11-29-2012, 11:15 PM
#1
User Info
I only use creams and then some croaps, because a good deal of soap will dry out my skin more so than a cream will.

But what about the hard creams - CROAPS ?

I own Acqua Di Parma pot, Santa Maria Novella, Acca Kappa 1869 pot and consider these to be croaps. I also own Cella, but some say it's not a croap, but a genuine soap.....

What do you say about the definition if croaps ?
What are your favorite croaps ?
Do you feel the term croap is bullocks ?

22 5,058
Reply
 11-29-2012, 11:23 PM
#2
  • Teiste
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Salt Lake City,UT
User Info
Im a croap fan too , my friend.The Italian croaps (not with almond scent , please) and a good boar brush are a great pleasure for me.

About the difinition , well, its kind of "accurate" : is not a hard soap , its not a soft cream , is a croap.

Mine favorites croaps are Acqua Di Parma/RazoRock XXX , Santa Maria La Novella , RazoRock fresco , Proraso new soap...

You need to try some of the RazoRock soaps , like the Fresco one , or the S Maria.And if you like Acca Kappa in tub , King Louis and 888 are calling your name!

86 7,123
Reply
 11-29-2012, 11:36 PM
#3
  • Arcadies
  • Senior Member
  • Greeneville, TN
User Info
I see nothing wrong with the term and use it often myself, it's either that or soft soap...croap just sounds better. Cella is a croap imo, although I can't stand it. I ordered a chunk off a kilo a while back and within 3-4 months it started to stink like Play-doh and the smell made me nauseous when I used it. I haven't been able to stomach any almond scented stuff since.

Anyway, my favorites are.

Proraso Green in the tub
RazoRock Artisan series (Cella without the stank!Biggrin)
QCS

31 1,510
Reply
 11-29-2012, 11:49 PM
#4
User Info
Soft soap takes too long to write.

I don't like cream, but can do croap.

9 2,988
Reply
 11-30-2012, 12:13 AM
#5
  • oscar11
  • Senior Member
  • North Dakota
User Info
I'm O.K. with "croap". At heart, I'm a hard soaps fan but there are too many fantastic products out there to ignore. I really like Acca Kappa and the RazoRock line. Throw in C&S, AoS, Klar Seifen, MdC, D.R. Harris and I have everything I need to be a happy shaver.Well, if I had a 6/8 Puma and Friodur, I'd be happier.

12 743
Reply
 11-30-2012, 06:41 AM
#6
User Info
I love them. "Croap" isn't an attractive word, but it does the trick. Soam? Eh.

I like RazoRock and any of the non-almond Italians. The coconut Vitos hides the almond pretty well, and the Valobra menthol is a particular favorite.

9 166
Reply
 11-30-2012, 08:01 AM
#7
User Info
I've also seen it referred to as SIS or ISS (Soft Italian Soap, Italian Soft Soap).

Croap is easy to say though. Just like G-bar is much easier than Heavy Flat Top.

31 7,914
Reply
 11-30-2012, 08:08 AM
#8
User Info
I really like the Proraso white tub, but that's my only experience with croaps. I have two RazoRock tubs in the stockpile but I haven't tried them yet.

10 2,062
Reply
 11-30-2012, 08:14 AM
#9
User Info
(11-30-2012, 08:01 AM)SharpSpine Wrote: I've also seen it referred to as SIS or ISS (Soft Italian Soap, Italian Soft Soap).

Croap is easy to say though. Just like G-bar is much easier than Heavy Flat Top.

Certainly better than a "soream."

47 1,270
Reply
 11-30-2012, 11:37 AM
#10
User Info
Mudder Focker, Vitos, and Monsavon are one's that I get great results from...Smile

0 237
Reply
 11-30-2012, 11:38 AM
#11
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
User Info
I was recently introduced to croap samples. I was very impressed with them especially P-160

1 3,507
Reply
 11-30-2012, 11:48 AM
#12
User Info
P-160 is one that disagrees with my skin.... it left my face really sore... just me I guess, but YMMV!

0 237
Reply
 11-30-2012, 01:59 PM
#13
User Info
Yes, I suspect there are at least a few croap users here. I know I'm definitely a CRuser.

No doubt about it, P.160 (RIP) is hands down my favorite, but I can use Valobra almond, Cella, Vitos Red (extra something or other), and 3P. There was also an AK sample I had that was pretty decent too, but the name eludes me at the moment. To my mind Klar Seifen is stretching it a bit, but it's in the stratospheric abode of p.160 as far as performance if not an actual croap. I'm someone who likes the almond scent in my croaps.

32 6,309
Reply
 11-30-2012, 03:09 PM
#14
  • ajc347
  • Senior Member
  • Exeter, UK
User Info
I love Almond scent in my croaps (and creams as well).

Cella and Razorock original are the best I've found to date. Valobra is okay as is P.160. I really don't get on too well with Acca Kappa (due to irritation) and I found Vitos and TFS to be a bit underwhelming tbh.

32 638
Reply
 11-30-2012, 05:29 PM
#15
User Info
If Castle Forbes creams and 3P soap are croaps, then that's two I really like.

24 1,151
Reply
 11-30-2012, 06:11 PM
#16
  • tgutc
  • Senior Member
  • Michigan
User Info
The Croaps I prefer are P 1-60 and several RazoRock Croaps including Mudder Focker, Caprician Lemon, Don Marco, Caco, and XXX.

45 3,955
Reply
 11-30-2012, 06:12 PM
#17
User Info
Love Italian croaps. But then as my signature says.....

2 805
Reply
 11-30-2012, 07:31 PM
#18
  • OldDog23
  • Senior Member
  • BeanTown MetroWest
User Info
sultan's original shaving soap would be croap. sure isn't a cream in the sense that TGR is. they don't call it a cream. it's like TFS. I like the almond sultan's, face lathered.

0 1,291
Reply
 12-01-2012, 04:03 AM
#19
  • MikekiM
  • Senior Member
  • Long Island, NY
User Info
Love the croaps..

Currently have P.160, Cella, Razo Rock Original, Tabula Rasa and maybe one or two more..

33 914
Reply
 12-01-2012, 06:25 AM
#20
User Info
All croaps are genuine soaps, but if by genuine you mean "hard" then Cella is not a genuine soap. IMO it's a croap just like all the other Italians. It's the only croap I don't enjoy.

8 118
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)