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On the Subject of Excelsior

Excelsior shaving soap represents a significant upgrade over the performance of our Glissant soap base and will last considerably longer because it's a much harder product. It produces lather similar to that of Barrister's Reserve®, but does not exhibit the gooey, stringy characteristics of its softer cousin. Those who love the lather they get from Barrister's Reserve® soaps but who find the soap difficult to work with will very likely enjoy the performance of Excelsior a great deal.

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Fragrance Review: Voyage d’Hermes Parfum, the Amazing Hat Trick

Is Voyage d’Hermes Parfum a grand expedition or a trip to nowhere? Barrister and Mann weighs in. Prefer an audio version? Listen to the podcast! Whew! It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Big doings at B&M have kept me away from the blog, but I’m back! And I have a wonderful perfume on the docket. Modern mainstream fragrance …

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Chemical Explanation: Vanillin, the Weirdest Little Semi-Natural in Fragrance

What is vanillin? How’s it made? Is it dangerous? Why does it turn soap brown? Barrister and Mann is here to explain! Prefer an audio version? Listen to the podcast! We get lots of questions about the fragrance materials we use. People often send me emails asking whether some of our high-vanillin products have separated, so …

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Fragrance Review: Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel, the Gentleman’s Violet

Can the modern guy wear Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel? Barrister and Mann weighs in. Prefer an audio version? Listen to the podcast! Fragrance these days is largely a matter of incremental innovation. Everyone is racing to do something just a little bit better, a little bit smarter, a little bit more inventively than everyone else. …

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