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Barrister and Mann Shaving Soap, 42

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Original price $18.99
Current price $15.19
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SKU SS-BRM-020
  • 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.

Will Carius launched Barrister and Mann in 2013 out of his tiny apartment in Boston, MA. Inspired to try traditional shaving because of his extremely sensitive skin, he soon found a following for his wonderful soaps and fantastic fragrances. And now he has upped his game yet again with a reformulated Glissant base that lathers even better (is it possible?). And, of course, new scents to keep you coming back for more. 

Introducing Barrister and Mann's new Excelsior soap base. This is a company that never rests on its laurels (although they can claim more than most). They have continued to innovate and improve. Now, in addition to white/black label, Reserve, and Glissant, you can enjoy Excelsior. This tallow-base is a significant upgrade from the Glissant base, says Will. It hits the best of all the bases. It lathers similar to Reserve, lasts longer than Glissant and is less finicky about water. This base DOES contain lanolin, so those with sensitivities should be aware.

Douglas Adam's comedy sci-fi novel, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is the inspiration for this newest limited edition soap from Barrister and Mann. Sometimes you have the questions and sometimes you have the answers, but in this novel they don't always come together. After 7.5 million years the super computer, Deep Thought, gives the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything as 42. The problem is no one knows the question. Perhaps that has been your experience with wet shaving -- it's the answer to the question you did know that you needed to ask. So, Will has included notes of petunias, ambergris, tea, and Pan-Galactic Gargleblaster (lemon sugar). This one will be unforgettable -- unlike the question to Deep Thought's answer.

Size: 4oz

Made in the USA

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08/17/2020
Brian B.
United States United States
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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.

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07/04/2020
ryan w.
United States United States
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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!

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07/11/2019
Daniel L.
United States United States
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42

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

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05/24/2019
Everett T.
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Awesome!

In my book there is no slicker shaving soap on the market than Will's "Excelsior Base" shaving soaps! Will has set the bar high for other shaving soap artisans without a doubt. Love the scent of the petunia's in this soap. I can only imagine Heaven smells very similar.