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 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
Video Reviews for Murphy and McNeil: Ouroboros
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I normally do not buy soaps from reviews. I wanted to add some different soap brands to my daily routine. I wanted something unique and different . I am glad that found this great soap, It lathers up very nicely. It is slick and provides a comfortable shave. Post shave feeling was great. for limited sense of smell it smelled great and it even lingered throughout the day. I will definitely being more of your soaps in the future.
So, I’ll be honest. Incense is not my favorite smell. The dry scent off the puck is a little off putting to my nose. However, once the soap is loaded onto a brush and lathered, the smell blooms into something much more complex. It smells much better lathered. And of course, the performance is top notch. Works great with a kamisori! Another job well done M&M!
I have three "sets" of M&M products now--shaving soap, balm, and splash--and on a scale of 1-10, they are 10 plus, plus....Their fragrances are subtle, interesting, and effective. The shaving soap produces one of the best lathers I've ever used, and I've used more than 100 shaving soaps. I plan on purchasing several more sets. Bravo, M&M!
My initial experience with M&M started off on the wrong foot. I was running low on shave supplies and I ordered my usual load of Declaration Grooming soaps which I really loved above the dozens and dozens of samples I ever tried. I just found that DG was one of the slickest and smoothest shaves I could have. That is until now! I spotted M&M's products on the maggard razor website and was intrigued by the names and scents, so I just had to order a few. I received my 3 shave balms and wound up truly hating one particular scent that just didn't hit my bell. I notified the company, and I have to say that working with Bill was a blessing! He is the fairest business person I have ever dealt with! He did end up sending me six soap samplers which he thought I might like based on my hot buttons. Frankly, I liked most, and ended up buying 3 sets of soap and balms. The funny part is that my least favorite was Ouroboros and I let him know that. But since I had the soap samplers, I still wanted to try them to shave with. HOLY COW!!!! I lathered up the Ouroboros and proceeded to have one of the best shaves ever. Totally blew away the DG soap. What's more, is that after the shave and perhaps after the soap had a chance to breath a bit, I ended up loving this scent! I think what I like most about M&M products is that the scents actually last throughout the day! I don't need any after shave or colognes. And I do mean LITERALLY ALL DAY, and even into the next. As far as I am concerned, M&M is my new shave product supplier! I only wish I could shave three times a day, so I can get through all my product that I have on hand.
I recently purchased this soap made with the old formula without duck fat. I have been using M&M soaps for a little while now and the performance is spectacular. I love the slickness, the overall protection, and the post shave. Definitely a soap that takes shaving from the mundane to an experience that kicks off the day with a wonderful experience. The scent of Ouroboros is indeed strong with an incense background. This is just perfect for me, I really love strong scents as it adds a lot to my shaving experience and this one is really nice. I also enjoy M&M's other scents that are not as strong, but this one is right up my alley. I'm kind of a fanatic and shoot for a daily BBS shave, usually with 3 passes but sometimes with 4 with a mid-aggressive razor, so I count on a soap to be super slick and protective. This soap checks all the boxes for me. The soap came during a very hot day and sat in a black mailbox for several hours so it was extremely melted upon arrival. I simply followed the advice as given in their instructions for delivery during summer months and after a few hours in the fridge the soap set up great and is like my other M&M soaps in performance. I am now looking forward to the latest M&M formula offerings. I am so glad to have discovered M&M soaps!