Barrister and Mann | Eigengrau Shaving Soap

(6 customer reviews)

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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. 4 oz.


Aqua, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Tallowate, Honey, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Fragrance, Sodium Ricinoleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate

6 reviews for Barrister and Mann | Eigengrau Shaving Soap

  1. richardper (verified owner)

    I was taking out the Christmas tree in the pouring rain and tripped and fell into some old flowers that my wife had thrown out. The wet dirt, flowers and needles from the the tree went up my nose. Couldn’t get the scent off of me. No, wait – that was the smell off the tub… Performance is great though.

  2. The Velvet Mane (verified owner)

    Eigengrau is strictly a scent that conjures an atmosphere. Those who enjoy the adventurist side of the hobby will appreciate this latest offering. Personally, I do not find it polarizing, simply haunting and inviting. If mood scents are your bag, you shall open it wide. I see Eigengrau merely as the seasonal flipside to Chiseled Face’s Summer Storm, where ozone plays a central role in elevating the entire earthy fir accord. Here the ‘cold air’ note wraps the ozone essence to a tasteful, powdery iris that is hinted with heliotrope blossom, along side the peppery, minty, citric pine needle and an earthy moss/scaly damp lichen combo with vetiver… And what a delight it is from all aspects. Surely, this is Mother Nature donned in her dark winter masque saponified as premium suds…. Surely, an imagination to behold!

  3. Benjamin Wright (verified owner)

    Very impressed with Will’s attempt to recreate the sensation of cold, nighttime air. This is a delicate, slightly earthy, slightly powdery scent that features a mild sweetness that pushes through the menthol — maybe the iris? Overall, a perfect winter scent.

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