Ogham ('oh-am') represents the earliest form of writing in Ireland. Made up of a series of lines or "strokes" creating an alphabet, they can be found on ancient wood and primitive written texts. Most famously however, Ogham can be found throughout Ireland carved into monolithic stones. These stones, often standing sentry in commemoration of a loved one or as a territorial marker, are a fascinating piece of ancient history. Many like to believe that Ogham is connected to Druidic practice, and that it is a "language of the trees" or perhaps even part of runic divination. While there is little proof that Ogham is connected to these mystic arts, it can be difficult to argue that these stones have a certain magic about them.
The fragrance of our Ogham Stone collection is meant to evoke the aura of wet stone and earth on the rainy countryside. While familiar, this is a mysterious scent that also seeks to find the magic of Ogham that we want to believe.
This Shaving Soap by Murphy and McNeil is composed of a mix of high quality oils and ingredients that create a dense, creamy lather for an excellent shave.
- Meant to remind you of the wet stone, and the feeling of being close to the earth on a rainy day.
- Scent Strength: Medium
- Top - Frankincense and Myrrh
- Middle - Rose, Peony
- Base - Amber
- 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
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In more than 20 years of "traditional" shaving, I have tried well over over one hundred shaving soaps, and these past few years have been most exciting, given the creative juices flowing from artisan shaving soapmakers. After reading about Murphy & McNeil in a Sharpologist mention, I was intrigued and ordered several shaving soaps and balms. These are absolutely superb products, certainly in my top three. They are elegant in every way: slick and soothing lather and great after shave feel, wonderfully subtle and complex scents, and priced fairly. Bravo for these wonderful creations!
I think the graphics on this can are the the most stunning in shaving. Mysterious. The bonus is the soap is just as good. I LOVE the new hard base. It's very similar to DG Icarus. This scent is great. It's kind of like Nag Champa, but it keeps getting better. I keep going in for more. It shaves perfectly. I will buy more M&M because of this.
Once again you have outdone yourself. One of my favorite scents and the slickest, cushiony lathers i’ve ever used. Well done Bill!!