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
Great scent great lather
Smells great - love the spices. Lather takes a little bit of time but once it’s built up it is awesome.
It’s smells awesome!
Fantastic Lather and Fragrance
You can easily build a thick, creamy lather with this soap. It lubricates well and I enjoy the fragrance which remains longer than most other soaps I use. It is subtle though- it doesn't precede you into a room and someone has to be right next to you to be able to just notice it. I highly recommend it.
Another excellent soap base
Previously had LGC in Excelsior, Omnibus is a new level of lather ability and slickness. Will has also knocked it out of the park on LGCs scent formulation in Omnibus; Excelsior LGC was reminiscent of an executive sitting at his desk mulling over a new business acquisition in Cyprus, while the Omnibus formulation in that respect is equivalent to someone harvesting fresh herbs in the rustic wilds of the island. Omnibus LGC is fresher and more natural than its previous iteration
I have over 300 pucks - including SV, MdC, PannaCream, SMN, ABC, WK,GD, SH, MW, DG, as well as the traditional British firms: and this base is in my ring of honor. It is absolutely a top 3 " slickest product" I have used. Post is stellar as expected from Will. One warning - it is very, very thirsty ( a good thing IMHO). So if you are new to wet shaving or this soap - i dare you to find it's breaking point! Once properly hydrated - quite a treat ...... shiny, low profile, "slick Okra snot face batter baby." Scen is a very personal thing - find one you like. And Will - please make us an unscented version so I can increase Omnibus in my personal rotation. This should be your last base! I cant see how it gets any better.