Barrister and Mann | Eigengrau Aftershave Balm

(3 customer reviews)

CAD $12.99

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The Scent

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.
Net wt. 2 fl oz.


Aqua, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Squalane (Olive), Aveena sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (and) Maltodextrin, Garcinia indica (Kokum) Butter, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Polysorbate 80, Honey, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Allantoin, Gluconodeltalactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Propanediol, Water, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Ocinum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Sodium Hyaluronate

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3 reviews for Barrister and Mann | Eigengrau Aftershave Balm

  1. richardper (verified owner)

    Really, really, really not a fan of this scent. Smells like dirt, old flowers and pine. The balm works really well though. A slight sting similar to an alcohol based splash but that is momentary and it is very easy to work in. Would get the balm in a different scent.

  2. tincan19 (verified owner)

    I really can’t describe the scent any better than Velvet Mane or Benjamin Wright for the Eigengrau soap. Will nailed it and this scent is gorgeous. As stated, it does create an atmosphere. For me the scent of the soap and balm, conjure up memories of the smell of my children’s winter clothing right after they come inside from playing in the cold. To me it’s amazing to be able to capture the smell of cold and evoke such memories while enjoying my shave. Oh, and the performance of the balm is top shelf!

  3. matthew.rod.bell (verified owner)

    The soap has a unique description and the scent is an excellent interpretation of that experience. I go on early backcountry ski trips that leave at 3 AM in the pitch black with a small headlamp as your only light source, a pack, and a heartful of adventure. Sometimes when we are out in the woods, we shut off our lamps and experience what B&M describes, pitch black in the trees during winter. This scent is a great depiction of this experience. I can pick up the pine needle and iris, they are a fantastic combination, very unique and unlike other soaps I have. Bonus is my partner loves this scent on me. The balm is easy to use, absorbs quickly and holds the scent nicely.

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