Recently, I tried 4 different Italian creams to find out which one I like best. This post is my opinion and the results could be totally different for someone else. I used my ItalianBarber 2012 Semogue boar brush to lather in the Italian tradition instead of my Silvertip.
These are the 4 creams I tried:
- Cella, Crema Sapone Extra Extra Purissima
- P160 Tipo Morbido
- Vitos Extra Super
- Razorock Classic
Scents (most preferred to least preferred):
- Razorock (strongest and not wimpy; most sweet)
- P160 (medium strength; sweet)
- Vitos (mild strength; sweetness is between P160 and Cella)
- Cella (medium strength; more chemical than sweet to me, I didn't like it)
Consistency (hard to soft):
- Vitos (almost brittle, more of a soap than a cream)
- Cella (soft soap)
- P160 (soft soap)
- Razorock (cream)
Ease of Latherability:
- P160, Vitos, and Cella (all were very easy)
- Razorock (took a little more work, may be because it has more water content; you will end up using about 3x more product than the other, more concentrated creams)
Quality of Lather:
- P160 seemed to have had a little more cushion, but they all were great.
So that's it. I will definitely end up selling the Cella and perhaps the Vitos as well. The Razorock and P160 are fantastic. The Razorock smells heavenly, and the P160 smells nice and whips up fast without much effort. If I had to pick a winner, I would go with Razorock because even though it is harder to lather, once lathered, it is of the same quality as the rest. Also, P160 is hard to find and soon will be impossible, so that is another point for Razorock.