Red Letter Day Shaving Soap
While we at Barrister and Mann have always taken pride in creating novel (and, admittedly, sometimes bizarre) fragrances, we do try to take the requests and suggestions of our customers into consideration as well. In late 2022, we decided to take this one step further by soliciting note suggestions and votes for what people would like to smell in a new fragrance; the aim was to determine if it would be possible to create a soap scent entirely by democratic process. Recently, we followed up on the project with another survey for a pared-down list of the most popular suggestions. From that information, we've created a celebration of our clients, a marquee representation of what people like (or don't like) in shaving. And we're very excited to introduce Red Letter Day.
Intended as a celebration of our tenth anniversary on March 18th, Red Letter Day is comprised entirely of notes that scored 30% or more on our survey (nothing hit 40%), principally vanilla, bergamot, cedar, sandalwood, leather, and cedar. It's far from the rooty, dusty cedar that we have employed elsewhere, and the woody character of RLD is crisp and clean, with a touch of creaminess from the sandalwood laid over the base vanilla character. The tangy zest of bergamot and a touch of bitter leather round out the design, a striking contrast to the rest of Red Letter Day's softly sweet, woody design. We weren't sure that this was going to work, but the outcome of the project has exceeded all expectations. We hope you're as delighted with Red Letter Day as we are, and we hope you'll celebrate ten years with us!
Net wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA