For the past week I have been happily using the Italian Barbers Rosa Di Bossolasco shaving soap. A nice scent and effective results made for a good week of shaving. I would go so far as saying that it may be a decent, less costly, alternative to some higher priced options, but I wouldn’t go so far as calling it a substitute.
The Rosa di Bossolasco has a nice, perhaps a bit too subtle, floral fragrance. As the name suggests the main scent is rose, but there is also a hint of citrus that add a nice element. Personally I would have preferred a slightly stronger scent, along with one that lasted longer, but I can see the appeal that some would have with the balance that this soap provides.
The lather from this soap, which was easy to whip up once you sort out the water to product ratio, worked well providing a nice surface for your blade. The lather produced more of a slick surface for me. There wasn’t as much cushion as I would prefer but it didn’t stand in the way of a good shave.
The soap did a decent job in moisturizing as well. My face never felt dry after a shave.
So to sum up for the price the Italian Barbers Rosa Di Bossolasco Shaving Soap you can’t really go wrong. It may be lacking in some areas, but none that stand in the way if a good shave. For ordering information check out the ItalianBarber.com
Scent Pleasantness: 8
Scent Strength (balance): 6