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Barrister and Mann Eigengrau Artisan Shaving Soap, 4oz - Omnibus Base - Seasonal

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Eigengrau: Iris, Cold Air, Fir Needle, Lichen, Loam

Eigengrau is inspired by the theoretical scent of moonlight on snow and is characterized by notes of iris, cold water, lichen, fir needle, and loam.
In 2003, the House of Malle released one of its strangest, most ethereal creations: L'Eau d'Hiver, the smell of sunlight on snow. Characterized by perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena's artful use of powdery heliotrope and iris and accented by white musks, honey, and flowers, it was heralded at the time as one of the most artistically elegant creations of the time.

In the years since, no one else seems to have attempted any variations on the idea. L'Eau d'Hiver has stood alone as the most pure expression of the smell of Winter ever devised, and its bright, chipper nature and refined French pedigree tend to give the wearer an impression of sunlit ski slopes and thick woolen sweaters.

But that was then. And there are places in the world where Winter is a decidedly less cheerful affair.

Eigengrau is meant to be the inverse of L'Eau d'Hiver, the smell of moonlight on snow. The very essence of the desolate elegance of a frigid mountainside, framed by pristine snow and forbidding pines, so isolated that you feel as though you stand at the edge of the world. Notes of heliotrope and iris bring forth the smell of desiccated powder, underlaid with the smell of frigid air and primeval accents of lichen, moss, vetiver, and fir needle. A vivid rendering of one of the most starkly bewitching sights that the North has to offer, Eigengrau is a reminder that in the dark and the bleak may be found some of the most enrapturing beauty of all.

 


Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Parfum (Fragrance Oil), Sodium Stearate, Garcinia indica Seed Butter (Potassium Kokum Butterate), Polyacrylamidomethylpropane Sulfonic Acid, Cocos nucifera Fruit Juice (Coconut Milk), Sodium Tallowate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Lactate, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Xanthan Gum, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Sodium Cocoa (Kokum) Butterate, Potassium Cocoate, Hydroxethylcellulose, Sodium Ricinolate, Saccharide Isomerate, Caprae Lac (Goat Milk) Powder, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Cocoate, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm) Extract

 

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01/22/2022
billy c.
Greece Greece

The smell of a cold winter night

Didn't have a clue what to expect from the scent of this soap. But i knew what to expect from a Barrister and Mann's shaving soap. Protection,glide,residual slickness was excellent.. But this scent..It is an ethereal capture of a frozen winter night ,you smell the frigid air in front of you.. How is this possible?I really don't know how..But the nose chilling is there and it's realistic. Probably the most unique scent i 've ever smelled in my life.

BB
01/01/2021
B. Bogle

Customer review

Eigengrau, upon whiffing the small tub, shares DNA with another soap of theirs that I despise for the scent: Fougere Gothique. That said I was not real optimistic before using. Well, I couldn't have been more wrong as upon lathering I was engulfed in a simply beautiful cool iris scent like no other!! I've never smelled another shaving soap like it. Really, really novel. As always, their Excelsior base is superb.