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  • 23-06-2017 5:11pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 11,220 ✭✭✭✭


    Just back from a couple of weeks in Italy and ran out of shaving foam when over there. Picked up a bowl of Proraso soap in the local shop. Loved using it and went back for more.

    Couldn't believe how cheap it was over there...€1.77 for a 150ml bowl. Its the green one which is all they had, looked around for the Sandalwood but couldn't find it. Ended up buying 3 bowls for that price it was a snip and then picked up a 100ml of their After Shave Balm with the green tea & oat for less than a fiver.

    No more Nivea shaving foam for me, proraso all the way now...

    Next on the shopping list is a Muhle 89c


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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,243 ✭✭✭✭endacl


    Fair play?


  • Registered Users Posts: 528 ✭✭✭All My Stars Aligned


    Been using it for years now. It's fantastic.

    A good source for shaving gear is shaving.ie

    Wont be as cheap as Italy bet still great value and their service is great.

    Good selection of razors and brushes too.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 664 ✭✭✭9or10


    Yep. Shaving.ie are great. Frequently get orders the day after ordering.

    Use Proraso after shave - must try the soap.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 664 ✭✭✭9or10


    9or10 wrote: »
    Yep. Shaving.ie are great. Frequently get orders the day after ordering.

    Use Proraso after shave - must try the soap.

    Eventually got some Proraso soap - its OK, but TOBS is just as good.

    A couple of things irritate me (mildly):

    - The top is domed so nothing stacks on top of it
    - There is no lip. The soap is filled upto the rim and is domed under the lid, so for the first several shaves it makes a mess to clear up.

    No biggees but I'll stick to TOBS.


  • Registered Users Posts: 561 ✭✭✭Buddy97mm


    To be fair, TOBs is twice the price. I think Proraso is excellent, great value, especially if you get in Italy, where it's about a third of the price you generally pay online.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 170 ✭✭NavyandBlue


    Has anyone ever tried to purchase Proraso products from an online Italian or other mainland European retailer? The prices (particularly for the pre-shave creams and post-shave balms) are much lower. However, the retailers that I found charge high delivery fees which wipe out the savings on the costs of the products.


  • Registered Users Posts: 561 ✭✭✭Buddy97mm


    Online Proraso prices are certainly way cheaper, but, as you have found, the bulk and weight of any packages means that postage charges negate any savings. Maybe a big enough order would reduce the per item postage, but the only really cheap way I have found to get Proraso is buying it in person when on holidays in Europe, or asking friends to do that.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭hitemfrank


    Shaving.ie has delivery under €3 for Ireland which might make your Proraso order more attractive if you grab a few things at once.


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