Cologne Russe Shaving Soap
We blend lemon, bergamot, petitgrain, and herbs with violet, rose, bay, and amber to produce a rich, beautifully fresh scent derived from the colognes of old. The scent is distinctly warmer than most other cologne-type fragrances, owing largely to its inclusion of castoreum, benzoin, and vanilla. Clean and elegant without the aloofness of some other scents, Cologne Russe is the perfect way to brighten your morning.
Net wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA
- Cologne Russe
Amazingly smooth performance, like a cushion for the blade to glide through! No nicks, irritation or redness. Extremely happy with this soap :) the smell is awesome too, my wife loves it!
Sweet and warm
Sweet of citrus and violet yet warm with lavender. Almost a cologne experience. An excellent scent and an even better performer.
Complex and warm!
Lots of depth to this scent and it's extremely enjoyable! Looking forward to using it more in the cooler months.
Regal and Oppulant
Anyone who has ever tried a B&M soap knows that the soap/shave quality is second to none, so I will be reviewing only the scent. Wow! This is so SO good! I was immediately drawn to this scent when the description mentioned it was modeled after a centuries old fragrance worn by Russian royalty. I assumed this must be a "Cuir de Russie"(Citrus, Violet, and Leather accords) type fragrance that I love, but too few perfumers are willing to blend these days. I read through the notes and sure enough saw that this included violet with amber and castoreum. Obviously, I had to buy the soap and aftershave because why buy one without that other? I adore the smell of violets when blended right and I was not at all disappointed with this one. This scent is everything that I hoped it would be! Lovely citruses that blend to smell like sweet tangerine and then the violet and herbal notes combine for a botanical warmth that is really top notch. I am convinced that Mr. Rockefeller shaved with this soap! It smells of gentlemen and old money...lots of old money! Clean, refined, and oh so dapper! P.S. do not buy this soap without also buying the aftershave. You would do this scent, and yourself, a great disservice! (See aftershave review for more on that)
The gift that keeps giving.
Enamored with gift. I even gave Reserve Lavender to a soft water shaver that raved about the performance.