Cologne Russe shaving soap is blended by hand and in-house at Barrister and Mann's New York location. Favoured by wet shaving enthusiasts, you will be hard pressed to find a shaving soap that performs as well as this. Cologne Russe is a throwback to a scent created by the House of Guerlain for the Russian Royal Family and discontinued in the early 1900's. The scent is warm with bright top notes of lemon, bergamot, petitgrain, and herbs giving way to a heart of violet, rose, bay, and amber, while the ease of lathering is second to none.
To use, load a damp brush with the soap using gentle circular motions in the tub, then continue building a thick lather in a shaving bowl or directly on the cheeks. As with most hard soaps, use more water when lathering as compared to a shaving cream.