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ACQUA DI PARMA shave cream

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Stopped by NM yesterday to check out what's available. After I refused to look at the AOS, I was shown shown ADP and Perricone. Since the latter appeared to have sold out, I decided to try the ADP. The scent was what really drew me - very barbershop, imo. As barbershop as it can get.

Cheap it is not (comparatively) - as it cost $55 for 125g. Obviously, there are creams that are half (or less than half) the price, and still perform great.

Packaging is very nice - I have to give it to ADP. You won't be ashamed to put it on your shelf and it's a pleasure to look, hold, open, etc.

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Cream consistency is very very thick. Unlike regular creams at all. Lathers great, though. I did need to work a bit (=add water) to get the ratio right but was rewarded with great lather fairly quickly. A bean-sized amount overwhelmed the brush.

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Applied several lathers - seemed that it's not extremely moisturizing for my skin

Cheers
Ivo

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Pros: everything but price
Cons: price
Terrific cream with a pleasant cologne scent. It doesn't take much to get a good lather. When I forget this (this isn't my every day cream!) I find it hard to break up the cream and there's sometimes a small bit stuck to the bottom of my bowl.

Use sparingly and enjoy. It probably isn't worth the price but definitely something you should try once.
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Pros: Great scent, thick lather
Cons: Price
Price: Mine was a large sample, but in NA it usually sells for $60-70, well into the deminishing returns region. Quality: One of the best "croaps" I have had the pleasure to use. Scent: Fabulous scent ofAdP. Latherability: Whips up like 50% cream, not to fussy with the water/cream ratio. Efficacy: Nice and slick, razor just glides. Moisturizing Properties: Not greasy, just the right amount. Packaging: Classy glass jar, what do you expect for the price. I only gave it an 8 because of price.
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Pros: Lather-ability. Comfort. Fragrance.
Cons: None
Only dropped a point on price as even though I believe this is incredible value for money some may struggle to justify it's high ticket.Having said that it's lather, cushion and comfort and exceptional fragrance make this a pinnacle product for the wet shaving cognoscenti. Astonishingly frugal use of product still generates mounds of lovely lubricant for your face. I've only ever used it with an SR3824 and I can attest to it's efficacy ONLY with a silver tip (sorry boar slingers!).So can I recommend it? Absolutely. This is a benchmark product that you can measure other creams and soaps against. Honestly, they could store this under a glass bell jar at Greenwich. It's tough to stay objective when you use a product this good; get some and make up your own mind. You're worth it...aren't you??
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