Proraso Red

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MrK1 said:
The TOB's Sandalwood has a great scent. One of my favourites. Unfortunately my skin doesn't like the cream.

I bought the Proraso as a replacement and was very disappointed as it smells nothing like the TOBs

Shame about the scent but how is the Proraso on your skin?
 
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StephenShave said:
Was going to start my own thread on this, but saw there was already an existing one! I got a tube of red for Christmas after reading so many +ve things about it then advising Santa on it's purchase.

Well, I'm ever so slightly disappointed. Yes, it lathers up nicely, rich & creamy. But that scent - OMG, what is it?? It isn't exactly unpleasant, but it doesn't endear itself to me either. I've kinda solved it, in that I now splash a few drops of Old Spice into my shaving bowl with it to increase the pleasure. However, I really don't know what the fuss is all about. Tube packaging is nice though.

£ for £, I'd take my existing favourite £1.75 tube of Palmolive cream any day...


Yes, I know, it's wrong to 'quote' yourself, but I posted the above 6 months ago after just trying ProRaso Red. I've now used it solidly for 6 months, and just love it! The scent, which initially I wasn't sure of, I now even smell my shaving brush when passing it as the smell is so wonderful! Since converting to face lathering, it's a revelation - smooth, rich, creamy and easy to whip up.

From a very slow start, I'm now a huge fan!
 
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Jedi Barber said:
DPTC said:
Haven't tried the red Proraso yet, partly cos I haven't got a clue what Sandalwood is meant to smell like, the green is superb, I'll be getting a tube of that quite soon and have sampled the blue one which is good too, but a bit of a weird smell. Suppose I could get used to it, as someone else said, all Proraso is good Proraso.
The Sandlewood scent is warm, musky and masculine! Very traditional as scents go. I sell Taylors of Old Bond street's Sandlewood at my Barber shop and it's easily the most popular shave cream.

Oh nice, someone said its got a tree like smell to it or it comes from a tree, or something, I don't know cos I've never smelt one haha.
 
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Green Proraso is the best Proraso in my opinion but the Red works well and smells good.
Like others have said its quite unusual scent wise compared to sandalwood soaps/creams from other manufactures.
 
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Re: RE: Proraso Red

I bought the Proraso as a replacement and was very disappointed as it smells nothing like the TOBs
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Shame about the scent but how is the Proraso on your skin?
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it's great on my skin. I can't fault the cream itself, I'm just not a fan of the scent. it might have been different if I had tried it before the TOBS.
 
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I had my first shave with Proraso Red today and I'm impressed. The scent is stronger and more 'manly' than the Green (and you don't the tingle when you re-apply) but it's still good.

I've tried a few different creams now (Trumpers Coconut, Palmolive, Body Shop Maca Root and Proraso Green) and the Proraso's are by far the easiest to get a consistent and long lasting lather.

I'm tempted by the Blue too, but 'a clean, modern scent with hints of coconut and liquorice' does sound a bit odd.

Rich.
 
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All this talk about Proraso red has tempted me to get a tube now!! I am intending to switch back to Proraso after a stint using BB Revenge. Maybe I'll use the green for the summer, as I love the cooling menthol, and then for the winter use the red (provided the scent is nice)!
 
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