@johp3r, John Perry, & @xicano_design, Rafa in collaboration with Bill Graham of Murphy and McNeil present to you the Gael Laoch release.
For those that follow John and Rafa you've seen the work, love for life, and love for this shaving hobby. It's a mutual respect from two guys who are similar yet so different. This Gael Laoch release is a follow up to BDLM, Barbershop De Los Muertos, which was a small release done last year that was very well received and had many people wishing they got in on it. When the time came to plan another release they had this scent on their mind and knew exactly the artisan to do it. The fact that everything ties together so well is no accident either.
Murphy and McNeil, with their affinity for Irish/Scottish history and symbolism, has been producing arguably one of the top tier soaps for a little while now. This made it more than easy to ask Bill for a collaboration on this set. The time has come.
The Norse–Gaels were a people of mixed Gaelic and Norse ancestry and culture. They emerged in the Viking Age, when Vikings who settled in Ireland and in Scotland adopted Gaelic culture and intermarried with Gaels. The Norse–Gaels dominated much of the Irish Sea and Scottish Sea regions from the 9th to 12th century. Bad asses are the ones who survived and thrived.
Gael Laoch is a set in tribute to those who get up each day and conquer. For some it is those that serve and protect us and our way of life. It is also those that show up daily and work hard in their day to day life. They are your friends, family, coworkers, and strangers.
Warriors in the simplest form and those that you count on, even when you don't realize it.
The scent on this set is inspired by Creed Viking and is one that will evoke these feelings in us all.
A note from Bill at Murphy and McNeil
I couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to work with Rafa and John. As you can imagine the creation of this release has been a whirlwind, but both of these guys through their experience have taught me a ton about what it means to bring a great product to market, and I feel absolutely privileged to be able to feature our products with Rafa's amazing artwork.
I also wanted to let you know that in keeping with our values, this release will also be supporting an important cause. Every day in the U.S.A. there are those who both serve and have served in our nation's military. We believe in supporting our active military and veterans, particularly those who have given so much of themselves in pursuit of protecting our freedoms.
A portion of the proceeds of this release will be dedicated to support our members of the military and veterans who have been injured in the line of duty. Specifically, we will be contributing a portion of the sales of this release to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Using a NEW modified version Murphy and McNeil's sought-after duck/tallow formula to provide greater firmness to our soap, this limited release is sure to be an excellent addition to your summer shaving lineup while supporting an amazing cause.
Important: Air Delivery & International Guests
Alcohol based aftershaves cannot ship via air delivery. Customers outside U.S. should select an alcohol free version of this product, otherwise they will automatically receive an alcohol free version to ensure a good shipping experience.
- Scent Strength: Light/Medium
- Top: Bergamot, Lemon, Pepper
- Middle: Pepper, Rose, Peppermint
- Base: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouli, Lavandin
- Notes: An aquatic accord with hints of zesty citrus and fresh/green mint, some may recognize this fragrance as an homage to Creed's "Viking" (no affiliation).
Shave Soap Ingredients
- Soap Base: Aon (Firm)
- Stearic Acid, Water, Beef Tallow, Duck Fat, Potassium Hydroxide, Kokum Butter, Menthol (Optional - White Jar), Castor Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Shea Butter, Vegetable Glycerin, Coconut Milk, Kaolin Clay, Lanolin, Tocopheral, Fragrance, Tussah Silk
Video Reviews for Murphy and McNeil: Gael Laoch
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Gael Laoch is top-tier
Complex and pleasant scent, slick with lots of cushion, and a great post-shave feel. Lives up to the accolades.
Wonderful first M&M soap!
I received a sample of this (and a few others) over the weekend. I hand lathered it to get a sense of the scent. Lovely and masculine. Shaved with it two days now. Fantastic glide and protection. Enough residual slickness and cushion to buff those always tough areas on my chin. No post-shave products needed because the soap was just that good. Will be ordering a tub very soon!
Very good Very good scents
Hits all the right notes!
The Gael Laoch (White) hits all the right notes! Nice spelling soap that is not overpowering, but strong enough to let you know its there. Likewise, the "coldness" is just right; enough to let you feel it and know its working, without making your eyes water. I have now tried Gael Loch and St. James and am a true believer in M&M!
Outstanding on every level!
I knew this soap was going to be good, but not this good. It was everything a soap should be in terms of quality density, slickness, cushion and post shave. The scent was so well done and refined with just the right amount of menthol for this version. Thoroughly enjoyed this soap! I will be purchasing unmentholated version as well as balm and edt.