SOTD - September 18, 2018

Barrister and Mann

Shaving Product Review - Barrister and Mann "Fougère Gothique"

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)

Doom and gloom with Barrister and Mann Fougère Gothique #soap, #aftershave and #EdP and a bloody ol' brush!

What would the Devil smell like if he walked among us?

I did a first impression of Fougère Gothique Eau de Parfum (EdP) as well as an in-depth review of Fougère Gothique - I'd strongly recommend checking those out for all the info. To recap, the notes are lavender, oakmoss, tonka, bergamot, geranium, balsam fir absolute, vetiver, cedar, black ashes, smoldering flame, mushroom, sandalwood, leather, tuberose and musk. Generally, it's described as a smoky fougère. The soap base is also Reserve.

The hardware today is the point. Not so much the Frankenrazor - combing a #Yaqi head and The Shaving Shop ( #ArianaEvans) The Assassin razor handle sitting atop a #standardrazors stand... But the brush, which is the third in a series of four - this one featuring red. You can check out blue, green and purple from other shaves, if you're following along. It's made by #LeoFrilot of that awesome 3D ribbony resin and a knot to match that's essentially a 24mm Tuxedo with red fibers replacing white at the tips. Also known as a Blood knot by some artisans. Lastly, the #GTP, of course.

A scary good shave today! Easy, breezy and mellow with some awesome performance coming from the software side of things. #BarristerMann knocked a homer with this set, which is taking a break for 2018 - being replaced by the (in)famous Hallows - which is the exact opposite of last year's line up.