I do both. A swirl of Williams shave soap then on to a dab of proraso. Also ordered some Palmolive creams - original (european) and mentholated (Italian) - that should be hear on Friday. I'm a sucker for "throwback" and "old timey" brands, usually because they work. I tried shaving with the Williams only and didn't enjoy it as well, but it is definitely a no-frills old fashioned soap. I do like it mixed with the proraso because it makes a helluva lather.
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