While I have several Barrister and Mann shaving soaps, I really love the Excelsior base. It is an excellent performer. Scent is not my favorite, but overall a pleasure to use. Thanks always to WCS for their excellent customer service and super fast shipping.
Top of the line
Great performance and protection. Post shave and slickness are superb. Scent is nice but took a while too really like it. Pretty hard to beat this one for performance.
An incredibly fresh, masculine and vibrant soap
The aroma of Beaudelaire off the jar is a bit muted - almost as if it's asleep. Don't be deceived. It's merely waiting for someone to awaken it, to set it free to fill the air with its fragrance, redolent of life, spring and vitality. It's a thirsty soap, but with diligent attention, you are soon rewarded with a slick, dense lather, foamy peaks kissing your cheeks, a soothing caress of fougere surrounding you with its earthy, fern-like freshness. Paired with a fougere aftershave and fragrance, this soap achieves its zenith, and the experience is life-altering.
A great choice!
B&A's Beaudelaire has an excellent scent that lasts pretty long. It lathers easily, and the soap is rich and slick, which provides a smooth and irritation-free shave. Beaudelaire is a soap that every wet-shaver should own!
Barbershop meets the Moulin Rouge
Starting off, this scent makes me think of a barbershop tucked away somewhere in the back of the Moulin Rouge. Think striped barber pole with sequined tassels hanging from it. Just amazing! As it mellows throughout the day, different notes come to the forefront which make it even more fun. Shave soaps are a guy's best friend! As far as the performance? IMHO, this new soap base from B&M is second to none. Fantastic performance, great feel during and after, even with hard water.