Shaving Soap Sample: Mûir(e) Wood

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The Scent

John Muir, for whom the famed national park "Muir Woods" is named, was a driven man. He loved nature so much that he crusaded for decades to preserve it, founding the Sierra Club and establishing national parks at Yosemite and the Sequoia National Forest, which inspired the conservation of other natural wonders all over the United States. He was so outspoken and persuasive that no less than Ansel Adams, perhaps the greatest nature photographer of the 20th Century, regarded him as a direct influence and inspiration for his work.

In keeping with Muir's love of the forests, we've attempted to capture the crepuscular gloom of the woods at dusk, all purples and greens and blues. Blackberry seemed a perfect choice to blend with the jammy resin of balsam fir, while oakmoss and vetiver lace the undergrowth, imparting earthy mossiness and wood. The scent of damp air, so common in the Pacific Northwest where Muir made his home, wends its way through the fragrance, leaving a hauntingly gossamer shimmer in its wake. Not so much as photorealistic fragrance as an inspired color impression, suffused with the indigo of the dusky woods, Mûir(e) Wood is a tribute to one of our great forefathers in a strikingly unconventional manner, a memorial to a man who went to live in Nature and only came back to tell us of the wonders he had seen. La mûre may be French for blackberry, but the man himself is the inspiration. His contemplative approach to the world, so reminiscent of our own wet shaving rituals, is best expressed in words to others:

"To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness." - John Muir

Net wt. 1 oz, Made in the USA

Directions for Use
Just unwrap the sample and smush it onto a plate or into your favorite bowl or jar, then lather! Each sample is an ounce of lathery goodness, perfect for travel or just for trying out something new.
Aqua, Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Sodium Stearate, Polyacrylamidomethylpropane Sulfonic Acid, Cocos nucifera Fruit Juice (Coconut Milk), Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Lactate, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Tetrasodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Cocoate, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Goat Milk Powder, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Cocoate, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow Root) Extract, Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm) Extract

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Peter SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Oh my god. This one is definitely their best scent!!

Mauricio D.
United States United States


This scent does makes you feel like you are hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. It's fresh, outdoorsy and brings back all those memories of you conquering the woods. Fantastic!!

Harry K.
United States United States

Solid Soap, just not my taste

Soap is great, easy to use, and does the trick. The most attractive part is its pungency. The smell is heavy and it makes my face smell great for hours after, but it’s not too overpowering. That being said the actual smell itself is not quite what I’m after. It’s certainly good, and has that “musky” aroma, but something about doesn’t match what I’m going for, so I’ll keep looking. However this experience makes me very excited about the brand. Thank you!

United States United States

Berry Good!

Wasn't even planning on getting this, but read a lot of good things about it and decided to give it a try. It is very good and the blackberry smells amazing, it makes it very unique. Even if it's not the strongest note, the blackberry seems to be my favorite note of them all. I may have to get a full tub after the sample.

Ryan S.
United States United States

Great scent, great lather

Love the smell of this one. Like all Barrister & Mann soaps I've tried, it lathers excellently. I've tried this, Seville, and Fougere Classic. All have been excellent, but I think this is my favorite scent.