Barrister and Mann LLC

Cheshire Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base)


Cheshire Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base)
49 Reviews |

Arguably one of the most famous blends of tea in the world, Earl Grey is believed to be named after Charles, the Second Earl Grey, and was first produced by Charlton & Co. of Jermyn St. in London around 1880. The tea is traditionally flavored with bergamot, a peppery relative of orange from Italy. Its distinctive scent had never been re-created in shaving soap until Barrister and Mann® decided to give it a go.

We blend American clary sage, bergamot, and small amounts of lavender and patchouli to create a very realistic interpretation of the smell of Earl Grey (the tea, not the man). It's our founder's favorite, and we think you'll love it too!

Net wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA

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, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Tallowate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Fragrance, Sodium Ricinoleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate

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Larry M.
United States United States


Way too much black pepper.

Adam V.
United States United States

Top notch right here

Exceptional performance and a classic scent. My second tub. I use B&M exclusively.

David W.
United States United States

Not *quite* identical to my cuppa Twinings ;)

As expected this soap is an excellent performer, with plenty of cushion and glide. It also doesn't dry my skin at all and produces closer shaves than some "other" formulas. On to the scent; it's very close to Earl Gray, but richer, with subtle divergences from the original scent, being overall softer and more floral than real Earl Gray. I love bitter orange scents, so a stronger bergamot note would make this even better for me... The scent lingers longer than many, but it's completely gone by noon in my use. This will likely become a long-term addition to my soap rotation,

James B.
United States United States

Really Great Soap Base

The new glissant soap base is wonderful. The scent is very light, but great for the morning. Smells like Earl Grey Tea and a little bit of orange zest.

Dalton C.
United States United States

Cheshire shave soap and aftershave

First time using Barrister and Mann and I can see what all the fuss is about, the scent is beautiful and the lather was slicker than a loan sharks combover.

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