#1

Living on the edge
Today, I stumbled across a Santa Maria Novella boutique and had a browse.
I have to say I don't much care for their lotions and potions, especially
the weird, dated packaging.....but I dd walk out with a tub of their
shaving cream. At 7.4 FL. OZ. this has long lasting written all over it....kinda
like Expec or MDC.

I usually like menthol-like creams with a strong eucalyptus vibe, so this
will be interesting...however I doubt I'll be dropping this kind of money
on this cream again...no matter how good. Still, I have eaten my words
before so let's see how it performs.

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#2

Member
Redwood City
The scent of this soap is heavenly. Do their make their own soap or does someone make it for them?


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#3

Living on the edge
Yeah I like the smell...has a slightly medicinal whiff about it.
I think this used to be a pharmacy run by monks or nuns (wild guess).
The germans call this kind of outfit 'Apotheke'. Maybe some German
dude will set me right on this.

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#4
It is a great soap! The performance is awesome and I really enjoy the scent. Top notch for me.

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#5

Veni, vidi, vici
Vault 111
Love this soap. Excellent performance and terrific scent. You will not be disappointed.

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Primo
Shaving since 1971; enjoying my shaves since 2014
A che bel vivere, che bel piacere, per un barbiere di qualità! Happy2
#6
It's a very good soap that lasts for a long time. If you like mentholated soaps, it's a safe buy. Slickness is amazing.

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#7

Member
Knoxville, TN
It’s one of my favorites, and not that expensive given the volume (220ml listed but they do fill generously). Menthol is light but there.

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#8

Living on the edge
(01-04-2021, 05:14 PM)Razdon Wrote: Slickness is amazing.

wow...I can't wait!

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#9

Living on the edge
Well, I tried this croap today and loved it! Everything, from the scent, to the sheer
quality of lather and post shave face feel was top notch. The slickness was evident.
I don't think I can make do with just one tub of this...lol.

It completely outshone some heavyweights like MDC, ADP and ABC.

One more thing....I once bought a Razorock knockoff called Santa Maria del fiore
since I'd read it was the official value for money version of SMN. Having tried the original
today, I can safely say there is no comparison at all.

Fantastic buy for me.

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#10
(01-06-2021, 03:56 PM)Tester28 Wrote: ...One more thing....I once bought a Razorock knockoff called Santa Maria del fiore
since I'd read it was the official value for money version of SMN. Having tried the original
today, I can safely say there is no comparison at all.

Fantastic buy for me.

$71.00 MSRP for any shaving soap/cream IMO is insane.


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