Barrister & Mann

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

  1. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    Based on the description on his site, it sounds like they're sourcing the Latha aftershave from another maker and just adding the fragrance: "We blended the fragrance into a fantastic aftershave base made right here in the USA." As far as I know, that'd make it the only thing they sell that they don't make themselves.

    That's not to take away from it, though. The performance is very good. I like the scent better in the soap, though, it comes off more floral to me in the aftershave.
  2. ps1160

    ps1160 Well-Known Member

    What is the scent of Latha? Is the scent faint or robust?
  3. JR Reyes

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

    I think the soap has a good scent level...the aftershave compliments the soap scent, but didn't have that much staying power..for me.

    The soap is legit, and for the price it's hard to beat.
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  4. Chuck F

    Chuck F Cheesy! Big Curd style

    I'd agree with all that. The scent is a classic barbershop kind of thing, I know that doesn't pin it down much, heh. I think it's a scent most would enjoy, not the controversial love-it-or-hate-it reaction that some B&M scents sometimes cause.
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  5. clk

    clk Member

    I totally agree. I think it has a mild, pleasant sent and is an excellent performer.
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  6. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    I will have my first B & M tomorrow. I ordered Black label lavender & rosemary peppermint
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  7. JR Reyes

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

    Get Ready... because you're in for a treat! Really good stuff. It doesn't take much water to get it going. Enjoy.
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  8. BigMark

    BigMark Tests razors by shaving Wookies

    I plan on trying the Unscented , however I have a question. I love the smell of MWF but cannot get a decent lather out of it. I read that the B&M unscented has a "sheepy" smell to it, Does it smell like MWF?
  9. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

    I fought trying to lather MWF for over a year. I stuck with it only because a lot of people who are more qualified to judge than myself like it. I finally figured out that I need to keep water on it so it stays soft. I put the puck in an old spice mug and I keep about 1/4 inch of water on it. It works well and I now like it, especially the after feel. Every time I let it dry out I find it harder to lather

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    I tried the Beaudelaire the other day and liked it so much I picked up a tub of Ferox. What a great scent! And the performance was awesome! I seemed to pass over B&M soaps for some reason, some of the scents seem strange to me at first, but I noticed my taste in scent has gotten more sophisticated and B&M has some of the most complex unique scents I have come across. Sometimes way too complex YMMV
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