Sunday, December 5, 2021

Murphy & McNeil Claddagh

Today's shave will be the second time I’m using Murphy & McNeil shaving soap. 5 years ago in 2016, I did a review of Bull and Bell Amber Sandalwood and what I think was one of my best intros to one of my videos. Here’s the link if you want to check it out
We now have new offerings from them which include not only tallow but the addition of duck fat as well.

The samples I received came from Ben Moran he supplied Wet the Face with 4 samples for review. I’m starting this first review with Claddagh.

The packaging of the samples is fantastic. These 0.5oz resealable pouches are perfect for soap and are easy to store as well.

The sent of Claddagh seems to be an homage to Silver Mountain Water but can’t say how true to the scent it is since I have never used the original before. The sent profile is made up of Top: Bergamot, Mandarin, Middle: Green Tea, Blackcurrant, Base: Musk, Sandalwood.

Lathering was no problem I placed my usual amount in my shaving bowl added a brush full of water and started in and within min, I had a hearty amount to lather my face with. Note that all the while the scent never increased. I was able to get the lather right into the beard and had great coverage. The slickness and glide were good with this soap but I’m not sure if the animal fats are actually necessary with today's artisan's soaps. Knowing that my own soaps are vegan and tallow versions I personally see very little difference between them but customers want tallow so I do have them if they want. My post-shave feel was great as well.

So after 5 years, I’ve seen Murphy & McNeil grow into what it Is today and it has been an amazing journey to witness. These new offerings are truly worth trying but if you have never tried The Bull and Bell please put them on your list as well you will not be disappointed.

Don Youngner
Wet The Face

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