Mûir(e) Wood Shaving Soap

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The Scent

John Muir, for whom the famed national park "Muir Woods" is named, was a driven man. He loved nature so much that he crusaded for decades to preserve it, founding the Sierra Club and establishing national parks at Yosemite and the Sequoia National Forest, which inspired the conservation of other natural wonders all over the United States. He was so outspoken and persuasive that no less than Ansel Adams, perhaps the greatest nature photographer of the 20th Century, regarded him as a direct influence and inspiration for his work.

In keeping with Muir's love of the forests, we've attempted to capture the crepuscular gloom of the woods at dusk, all purples and greens and blues. Blackberry seemed a perfect choice to blend with the jammy resin of balsam fir, while oakmoss and vetiver lace the undergrowth, imparting earthy mossiness and wood. The scent of damp air, so common in the Pacific Northwest where Muir made his home, wends its way through the fragrance, leaving a hauntingly gossamer shimmer in its wake. Not so much as photorealistic fragrance as an inspired color impression, suffused with the indigo of the dusky woods, Mûir(e) Wood is a tribute to one of our great forefathers in a strikingly unconventional manner, a memorial to a man who went to live in Nature and only came back to tell us of the wonders he had seen. La mûre may be French for blackberry, but the man himself is the inspiration. His contemplative approach to the world, so reminiscent of our own wet shaving rituals, is best expressed in words to others:

"To sit in solitude, to think in solitude with only the music of the stream and the cedar to break the flow of silence, there lies the value of wilderness." - John Muir

The Soap
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, Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Sodium Stearate, Polyacrylamidomethylpropane Sulfonic Acid, Cocos nucifera Fruit Juice (Coconut Milk), Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Lactate, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Tetrasodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Cocoate, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Goat Milk Powder, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Cocoate, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow Root) Extract, Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm) Extract

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Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
David B.
Great scent paired with a great shave.

This is a fantastic scent that smells as described. The fragrance lingers in an oh-so-subtle way for a few hours after the shave. I’ve already ordered another one to ensure I have some on hand for a while.

Muir(e) Wood - terrific scent

This scent takes me to the woods after a light rain. Very pleasant!

Berry Prominent

I was a bit on the fence when I picked this up. And I’m still a bit on the fence; as long as it passes the wife-test we’re good to go (4 star rating).

The blackberry is VERY forward. I find the aroma super sweet. Paired with the aftershave and the blackberry is almost all I can smell. I was hoping for a little more subtlety. Again, between this and my recent pickup of “Full Measure” Cologne—my wife loves that I smell so sweet.

Joshua N.
It’s ok

Hesitant to write this, because it’s my first purchase from the company. My only issue is that the scent starts out very cinnamon heavy on me, and my partner gets massive headaches from cinnamon. So, unfortunately I won’t be able to wear it. I will say that it gets much better smelling after it settles. Interested in trying more scents from the company.

Robert L.
One of my favorites

I bought this after someone on the facebook page Shave Dad recommended it. I’m glad I did. It is one of my top two scents right now in my shave den.