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Ouroboros Shaving Soap

  • Ouroboros Shaving Soap
  • Ouroboros Shaving Soap
  • Ouroboros Shaving Soap
  • Ouroboros Shaving Soap
  • Ouroboros Shaving Soap
  • Ouroboros Shaving Soap
  • Ouroboros Shaving Soap
  • Ouroboros Shaving Soap

Murphy and McNeil Store

Ouroboros Shaving Soap


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From the Greek "oura" meaning tail, and "boros" meaning devouring, the Ouroboros is the serpent eating its own tail in an endless cycle that represents the ever turning wheel of life, death, and rebirth.  Life and Infinity.  The oldest found reference to the Ouroboros is in a book found within KV62... the official Egyptolical designation for the famous tomb of Tutankhamun.  The symbol is found over and over again through history from Roman talismans, to references in medieval alchemy, and even in Native American art.  Such a symbol, standing the test of time... millennia even... is both fascinating and mysterious.  How has this symbol come to mean so much, to so many?

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.  The Ouroboros is a mysterious, alluring scent that combines warming amber, patchouli, and incense, with vanilla and florals for an experience that will stand the test of time... and you won't soon forget.

 Scent Profile

  • Scent Strength: Strong
  • Top: Orange, Grapefruit
  • Heart: Rose, Jasmine
  • Base: Patchouli, Amber, Incense, Vanilla


  • 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
  • 4.0oz

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Daniel M.
United States United States
Great soap base with a very strong scent

So to be totally up front here I didn’t actually get a shave out of this soap because I had a reaction to it. I have sensitive skin and I honestly expected it based on the description but I wanted to try it anyways because every-once in a while I find a strong fragrance I can actually use so I bought a sample of this. I didn’t knock off a star because of this since I was anticipating it and without a sample available I would have never tried it, I instead was a little disappointed in the scent description. This didn’t smell anything like the description for me and I made sure to smell it while lathered in my bowl for full effect. To me I could only smell orange and very very strong incense. I didn’t expect it to be so incense forward based on the description but that’s about all I got. It was a pleasant smell that is very strong as advertised but not something I cared for. I have used the Aon base in other scents and can tell you that it is one of the best in the market so if the scent sounds like it’s for you then trust that you will get great performance out of it.

Steve C.
United States United States
A Walk In The Garden

Ouroboros has a strong long lasting masculine floral scent. (imo) One of my favorite florals in my collection. As all M & M soaps performs well with thick & slick lather. These guys are good, check em out. I recommend.

United States United States
Very pleasant scent

Just saved with this soap, very pleasant scent and good lather. The only problem I had was I got a sample pack and did not use enough in my lathering bowl. Had to really work to get a lather set up. Slickness will be better with better lather.

Jordan H.
United States United States
First experience with M&McN and im impressed!

This soap performs great, lathers easily and smells totally unique and awesome, its very incense/orange forward in my experience, and the scent is indeed STRONG, i could smell the soap alone on my skin for hours after the shave which is something i really like. I will definitely buy more products from M&McN, thanks guys!

United States United States
Great Stuff

I was skeptical but now I believe. Very nice soap and definitely s.o. approved.