• Barrister and Mann Fireside Tallow Shaving Soap

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  • Barrister and Mann Fireside Tallow Shaving Soap

    Official description by Barrister and Mann:

    Cognac has been regarded for many years as a drink of gentlemanly refinement. When powerful people with powerful agendas get together to talk business (powerfully, we would guess), they often do so over a fine cigar and a glass of this esteemed brandy.

    Cognac is made by distilling fermented grapes (known here in the US as "wine") and aging the resulting liquor for at least two years in barrels of a certain origin. After the distillation has completed, a precipitate, known as lie de vin, remains, from which a product called "cognac oil" is distilled. The compound has a powerfully fruity, alcoholic aroma and, frankly, smells so much like its beverage cousin that most people would be unlikely to tell them apart (which is why we are not offering an aftershave version, whose scent would linger probably more than would be productive). It seemed logical that a shaving soap made with the oil would be a remarkable thing indeed.

    Because green cognac oil (the green comes from the copper stills traditionally used to make it) carries anise and vanilla facets as well as a woody undertone, we blended fennel (which has an herbal, anisic character), vanillin (a perfumery material of legendary power and versatility) and Virginia cedar oil with a healthy dose of the genuine article. Still not satisfied, we added lime oil as well to bring out the fruitier notes in the cognac. A few further adjustments and we had what we wanted: a soap that smells very much like a glass of fine brandy, smoothly herbal and fruity, with undertones of vanilla, anise (very light), and wood. Velvety and rich, we know you'll enjoy shaving with it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

    Barrister & Mann proudly presents Fireside.

    We blend all of our fragrances in house and by hand; we do not and never will use pre-blended fragrances for our soaps. Each batch of fragrance is individually blended for a specific batch of soap; we blend our fragrances each and every time to ensure the absolute highest quality.

    Fireside is offered in our new Glissant soap base, designed to be easier to lather, slicker, and more protective than our previous formula. We have replaced the sweet almond oil used in the first Glissant iteration with high-oleic safflower oil in order to rectify concerns regarding nut-based allergens.

    Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Coconut Milk, Sodium Shea Butterate, Fragrance, Carthamus tinctorius hybrid (Hybrid Safflower) Seed Oil, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Allantoin, Lanolin, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol Acetate, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein

    Jars are 3.94 inches in diameter and are filled directly while the soap is hot, allowing for easier loading of the brush.

    Net wt. 4 oz

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