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I added this tub of Acquatico Shave Soap from the Italian Barber to an order I was placing a few weeks back. I was trying to hit the free shipping level so I was looking for some lower cost items to top up my cart and I came across this soap. At $4.00 U.S. how could I go wrong. I have had only one other experience with Italian Barber soaps, having used their Rosa Di Bossolasco a while back I had an idea of what to expect. But for $4 my I didn’t expect too much and really had very little to lose.
The scent of the soap is hard for me to describe. My wife and I both had some difficulty pinpointing what the scent is exactly both with both of us settling on simply describing the scent as very clean. On their website the scent is described as: The breeze off a Mediterranean island; aquatic marine notes, fruits, herbs, and woods. I’m not sure that I would agree, but what do I know. If I am honest I didn’t love it at first. Not that it was offensive, it was just really clean smelling. But after a few shaves I will say that the fresh clean feel to it has grown on me a bit. I wouldn’t say that I love it, but I don’t hate it.
The lathering of the soap was straightforward enough, took me a couple shaves to get the water to soap ratio down. But besides that the lather was easy to produce, had a nice slickness, but I feel could have used a bit more cushion. My advice would be to not be in a hurry and take you time lathering this soap.
The ingredient is attractive due to its simplicity: Acqua (Water), Stearic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Tallow Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (fragrance), Aloe Barbadensis.
The Italian Barber’s Acquatico shaving soap may not blow you away, but it would be rather difficult to be disappointed by it. Its current price point makes it very attractive if you are looking for something new, or if you are looking for a soap to toss in a travel bag, or a great gift for someone just starting to use a brush and soap. For more info check out TheItalianBarber.
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