Barrister and Mann Le Grand Chypre Glissant Shaving Soap

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From Barrister and Mann: In 1917, François Coty, lunatic genius of French perfume, released a radical new fragrance, Chypre de Coty. Constructed around the concept of encompassing the smells indigenous to the island nation of Cyprus, the core of the fragrance was an elegant accord of bergamot, labdanum (a resin derived from the rock rose), oakmoss, and patchouli. So strikingly original was the creation that it almost immediately spawned a host of variations. Perhaps the most famous of all was the legendary Guerlain Mitsouko, in which Jacques Guerlain perfected the concept with the addition of the peach molecule Persicol, imparting a rich, fruity element to the central structure.

Chypres (pronounced "SHEEP-RUHs") have had a long and varied history since and many of the greatest fragrances in history have been members of this diverse family. But, strangely, very few chypres ever became part of the shaving market, which generally stuck to fougères and “fresh” fragrances instead (with a couple of exceptions). Never ones to shy away from a challenge, we at Barrister & Mann concluded it was high time for a proper chypre in the world of shaving.

We began with a base that the world hasn’t seen for nearly 50 years: Mousse de Chyprée, one of the legendary creations of the House of DeLaire, whose formula we found buried in a rare perfume treatise. We built our very own chypre accord around it, weaving in notes of bergamot, lime, labdanum, and a touch of patchouli to produce an elegant, citrusy heart for our masterpiece. From there, we experimented with different materials, eventually deciding to follow in the footsteps of Jacques Guerlain by incorporating a fraction of peachy Persicol, blended with notes of rose, frankincense, cedar, and various musks and other perfume compounds to construct an elegant, slightly fruity, freshly floral design perfectly suited to the refined shaver.

Scent: Citrus, Oakmoss, Labdanum, Rose, Frankincense 

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

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

Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Aqua, Glycerin, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Coconut Milk, Sodium Shea Butterate, Fragrance, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil), Potassium Palm Kernelate, Allantoin, Lanolin, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol Acetate, Hydrolyzed Silk Protein

Size: 4 oz