Proraso Sandalwood & Shea Butter

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Proraso Sandalwood & Shea Butter

Post by Shave4Fun » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:04 pm

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Post by bernards66 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:09 pm

Most interesting. This version doesn't appear to contain their usual euclyptus and menthol which has always made Proraso a no-go for me in the past. If so then I might give this a try at some point. The scenting ingrediants listed do not add up to 'sandalwood' to me, but what the hey...it seems like it ought to smell pretty nice. Thanks for the heads up.
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Post by Jonnieboy61 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:44 am

Cant wait to try this, I hope it comes up to expectation, as I love their current products.

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Post by Shave4Fun » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:19 am

Interestingly, Gordon, I like the eucalyptus and menthol in Proraso, at least once in a while.

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Post by bernards66 » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:14 pm

Roger, Well quite a few gents here are, but for me they've never much appealed and anyway I have a skin reaction to both so it would be out of court in any case. But the cream itself seemed pretty good, so since this version seems to be sans those two ingrediants it might be something I'd like to try....especially if it became more widely available.
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Post by Araner » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:27 pm

I'm looking forward to hearing what kind of sandalwood scent it has. I wouldn't mind if it was close to the odd Vulfix sandalwood cream smell.

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Post by fisherc » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:36 am

I just shaved today with this product and it is quite nice. In terms of scent it is very mild and sandalwood'ish but not true Mysore Indian Sandalwood from a scent perspective. I think the scent is a bit of sandalwood oil blended with the cocoa butter. It's very moisturizing. More so than regular Proraso. And has none of the Euc/Menthol as in Proraso green. For the price this is an excellent product and highly recommended.

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Post by Steve » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:24 am

Chris,

Where did you buy it? When you say very mild, will I be able to tell I am using a sandalwood scent? In terms of mildness..how would you compare it to the regular Proraso scent? The same or not as strong?

I like scents that are not faint. It doesn't have to smell like Mysore sandalwood but it needs to at least kind of smell like sandalwood!

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Post by fisherc » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:32 pm

By comparison the scent of this is much more mild than say Sandalwood by T&H or Taylor's and is closer, but still more mild than say, Trumper Sandalwood. It has a sweet woody scent but again it's very faint. It's nothing near to the Euc/Menthol intensity of Proraso green. It is much more moisturizing than say Proraso green as well as any of the English brands but if what you are after is an "olfactive" experience I would say you may be disappointed.

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Post by fisherc » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:33 pm

And BTW I am reasonably well "connected" in Italy and had someone local there ship it to me. It should be with several of he UK vendors/retailers in the next few weeks as well and it is available on UK eBay.

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Post by Araner » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:43 pm

Nice package.

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Post by Esoteric83 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:58 pm

fisherc wrote:And BTW I am reasonably well "connected" in Italy and had someone local there ship it to me. It should be with several of he UK vendors/retailers in the next few weeks as well and it is available on UK eBay.

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Can you use such connections to influence some to, I dunno, market a soap that is the equivalent of what XXX is to APD but for Caraceni 1913? :wink:

Your description makes me think of Coates' Sandalwood.

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Post by fisherc » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:50 pm

To be candid I think the formulators of this variant of Proraso were really using Sandalwood oil for it's skin care benefits and not necessarily olfactive characteristics. Sandalwood is known to be beneficial or dry skin which is the target audience for this product.

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Post by brothers » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:33 pm

It's comforting to know that if we just let time pass, by summer we'll have the full Proraso range of new products just falling off the shelves at every popular internet website, in addition to the initial products representing the new Harris Windsor products, and the very interesting offerings in the wings at Italian Barber, (S. Maria soap and a few others that are rumored to be coming). All in all, it's just going to take a bit of patience, letting others be the first in line.
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Post by celestino » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:22 pm

Very nice package!

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Post by bernards66 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:54 pm

Chris, Thanks. Sounds like it might be a winner from my perspective....and you know how rarely I venture out of the realm of English products. I'll have to see as money is very tight right now and the shipping from the UK is usually pretty stiff these days, but I'll definately keep it in mind.
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Post by Steve » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:36 am

The last ingredient is Santalum Album Oil. which apparently is Indian Sandalwood.

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Post by Jonnieboy61 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:10 am

Just received a tube today, the scent is somewhat unusual, I think the Sandlewood is being masked it's not that forthcoming in my opinion, but still pleasent and typical for Proraso.

Haven't used it yet but the feel of the cream in my fingers feels great, just what I expect from Proraso. Will try this tomorrow with a nice new Swede I think.
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Post by Steve » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:53 am

John,

Thanks for the comment on the scent. So if it doesn't smell like sandalwood, what would you say it smells like? Can you think of anything similar?

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Post by Jonnieboy61 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:00 am

Steve

I'm sorry I don't think I can it really is an unusual fragrance perhaps others have received theirs can comment

It may be more clearer once I have used it this opinion was by just rubbing it on the back of my hand
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