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Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, 42

6 reviews
  • Artisan shaving soap
  • Reformulated for even better lathering
  • Scented with petunias, ambergris, tea, and Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster (lemon sugar)

42 is a seasonal scent with a limited production.

If you are like many other wet shavers, you are waiting with baited breathe for everyone of Barrister and Mann's seasonal releases. And if you aren't like other wet shavers, it might be because you are new to this wet shaving gig. Will Carius is producing exceptional wet shaving products and scents from his home in Northeastern US.

This soap is in Barrister and Mann's Soft Heart base.  This base uses tallow, oils, milks, and butters to whip up a fantastic lather.  This base DOES contain lanolin, so those with sensitivities should be aware.

"42" - the answer that supercomputer, Deep Thought, spits out after processing for 7.5 million years in the sci-fi comedy novel, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". Unfortunately, no one remembers the question! Likewise, Will has created the scent for the need you didn't even know you had. 42 has notes of petunias, ambergris, tea, and Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster (lemon sugar). Enjoy this unforgettable aroma.

Size: 4oz

Made in the USA

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Tallowate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Sodium Ricinoleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Oil, Fragrance, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Cistus Ladanifer (Labdanum) Absolute, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil

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4.3 Based on 6 Reviews
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At first i could smell citrus with some boldness to it. After lathering it up I got a cinnamon note. Smells like cinnamon gum not bad just different.

Geordon V.
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Much better than Vogon poetry!

First and foremost, the soap is very petunia forward until you get some water on it. That's when it really evolves into something nice, if you are a fan of unusual scents. The petunia and ambergris are not scents that are used much in modern perfumery, so most people won't be familiar with them. Anyway, once you get to lathering the soap the sugared lemon starts to come out really wonderfully. The tea scent comes out on the far end, and the labdanum and patchouli are hiding in there as well I am a big fan of soaps that contain lanolin and 42 is good on that score. Add in the glycerin, jojoba oil, and shea butter and this is one skin friendly soap… As long as you don’t have a sensitivity to it. I have hard water, so I end up having to use a lot of water to get a decent lather with most soaps and creams but even with less water than I usually need, I was able to get a good, stable, hydrated lather out of this soap.

Brian B.
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Just ok.

It was an ok product, I’ve never tried this brand before. Maybe it’s just a personal preference, but I just enjoy other soaps more. So far my favorite by far are any of the Sterling soaps. They seem a little smoother or slicker or something that I can’t describe. This felt either to heavy or to light when I added water. I just couldn’t find a consistency that I liked. I wasn’t sure what to make of the scent either. I didn’t like it so much at first but it started to grow on me. I like the packaging, they did a very nice job with that.

ryan w.
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42 the answer to life and everything!

first off, love the node to the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy! performance is top notch! one of the best lathering soaps ever made! the scent is phenomenal and masculine, the smell will stick with you all day and my wife loves it on me! i highly recommend trying this masterpiece from barrister and mann! while your at it, pick up the best book ever written! and enjoy a pan galactic gargle blaster!

Daniel L.
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This is an amazing scent and face feel - strong tea tones followed by an indefinable sweetness. Totally unique and awesome