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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Great Soap and Scent
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!
Amazing Scent - Exactly As Described
This scent is an excellent incense type scent that is strong as indicated in the description. If you are not a fan of a nag champa/incense like scent, then perhaps pass on this one. If you like that sort of thing, this is an amazing take on it with a soap that has continued to be a top performer in all aspects! Slickness, residual slickness, and post shave feel are all top tier performance wise. Can't say enough about Murphy and Mcneil and their customer service as well as the positive impact they have on the community. Amazing artisan all around! Ouroboros is an absolute favorite of mine, especially for that evening shave when I want to wind down and relax. I love having this one around!
Ouroboros Shaving Soap
Overall. just an outstanding shave. Very soft soap that can take a lot of water. Very nice scent, stronger than a lot of M&M's other scents. Whips up a very luxurious, slick lather that leaves my skin feeling wonderful.
Wow!!! What a great product...not enough words to describe it, but the smell is intoxicating...you have to try it yourself to know lol...go ahead and get the set you won't be disappointed :)
I tried a sample of this soap, and had a tub and bottle of aftershave splash ordered before the sample pack was gone. What a phenomenal fragrance. Strong and long lasting scent, but not overbearing. Citrus notes off the top, and I get vanilla and incense as the scent ages a bit. This is a soft soap, a “croap” if you like. Loads very easily, and lathers very easily, even with my hard water. It certainly needs no help developing a rich lather, but I don’t think that I would want to bloom this soap. As for that lather, it is thick and cushioning, creates a slick and protective skin lubricant, and leaves a great post-shave feel. The lanolin definitely remains after the shave. As a relatively new entry into the field of wet shaving, Murphy & McNeil seem to have really done their homework prior to the initial release, as this product (and the others that I own or have tried) are first rate right from the starting gate. Congratulations, Bill and Sarah for your outstanding shaving products