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    Not a big sandalwood fan, but tried the Proraso version and really enjoyed it. Scent felt very authentic and not overly processed

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    It's a great cream.
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    Just received my sample of Proraso Red from Garry's sample shop (check the vendor section of the forums). The product was great and so was Garry's service.

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    My first try with any Proraso product was the Sandalwood I bought from the Italian Barber. I've only used it once but it lathered up well and was a nice coating on the face. The shave was not as good as I usually get with my other croaps, soaps and creams, but it was possibly user error and not the Proraso (I hope). I used my Sledge which is one of my favorite modern razors and a Pol SI.The scent was ok/good and fairly close to true sandalwood and low key. Hopefully my next try with the Proraso will be better. As they say: YMMV and mine did.
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    Ordered some from the 'bay. I expect it next week, maybe sooner.

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    I've had a tube for a couple of weeks and have used it about half of the time. My initial reaction to the fragrance was that it's not objectionable, but it's not what I think of as a great sandalwood scent. Also, the lather is fine but not as thick or rich as the other creams I've been using (Castle Forbes Lavender, Harris Arlington and Crabtree & Evelyn Nomad). That said, I find myself using it more than the others, not out of any desire to compare it, but just because I enjoy shaving with it. It's easy to lather (I face lather), and it provides a smooth and comfortable shave - every bit as good as the other creams I mentioned. It also seems to have a cooling after-effect, even though it does not have any menthol or eucalyptus in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ezmike View Post
    Ordered mine from Maguires on the bay using the balance of my ebay bucks so it only cost me a couple of USD shipping. It arrived yesterday and used it this morning. I have not used any other Proraso creams but do use the green tub soap and the Sandalwood performed as well. I'm not good a discerning scents so it smelled a lot like P160 to me but that could just be my nose. I really like the scent. Not over-powering, kind of light and powdery. Only "downside" is that IMHO the lather is not a thick and slick as Bigelow or Palmolive Europe.

    I love Bigelow (4 big tubes), Palmolive Europe (8 sticks, 6 tubes), Wilkinson Sword sticks (4) and ARKO (21 sticks) but this one can easily join my list of favorites. The next tube comes from Joseph at The Italian Barber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve_in_CT View Post
    t also seems to have a cooling after-effect, even though it does not have any menthol or eucalyptus in it.
    That's the sandalwood oil, which is noted in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to be a cooling substance. It's used in many skin preparations.

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    Having had a chance to try it, I was pretty impressed, especially with a pre shave ( some soaps and creams like them, others don't, in my experience). The scent is a bit like DR Harris Marlborough ( though the Harris includes some other aspects to mellow the sandalwood, while the Proraso is a purer sandalwood).
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    I was lucky enough to buy it on eBay from the UK, I like it but kinda prefer the green tube

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timo View Post
    I was lucky enough to buy it on eBay from the UK, I like it but kinda prefer the green tube
    i said the same thing but the red will grow on you, the Shea is very soothing

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    Is the red sandalwood using the new formulation like the green w/o the parabens, etc? I got the new green formulation and like it slightly better than the old green.

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    Yes no parabens or sls
    My name is Patrick and I'm a Proraso addict, and love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdjohn View Post
    Is the red sandalwood using the new formulation like the green w/o the parabens, etc? I got the new green formulation and like it slightly better than the old green.
    Red NEW formula

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    don't try it you jerk, your birthday is coming up jackass

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    Quote Originally Posted by trdjohn View Post
    don't try it you jerk, your birthday is coming up jackass
    Really? This type of post isn't in the spirit of B&B. If you must get it out of your system, why not via PM.
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    Out of curiosity I picked up a tube a few weeks ago on ebay out of the UK. Comparing it to the old-formula proraso green, it's a little more of a "runny", but lathers up just as quick, thick, and easy and is actually a bit slicker in my opinion. The scent is pretty great- more of a real sandalwood smell than the sweet, fake, processed sandalwood smell a lot of shaving products have (unfortunately). I notice it goes for $8.99 a tube on WCS now, so ultimatley a great product in my opinion.

    Also- This is my first post after a couple months of lurking. Whats up B&B?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ieo View Post
    Out of curiosity I picked up a tube a few weeks ago on ebay out of the UK. Comparing it to the old-formula proraso green, it's a little more of a "runny", but lathers up just as quick, thick, and easy and is actually a bit slicker in my opinion. The scent is pretty great- more of a real sandalwood smell than the sweet, fake, processed sandalwood smell a lot of shaving products have (unfortunately). I notice it goes for $8.99 a tube on WCS now, so ultimatley a great product in my opinion.

    Also- This is my first post after a couple months of lurking. Whats up B&B?
    Welcome leo! And +1 to every point you made on the sandalwood... it's a great deal IMO.
    Brian | Rumple-smooth-skin

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    It's very nice and lathers very well. I wonder if they will make a tub version down the track!

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