@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.
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.
- 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
- 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 (aka “Creed Viking”)
What a wonderful scent and set! I was lucky enough to receive a sample from a friend of the soap and splash, and knew I had to have that full set, including the EDP. The EDP has good projection and sillage, and the atomizer is one of the best I’ve seen, fantastic distribution! The soap base is creamy and luxurious, and whips up into a nice, low-structure lather in no time. The splash is one of the best I’ve used, really enriching the skin but still containing that nice splash burn. Though you’re approached with the initial alcohol scent, that quickly fades into that Creed Viking DNA.
New to Murphy & McNeil
Wonder experience. Clear the care and love for their products is evident. Don’t know what one else could ask for, great product, service, customer care and satisfaction, timely free shipping. If you have never shopped here before, put it on your list if trusted vendors. You won’t be disappointed. Cheers. James
Light but superb
This soap is lightly scented, but this new base takes it up a notch and bring Murphy and McNeil to the elite status. Not only that, but Bill the artisan behind the soap at Murphy and McNeil is a good guy and has the wet shaving community's best interest in mind at all times. He is genuine in his collaborations, and in his actions of always wanting to give back to the community. This collaboration was no exception in giving back and providing great products that make your shaving experience great and a good feeling back from participating in giving back to the community. This spicy scent is light on the soap, but when paired with the splash and EDP, you will love how you smell.
Gael Loch shaving soap (no menthol)
Outstanding! When I saw this release I knew I had to have it. Lathers easy and provides a great slick shave.
Hats off to this set! From the art work, to the scent and to the performance! Soap is extremely user friendly and easy to dial in with top notch sickness in the primary and residual! Not to mention the personal email from Bill who was easy to speak to and shared advice to me as this was my first soap/ splash of theirs. Great job and I look forward to further products in the future!