SOTD - September 18, 2017

Barrister and Mann

Shaving Product Review - Barrister and Mann "First Snow"

Value (Cost, Packaging and Performance)

Lather (Density, Glide and Feel)

Post-shave (Healing, Moisture and Feel)

Scent (Quality, Strength and Longevity)

Each bar has three metrics, each representing 33% of the total (11% = below-avg, 22% = avg, 33% = above-avg, except cost)

To celebrate the first snow in the Rockies, from Colorado to Canada... It's Barrister and Mann First Snow #soap and #aftershave - which are too good not to break out more often and "out of season" anyway.

Premised on the notion of a "gentleman's menthol," First Snow was released way back in February of 2014 as part of our Tre Citta vegan soap line. Eventually retired when the weather got warm, the scent is a combination of new, suede-like leather and the beautiful freshness of fir oil, underlaid by just a kiss of menthol. Very much like walking through snow-covered woods in a new leather jacket, First Snow is the perfect compliment to the famously intense New England winters.

First Snow actually made its debut back in 2014 and was re-released in 2016. As luck would have it, for those of you who missed it - it will be coming back on November 16, 2017 as part of the holiday releases from #BarristerMann. I've actually reviewed First Snow in-depth last year when it came out, so check that out for the full info. Long and short of it, it's a fir (terpinyl acetate) and gentle, suede-like leather scent with a touch of menthol. Performance is typical of Glissant and Tonique - excellent.

The only downside, mentioned in the original review is the scent strength and longevity - both fairly low. I followed it up with a natural choice, #GeirNess #EdP (first impression/review here). It's woodsy and spicy.

Hardware choice was an easy one for this Monday morning shave... I broke out the custom #TimelessRazor "aggressive edition" with a RazoRock Halo handle with a #PolSilver on shave five. The #WildWestBrushworks brush was a no-brainer and fit the color theme perfectly, providing great performance. The #GTP scuttle kept the chill of first snow at bay.

A great shave, and a wonderful set of software and hardware - with a striking coordination of colors. All good stuff and highly recommended.