get to mine in the mail

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 11-08-2012, 09:00 AM
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Dave, since you ordered it from Phil it should have already been beamed to your Nook. I bet it's already unboxed too and awaiting your use tomorrow! Tongue

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 11-08-2012, 09:22 AM
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  • Johnny
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Thanks Phil for the review and keeping us updated. Another Proraso to add to my list.

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 11-08-2012, 09:26 AM
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Aw man. I was ready to buy a slew of Blue when I read the anise and menthol rumor! Call me funny but Anise is one of my favorite smells! Mmm, licorice!

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 11-08-2012, 09:28 AM
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(11-08-2012, 09:26 AM)zenless Wrote: Aw man. I was ready to buy a slew of Blue when I read the anise and menthol rumor! Call me funny but Anise is one of my favorite smells! Mmm, licorice!

I call you funny :monoloco:Laughing1

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 11-10-2012, 11:51 AM
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Phil delivers again. I ordered the cream on Thursday with First Class Shipping and it's here today. I had a sniff of it and I love the scent. I don't pick up licorice or anise either one. It has a light cologne type scent to me. I'll go lather it up in a few and post some test pics.

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 11-10-2012, 12:02 PM
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(11-10-2012, 11:51 AM)Dave Wrote: Phil delivers again. I ordered the cream on Thursday with First Class Shipping and it's here today. I had a sniff of it and I love the scent. I don't pick up licorice or anise either one. It has a light cologne type scent to me. I'll go lather it up in a few and post some test pics.

Excellent! No licorice. waiting for your thoughts, Dave.

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 11-10-2012, 12:27 PM
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I'll echo Phils thoughts and say that it reminds me of a very muted version of Palmolive with a bit of cologne scent built into it. I had already shaved but lathered it up with a Semogue 2 Band and within a few seconds of swirling had a bowl full of lather. I mean hell, it's Proraso so you know you'll get good lather with it. I'll have to get a few shaves in with it, but for now I rank it behind the Sandalwood (as far as scent) and well above the menthol Proraso. I love Proraso though and would buy the white if they'd put it in a tube. I say it's a winner

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 11-10-2012, 12:38 PM
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  • MickToley
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(11-10-2012, 12:02 PM)beartrap Wrote: Excellent! No licorice.


My exact thought. It just wouldn't make sense that the blue ASB doesn't have a black licorice scent but the shaving cream would. I'm excited and will order a tube soon.

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 11-10-2012, 12:39 PM
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Michael I think you'll enjoy it. I cannot wait to shave with it in the morning.

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 11-10-2012, 12:43 PM
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  • MickToley
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I'm pretty sure I will, Dave. I just have to get around to using it, I must have over fifty soaps and creams in my rotation. 24

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 11-10-2012, 12:45 PM
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Yeah I'm the same way, but this is something that I've wanted to try since it was announced that the Blue was coming out in a non-foam form, so I jumped on it.

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 11-10-2012, 02:54 PM
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Just placed an order....I've been waiting to try it. I can't wait....I love all the Proraso products I've tried so far.

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 11-10-2012, 03:00 PM
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I'll be curious to hear your thoughts. It's classic Proraso with a new scent (as is the Sandalwood scent as well)

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