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Lavanille Shaving Soap


Lavanille Shaving Soap
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The vanillin in Lavanille may cause it to discolor animal hair shaving brushes. Use of a dedicated brush or a synthetic-fiber shaving brush is recommended.

Some time ago, Barrister and Mann® had the extraordinary fortune to obtain a sample of the discontinued, leathery perfume base Mousse de Saxe. Armed with only this small sample and historical records of what went into the original, we set out to re-create the famous design by smell alone. After four months of research, formulation, reformulation, and constant refinement, we successfully rebuilt Mousse de Saxe into its original glory. It seemed only fitting that such an achievement should be used to create a soap inspired by some of the greatest masculine fragrances of all time.

We blend our version of Mousse de Saxe with lavender, vanilla, cedar, and the elegant musk Exaltolide to create a dark, leathery, elegant soap unlike anything seen for nearly a half century.

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.
Potassium Stearate, Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Coconut Milk, Sodium Shea Butterate, Carthamus tinctorius hybrid (Hybrid Safflower) Seed Oil, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Allantoin, Lanolin, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Citrate, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Fragrance/Parfum, Juniperus virginiana (Virginia Cedarwood) Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein

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I'm a bit late in trying Lavanille and only wish I had enjoyed it earlier. I'm a fan of the stronger and darker scents, but this one is not Hallows dark, but has a whisper of dark depth to it. Just perfect for those subtle encounters. Make sure to get the Aftershave!

Eric M.
United States


I love it. Highly recommend.

Karan S.
United States

Smells Awesome

Love it. Best B&M product I've tried so far.

Thomas F.
United States

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Overall, I am happy with the Lavanille shaving soap. It takes a bit getting used to the brown color lathering your face. And per the instructions it is recommended to use a synthetic brush to avoid discoloration. I am still working on getting the lather just right (only 2 uses), but I am sure I will learn to enjoy this soap. It often takes several uses to appreciate any new soap. The scent is very nice.

mark w.
United States

Lavanille Shaving Soap

the scent is really great. I'm not very good at scent descriptions, i either like it or not, and i like this. I'm still new-ish to wet shaving and not a master at technique or lathering but this soap whipped up a huge lather quickly for me. great scent, close and clean shave. Aftershave rocks, too. Try It!

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