Barrister & Mann

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by Chuck F, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    Black Label performance is great. It's less thirsty than the regular B&M, which threw me off at first, I was using too much water. But now that I have it dialed in it is just as good as their original formula.

    The scent is strong, pure lavender, nothing else. So it's fairly different from Lavanille.
     
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  2. ps1160

    ps1160 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! If you like the smell of Earl Grey tea (bergamot), you will love it. Otherwise, you will hate it. Either way the performance will be great.
     
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  3. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Got it today. I like scent. To me its a spicy citrus scent. Maybe a little woody.
     
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  4. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    It's spicy and complex for sure. I really like the scent, it will fill your bathroom as it blooms, and changes a bit once you lather it up and apply to your face. The performance is what really makes B&M one of the best in the business...
     
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  5. JR Reyes

    JR Reyes I scream for....chicken wings??

    Thanks for the heads up Chuck. I want to try one of the black label soaps, just not sure which scent to go with. I really like their Lavenille, Cheshire, and Bay Rum.
     
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  6. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    The Baudelaire shares the same leathery base as Lavanille, so might be one to try. I think the Orange & Cedar is my favorite of the bunch.
     
  7. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member


    Its my first b&m soap. I lathered it last night and came away pretty impressed.
     
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  8. jeraldgordon

    jeraldgordon TSD's Mascot

    Just received my first B&M soap - Fireside. I have NEVER smelled something so intoxicating or unique! Can't wait to shave with it this morning!
     
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  9. michaelAD

    michaelAD Well-Known Member

    They seem to have discontinued it (maybe temporarily), but Ferox has been my go to soap since I've had it.
     
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  10. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    It's a spring or summer seasonal, I'll bet it'll be back.
    I wasn't able to get in on the first round of this, can't wait for them to restock. Does it basically smell just like cognac?
     
  11. ps1160

    ps1160 Well-Known Member

    Fireside is a seasonal scent, so you will probably have to wait until next autumn for a new one.
     
  12. ps1160

    ps1160 Well-Known Member

    It is seasonal but we don't know what season :) Chuck is probably right.
     
  13. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    Fireside is a new winter seasonal, I checked with Will when I missed the first batch and he says he'll continue making batches into March. Ferox is the one I think is spring or summer.
     
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  14. jeraldgordon

    jeraldgordon TSD's Mascot

    No, I just ordered and had it in 2 days! Amazing shipping! The Cognac smell is there, but spicier. Really extremely nice.
     
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  15. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    @jeraldgordon you were right, Fireside is great. Heady and rich and totally unlike any other shaving soap I have. I detect a little anise in there, I think it's nice, but for those who can't abide even a little bit of licorice, it might not work.
     
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  16. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    B&M Latha is one of the best deals I've seen. You can get the soap and aftershave for $16.50. Great product!
     
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  17. Malacoda

    Malacoda Active Member

    That is a heck of a deal. I haven't had a chance to dig around for some reviews on the Latha A/S performance, any insights on it? (If it's like he rest of Will's products, I'd very surprised if it doesn't perform really well...)
     
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  18. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member

    Latha works great! I like the post shave feel of his tallow a little better, but not by much.
    The AS is also excellent - it makes my skin feel well protected for winter, but it's light enough for anytime.
    Best value currently available, IMHO.
     
  19. HolyRollah

    HolyRollah BaconLord Staff Member

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    I've my first sample pack of B&M arriving in a day or os. I look forward to trying this soap out.
     
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  20. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Excellent aftershave! Leaves my skin silky soft.
     
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