East Egg Soap Sample (Limited Edition)(Excelsior Base)
Please note that East Egg is a limited edition scent commissioned by /r/Wetshaving and will be made for an as-yet undetermined period of time.
The opulence of the 1920s was of such staggering magnitude that it forced a cultural shift in the United States not seen again for another four decades. Men wore tuxedos and drove fast cars, women smoked and drank and danced. Fortunes were made and lost nearly overnight, and cultural tensions abounded between new money and old and haves and have-nots.
Rich tobacco smoke perfumed the air, laced with plush fragrances wafted not only from the windows of gilded mansions but from the cigarettes and cigars themselves, as if their own natural aromas were somehow insufficient to satisfy America's appetites for excess and luxury.
But the nation's hunger for decadence was doomed to rot from the inside out, simultaneously fueled and sabotaged by the intricacies of class warfare, the existential panic inspired by the nouveau riche in wealthy plutocrat onlookers. East Egg captures this feeling of opulence on the precipice, of fortunes so volatile that they could be lost in the blink of an eye. Notes of nutmeg, lemon, bergamot, and clary sage open with scintillating sparkle, the flash of glittering affluence, and descend to a rich floral heart of ylang ylang, geranium, and violet. A base of sandalwood, amber, and vanilla buttresses the core, classic cigarette perfume of vetiver and vanilla, used for a decade to perfume both cigarette cases and their contents, and forever emblematic of America's most torrid century. Rich and sumptuous, East Egg is the distillation of Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom, their bourgeois ways and careless luxuries carefully concealing the darkness that lies beneath.
Samples are approximately 1/2 oz.
Pull the sample out of the jar with your finger or other scoopy device. Flatten it against the bottom of a bowl or jar.
Wet your brush, then vigorously brush it against the soap until you have a creamy lather (about thirty seconds). Add more water; this soap needs it! The finished lather should look dense and shiny. Sample is good for 5-7 uses.
This soap like all other Barrister and Mann soaps doesn’t disappoint. The lather and slickness are excellent and post shave leaves you feeling smooth. The scent reminds me of attending an upscale event and standing out amongst the crowd.
Opulent East Egg
So glad I was able to snag this complete set, the scent is beautifully done. Will, you have done it again, sad this one was a LE. I love that it was offered in the complete set of Soap, Aftershave, and Perfume. Now I get to enjoy it throughout the day instead of just during my Shave!
Great product as always.
A very complex, and masculine, scent that takes you back in time to a wild era full of cigarette smoke, and jazz music. It smells so good I can't stop smelling this little sample every 5 minutes. The wife also very much approves the scent, which is always a plus. As for the soaps performance, it's probably the best on the market rn. Lathers up quick, and provides the best cushion, glide, and post shave I've ever experienced. Don't sleep on this release and get the full set. I know I am!