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 Sopone.
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.
I would have to say that if it were not for me wanting to continue with this blog, Cella Crema Da Sopone 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.