Mûir(e) Wood Aftershave Balm
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, we've 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 color impression, suffused with the indigo of the dusky woods, Mûir(e) Wood is a tribute to one of our great forefathers in a strikingly unconventional manner, a memorial to a man who went to live in Nature and only came back to tell us 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:
Net wt. 3.75 fl oz, Made in the USA
"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
Our upgraded and improved alcohol-free aftershave balm is a glorious treat for the skin. Enriched with super-moisturizing kokum and cupaçu butters, hydrolyzed oat protein, and nourishing daikon seed oil, this soothing, moisturizing emulsion will calm irritation and redness and leave your skin feeling moisturized for hours on end.
- redwood region
- forest scent
I find this balm has a pleasing and mild scent. I did order Leviathan at the same time and that is a very strong scent so my nose is probably muted when I try and smell Muire. Regardless it will most likely be on my reorder list.
Excellent product that pairs perfectly with the shave soap. Calming, earthy scent.
Soothing balm for the colder season
I sm usually a bslm guy, but that balm is perfect for the colder and dryer season snd protects your skin.
Barrister and mann products are amazing
Mûir(e) wood is a fantastic sweet berry and wet forest scent I picked up the balm to complete my set. I'm be ordering more barrister and mann products.
Great fall scent
Fall in the redwood region is salmon season. What was a hot day is now a cool evening. Bears have cut paths to the river through thickets of blackberry vines and ground the overripe fruit under paw where it mixes with the ferns and soil. This scent captures that scene for me perfectly. The balm works wonders! A little goes a long way.