Pronounced somewhat like Cawt-shee, in Celtic lore that Cat Sidhe (Fairy Cats) were spirit realm creatures who took the form of large black cats with white spots on their chest. Usually feared, there are also stories of the cats bringing good fortune.
The symbol of the black cat has spanned ages. The pilgrims at Plymouth Rock considered black cats to be part demon and part sorcery, and to own one could cause serious punishment. Today still, the black cat is synonymous with Witchcraft, shape changing, and bad luck.
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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.
- Scent Strength: Light to Medium
- Top: Bergamot, Mandarin
- Heart: Neroli, Orange
- Base: Amber
- Note: Some may recognize this scent as an homage to "Neroli Portofino" (no affiliation).
- 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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I love the Aon base. This base produces a low structure, super slick, super luxurious lather. Feels like it’s giving your face a hug. No need for post shave products, but I love the scent so much, I want it to stay with me. Bottom line, one of my favorite scents in the den.
Excellent soap, great post feel, GREAT lather, and very good price.
First experience with M&M and definitively a fantastic debut. The concept of folcklore and mythology, the lovely art (quite reminiscent to King Crimson’s discipline, not in this soap particular: M&M in general), and the performance just perfect! Excellent cushioing and slickness, great scent (quite mild) Tested with Mühle r41, soon will be tested with a straight razor. Razors up for this lucky cats!
I have been using Cat Sidhe for other a month now, for perhaps a dozen shaves, and I can whole-heartedly endorse this shaving soap. I like to use the aggressive razors with very sharp blades and I am getting very smooth clean shaves. The scent is light and that suits me well
Had high hopes based on what I had read. But...I was quite disappointed. Didn’t really deliver on cushioning, protection or slickness. Post shave was pretty good. Overall...the base needs work if you’re going to compete with the Grooming Departments, Barristers and Tallow +Steels of the world..