Marilyn Aftershave Splash
On June 1, 1926, Norma Jean Mortensen was born. She survived an extremely tough childhood (12 foster homes and an orphanage) and married young, then got a job working in a munitions factory during WWII, building rockets and bombs for the Radioplane Company. There, she met David Conover, an Army photographer who would change her life. But, had she stayed in industry, she would have been a titan. In modeling, her next career, she would have been an icon.
Instead, she was an actress, and became Marilyn Monroe.
This Valentine's Day, we pay homage to the Blonde Bombshell herself, the most famous sex symbol of the 20th Century (and likely longer). Monroe famously wore a drop of Chanel No. 5 (and nothing else) to bed, but she also had a fondness for Patou Joy ("the costliest perfume in the world") and the now all-but-lost Floris Rose Geranium. All three were sexy, sensual, intimate things.
Facets of all three have made it into her namesake perfume.
Introducing Marilyn, our sprawling, baroque tribute to Monroe and her legacy. Blended with notes of amber, bergamot, cedar, clary sage, coriander, fir, labdanum, leather, opoponax, tonka, tobacco, sandalwood, vetiver, and ylang ylang, Marilyn is a powdery, cedary descent into what it means to feel stylish and sexy, capped with herbs and florals and underlaid by the promise of desire. Cast in the mold of Golden Age perfumery, the sort of fragrances that surrounded Monroe during her lifetime, Marilyn is the perfect representation of the impact she left behind, tuned for a masculine audience and perfect for the most intimate of company.
Net wt. 3.5 fl oz., Made in the USA
Directions for Use
Shake aftershave into your palms (we recommend an amount about the side of a quarter) and rub them together for 3 seconds. Rub your palms over your freshly shaven skin. There may be a mild sting upon initial application, but your face is about to look, feel, and smell awesome. We know you can handle it.
SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denatured), Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis Virginiana), Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Taurine, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Eleuthero Root Extract (Eleutherococcus Senticosus), Allantoin, Aloe Leaf Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), German Chamomile Flower Extract (Matricaria Recutita), Organic Licorice Root Extract (Glycyrrhiza Glabra), Acetylsalicylic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Provitamin B5 (DL-Panthenol), Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid
Gentlemen Prefer Barrister and Mann
I seldom write reviews on products, and it looks like by now the soap is sold out, but don’t miss out on the rest of the Marilyn set. It is a very complex fragrance in a top notch splash. I ordered the soap, splash, and eau de perfume in Marilyn and a soap in Seville. I swear they shipped it moments after the order went through. I just had regular shipping, but it got here 1 business day later (ordered Friday, received Monday). Now the finishing touches on the order just brought a smile to my face. On the packing label were Valentine stickers. Inside all the Marilyn set was wrapped in red and sealed with a lip print sticker. The way it was boxed up was great too. Everything was laid out and lined up, so when I opened the box, I could see everything I ordered neatly arranged. When a company pays attention to little details, you know they really care about their products and your experience. I have bought Barrister and Mann products before, and have never been disappointed in them. If I could give you 10 stars I would. Oh and thanks for the chocolates that were also themed to fit with the packaging.
First time B&M Soap/Aftershave users - AMAZING START
This is the first time I have used B&M products and I am not disappointed and would say is AMAZING. The blend of notes makes the aftershave standout from my arson of aftershave products. Don't let the "powder" note push you away as there is only a hint which makes it truly masculine with leather, tobacco, and cedary descent. The performance of the aftershave is top notch as you would expect. Gives you a bit at the beginning and then leaves you cool and smelling "stylish and sexy" as described. I will be looking for more B&M products in the future. again, AMAZING product. Truhfully how can you go wrong with Marilyn as your label.
B&M hit it out of the park once again with Marylin. Very much in their style but still unique. I love the gently dark notes with the rose to bring it to life. I needed the whole set.
Marilyn does not disappoint!