Mélange Shaving Soap
Arrakis. Dune. The only source of the most valuable substance in the known universe, the one that has the power to make or break an empire:
The fundamental force underlying Frank Herbert's famously influential and notoriously complex work Dune, the Spice Mélange, often known simply as "the spice," is a powerful psychoactive that makes space travel within the story possible. Without it, the mutated navigators of the Spacing Guild cannot predict the flight paths of interstellar starships, and flying blind in such a fashion is a good way to materialize from warp space inside the heart of a star.
In case you can't tell, we're huge fans of Dune at Barrister and Mann, so, in honor of both one of our favorite novels of all time as well as its recent cinematic adaptation, we wanted to create something truly special. Thus was born Mélange, our interpretation of the scent of the spice itself. Notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom, bay, musk, and desert air blend to produce an intensely spicy, all-encompassing aroma that brings to mind remote deserts, underground cultures, and the rumblings of revolution.
Net Wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA
Please note: While we have made every effort to reduce the allergen activity of Mélange, if you're very sensitive to cinnamon or other spices, we recommend picking up a sample before purchasing any full size products.
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If you've ever driven through a desert with the windows down, you know the scent. It is captured perfectly. The lather is excellent and easy to form. Though in fairness, this one took a bit more water to get going than other soaps I've bought from B&M. I hope this finds its way to permanent, or at least seasonal. Very good and will absolutely be buying more.
Great Performance, Terrible Smell
Huge fan of B&M. Always a top performer, but this one just smells terrible. Huge fan of Dune and was excited to get this. Bummed that I hated the smell.
It's interesting to see the rollout of the new omnibus base, it's a bit stickier than the excelsior one but still good. The smell is like cinnamon, but I wish it was a little bit stronger, it's not quite as pungent as some of the others. However, I like the smell as it lingers when you're mid-shave, so it does have some staying power, even though it's a little less intense. Overall, it's one of the weaker of the scents (Owner/former owner of: Terror, Seville, Cologne Russe, Leviathan, and this), but it's not bad, and it's worth it to support Dune crossovers. However, if this one comes back, it would be better if it was a little stronger, I also think I liked the excelsior base a little more.
Christmas on Mars
I love this scent! Its a nice, warm, cinnamon scent with some other great undertones I can't really describe. There's also a slight pine (?) scent to it as well that makes it incredibly complex in the best way possible. This has been my favorite scent by far. As always, the performance is top notch and leaves my face feeling incredible
The scent is deep, layered and so well executed. I received my container this morning and I’ve been going back and forth smelling it all day. Omnibus is one of the most beautiful feeling soaps I’ve ever put on my face. Well done, Will and the whole B&M crew!