Mûir(e) Wood Shaving Soap
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
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Love this shave soap and I love the scent
Ok, I love it. I admit it even though I hesitated purchasing it. Sometimes the scent profiles don’t do justice to a soap. THe trusty Is this soap is fantastic, both in performance and scent. This will be in my permanent rotation.
Can’t go wrong with this
Very much like the scent and the quality compared to other soaps I’ve tried.
A Quality Product But Not Quite What I Expected
I am a huge fan of Barrister and Mann. I consider myself to be a faithful customer. I absolutely love their products and find their selection of shaving soaps and after-shave balms to be unmatched. With that being said, I found the fragrance for their Meuir Wood product to be, shall I say, “peculiar.” A great company with great service nonetheless.
Barrister and Mann
Hi Christopher. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't care for it, and have refunded the order in full. Please let me know if you need anything else and have a terrific weekend.
Mûir(e) Wood smells amazing
Barrister and Mann Mûir(e) Wood smells amazing, the scents of Muir(e) Wood has become a new favorite for me. Muire(e) Wood starts off with blackberry on top of oakemoss, balsam fir and vetiver, which gives a earthy mossiness and wood smell to it. The end result is an earthy scent with a sweetness that comes together very nice. I can’t get enough of this scent, i will defenitivet order the EDT when it releases.