Nordost Shaving Soap (Omnibus Base) (Seasonal) - Barrister and Mann LLC

Nordost Shaving Soap

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"Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can't. The brain doesn't process negatives.” -Douglas Coupland

Of all the brilliant creations of Chinese antiquity, perhaps none is so humble or so enchanting as the orange. Sweet and juicy, warm and inviting, the fruit has been cultivated around the world for centuries, and was so prized by Louis XIV that he ordered the construction of an orangery at Versailles that remains one of the largest and grandest in the world, housing hundreds of plants since its completion in 1663. The French king was even known to have the trees potted in solid silver basins and placed throughout the state rooms of the palace in order to perfume the air. Unfortunately, transferring that wonderful scent to soap has proven to be difficult.

Orange oil is famously frustrating to work with, highly unstable and prone to oxidation, and extremely weak unless you use the stuff by the bucketful, which can disturb the chemistry of soap and presents skin allergen problems. We’ve searched for years for a safe way to produce an orange scent that properly reflects the rich warmth of the genuine article, and, at long last, we’ve finally found it. The product of this effort is our newest and grandest citrus creation: Nordost.

Rich and elegant, with undertones of dusky sweetness, Nordost is the smell of smoked oranges, their peels made leathery by the heat, their juice darkened and concentrated and wonderful. This is no weak, muddled orange scent, handicapped by the fragility of the fruit’s natural oil, but instead an intense, distinctly authentic fragrance so deeply luscious that you’ll swear you’ve buried your face in a basket of the real thing. We consider Nordost to be one of our crowning achievements, a glorious, impassioned love letter to the warmest and friendliest citrus. Enjoy, and long live the orange.

Net wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA

Directions for Use

Wet your shaving brush well, then swirl it around the jar for roughly thirty seconds or until a rich, creamy lather is formed. Continue building the lather by adding water and swirling your brush either on your face or in a lathering bowl. Shave, rinse, and spend your day feeling great.


Aqua (Water), Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Parfum (Fragrance Oil), Sodium Stearate, Garcinia indica Seed Butter (Potassium Kokum Butterate), Polyacrylamidomethylpropane Sulfonic Acid, Cocos nucifera Fruit Juice (Coconut Milk), Sodium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Lactate, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xanthan Gum, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Sodium Cocoa (Kokum) Butterate, Potassium Cocoate, Hydroxethylcellulose, Sodium Ricinolate, Saccharide Isomerate, Caprae Lac (Goat Milk) Powder, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Cocoate, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm) Extract
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James S.
United States United States

After about a month of use . . .

I don't like saying anything negative about this company's products, because we are very fortunate to have them. Still . . . I smell like an orange creamsicle now. Worse yet, since B&M inexplicably stopped production of the SINGLE GREATEST SHAVING SOAP IN THE HISTORY OF SHAVING SOAPS - BEAUDELAIRE - I am now using a soap that doesn't glide the blade particularly well or leave my skin feeling anywhere near as smooth as that glorious product that they incomprehensibly discontinued. Maybe they hired that Bud Lite executress to run their marketing, who knows? So the orange whip soap gets 3 stars for being an ok soap that smells like ice cream.

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Paul D.
United States United States

Nordost Shaving Soap

This is a keeper. A fun scent to shave with in the morning. Lathers great. Leaves my face feeling smooth.

Dana O.
United States United States

It’s Orange!

Omnibus is simply the best soap base out there hands down. This is a beautiful, smoky orange that deserves a permanent rotation to come out each and every summer. Hopefully Will is going to give this some serious consideration.

Norway Norway

My favourite scent from Barrister and Mann

It is a simple scent, but oh my it is gorgeous. Who would have thought smoked oranges would smell so good. In fact, it's so good that I want to stock this one. I am buying a second set + the Nordost Eau de Cologne

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Gunter 7.
United States United States

Best in Show

Probably should add this one to the permanent line up. Lovely smoky orange scent with unparalleled performance at this price point. Bravo Will!

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