Antica Ricetta means ‘ancient recipe’ in Italian and this Saponificio Bignoli Antica Ricetta Shaving Soap is indeed based on the family recipe of Grandfather Carlo. This is a triple-refined, tallow-based product and the prevailing note is the classic tallow smell that reminds us of soap making from many moons ago – truly the ancient recipe.
It’s refined and vintage in all ways and represents the Italian craftsmanship of the past. The colour of the soap is a mild buttery yellow, and there’s a wonderful, delicate citrus fragrance along with the rich notes of the tallow. The aroma is light, soft and sweet and will make a unique addition to your collection of shaving soaps.
Head notes: orange, bergamot
Heart notes: bitter orange, orange blossom
Base notes: lavender, thyme, natural Marseille soap
The Saponificio Bignoli company was established in Italy in 1945 and has been handed down from generation to generation. They specialise in the production of all kinds of soaps, including shaving soaps, and the personality of their line is something that only craft production and experience can create -- nothing but classic Italian quality here.
This is a very creamy and soft soap from which maximum yield can be obtained moistening the brush with hot water, adding a small amount of soap to it and working with circular movements in a shaving bowl – this will create a thick and creamy foam. Application to the moistened face will prepare the skin by coating it for a gentle and effective shave.
This soap comes in an attractive metal silver tin with bright red screw-top lid. You may also want to try non-tallow, plant-based soaps from Saponificio Bignoli, such as Mediterranean Citrus or Blackberry & Moss.
Ingredients: Potassium Cocoate, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Carbonate, Parfum (Fragrance), Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Eugenol, Geraniol.