Firstly... I'm a big advocate of Proraso. I used to used their Menthol (Green) soap all the time, they seem to last a lifetime for me. I also use the preshave creams. I recently decided to mix things up a bit and buy the Sandalwood (Red) one.
The first thing I noticed was the smell! Bear in mind I'm used to the Eucalyptus/Menthol smell of the other. But this one is not a strong pleasant smell like I expected. The best way to describe it is slightly smokey. Something that not everyone will enjoy. Definitely "manly", I guess. The wifey doesn't mind it, so might be just me.
These aren't the biggest tubs in the world, they take a little knack to lather up in such a small workspace; however, after a few attempts, you'll have a perfect technique to endless froth. They are handy to travel with I imagine
. Classic brand
. Endless supply of shaving soap - mine last years!
. My sensitive skin seems fine and reaction-less BONUS POINTS
. Smell - not for everyone
. Drys out quick - this soap seems to dry out quick when applied, I cannot make it to the otherside of my face before it does. I'm not the fastest shaver, but still... come on!
Overall, this is not the best example of the Proraso brand, none the less some will find it works for them. Recommended for more experienced shavers, who know and love the Proraso range, and those who are looking not environmental and economical alternatives to shaving foam in a can. Pairs perfectly with the Omega shaving brush for a classic Italian shave.
|Productafmetingen||9 x 9 x 5 cm; 147.42 gram|