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    Default First trial of Proraso Red

    When it arrived, I immediately spun off the cap and took in the scent. It is wonderful. A bit strong when lathered. (I like creams that have a strong aromatic presence; however this one has more of an "edge," to it than, say Mama Bear's Olde Barbershop, which is also very fragrant, but more complex.)

    Sandalwood oil dominates the aroma, producing a decidedly spicy and masculine scent. Yields abundant lather with a wonderful creamy texture. Reduced two days' growth down to BBS with a three-pass shave using a 6/8 Dovo Bismarck. Very satisfying!

    Cheers!

    P.S. Here's some advertising patter from the pamphlet inside the Proraso package, which I think we can all appreciate:

    "Shaving is a daily ritual for Italian men, a moment of pleasure devoted to oneself. Proraso supports the professionals who have turned shaving into a veritable cult."
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    Yep I love the new Proraso Sandalwood. At first the scent dint do anything for me, but now it has grown on me and I love it. The performance is definitely great, and is a permanent cream in my rotation.
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    Old thread but just tried Proraso Red in a tub for a quick touch up shave to be presentable for Mothers Day. Really liked the green version and this Red is as good with just a different scent. Very nice sandalwood scent, not too over bearing. Think it will go well with my Kanon eau de toilette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Old thread but just tried Proraso Red in a tub for a quick touch up shave to be presentable for Mothers Day. Really liked the green version and this Red is as good with just a different scent. Very nice sandalwood scent, not too over bearing. Think it will go well with my Kanon eau de toilette.

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    nice !! didnt know it was in the tub ... i love that stuff ... ill have to seek some out

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    Got mine from the Italian Barber Proraso Sandalwood with Shea Butter Shaving Soap Tub so it should be available elsewhere now too. Yea, agree it is good stuff.

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    I just received a tub of the red and one of the white. Can't wait to try both but the white really smells nice!

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