Barrister & Mann shaving soaps

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Yehuda D, Feb 8, 2020.

  1. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Can anyone here who has tried these soaps tell me how they are? The reason I ask is that yesterday I received a Hallows soap from a good friend of mine in South Africa and it smells beautiful but I have no idea to how the lather and performance are.

    Thanks so much! :)


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  2. PLANofMAN

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    It takes a bit more water than the average soap. If your lather is more of a paste, add water. I was initially disappointed in B&M soaps, but i figured it out.

    Lather and performance are top notch.
     
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  3. brit

    brit in a box

    i use their reserve line-classic and waves..great scents ,and great performance..
     
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  4. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Thanks for the great advice, guys!

    I really appreciate it!


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  5. feeltheburn

    feeltheburn Well-Known Member

    B&M soaps are top-notch performers and have pretty good scents too. My wife always gets me a couple B&M soaps for Christmas. She says they're her favorite soap maker to buy from.
     
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  6. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    My wife says she likes the scent of this Hallows. That’s already a good sign.


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  7. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    My first use of this soap was actually very enjoyable. I think I may have left my brush a bit too wet because the lather was flying all over the bathroom. It works up very easily, it becomes really rich and the slickness is great. I’ll be writing a review at some point today.


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  8. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Here’s my review of the Hallows:

    Ease of lathering: 10/10–Brilliant. Rich, super slick lather so easily. Be careful not to start with too wet a brush, though.

    Longevity of lather: 10/10–You get perfect stability from this soap.

    General skincare: 8/10–Pretty good. Leaves a comfortable postshave feeling.

    Scent: 9/10–Gorgeous. Hard for me to describe, but it’s so classy and elegant.

    Price: N/A—Because I did a trade I cannot tell you the price.

    Would I buy again: 9/10– Yes, I believe I would. It’s a lovely soap![​IMG]


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  9. Smooth Steve

    Smooth Steve Well-Known Member

    Couldn't agree more Jeff. I like B&M and think they make some great products. I know you like things cold and as such you may really enjoy Terror. I believe it is a seasonal or limited edition soap like Hallows, but if it comes around again, you should definitely check it out. It is probably my favorite I tried from them. Enjoy Hallows my friend.
     
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  10. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Thanks Steve!

    I definitely intend to get Terror when it comes out again!


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  11. PLANofMAN

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    Hallows is a limited edition soap, seasonal, recurring. You'll have to wait until October to order it again.

    I don't care for all his scents, but each scent is expertly crafted. Ditto for Saponifico Verisino.
     
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  12. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    It’s such a lovely scent - too bad I can’t describe it. Two soaps I’ll make a point to buy are this one and the Terror when/if it comes back. I don’t think the Arctique soap is available anymore.


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  13. PLANofMAN

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    https://dailylather.com/content/history-barrister-and-mann#lines

    A fun read, though slightly out of date.

    Hallows: "We were tasked with creating a seasonal scent unlike any the world had ever seen before. Taking inspiration from the swamps of Boston, we combined vetiver, oakmoss, black pepper, cocoa, labdanum, and cedar to produce a deep, cold scent suited to the chilly, bitter days of late October. Gloomy, rich, and perversely elegant, Hallows is a reminder of why men once feared the dark. Took a year off in 2017."
     
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  14. ghostlife

    ghostlife Well-Known Member

    I've only tried the Reserve line and didn't care for the style of lather it makes
     
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  15. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Black pepper.....and oakmoss.....so that’s what it’s all about - it sure is beautiful!


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  16. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    No more Arctique??? Well, shux...I had fun saying if it's Monday, you must be using Arctique.
     
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  17. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I only use my Arctique aftershave on Menthol Monday because I want it to last as long as possible!


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  18. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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    B&M has honestly completely confused me with all of the different bases. The Reserve is a gooey mess. I don't even know what base I have (Seville and Bay Rum). The earlier bases are, imo better soaps. Scents range from excellent to "what the heck is this?".
     
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  19. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Oh, you're grandfathering it?
     
  20. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    What????


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