Pros: Sapone da Barba whips-up quickly into a creamy rich lather, with exceptional lubrication and good moisterizing.
Sapone da Barba is a rebatched soft soap with excellent solubility. It's made with coconut oil and salts of fatty acids, water, glycerin, and botanical essential oils.
Floral lovers will love Al's Private Stock. Initially anyway, it is a mix of strong floral notes, of geranium and rose. As the shave progresses however, the notes of sandalwood and cedarwood become more apparent. The scent lingers and the floral notes give way to more woody smell.
The lather Al created is high performance. It whips-up fast with a brush into a generous slick lather. It provides excellent skin protection and moisturizing. Even after three passes my face and sensitive skin was irritation-free.
The awesome performance of Sapone da Barba comes at a high price. $30+ for 4oz of shaving creme makes it perhaps one the more expensive shave cremes on the market. Al's claims he spared no expense, so must we too.