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Lavanille Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base)


Lavanille Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base)
74 Reviews |
The vanillin in Lavanille may cause it to discolor animal hair shaving brushes. Use of a dedicated brush or a synthetic-fiber shaving brush is recommended.

Some time ago, Barrister and Mann® had the extraordinary fortune to obtain a sample of the discontinued, leathery perfume base Mousse de Saxe. Armed with only this small sample and historical records of what went into the original, we set out to re-create the famous design by smell alone. After four months of research, formulation, reformulation, and constant refinement, we successfully rebuilt Mousse de Saxe into its original glory. It seemed only fitting that such an achievement should be used to create a soap inspired by some of the greatest masculine fragrances of all time.

We blend our version of Mousse de Saxe with lavender, vanilla, cedar, and the elegant musk Exaltolide to create a dark, leathery, elegant soap unlike anything seen for nearly a half century.

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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Andrew S.
United States United States

My Favorite B&M Flavor In An Even Better Base!

This has the same great scent as the Glissant Lavanille I fell for initially. It's a manly, earthy, leather scent, accented by sophisticated lavender. While chocolate is not a note listed for the scent, the combination of notes has a sort of chocolate-like feeling to it. Maybe that's just because of the color of the soap. Just a hint of bitter and sweet that makes me think of chocolate. As much as I loved the Glissant version of this soap, I'm so much more in love with the Excelsior version. The soap builds on what the Glissant base did so well, yet raises the bar.

Hunter H.
United States United States

One of the Best

One of my all time favorite Scents. I can’t wait to pair this with a Deltus Lavanille Splash!


Surprisingly Great Scent

Wish they would come out with a EdT or other fragrance. One of my favorites. Warm scent that isn't overpowering. Think well oiled leather with freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Sounds odd, but that's the best way to describe it. The lather is a light brown color, which is understandable from the ingredients. But it's not what I'm used to seeing. But still worth it.

Mark W.
United States United States


Amazing stuff! Smells great and works great!

Daniel M.
United States United States

Lavanille Rules

This scent has really grown on me since I got it in the glissant version. It's even more awesome in the Excelsior base. Great scent, lather, and performance.

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