Cheshire Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base)
Arguably one of the most famous blends of tea in the world, Earl Grey is believed to be named after Charles, the Second Earl Grey, and was first produced by Charlton & Co. of Jermyn St. in London around 1880. The tea is traditionally flavored with bergamot, a peppery relative of orange from Italy. Its distinctive scent had never been re-created in shaving soap until Barrister and Mann® decided to give it a go.
We blend American clary sage, bergamot, and small amounts of lavender and patchouli to create a very realistic interpretation of the smell of Earl Grey (the tea, not the man). It's our founder's favorite, and we think you'll love it too!
Net wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA
Not *quite* identical to my cuppa Twinings ;)
As expected this soap is an excellent performer, with plenty of cushion and glide. It also doesn't dry my skin at all and produces closer shaves than some "other" formulas. On to the scent; it's very close to Earl Gray, but richer, with subtle divergences from the original scent, being overall softer and more floral than real Earl Gray. I love bitter orange scents, so a stronger bergamot note would make this even better for me... The scent lingers longer than many, but it's completely gone by noon in my use. This will likely become a long-term addition to my soap rotation,
Really Great Soap Base
The new glissant soap base is wonderful. The scent is very light, but great for the morning. Smells like Earl Grey Tea and a little bit of orange zest.
Cheshire shave soap and aftershave
First time using Barrister and Mann and I can see what all the fuss is about, the scent is beautiful and the lather was slicker than a loan sharks combover.
Lively and Unsloppy
Great lather, great scent, great glide, great rinse. Very clean smelling and feeling. Cheshire is the new favorite in the kit bag. Keeping this one close to me is instinctual and necessary.
Love this soap! Ranked #1b if Seville is #1a. Cheshire is masculine. Sweet and earthy and just and all around exceptionally performing soap!