Cella Crema Da Sapone – A Review

Updated: December 19, 2016


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I think I may have finally found it. A few years ago I was vacationing in Tropea, Italy and I was in desperate need of a haircut. Based on a recommendation at my Bed and Breakfast I found the barber posted below. After shaving my head down the barber asked me if I wanted a shave as well and I agreed. He went about giving me one of my most memorable moments ever – at least when it comes to grooming.

One of the things I remember most, and the reason why I started this blog, was the shaving cream. A wonderful almond scented cream than I felt like I should be eating, not being shaved with. I asked if he sold any in his shop but he did not.  A couple of years later my search for this soap lead to me purchasing a couple of almond scented soaps, but none of them seemed right – I became distracted with other creams and soaps – but I believe my search has finally ended with the discovery of Cella Crema Da Sapone.

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Cella Crema Da Sapone, at least for me, provides everything that is great about wet shaving – brilliant fragrance, wonderful lather, amazing performance, and a great price. What is most unforgettable is the fragrance from the Cella – initially I was going to compare the scent to a glass of amaretto, but that would be doing it a disservice.  Amaretto has a sweet scent to it.  The Cella Crema Da Sapone, although having an almond scent, has a hint of bitterness to it that one doesn’t get from a glass of amaretto. Another mistake would be trying to compare this almond scent to other almond scented soaps, I have tried a few in my quest in finding that soap from that day in Tropea – and although the others may not be terrible – they are not Cella.


Although the Cella is sold as a cream, I would have to describe it more as a soap than cream. It lathered wonderfully both in its own cup, along with when I used my scuttle. A full rich lather, very creamy, needing a bit more water than expected. The lather provides a comfort level when shaving that I have experienced with very few other soaps, very slick surface, and the moisturizing is fantastic.

Cella Crema Da SaponeI would have to say that if it were not for me wanting to continue with this blog, Cella Crema Da Sapone would be the only shaving soap I would have or even allow in my house, I enjoy it that much. Of course you could say that my opinion is somewhat bias because of the experience I have attached with what I believe is the soap from day in Tropea (it makes sense however – popular Italian soap – I was in Italy), but I don’t believe so. I have used quite a few soaps and creams since I made the switch to wet shaving, some were not terrible, others good, this is great.

Tools used:
Edwin Jagger 89lbl
Edwin Jagger Best Badger Brush

Ingredient list: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Adeps Bovis (Tallow), Stearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Aqua, Potassium Carbonate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance)

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