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Barrister and Mann Muire Wood Shaving Soap (4oz)

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John Muir, for whom the famed national park "Muir Woods" is named, was a driven man. He loved nature so much that he crusaded for decades to preserve it, founding the Sierra Club and establishing national parks at Yosemite and the Sequoia National Forest, which inspired the conservation of other natural wonders all over the United States. He was so outspoken and persuasive that no less than Ansel Adams, perhaps the greatest nature photographer of the 20th Century, regarded him as a direct influence and inspiration for his work.

In keeping with Muir's love of the forests, Barrister and Man have attempted to capture the crepuscular gloom of the woods at dusk, all purples and greens and blues. Blackberry seemed a perfect choice to blend with the jammy resin of balsam fir, while oakmoss and vetiver lace the undergrowth, imparting earthy mossiness and wood. The scent of damp air, so common in the Pacific Northwest where Muir made his home, wends its way through the fragrance, leaving a hauntingly gossamer shimmer in its wake. Not so much as photorealistic fragrance as an inspired colour impression, suffused with the indigo of the dusky woods, Mûir(e) Wood is a tribute to one of the USA's great forefathers in a strikingly unconventional manner, a memorial to a man who went to live in nature and only came back to tell of the wonders he had seen. La mûre may be French for blackberry, but the man himself is the inspiration. His contemplative approach to the world, so reminiscent of our own wet shaving rituals, is best expressed in words to others:

"To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness." - John Muir

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Based on 3 reviews
Louis M.
it smells amazing

I have sensitive skin so some soaps really irritate my skin easily, this one doesn't and it smells amazing

Louis M.
I Hope I Run Out of It Soon

the Barrister and Mann shaving soap lathers well with even the smallest amount of water. The scent of blackberry hits you as soon as you put your nose close to it. The accompanying scents add an almost mentholated freshness - like the open air of a forest after a strong rain - that may cause you to smell it even when your not shaving with it. I also purchased the Aftershave Balm and it is equally high quality as well as having a strong lasting scent that makes your skin feel soft and fresh.

Justin H.
Love the scent

It lathers up really the scent but just wish it was a bit stronger