Barrister and Mann Cheshire Shaving Soap, Excelsior Base, 4oz

5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
(11 customer reviews)


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Artisan Made in USA

16 in stock

Product Description

Arguably one of the most famous blends of tea in the world, Earl Grey is believed to be named after Charles, the Second Earl Grey, and was first produced by Charlton & Co. of Jermyn St. in London around 1880. The tea is traditionally flavored with bergamot, a peppery relative of orange from Italy. Its distinctive scent had never been re-created in shaving soap until Barrister and Mann® decided to give it a go.

We blend American clary sage, bergamot, and small amounts of lavender and patchouli to create a very realistic interpretation of the smell of Earl Grey (the tea, not the man). It’s our founder’s favorite, and we think you’ll love it too!

Net wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA

Excelsior shaving soap represents a significant upgrade over the performance of our Glissant soap base and will last considerably longer because it’s a much harder product. It produces lather similar to that of Barrister’s Reserve®, but does not exhibit the gooey, stringy characteristics of its softer cousin. Those who love the lather they get from Barrister’s Reserve® soaps but who find the soap difficult to work with will very likely enjoy the performance of Excelsior a great deal.


Directions for use:

Wet your shaving brush well, then swirl it around the jar for roughly thirty seconds or until a rich, creamy lather is formed. Continue building the lather by adding water and swirling your brush either on your face in a lathering bowl. Shave, rinse, and spend your day feeling great.

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

11 reviews for Barrister and Mann Cheshire Shaving Soap, Excelsior Base, 4oz

  1. 5 out of 5


    Really liked this soap – great smell, good feel.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Nothing can reach the primary secondary slickness of these soaps. Maggard’s service is out of this planet. Thank you.

  3. 5 out of 5


    The Glissant soap is one of the best I’ve used and Cheshire is my favorite scent from B&M.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Great scent, definitely earl grey tea. Very refreshing. Great lather and cushion. Highly recommended!

  5. 5 out of 5


    one of my fave soaps, the later is great, the smell is awesome…. slickness… great stuff for a reasonable amount of $.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Lather is superb of course. Hard to beat B&M. Nice post shave as well. The scent is great and quite strong and stays with you after the shave, which I like. I have a sample in an open container and it fills the bathroom. The only regret I have is I didn’t buy the tub, but I will. I can’t recommend this soap enough!

  7. 5 out of 5


    When I first opened the container of soap, I was very put off by the scent. Not my cup of tea. If I were not so frugal, I would have thrown it away. Good thing, because the first shave showed me how outstanding B&M soaps perform. Then after a week of use, I started to like the fragrance, I mean really like it. I swear it must contain coca leaves because it became addictive. I found myself opening it even when I was not going to shave. Lesson learned, never be too quick to judge.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Barrister & Mann shaving soaps are at the the top of my pile. This like many of their other soaps provide a superb shave with great post shave feel. Slickness and cushion I believe is second to none. Give them a go and you will understand why people rate their soaps so highly.

  9. 5 out of 5


    Great smelling product. Very refreshing. As always, the best service through Maggard thank you.

  10. 5 out of 5


    This Is a great soap. Super slick with superb cushion. It also has one of the best post shaves I have ever experienced! Get the soap fool!! a must have for your shave den.

  11. 5 out of 5


    The first thing you need to know about B&M is that it lathers like a boss! They are some of my favorite soaps due to the thick, shiny, yogurt lather they produce. They are also very slick and moisturizing because of the lanolin content. Another high point is the way the scents are blended. They are very complex and have a lot of different ingredients, yet blend perfectly together. In Cheshire, I smell the herbaceous-ness the most. The leafy and green smells, along with the lavender are what I pick up on immediately. There’s also a hint of citrusy, bitter bergamot which rounds the scent out nicely. Scent strength is almost perfect: not too overpowering, yet lasts an entire shave. The packaging is also very good, as it features an oversized tub to allow suds to fall back into. Overall awesome product!

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