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Seville Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base)


Seville Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base)
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Everyone has a different idea of what a barbershop ought to smell like, but we tend to lean historically for this kind of stuff. Giovanni Maria Farina famously created the very first Eau de Cologne in the early 1700s, and it was an instant success. His formula was prized by the royal courts, and was so highly regarded that it's still in production today. As a result of this popularity, Eau de Cologne fragrances have been staples in European barbershops for well over a hundred years.

While we don't claim to be as gifted as Signor Farina, our Seville scent is definitely in a class all its own. Affectionately dubbed "God's barbershop" by some of our more poetic customers, Seville is a blend of lemon, bergamot, rosemary, lavender, patchouli, and oakmoss. The name comes from the famous opera The Barber of Seville, but the scent is at home anywhere. Give it a try; you won't be disappointed.

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 (lots and lots of it) 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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B&M’s new base is fantastic; I still love the Reserve base, but this is easy to load and creates pure luxury.

Matthew Tilstra

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An excellent soap in all regards. Great lather—slick, cushioning, nourishing. Amazing fragrance. Too me the scent evokes a sun drenched summer morning shave.

Nicolas S.

A classic among artisan soaps

I love this soap in my rotation. I cannot find a better way to describe it as the aforementioned "barbershop of the gods". It is the Oak moss, powdery smell that draws me to it rather than the citrusy smell but it is a great all year-round scent. It pairs great with Lucky Tiger aftershave and toner or with the Seville splash. I own both and I love how they all combine. The Excelsior base is excellent, in my opinion a top tier soap up there with the best artisan soaps I tried. A welcome upgrade from the glissant base but in my mind still definitely below the Reserve base in terms of slickness and postshave feel. The extra cushion provided by excelsior does not make up for all the upside that Reserve offers. I wish I had been able to try the special release of Seville Reserve. Hopefully we will get to have the Barrister and Mann classics in Reserve to really enjoy the crème de la crème !

Christopher S.

An improved performer on an instant classic

I liked glissant version of this soap and was very happy with the scent. When Reserve came out I was hooked on the performance of that base. Now that Seville is available in the Excelsior base my shave experience has been elevated again. The slickness and cushioning are amazing, and the post shave makes your skin feel conditioned and protected without a greasy feel. It is easily one of my favorite scents for year round use.

Daniel Seymour

Top tier soap, elegant scent, great price

B&M could easily charge $25 for this soap and still sell it, really really happy with the soap base and the scent here. Excellent customer service, packaging was superb.

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