11-30-2012, 12:24 PM
This is a shaving cream (or soft soap) I had the chance to try out in the past , and now , thanks to Dave (thanks mate !) , I have the chance to use it again , and re encounter with its great scent !A scent that it could compete hand by hand with some other famous ones out there , like the Truefitt and Hill 1805 (the fragrance of the British Empire) , Taylor of Old Bond Street Eton College , and even , Acqua Di Parma , having the RazoRock Fresco a more "oceanic" notes , but almost same base.
The RazoRock Fresco is what we like to refer as a "croap" , which is basically or a soft soft or a hard cream.The Fresco has the consistency (for me) or a very dense shaving cream , this is why I say that its a shaving cream.
"Fresco" means "fresh" in several languages , and some people could think that this "freshness" comes from being a mentholated based shaving cream , like Proraso , but this is not the case , Im afraid : this cream doesn't contains any menthol , camphor or Eucaliptus oil at all , as you can read on its ingredients :
So we can read that is a veggie based shaving cream (unless its Stearic Acid comes from tallow , which I dont know and it wouldnt surprised me either) , with some Palm and Coconut Oils.No traces of parabens , SLE/SLE'S , Boric Acid , being a very natural cream, and either lanolin , shea butter or any other "goodie" , but this cream doesnt really needs it to provide excellent shaves.
Its lather is very rich , dense and slick , but this is not something not surprising for me , after trying so many Italian made soaps and creams.This is a shot of the lather I got with an Omega 10250 boar brush :
The skin care properties are there , but if you have extra dry skin , like I do , a pre shave oil/cream/gel would be good for you.The lather , once again (and no surprise) is very , very slick , I guess due to the richness in Palmitic/Strearic Acid.If you are looking for a very slick cream , add this one to your list.
If yesterday I was mentioning "La Dolce Vita" on the Santa Maria La Novella shaving cream thread , I could say the same about the scent of this shaving cream , which makes me think of summer and places like the Amalfi coast or the Greek Islands.And why is it so ? RazoRock Fresco is named "Fresh" after its scent , which , as I wrote at the beggining of this article , is an aquatic or oceanic version of Aqua Di Parma/RazoRock XXX.
Its scent is fresher , like a good Eau de Toilette from the past , like 4711 , but with more "character" and style.Yes , I know what Im writing and I have tried two tubs of this cream , so I think I know it a little bit by now...The scent also last through the shave and I would LOVE for RazoRock to create an aftershave balm which matches this cream scent.That would be simply fantastic.
If we also add that this cream has a very inexpensive price , and its available in many online stores , then we have another cream for the lovers of fresh , elegant , stylish scents which wants to live "La Dolce Vita" or just enjoy a great , aromatic shave.
And to finish , I would like to say : VIVA L'A ITALIA !!!
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