Murphy and McNeil | Gael Laoch

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@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 Profile

  • 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

  • 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
  • 5.5oz

Optional Splash Ingredients:

  • Isopropyl Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol (Optional), Witch Hazel, Water, Aloe, Vegetable Glycerin, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Menthol
  • 100mL / 3.4 fl oz
  • Note: The white version of this aftershave splash contains menthol.

Optional Eau de Parfum Ingredients

  • Denatured Alcohol, Fragrance
  • 15mL / 0.5 fl oz


1 review for Murphy and McNeil | Gael Laoch

  1. Dan Walsh (verified owner)

    Finally got a chance to try this, and it is very good, although a little to the lighter side, but then again so is the scent it is based on – Viking from Creed. Definitely a summer soap, light fresh scent with the bergamot and rose slightly prominent with a nice hint of mint. Lather is crazy good and protection and post shave feel is incredible. Just a nice mature scent.

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