02-23-2019, 10:54 AM
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Murphy and McNeil Náid 

(Tallow/Duckfat/Lanolin Base)

I'm just going to get it out of the way now:
WOW!!!

Ok, now we can get down to brass tacks here. All purchases from this artisan go to support the autism group ACT, But certain soaps contribute even more of the proceeds to Autism Awareness, and are done in his non-standard (special?) Base. 

Scent: The scent notes are a simple Apricot and Freesia, this automatically made me think of the Apricot/Jasmine of B&M's Sinfonia (one of my favorite scents of all time from one of my favorite artisans). But, they are strikingly different; M&M's (?) offering is based in a bright and zesty Apricot with the faintest of an already delicate floral's undertones. Compare this with the heavy stewed-fruit type of Apricot sharing equal space with the sturdy fragrance workhorse of Jasmine in Sinfonia. While I do wish Náid had a stronger scent, there's no denying that it is delightful.

Characteristics: this base is SOFT!!! I didnt go poking at it before use and so didnt think to expect that, between a light bloom and a dense 28mm BSSW 2-Band, that poor soap didnt stand a chance. I even included a before and after sequence to drive the point home; this stuff is a croap at most and nigh on a cream. It presents as a beautiful yellow, I'm unaware if that is from the scent ingredients or base but I liked it. 

Performance: this stuff is elite-level, there is no room for doubt in my mind on that issue. I compare this favorably with B&M/Talbot/A&E/Wholly Kaw, this base base will hold it's own in ALL metrics and I included a pic of the lather to attempt at showing what I was working with. This is a thirsty creation, but once properly hydrated you will be in possession of a dense, slick lather that gives an amazing level of slickness and protection.

Post-shave feel & Aftershave Splash: waiting over an hour before using any post-shave product, I can say the results were impressive! Soft & hydrated with no irritation at all. Regardless, my routine is to use the A&E Serum and soap's matching splash. The scent on the splash is wonderful, matching the soap but brighter. My only complaint is a slightly tacky feeling on the skin that I attribute to splashes using both Glycerin and Aloe. But that is quite minor and a personal preference-only observation.

Packaging/Shelf-Appeal: I have really started gravitating to products that I believe look clean, "uncluttered" and mature in their theme and design. This brand is a good representative of that for me, and I think the unique splash bottles are especially nice. I find myself vacillating back and forth about whether or not color might be nice in some of their labels (Kells comes to mind, as The Book of Kells is possibly the most colorful and well-done illuminated manuscript in all of christendom.) But that is, again, a personal observation.

In the end, I am excited about this artisan getting more recognition. This is a company I can see filling my den, and I'm really looking forward to making that a reality!

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 02-23-2019, 11:22 AM
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Nice post! I may have to check out one of these tubs!

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 02-23-2019, 11:50 AM
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Getting lots of love from the Wet Shaving Community.

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 02-23-2019, 12:09 PM
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Eh....I am going to take a gamble...that Ruds chap on YouTube seemed to like it as well. I just bought Naid and the Trinity for 32 bucks...free shipping to US addresses.

I have been wanting to try a soap with duck fat in it anyhow!

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 02-23-2019, 01:18 PM
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Tried a sample of Mandate from Heaven recently. Titles like "you won't believe it" are over-hype, but to me, it IS comparable with other top-tier soaps. However, it is more of a cream, and I don't really go for those.

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 02-23-2019, 01:21 PM
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Anyone smelled their barbershop?

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 02-23-2019, 02:02 PM
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that is a lather fit for a king! did you use a bowl or face lather?

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 02-23-2019, 02:33 PM
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One thing I don't need is more soap.... Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100 
I ordered the Naid…. Facepalm 
Hope it doesn't add to my list of failed soaps... Hmm

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 02-23-2019, 03:01 PM
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(02-23-2019, 02:33 PM)zipper Wrote: One thing I don't need is more soap.... Sbathroom_grooming_shaving_100-100 
I ordered the Naid…. Facepalm 
Hope it doesn't add to my list of failed soaps... Hmm

YES!  Good Show Ron!

I had the same thought, and then ordered some anyhow!

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 02-23-2019, 05:52 PM
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I ordered a tub of Ouroboros to try it out.

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 02-24-2019, 03:06 AM
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(02-23-2019, 02:02 PM)RyznRio Wrote: that is a lather fit for a king! did you use a bowl or face lather?

Thank you, sir! Face lather

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 02-24-2019, 03:10 AM
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(02-23-2019, 01:18 PM)sgrdddy Wrote: Tried a sample of Mandate from Heaven recently.  Titles like "you won't believe it" are over-hype, but to me, it IS comparable with other top-tier soaps.  However, it is more of a cream, and I don't really go for those.

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I can understand what you mean. I prolly should've titled it "I didnt believe it until I tried it." Because that is accurate. But, what I was really referring to was, people can say it's amazing but until you actually try it, you never know for sure.

Also, it is SUPER rare for a first time, under 6 month old artisan to produce an elite-level base. That truly is hard to believe without trying it.

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 02-24-2019, 04:00 AM
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I have a tub of the Cat Sidhe as well as a couple of samples. I’m really enjoying the performance.... dense, slick lather and great post shave

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 02-24-2019, 04:06 AM
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 02-24-2019, 05:12 AM
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(02-24-2019, 04:06 AM)Rohleder Wrote: [Image: giphy.gif]

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 02-24-2019, 06:59 AM
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(02-23-2019, 10:54 AM)GnosticShaver Wrote: Murphy and McNeil Náid 

(Tallow/Duckfat/Lanolin Base)

I'm just going to get it out of the way now:
WOW!!!

Ok, now we can get down to brass tacks here. All purchases from this artisan go to support the autism group ACT, But certain soaps contribute even more of the proceeds to Autism Awareness, and are done in his non-standard (special?) Base. 

Scent: The scent notes are a simple Apricot and Freesia, this automatically made me think of the Apricot/Jasmine of B&M's Sinfonia (one of my favorite scents of all time from one of my favorite artisans). But, they are strikingly different; M&M's (?) offering is based in a bright and zesty Apricot with the faintest of an already delicate floral's undertones. Compare this with the heavy stewed-fruit type of Apricot sharing equal space with the sturdy fragrance workhorse of Jasmine in Sinfonia. While I do wish Náid had a stronger scent, there's no denying that it is delightful.

Characteristics: this base is SOFT!!! I didnt go poking at it before use and so didnt think to expect that, between a light bloom and a dense 28mm BSSW 2-Band, that poor soap didnt stand a chance. I even included a before and after sequence to drive the point home; this stuff is a croap at most and nigh on a cream. It presents as a beautiful yellow, I'm unaware if that is from the scent ingredients or base but I liked it. 

Performance: this stuff is elite-level, there is no room for doubt in my mind on that issue. I compare this favorably with B&M/Talbot/A&E/Wholly Kaw, this base base will hold it's own in ALL metrics and I included a pic of the lather to attempt at showing what I was working with. This is a thirsty creation, but once properly hydrated you will be in possession of a dense, slick lather that gives an amazing level of slickness and protection.

Post-shave feel & Aftershave Splash: waiting over an hour before using any post-shave product, I can say the results were impressive! Soft & hydrated with no irritation at all. Regardless, my routine is to use the A&E Serum and soap's matching splash. The scent on the splash is wonderful, matching the soap but brighter. My only complaint is a slightly tacky feeling on the skin that I attribute to splashes using both Glycerin and Aloe. But that is quite minor and a personal preference-only observation.

Packaging/Shelf-Appeal: I have really started gravitating to products that I believe look clean, "uncluttered" and mature in their theme and design. This brand is a good representative of that for me, and I think the unique splash bottles are especially nice. I find myself vacillating back and forth about whether or not color might be nice in some of their labels (Kells comes to mind, as The Book of Kells is possibly the most colorful and well-done illuminated manuscript in all of christendom.) But that is, again, a personal observation.

In the end, I am excited about this artisan getting more recognition. This is a company I can see filling my den, and I'm really looking forward to making that a reality!

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[Image: IW6b75r.jpg]

[Image: ly2TFNW.jpg]



I am a bit confused.  I just took a look at the website and most soaps seems to have a tallow/coconut milk base.  A few have the tallow/duck fat base.


According to the OP, the Naid soap uses duck fat.  BUT, the website says Naid is tallow/coconut milk.


Can anyone clarify that for me?

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 02-24-2019, 07:02 AM
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Also, isn’t Flower Mound in Texas?
Label says New Hampshire.
Huh

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 02-24-2019, 07:41 AM
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Ah, that makes sense.

They sure did hit it out of the park with their first release! And yeah, that rarely happens. I'll bet they held back some pretty good bases so they could be sure they released a top tier contender.
(02-24-2019, 03:10 AM)GnosticShaver Wrote:
(02-23-2019, 01:18 PM)sgrdddy Wrote: Tried a sample of Mandate from Heaven recently.  Titles like "you won't believe it" are over-hype, but to me, it IS comparable with other top-tier soaps.  However, it is more of a cream, and I don't really go for those.

Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

I can understand what you mean. I prolly should've titled it "I didnt believe it until I tried it." Because that is accurate. But, what I was really referring to was, people can say it's amazing but until you actually try it, you never know for sure.

Also, it is SUPER rare for a first time, under 6 month old artisan to produce an elite-level base. That truly is hard to believe without trying it.

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 02-24-2019, 07:44 AM
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(02-24-2019, 06:59 AM)rodmonster Wrote:
(02-23-2019, 10:54 AM)GnosticShaver Wrote: Murphy and McNeil Náid 

(Tallow/Duckfat/Lanolin Base)

I'm just going to get it out of the way now:
WOW!!!

Ok, now we can get down to brass tacks here. All purchases from this artisan go to support the autism group ACT, But certain soaps contribute even more of the proceeds to Autism Awareness, and are done in his non-standard (special?) Base. 

Scent: The scent notes are a simple Apricot and Freesia, this automatically made me think of the Apricot/Jasmine of B&M's Sinfonia (one of my favorite scents of all time from one of my favorite artisans). But, they are strikingly different; M&M's (?) offering is based in a bright and zesty Apricot with the faintest of an already delicate floral's undertones. Compare this with the heavy stewed-fruit type of Apricot sharing equal space with the sturdy fragrance workhorse of Jasmine in Sinfonia. While I do wish Náid had a stronger scent, there's no denying that it is delightful.

Characteristics: this base is SOFT!!! I didnt go poking at it before use and so didnt think to expect that, between a light bloom and a dense 28mm BSSW 2-Band, that poor soap didnt stand a chance. I even included a before and after sequence to drive the point home; this stuff is a croap at most and nigh on a cream. It presents as a beautiful yellow, I'm unaware if that is from the scent ingredients or base but I liked it. 

Performance: this stuff is elite-level, there is no room for doubt in my mind on that issue. I compare this favorably with B&M/Talbot/A&E/Wholly Kaw, this base base will hold it's own in ALL metrics and I included a pic of the lather to attempt at showing what I was working with. This is a thirsty creation, but once properly hydrated you will be in possession of a dense, slick lather that gives an amazing level of slickness and protection.

Post-shave feel & Aftershave Splash: waiting over an hour before using any post-shave product, I can say the results were impressive! Soft & hydrated with no irritation at all. Regardless, my routine is to use the A&E Serum and soap's matching splash. The scent on the splash is wonderful, matching the soap but brighter. My only complaint is a slightly tacky feeling on the skin that I attribute to splashes using both Glycerin and Aloe. But that is quite minor and a personal preference-only observation.

Packaging/Shelf-Appeal: I have really started gravitating to products that I believe look clean, "uncluttered" and mature in their theme and design. This brand is a good representative of that for me, and I think the unique splash bottles are especially nice. I find myself vacillating back and forth about whether or not color might be nice in some of their labels (Kells comes to mind, as The Book of Kells is possibly the most colorful and well-done illuminated manuscript in all of christendom.) But that is, again, a personal observation.

In the end, I am excited about this artisan getting more recognition. This is a company I can see filling my den, and I'm really looking forward to making that a reality!



I am a bit confused.  I just took a look at the website and most soaps seems to have a tallow/coconut milk base.  A few have the tallow/duck fat base.


According to the OP, the Naid soap uses duck fat.  BUT, the website says Naid is tallow/coconut milk.


Can anyone clarify that for me?

Damn , you're right !

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 02-24-2019, 08:33 AM
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(02-24-2019, 03:10 AM)GnosticShaver Wrote: Also, it is SUPER rare for a first time, under 6 month old artisan to produce an elite-level base. That truly is hard to believe without trying it.

Maybe not if you copy another artisans hard work. At least according to the guys on reddit. They seem to be hopping mad at this new guy!

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