Barrister and Mann Nordost Artisan Shaving Soap – Seasonal

4.50 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


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Product Description

Nordost is a seasonal scent for Winter and will be made until March 2020.

Try not thinking of peeling an orange. Try not imagining the juice running down your fingers, the soft inner part of the peel. The smell. Try and you can’t. The brain doesn’t process negatives.” -Douglas Coupland

Of all the brilliant creations of Chinese antiquity, perhaps none is so humble or so enchanting as the orange. Sweet and juicy, warm and inviting, the fruit has been cultivated around the world for centuries, and was so prized by Louis XIV that he ordered the construction of an orangery at Versailles that remains one of the largest and grandest in the world, housing hundreds of plans since its completion in 1663. The French king was even known to have the trees potted in solid silver basins and placed throughout the state rooms of the palace in order to perfume the air. Unfortunately, transferring that wonderful scent to soap has proven to be difficult.

Orange oil is famously frustrating to work with, highly unstable and prone to oxidation, and extremely weak unless you use the stuff by the bucketful, which can disturb the chemistry of soap and presents skin allergen problems. We’ve searched for years for a safe way to produce an orange scent that properly reflects the rich warmth of the genuine article, and, at long last, we’ve finally found it. The product of this effort is our newest and grandest citrus creation: Nordost.

Rich and elegant, with undertones of dusky sweetness, Nordost is the smell of smoked oranges, their peels made leathery by the heat, their juice darkened and concentrated and wonderful. This is no weak, muddled orange scent, handicapped by the fruit’s natural oil, but instead an intense, distinctly authetic fragrance so deeply luscious that you’ll swear you’ve buried your face in a basket of the real thing. We consider Nordost to be one of our crowning achievements, a glorious, impassioned love letter to the warmest and friendliest citrus. Enjoy, and long live the orange.

Additional Information


Aqua, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Tallowate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Fragrance, Sodium Ricinoleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate

4 reviews for Barrister and Mann Nordost Artisan Shaving Soap – Seasonal

  1. 5 out of 5


    You can enjoy this one year-round. The light smoke can get you through the fall and winter. The fresh orange covers spring and summer. Definitely get the aftershave too.

  2. 4 out of 5


    Smells of orange rhind and a little of the orange flesh. Lightly fragranced. I smell no smoke whatsoever. The base is very good. The matching balm is top notch. Buy the set for a nice unobtrusive fragrance that goes with anything.

    Slightly less than perfect rating because I bought this largely for the smoke and got none.

  3. 4 out of 5


    This soap is a lovely change of pace from Barrister and Mann’s usual scent offerings. I find many of them to be overly strong, complex, and full of fragrance notes that can sometimes be very odd. This time around, we get something clean and simple. No heavy cologne vibes, no “furniture polish” or “spray cleaner” vibes. Just juicy oranges with a hint of smoke. It works for any occasion. (Who doesn’t love oranges?) I went through a sample of this soap and liked it enough to order a full tub. This is the first time I have enjoyed a Barrister and Mann fragrance that much. Get this before it’s all gone!

  4. 5 out of 5


    Very sweet, citrus scent with minimal smoke. One of my favorite scents on a great base

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