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Barrister & Mann shave soap

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SOTD 26 Mar 2013

I just received my initial order of Barrister & Mann shaving soap. Though a warning that the soap requires more water than one might expect, I found that for me my regular lathering method worked just fine—no added water needed, certainly not to the degree that (e.g.) Mike’s Natural requires.

My Mühle silverfiber shaving brush—a really good synthetic, comparable to good silvertip badger—worked up an excellent lather quickly. Three passes with the ARC Weber holding an Astra Keramik Platinum blade, a good splash of Klar Seifen Klassik aftershave, and the day begins.

Written by LeisureGuy

26 March 2013 at 8:30 am

Posted in Shaving

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  1. What are your thoughts on the scent for the soap? I ordered this, the seville and the bay rum. Curious to know what you think. Thanks.

    JP

    26 March 2013 at 9:20 am

  2. I liked the fragrance, which struck me as light. I didn’t detect a lot of vetiver, but my nose is only so-so. I also got the Seville and also another, which I’ll be using soon.

    LeisureGuy

    26 March 2013 at 9:34 am

  3. We were concerned about over-doing it with the vetiver, and instead aimed to produce a lighter fragrance that still had earthy undertones. However, we may consider doing a pure vetiver soap at some point in the future, if there is a serious call for it. Thanks to both of you for giving it a go!

    Barrister & Mann

    26 March 2013 at 10:55 am


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