Sandalwood soaps or creams

Discussion started by David7307, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. David7307

    David7307 Member

    I am just about to finish my Proraso Red and i like it , but was wondering before i order some more, if i go for a more expensive soap what would i expect to get for my money that i don't get with Proraso red?
     
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  2. Truefitt and Hill hard puck, is in my eyes a great great sandalwood scent very different to Proraso but excellent,
    also if you want to spend the extra $$ get the Phoenix artisian Accouterments one its alot stronger scent and performs a bit better better then the Truefitt and Hill for lather but in saying that i own both and they are great in my eyes.
     
  3. ^both blow the Proraso out of the water for me
     
  4. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    Geo f trumper do a nice cream, real talk prorasso is not bad for the money but it isn't a good soap in the scheme of things
     
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  5. Nightguard

    Nightguard Member

    D.R. Harris make a fantastic sandalwood soap. Great scent and awesome performer.
     
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  6. agreed, proraso is a good starter but only one that's lasted with me is the green line
     
  7. Ferret619

    Ferret619 Member

    I find the performance to be okay but even for the money it isn't even that great really, I loved it initially but wow dosnt your world open when you try some stuff from local manufactures.
     
  8. The art of Shaving sandalwood gets a bit of flack for price. But it is a HUGE tub of cream and I disagree that it's over priced. My favourite scented sandalwood, it's very boutique and performance is top notch. I also love Taylor of Old Bond Street sandalwood too. Another top favourite if you want a hard pick is Fine Santal Absolut (based on aforementioned AOS sandalwood) (y)
    Happy shaving
    Spencer
     
  9. todras

    todras est Français pour après-rasage Menth Dealer Artisan Producer

    The best of the whole lot is the AOS NOS 3 pucks deal on ebay (Brooklyn Vendor) which is what Fine try to imitate with their Santal. The new AOS sandalwood pucks are not tallow, never tried the cream.

    I also like Trumpers Sandalwood, it's as close to Sandalwood as you can get without using real Sandalwood.
     
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  10. Jase

    Jase Member

    I love my Proraso Red! Besides the supermarket "Shave" brand cream it was the first real soap I purchased and I still find myself going back to it regularly - I may have to try some of the others mentioned here and educate myself on a good Sandalwood!
     
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  11. Drubbing

    Drubbing 110% Smiley-Free Site Moderator

    Premium and Artisan stuff isn't significantly better performance wise IMO. With the big names, you're definitely paying for the brand and its marketing.

    With the arty stuff, I've found you pay more and get less - some of these soaps disappear real quick. At the other end, a DR Harris puck may outlast the cockroaches.

    The scent of the Pro Red isn't that sandalwoody, so you'll also get nicer, more expensive smelling scents. With some sandalwood's, stronger scent isn't a good thing.
     
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  12. Oh yep. Thanks for the info! And the cream is absolutely beautiful mate. Better performance than my TOBS Sandalwood. Probably best performing cream i have
     
  13. RustyBlade

    RustyBlade Member

    Not pure sandalwood scent but good none the less is Phoenix & Beau Sanskrit as another alternative.
     
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  14. David7307

    David7307 Member

    Went and bought TOBS sandalwood cream , used it this morning , I thought the proraso could lather, this is twice as easy, scent is not as strong as the proraso but i think its lasting longer,
     
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  15. Man, DR Harris Sandalwood cream and the DR Harris Sandalwood splash are an awesome combination. I like Stirling Sandalwood and the Stirling Balm, another killer combo, Stirling is a bit light on with the scent, however, performance is great, OSP Sandalwood and Captains Choice Sandalwood are on my wishlist as well.
     

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