SOTD - September 2, 2015

Barrister and Mann

Shaving Product Review - Barrister and Mann "Veyver Santal" and
Geoffrey Beene "Grey Flannel"

Today's SOTD is another in a series I'm calling the #SandalwoodShowdown! Today's #soap is Barrister and Mann Vetyver Santal - with a Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene #aftershave and #EdT chaser!

Like my previous sandalwood entry ( this shave is all about the ... And today it's #BarristerMann Vetyver Santal - a really nice scent combining a "traditional" smoky variety of sandalwood with the green notes of vetiver. During the shave, each took turns in my nose but overall they melded beautifully. I dig it.

The performance of B&M soaps continues to impress! Like my most recent review of Arctique (, the soap creates a creamy lather that's quite dense - the cushion was exemplary. While the slickness was quite good but not as impressive. Whereas Arctique contains loads of menthol - it can be detrimental to lather, and that seems to hold true to a (slight) degree here. This un-mentholated soap is more like how the rest of the B&M line should perform... The lather quality is just a touch better; both are awesome.

The #aftershave and #EdT today was Grey Flannel as it seemed to be a nice complement to the soap as the base is woodsy and green. See my review of Grey Flannel for more info.

As for the hardware you might notice something going on with my #SOC brush ... I'm "training" it by drying it with a hair tie around the knot. It reigns in the crazy bloom. Though if you like to beat on a brush in a bowl or face lather, it'll just bloom out again. Good to catch the really wild hairs though - and make sure you comb your brushes now and again as well. The razor was my #Mühle #R89 with a #PolSilver blade on shave two. The #GTP scuttle made whipping up the suds easy.

A really nice shave today, with a great soap from B&M. The scent is really nice as was the performance. If the scent speaks to you, this would be a fine choice. Personally, I'm convinced and I might have to check out other (full-sized) offerings. Shave on!