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Valobra shave stick

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Valobra shave stick
I picked this up at Smallflower.com recently and I was quite surprised at how terrific this soap is. I got a very close comfortable shave with it.The sticks are 2 Oz's,and while no ingredients are posted on the website or printed on the package, I believe this is a tallow based soap. My face had huge pillows of thick dense lather. The stick has a clean soapy scent. The lather was as good as some of the high end English soaps and overall I would place it performance wise below some of the real good tallow based soaps- C&S, original Floris,Penhaligons and a touch above the speick and erasmic sticks I have used. For just a few bucks well worth the try! I would recommend.

This from the Smallflower website-
About Valobra:

These hand-crafted, Italian soaps are made using methods unchanged since the 18th century. The soapmakers season pure soap base for four to six months; hard mill the soap six times with vegetable oils, pure essential oils, and vitamins; then gently hand wrap each beautiful bar with original vintage packaging. The soaps contain no harsh detergents or chemical agents, just skin-softening ingredients that make everything from washing your hands to bathing a better experience.


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Pros: It's a classic product, easy to find
Cons: Mild scent, could be a bit cheaper, melt fast
My firsts impressions of the stick is a very mild, clean scent. A bit powdery but nice. It's milder than Wilkinson Sword to my nose. Many members reported that this is a very fast melting stick (something like 30 shaves and it's over. In my case, I guesstimate the stick to be able to deliver 60 shaves (3 passes).

The lather is quite nice like many Italian soaps. I don't think it's better or on par with Wilkinson Sword Blue Stick. It's still very good and works really well but I would pick Wilkinson Sword over Valobra for this. I would pick Valobra over other sticks too.

The Superlather test was very good. I used Kiss My Face Lime, as always. KMF adds a thickness to the lather that most soaps don't have. It was a great shave!

The Uberlather tests was good as it did not make a huge difference. I would say that the slickness level in this shave soap is already up there so no need to add more.

Overall, this is a nice stick with a very mild scent. It was discussed a few times that this stick is a fast melter and it seems to depends if you received an older batch or not. I guess the scent goes with the stick also (newer batch, stronger scent, older batch, milder scent). In the end, I would recommend this item. The neutral, soapy and powdery scent might be an advantage over a Tabac Stick but Tabac would be a better pick for the price (more shaves). If you like Italian soaps, this is a must!
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Pros: Nice neutral soap scent
This is the soap stick to go for when you wants a neutral soap scent. The Valobra is easy to lather, and you get superb lather. This stick is my choice for my Dopp kit.
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Pros: High Quality; Great Lather; Effective; Long-Lasting (great value)
Cons: fragrance is not very exciting
Great stuff for the price.

It makes a fantastic base for superlathering with something like KMF. Slick, moisturizing, big volumes of lather.

A stick of this will last a long time. Wish it had a container or dispenser, though...

Its scent...reminds me of something I might have found in my grandma's bathroom. It is an old-fashioned soap smell---classic? ancient? Hard to describe.

But I like its fragrance---I find it pleasant, and it gives me the feeling that I'm using a product that has been around a long, long time (which it has!). And the smell of it reminds me that I'm about to have a great shave!
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