In collaboration with Jason Rudman of Ruds Shaves, Murphy and McNeil is proud to present our "Garda Síochána" shaving soap for a cause.
Between order and chaos, there resides a "Thin Blue Line".
Worldwide, Officers of the peace put their lives on the line to uphold the laws on which our societies are based. These officers are in this way servants of and for the people, and sometimes we call on them to make the ultimate sacrifice to uphold those things which many of us take for granted.
This was the case for Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr.
Officer Tarentino's end of watch occurred on May 22, 2016, while serving in the line of duty, in the small Central Massachusetts town of Auburn, MA. He is now honored by his community and family through a charitable fund dedicated in his name and to the values he stood for. The Officer Ronald Tarantino Fund exists to provide acts of kindness, generosity, and service to the community. These are things that represent the legacy of Officer Tarentino, and further of our officers and first responders everywhere.
Since 1923, the "Garda Síochána" or "Guardians of the Peace" have represented the Thin Blue Line in the country of Ireland, reminding us that service to the greater good is a value spanning countries and continents... and something we can all share and be thankful for.
A note from Ruds:
"Police and first responders are some of the most courageous people in this world. They are trained and called upon to run towards the danger, when many of us would be running the other way (to safety). They routinely put the safety of others, order, and peace above themselves, their families and sometimes their own beliefs. Having family in law enforcement and other first responder professions, and having close friends in the same fields, I am always in awe of the acts of bravery and selflessness I am witness to. I did not know Officer Ronald Tarentino, Jr. personally, but I am close to people who did. His tragedy hit home for so many, myself included. I can think of no better way to honor this hero and all of the people that run towards the danger, than by showing my support and asking others from our hobby to do so with me. I thank you all for your consideration and I thank Murphy & McNeil for their work on this collaboration and charitable donation.
A portion of the proceeds of this soap will be donated to the Officer Ronald Tarantino Charitable Fund as our way of saying thank you not only Officer Tarentino, but to our police and first responders everywhere."
This Aftershave Balm by Murphy and McNeil combines exceptional ingredients to provide an amazing, well nourished post shave feel and scents that linger.
- Scent Strength: Medium
- Top: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Juniper
- Middle: Rosemary, Sichuan, Rosewood
- Base: Musk, Incense, Oakmoss
- Notes: A citrus & marine aromatic meant to remind you of a fresh summer day, some may recognize this fragrance as an homage to "Light Blue Pour Homme" (no affiliation).
Aftershave Balm Ingredients
- Water, Coconut Oil, Emulsifying Wax, Stearic Acid, St. John's Wort, Chamomile, Comphrey, Plaintain Extract, Pomegranate, Sodium Lactate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol + Koolada-23 (Optional), Phenoyxethanol, EDTA, Fragrance
- 103mL / 3.5 fl oz
Brand & Info:
- Murphy and McNeil
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I bought the Garda Siochana after recently buying my first shave soap and balm from Murphy and McNeil. I knew I would be a return customer, but after a You Tube video of Rud expressing his appreciation for the collaboration on the Garda Siochana I knew I had to purchase it I didn't realize how far behind the offering I was but never the less am glad I did. I love everything about the soap and balm! The base is different than my first purchase , being firmer, I didn't know how it would perform... once again I was blown away by the ability to lather quickly into a great cream with amazing slickness, during the shave and post shave as well. The scent approximates the Dolce Galbana cologne and is very pleasant to inhale as I am shaving. The shave itself was very nice, good cushion and again held up well. I did buy the balm as well and of course that did not disappoint either. Between the two products I developed a great shave and very smooth /soft skin post shave. Sorry to ramble on but I think I'm becoming addicted to Murphy and McNeil! JimD
The scent is amazing, masculine and clean, fresh! The balm is very good, not greasy. Buy it!!
This was my 1st use of Murphy and McNeil and I have to say I was very satisfied. 1st was happy about customer service. I had a shipping concern nothing they did wrong. But they were more then happy and quick to respond. They assured me if any problem occurred they would correct it. Now the product. I love a balm that does 2 things. I love the smooth feeling after and love a scent that lingers for a while. Both of these were achieved. It has been 4 hrs since I used it and a nice not overpowering scent still lingers. In a great way. Can not wait to try more from this company.