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Barrister and Mann Barrister's Reserve Fern Shaving Soap, 4oz

6 reviews
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Barrister's Reserve® Fern is based on a combination of oakmoss, lavender, and tonka, and is the ultimate classic men's scent. Originally derived from a legendary fragrance not made for 60 years, Fern is dapper in ways that never, ever go out of style.
  • The ultimate scent for the discerning gentleman, this is the one that started it all.
  • Incredibly creamy, dense lather
  • Superlative slickness
  • Excellent post-shave feel

Directions for Use: Wet your shaving brush well, then swirl it around the jar for about 25 swirls or until a rich, creamy lather is formed. Continue building the lather by adding water (lots of it) and swirling your brush either on your face or in a lathering bowl. Shave, rinse, and spend your day feeling great.

Note: This soap is very soft and may be easy to overload. If the lather seems thin or glue-like, continue to add water until a dense, creamy lather forms.

Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Aqua, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Safflowerate, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Sodium Stearate, Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sucrose Cocoate, Sodium Lactate, Fragrance, Tocopherol Acetate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Safflowerate, Linalool, Coumarin, D-Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol


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Refined Classic

The base's excellence cannot be denied -- a bit thirsty but lathers quite nicely on my Omega boar brush (what I have been using for every shave as of late). The soap whips up into a thick, frothy, yet quite slick cream that gently enrobes your skin in a cushiony, protective layer. I had no idea what to expect of the scent when I bought it (along with the aftershave splash). The most familiar, easily-available commercial product would be "Brut". But to use that as an example is like saying the warm baked brie you had at the café in Paris is similar to the wheel you eat fresh from your refrigerator that you bought from your local grocer. This scent is fresh, refined and classic and will leave you feeling fantastic no matter the occasion.

Customer review

This B&M soap lathers beautifully in my hard water -- must be the Reserve soap base. I've tried it with a Maggard's synthetic brush and it produces a thick, slick lather. It can use a lot of water and multiple passes with one brush load are easy. Better in hard water than some famous old-time soaps. By the way, I got this item very fast -- 3 days halfway across the country.

Customer review

Love this soap, it's a bright and clean scent. Great for spring and summer. The soap lathers easily and I have been quite impressed with the performance on this base. This is my first from the B&M reserve line and I will probably get another puck because the performance is top notch. We have pretty soft water from where I'm at so I can get a pretty good lather with most soaps but this just shines with the water we have here. I wouldn't really say this is a foresty scent it has more of a traditional soap scent. A friend said it smelled a little like irish spring body soap and comparing the two I do get those notes but fern is much more light and less intense. Which I like because it's not overpowering you get just enough scent that you notice it but it doesn't stay on you.

Customer review

Initially, I found it challenging to lather but I've since discovered the Marco Method and that works great for this soap. It does take a lot of water but the resulting lather is slick and has a great post-shave. Residual slickness is good and makes touch-up passes a lot easier. The scent is a lot soapier and more powdery than I expected (I've never been near a bottle of Fougere Royale) but I find it to be a great scent for mornings. Very refreshing.

Customer review

I am so stunned! I am not fan of their glissant soaps, cause with my water they are not very slick. But this formula... Oh my... really easy to lather,tons of slickness,even the residual slickness is amazing. You can have your second pass without adding lather at all! I really like the scent too. It a cologne type fougere. It literally make your blades sharper. Just give it the ammount of water it needs, cause it is very thirsty. What is works for me, is to add water directly in the tub when loading the brush. Tested with premium badgers, and synthetics, and works really well with both of them!