Barrister and Mann LLC

Nocturne Shaving Soap


Nocturne Shaving Soap
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Nocturne is a seasonal scent for Autumn and will be discontinued on December 31st.

Anyone who’s been there will tell you that, in New England, Autumn is the best time of year. The trees turn vivid colors, the weather becomes perfectly brisk, and the apple and corn crops are harvested and made into all kinds of wonderful foods to enjoy. The scent of woodsmoke fills the air and fallen leaves litter the ground, crunching pleasantly underfoot wherever you go. It’s a wonderful time, and at the center of it all is the cider mill.
Cider mills are incredible places. The smell of apples suffuses the walls and a wood fire usually burns in the corner. Trays and trays of apple cider donuts fill the tables and counters next to carafes of hot cider and coffee. The buildings smell wonderful and we wanted to capture that smell in soap form. After long experimentation, we blended the scents of apples, newly fallen leaves, woodsmoke, benzoin, and the faintest touch of cinnamon to create a slightly smokey, faintly spicy, wonderful scent perfect for the crisp, clear days of Autumn.

Net wt. 4 oz

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, Fragrance, Carthamus tinctorius hybrid (Hybrid Safflower) Seed Oil, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Allantoin, Lanolin, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol Acetate, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein

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Ben Nielson

A Fall Favorite!

Nocturne is a complex combination of wood smoke, apple and less immediately identifiable scents (check the description). The scent is very smoke forward and the apple, which many seem to think will be the primary note, is definitely a secondary note. While I might agree that there could be a touch (and only a touch, mind you) more apple in this fragrance, this is a wonderful addition to anyone's shave den, particularly in the fall and winter months. I am generally not a huge fan of smoky fragrances but Nocturne's complexity and secondary notes that compliment the smoke instead of simply reinforcing it make this one of my new favorites. The Glissant base is definitely a top-notch artisan soap and the performance leaves nothing to complain about. Cushion and slickness are unarguably above-average and the high quality of the product is obvious to anyone with wet shaving experience. (Note: I have a water softener and do not normally experience the lathering issues that can be commonplace with hard water. As such, I find my Glissant soaps easy to lather but results may vary for those with hard water.)

Rico M.
United States

First time B&M (and artisan soap) user

I love the fall and winter months and this scent captures both. There's a smoky base to it, but it's so much more than that, with bright notes as well to compliment the depth of the smoky base. I really like this soap. And stepping up to an artisan soap after shaving with Proraso and Taylor of Old Bond Street for the first few years of wet shaving is fantastic. Can't say enough good things about Will and the team at B&M not only for a great product (function and scent are on point), but also for the customer service. In my order I received some aftershave samples and those were incredible as well. Any question I've had has been answered quickly. This isn't just a review for Nocturne, but for B&M, of whom I will be a lifelong fan.

Matt S.
United States

love this soap!

I love everything about this soap! The smell, the lather, the lubricity, how long it lasts. It is my new favorite!


Good but not great

This soap was formulated as most B and M products, and I didn’t mind the scent, but it didn’t wow me like their other products. Unfortunately my wife hated the scent, her words were to never wear that stuff again. All in all not bad in my opinion. Reminds me of campfire a little bit.

chris b.
United States

Haven't use it and didnt

Haven't use it and didnt like the scent from it

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