Le Grand Chypre Shaving Soap
Chypres ("SHEEP-ruhs") are perhaps our favorite family of fragrances here at Barrister and Mann®. They have a long and storied history, going all the way back to megalomaniac and perfume tycoon François Coty, who created the family in 1917 (and promptly sparked a fragrance revolution).
Inspired by smells indigenous to the island nation of Cyprus, Le Grand Chypre ("Leh Grond SHEEP-ruh") combines notes of bergamot, lime, labdanum, oakmoss, and a touch of patchouli to produce an elegant, citrusy heart. We wrapped it in notes of peach, rose, frankincense, cedar, cinnamon, and other supporting smells to create an elegant, slightly fruity, freshly floral design perfectly suited to the refined shaver.
Net Wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA
Directions for Use
- Le Grand Chypre
Worth the wait!
Ah Le Grand Chypre! What an interesting scent... Floral and citrus, warming spices, and an incense note (frankincense FTW!) underneath it all. Not overwhelming or cloying by any stretch and such a decadent lather! I swear my brush felt softer when i lathered up this morning... But what about cushion and glide you ask? Let me put it this way. I broke this soap in with a 1918 Bulldog backed off a quarter turn and a new Feather stainless blade a.k.a not the gentlest combo around... This soap turned the bulldog into a kitten! No nicks, no weepers, and no redness! Don't pass this one up!
With all Barrister and Mann products the performance is top notch, best in the business. The scent is also very nice, one of my favorites from Will. Its a nice complex citrusy, fruity, spicy scent, great for spring or summer.
I'm looking forward to loving this 'flavor'.
First introductions, a nice light sweet and floral presents with soft citrus. Lathering a large 28 mm Paladin knot seemed to be well loaded with a 15 second brushing of the soap the brush shook out and a bit of water to bloom the surface before. I've learned this brush needs a lot of space and used a large snacks bowl (I'd received from a company no longer in business ) made by Tiffany. The lather came together easily but a very wet yogurt texture. That said, a couple of applications to precondition the beard and I did my shave with an Above the Tie bronze M1 with a Kai blade used 3 times previously. Oh my gosh! I didn't think about it at the time - my ATT is a very picky geometry to me, I need to stay focused - but after three passes and touch up it felt like I was smooth. Its 12 hours later and I'm still feeling smooth soft and supple. Occasionally I'm getting hints of the fragrance after rubbing my hands over my beard. This is really good! I've found a new friend and it's someone I really didn't think I'd like! May be you will too. (Note, I used the Le Grand Chypre Aftershave too, and it may well be contributing to the fragrance straying power as well as conditioning of the skin.)
Unfathomable complex scent.
As we all know the performance of this soap is next to none, slick,cusioning,non irritating. I have to rank this soap at number three of the B&M scents with Adagio and 42 on top. The more I use this soap the more I find how complex the scent is and it's somewhat addicting. You can't pin point it in any way it just smells great. The post shave is immaculate as always but it's just that scent that you can't really figure out that draws you so close to it. With this soap and company I'm going to have to look into getting some stocks or shares with them even though I don't know much about business.
Complex and amazing!!!
This soap is one of the most complex soaps I've ever used and I mean that in a good way. There are so many great notes in this soap it would be impossible to describe. A+!!! Great job guys!