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I’m writing this review just a few hours before heading off to Italy for a weeks. So it is a bit fitting that this review is of one of the Italian Barbers Shave Creams. I’m hoping that over the next three weeks I will be coming across a few lesser known Italian soaps and creams that I can write about from abroad. But for the meantime here is a quick look at the Italian Barber’s Eleganza Shaving Soap.
By far the most noticeable or at least attractive feature about this soap is the price point. I picked this up for only a few dollars a while back along with some other items, and it was the price that peaked my interest more than anything else. But a cheap price point is really meaningless if the quality of the soap.
I was very happy with the lather that this soap produced. Taking your time loading up your brush. Using a decent amount of water. Along with a good 45 secs on your face or bowl and you should end up with a rather attractive lather that provides a more than adequate shave surface.
The scent has a dominant citrus tone to it, along with some outdoorsiness to it if you really dig deep. Overall, I would say that it has a really fresh, clean scent to it. I don’t love it. If anything it is too clean smelling for me. However, the scent isn’t overpowering, and doesn’t linger for too long after. But for the price one can’t really be too too picky.
Scent aside there is really no reason why I wouldn’t be able to use this soap day in and day out at this price point. It provides you everything you need for an enjoyable close shave. More expensive soaps may provide you with scents that are a more exotic, and perhaps a bit more in regards to moisturizing. But overall the Italian Barber’s Eleganza Shaving Soap would be a safe bet. For more info check out The Italian Barber.
Ingredients: Acqua (Water), Stearic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum (fragrance).