Proraso sapone (green) review

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Proraso sapone (green) review

Postby matthewoli98 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:18 pm

Out of all the shaving products ive tested over the last few months, by far the majority ive given the thumb of approval and a general rating about five out of 10, however that is about to change.

Don't get me wrong, i absolutely love the proraso company, and ive been a huge huge fan of them since i started wet shaving. I just love the fact that while other mainstream companies move more and more towards canned foams and gels, they continue to offer traditional wet shaving products.

I cant speak for their other products as i haven't tried them yet, but id love to and im sure i will test the entire range one day, and it absolutely pains me to say that i DON'T recommend this soap. Without further ado, lets get the actual review started.

Lather: 5/10, took a while to build the lather after a 20 second loading period, took the longest out of any soap ive tried so far, However with a little work it produced enough lather for 3 passes. Lather seemed to dry out quickly no Matter how much water i added.

Slickness: 3/10, this is one of the categories that really let the proraso down, its slickness was absolutely terrible, at first i thought maybe i didnt add enough water but after each pass i added more to the bowl with exactly the same result.

Residual slickness: 1/10, absolutely appalling. Terrible slickness after completing a pass, the worst ive seen from any soap or cream so far, bear in mind i tested two different brushes with this soap so its definitely not the brush. I used to get better residual slickness from nivea gels back when i started de shaving, so thats saying something.

Scent: 7/10, a beautiful eucalyptus/ menthol scent, absolutely gorgeous, my only complaint is it is a bit muted after lathering.

Post shave care: 5/10, not fantastic, but a little drying.

Skin feel (during shave) 10/10, perfect amount of menthol, not too mild or too strong, perfectly bearable for even those who arent huge fans of strong menthol.

All in all, i just can't recommend this soap.
I cant speak about the soaps in the red or white container's yet or any of the creams yet but this is definitely the first soap im not a fan of, i always favour performance over scent, (i loved the performance of the arko sticks for example but not the scent for example, although the scent grew on me and now im a fan for sure).

I desperately wanted to love this soap, but at the end of the day I thought it best to write a perfectly honest review according to my experience, although I'll update this review as i work my way through the puck.

Again a huge thank you to Sav for all the new shave gear! Unfortunately in the world of wet shaving some products work better or worse depending on the person.

Many of your experiences may differ with this soap, but heres a link to a review which shares my views.

https://www.google.co.za/url?sa=t&sourc ... mrNHJZtfEO


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Re: Proraso sapone (green) review

Postby deepsouth » Tue May 14, 2019 8:27 pm

Yeah, I hated Proraso green and did scathing review on it too. I've changed my opinion, do give it some time and you'll find it might grow on you

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Re: Proraso sapone (green) review

Postby matthewoli98 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:28 pm

deepsouth wrote:Yeah, I hated Proraso green and did scathing review on it too. I've changed my opinion, do give it some time and you'll find it might grow on you

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Yep, im sure I'll figure out a way to get it to work for me, in which case ill edit its score.

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Re: Proraso sapone (green) review

Postby JAYDEE » Tue May 14, 2019 10:36 pm

A great review my boy - very well written and accurate.

I personally don’t know why the company took an excellent product and made total garbage out of it by reformulating it. For a couple of years Proraso Green was my main soap or cream but the way it is now I wouldn’t touch it.
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Re: Proraso sapone (green) review

Postby dini » Wed May 15, 2019 7:38 am

Interesting review , Matthew . Well written.

Although I have used Proraso before and don't remember it being this bad .

Perhaps give it a few more chances ?
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Re: Proraso sapone (green) review

Postby matthewoli98 » Wed May 15, 2019 12:40 pm

dini wrote:Interesting review , Matthew . Well written.

Although I have used Proraso before and don't remember it being this bad .

Perhaps give it a few more chances ?
Ill definitely give it another try, i certainly wont give up on it yet.

When did you try it? Apparently they re formulated it a while back.

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Re: Proraso sapone (green) review

Postby JAYDEE » Thu May 16, 2019 11:11 pm

The only really good thing about Proraso Green to me is the lather. That hasn’t changed but everything else about it has deteriorated to the point where I don’t want it again in my rotation ever again unless it’s returned to the original formulation.
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