01-22-2013, 02:49 PM
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Well my fellow followers of the fat, today I received my P-160 from The Italian Barber. First impressions: Scent: my schnozz smells ,Marzipan, and yes I like it(the scent and marzipan). The badger swirls in this soft fat and after about 15 secs, I'm getting that pasty feel that says, "lather up!".So I do and shortly I've got a great slick lather. Used a RazoRock TTO with Astra blade. Whoa! Dis be good fat(Mike's is my go to) and nice scent and lasts and lubes and voila done! My face is left soft and smooth. Fantastic shaving soap! Mmmmm...$9,999 a kilo. Hmmmmmmmmmm. As they say where I come from,"Atsa nice!"

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 01-22-2013, 03:00 PM
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  • Johnny
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Yes sir, that is some mighty fine soap. I bought one of Joseph's sample tubs last year and it is great. At $9,999 a kilo I'll pass.Smile But at $13.99 for a 125 ml tub, not bad.

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 01-22-2013, 04:09 PM
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I have two pots of the old P.160, in the cobalt blue container, as well as two new blocks of P.160 in the new white containers. The ingredients appear to be the same. I haven't shaved with the new one yet. Are they indeed the same formulation?

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 01-22-2013, 04:16 PM
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Mike, as for as I know they are.

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 01-22-2013, 04:25 PM
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Mike there was a "Morbido" version (what I know as P.160) and something else. One was softer than the other as far as I know, but someone with more info will need to come forward because I may be all wet here.

Yeah CB18, it's nice stuff. If you like it and want it for some time to come stock up and keep 'em unopened with the lids snugged down.

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 01-22-2013, 05:03 PM
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(01-22-2013, 04:25 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Mike there was a "Morbido" version (what I know as P.160) and something else. One was softer than the other as far as I know, but someone with more info will need to come forward because I may be all wet here.

There was a "Duro" and a "Morbiodo the Duro is harder and the Morbido is softer, almost cream like. I think what Joe has left is the Morbido.

May the P-160 R.I.P... its discontinuation marks the end of an era in Italian shaving soaps.

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 01-22-2013, 05:57 PM
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I can't resist the temptation to poke a little clean fun at Brian (ShadowsDad). He says he "may be all wet." Gentlemen, this is wet shaving and so I would expect him to be all wet indeed!!

Sorry, Brian, you left the door open and I walked through it. Rolleyes

Duh, now that I look at the above comment, I see I have spoken of "clean fun" with regard to shaving soap - just as bad a blooper. Oh well - - -

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 01-22-2013, 08:07 PM
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Biggrin

Not the first time I walked into something of my own doing!

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 01-23-2013, 05:33 AM
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Love the way P160 leaves my face feeling after a shave.

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 01-23-2013, 06:17 AM
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I must be the only one that likes Cella more than P.160.....Granted I have the Tipo Duro....

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 01-23-2013, 05:23 PM
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  • MikekiM
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Actually, I have two tubs of the Tipo Morbido..the original cobalt blue jar. I bought these a few years ago at the suggestion of Aaron (sodapopjones). And I had received a lump of Tipo Duro along with my order, which I still have. And, if memory serves me, I also bought a tub of Cella in that same order, Aaron's suggestion, I think. Well, since the P.160 was unavailable, I was reluctant to use what I had in inventory, so I still have it! Now I have two pots of the new P.160 as well! And though I haven't used it yet, it appears to be a match to the old formula. Time to consume some.

As far as the Cella is concerned, I sold that original pot and later bought another, to have a go at it again... Aaron, I still don't like it. I'm trying to like it, but she and I just don't get along.

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 01-23-2013, 08:07 PM
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(01-23-2013, 05:23 PM)MikekiM Wrote: <snip>
As far as the Cella is concerned, I sold that original pot and later bought another, to have a go at it again... Aaron, I still don't like it. I'm trying to like it, but she and I just don't get along.

Mike, if you don't mind my asking, what is it you don't like about it? I ask because initially I had problems with the Cella I purchased as well.

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 01-24-2013, 03:21 AM
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(01-23-2013, 05:23 PM)MikekiM Wrote: Actually, I have two tubs of the Tipo Morbido..the original cobalt blue jar. I bought these a few years ago at the suggestion of Aaron (sodapopjones). And I had received a lump of Tipo Duro along with my order, which I still have. And, if memory serves me, I also bought a tub of Cella in that same order, Aaron's suggestion, I think. Well, since the P.160 was unavailable, I was reluctant to use what I had in inventory, so I still have it! Now I have two pots of the new P.160 as well! And though I haven't used it yet, it appears to be a match to the old formula. Time to consume some.

As far as the Cella is concerned, I sold that original pot and later bought another, to have a go at it again... Aaron, I still don't like it. I'm trying to like it, but she and I just don't get along.

I'm curious, what don't you like about Cella, Mike? I get a richer lather out of it than the P.160, but the P.160 does have better skincare properties.

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 01-24-2013, 09:48 AM
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Fair enough. Not the problem I had with it. I thought maybe I could help, but I can't.

Cella does lather incredibly well.

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 01-24-2013, 11:50 AM
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Joe 's got the morbido which is what I've used. Thanks for the conversation.

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 01-24-2013, 12:23 PM
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Out of curiosity, how does the R-160 compare, if you've used both?

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 01-24-2013, 04:29 PM
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Who SW?

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 01-24-2013, 05:22 PM
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Anyone.

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 01-24-2013, 08:12 PM
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OK, I'll go with my $.02. Somewhere on here I did a review of Cella, p160, valobra almond and Vitos Red.

Cella is an incredible lather maker, but having written that I never had a problem making great lather with P160. Cella just does it easier. P160 makes a much nicer and creamier ultra lather. No contest there if one goes for an ultra lather. P160 just has more of everything, cushion, glide, scent, creaminess. Ordinary lather I can't discuss because for me it's all about luxury when I use P160.

When I first got my block of Cella I gave serious consideration to getting rid of it, but too many folks wrote about how nice it smelled. Mine was a cloying, extremely strong, way beyond obnozious, synthetic, cherry scent. Unmistakable cherry, but not at all nice. In time it tamed down and last time I used it it was a nice almond. I just checked it, Most of the scent is gone from out of a closed container and it just smells like soap. The P160 still has a nice almond scent. I assume I got a very fresh block of Cella and that was the problem with the scent on day 1.

Face goodness after the shave it's absolutely no contest. It's p160. Just so much nicer on the face after the shave is all done. I think I could do without a moisturizer and not miss it at all. Not so with Cella.

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 01-24-2013, 08:26 PM
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That's very informative, thanks Brian.

I was trying to ask about the RazoRock R-160 product, having completely forgotten that it's only a balm with no companion soap. Carry on, everyone.

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