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Vespers Shaving Soap (Seasonal)


Vespers Shaving Soap (Seasonal)
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Vespers is a seasonal scent for Winter and will be phased out on March 1, 2019. Please note that it is being offered in our new Excelsior soap base!

Every year, the Christmas Market of Goslar, Germany opens in late November to international acclaim. Arguably the most famous Christmas Market in the world, the idyllic setting and beautiful forest of lit fir trees have captured the imaginations of artists and dreamers alike for hundreds of years.

Barrister and Mann is proud to be among them.

Vespers is the product of a specific picture, the image of a quaint mountain town in late December, snow falling gently on the peaked roofs, lights twinkling in the square. As one of the historic meeting places of Lower Saxony, we felt it necessary to incorporate our legendary version of Mousse de Saxe ("Saxon Moss"), in all its velvety darkness, into any fragrance representative of the village. Onto this we layered cranberry, cardamom, balsam, and a fern accord for a spicy-jammy-forest character. Patchouli, rose, sandalwood, and bergamot round out the rough edges to produce a scent one might expect to waft from a merrymaking hall on a chill evening. Vespers is the ultimate comfort scent for the dark months and we're very excited to release it this winter.

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.
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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Craig K.
United States

The Ideal Partner to the Reserve Base

Glissant has never really replaced White Label for me, offering less protection than WL and Reserve. I was slowly edging Glissant out of my rotation in favor of Reserve and other competitors that were pricier.. Exclesior base is a game changer. It protects about as well as Reserve (far better than WL or Glissant) and yet the lather is less fussy to create and also thicker and fluffier when applied, creating a more "luxurious" feel. Reserve is still my favorite, but Excelsior is very, very close to the excellence of Reserve and should work better for those few who have issues lathering Reserve. As for the scent, Vespers is less of a Christmas scent to me and more of an interesting scent portrait of an outdoor winter market in a forest. The composition is complex and not overly Christmassey. This would be an interesting year round scent, at least if one can appreciate the scent of fir trees in summer... All in all, a great step forward for an ever innovative brand, and I look forward to seeing B&M move ever higher up in its endeavors!

Randall R.
United States

As of today, the best shaving soap formulation you can get anywhere

This new soap formulation is incredible. As great as all the prior B&M formulations have been, they've somehow managed to kick the performance up yet another notch. The scent is not my favorite, but is quite agreeable and ranks pretty highly with members of my family while comparing a number of my different soaps. The highest praise I can give this soap is that if I were going to be stranded on a desert island and could only have one soap for the rest of my life, this one is it.

Benjamin M.
United States

Top notch

Third shave with Vespers this morning and it was top notch in every way. I enjoyed it so much I didn’t want the shave to end. Better than Reserve? Hard to say at this point.

Brennain G.
United States


Awesome service! Super happy with the product, friendliness and service. Definitely recommend.

Nicholas H.
United States

Excellent Scent and Performance

Vespers has quickly become one of my favorite scents of all time. It’s a wonderful blend of spice and fruit (to my nose). My wife is absolutely in love with it, and I get little whiffs of the scent all day long. The performance of the soap with the new base is great, too. Good slickness and cushion, easily one of the best shaves I’ve ever had (if not the best).

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