Murphy and McNeil

AON: Nantahala Shaving Soap

  • AON: Nantahala Shaving Soap
  • AON: Nantahala Shaving Soap
  • AON: Nantahala Shaving Soap
  • AON: Nantahala Shaving Soap
  • AON: Nantahala Shaving Soap
  • AON: Nantahala Shaving Soap

Murphy and McNeil

AON: Nantahala Shaving Soap

Please Note: Nantahala is now available in our AON base.

Description from Joe @BlackMountainShavin1g

Every year as a boy growing up, we would travel to our place in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Sometimes at spring, and others at fall, we would be greeted by a time where things moved slower.  On rare occasions, my parents would let us break out the original Atari with the only game we had for it: Pong.  It was just us, that endless forest, the streams, and the slate that bound us together as a family - these sacred lands once held by the Eastern Band Cherokee and more.

Along all the paths I have traveled and the adventures I have been a part of, I have been struck by the seemingly endless connectivity that holds even the most uncanny things together.  There is a positive energy we all leave behind with each step we take.  This is a realization that came to me during those moments underneath the thick canopies of the Nantahala forest, the land of the noonday sun.

Nantahala means "jumping waters" in Cherokee, and as water makes it's way through and binds slate, granite, and earth... so too does water shape and bind us together in the shaving community.

Nantahala is a dedication to and celebration of nature and the spiritual connectivity that binds us all.  Clean streams, slate and rock, trees, woods, and the sweet sunlight on our faces.  Every note in this fragrance carries a meaning for me and my time with family in the Nantahala forest.  The sun is represented by citrus notes such as bergamot, pear, and lemon.  Marine notes and pink pepper remind me of clean water running over stone, and the dark canopy of the forest is brought by notes such as wood, tonka, patchouli and lavender.

A portion of the proceeds of this set will be dedicated to The Nature Conservancy at in tribute to these lands.  I encourage you to look at this group and find ways to get involved within your own communities to find ways to preserve our environment and product these places that bring us together.

We hope you enjoy your experience with Nantahala. 

Scent Profile

  • Scent Strength: Medium
  • Top: Bright Citrus (Mandarin, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Pineapple), Lavender, Melon, Rosemary
  • Middle: Geranium, Rose, Pink Pepper, Aquatics
  • Base:  Woody base of Patchouli, Labdanum, Suede, Fresh Wood, Amber, Tonka
  • Notes: This fragrance is in recognition of all the elements of nature.  A complex yet fresh accord that we hope will remind of you a clear, cool day in the forest.
  • Credit: This set features the art of the incredible Rafa of @xicano_design!

Shave Soap Ingredients:

  • Base: Aon (Firm)
  • Stearic Acid, Water, Beef Tallow, Duck Fat, Potassium Hydroxide, Kokum Butter, Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Milk, Kaolin Clay, Lanolin, Tocopheral, Fragrance, Tussah Silk
  • 5.5oz

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    eduardo s.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Great scent

    Slick and scent is very similar to creed silver mountain water IMO. Easy to lather and great post shave feeling as well

    Ken B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    I bought all 4 soap, splash, balm, clone. it has a very good scent, Good face feel and the balm REALLY puts the finishing touch to your shave. Kenny B.

    Gary A.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Your product is absolutely elite! Some of the best I’ve used to date. The most impressive feature about the soap, aftershave and EDP is the scent. My girlfriend has a sensitive nose as I call it bu this one I’m was immediately her favorite and as Rud would say approved for date night. Thank you for a fantastic product, I look forward to future purchases.

    Ryan M.
    United States United States

    Unreal scent. The best from them that I have tried. Deep rich dirt and earth and moss but well balanced with herbal and floral with some bright citrus right off the bat. This is easily in my top 3 favorite shave scents of all time now. Nice work team!

    Gary S.
    United States United States
    You gotta get this

    Great lather, super slickness, the scent is light but great,,,