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Cologne Russe Shaving Soap


Cologne Russe Shaving Soap
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Based on one of the oldest forms of perfume, Cologne Russe is a throwback to a scent created by the House of Guerlain for the Russian royal family and discontinued in the early twentieth century.

We blend lemon, bergamot, petitgrain, and herbs with violet, rose, bay, and amber to produce a rich, beautifully fresh scent derived from the colognes of old. The scent is distinctly warmer than most other cologne-type fragrances, owing largely to its inclusion of castoreum, benzoin, and vanilla. Clean and elegant without the aloofness of some other scents, Cologne Russe is the perfect way to brighten your morning.

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, Fragrance/Parfum, Sodium Shea Butterate, 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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Peter W.
United States United States

Love this scent

I ordered the Cologne Russe soap and aftershave hoping I’d like it as well as the Lavannile soap I had previously, and I wasn’t disappointed! It might be my new favorite scent.

ryan d.
United States United States

awesome soap!

Amazingly smooth performance, like a cushion for the blade to glide through! No nicks, irritation or redness. Extremely happy with this soap :) the smell is awesome too, my wife loves it!


Sweet and warm

Sweet of citrus and violet yet warm with lavender. Almost a cologne experience. An excellent scent and an even better performer.

Daniel N Kowalsky

Complex and warm!

Lots of depth to this scent and it's extremely enjoyable! Looking forward to using it more in the cooler months.


Regal and Oppulant

Anyone who has ever tried a B&M soap knows that the soap/shave quality is second to none, so I will be reviewing only the scent. Wow! This is so SO good! I was immediately drawn to this scent when the description mentioned it was modeled after a centuries old fragrance worn by Russian royalty. I assumed this must be a "Cuir de Russie"(Citrus, Violet, and Leather accords) type fragrance that I love, but too few perfumers are willing to blend these days. I read through the notes and sure enough saw that this included violet with amber and castoreum. Obviously, I had to buy the soap and aftershave because why buy one without that other? I adore the smell of violets when blended right and I was not at all disappointed with this one. This scent is everything that I hoped it would be! Lovely citruses that blend to smell like sweet tangerine and then the violet and herbal notes combine for a botanical warmth that is really top notch. I am convinced that Mr. Rockefeller shaved with this soap! It smells of gentlemen and old money...lots of old money! Clean, refined, and oh so dapper! P.S. do not buy this soap without also buying the aftershave. You would do this scent, and yourself, a great disservice! (See aftershave review for more on that)

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