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Barrister and Mann Hallows Shaving Soap (4oz)

Sale price£22.95

Away to the Dismal Swamp he speeds,
His path was rugged and sore,
Through tangled juniper, beds of reeds,
Through many a fen where the serpent feeds,
And man never trod before.
-Sir Thomas Moore, "The Lake of the Dismal Swamp"

A popular haunt for corpse harvesters in the nineteenth century, who emptied its graves to fuel the lectures and research of local medical schools, Boston's Copp's Hill Cemetery has long been thought haunted by ghouls and vengeful spirits. The murderer John White Webster is said to rest here in an unmarked tomb and the Lovecraftian tale "Pickman's Model" speculates that the place is a hive of undeath and rot, a gathering ground for restless souls and unrealised doom. There is a rumour that small children around Copp's Hill are still not allowed outside past dark.

Boston is a city of history, home to strange and often gruesome happenings. It was Barrister and Mann's first home and gave rise to many of their most famous creations. Fragrances of dark animus and warped design. Fragrances like Hallows. Taking inspiration from the swamps and churchyards of the city, Hallows combines vetiver, oakmoss, black pepper, cocoa, labdanum and cedar to produce a deep, cold scent suited to the chilly, bitter days of late October. Gloomy, rich and perversely elegant, Hallows is a reminder of why men once feared the dark.

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Based on 3 reviews
Dark damp earthy … decay

This is truly a gravedigger’s scent. It has decay written all over your face. Earthy dampness is at its best - sweet decay is indeed the scent you will find. The soap base is wonderful and excellent- the scent however is not for everyone. Take the theme seriously because it’s a far cry from playful “barbershop of the dead” interpretations and variations. “Fresh lilaced moorland fields cannot hide the stolid stench of death … “

This is seriously unsettling stuff...

Usually, there is always a sense of disappointment when a scent doesn't measure up to its description. Not so with Hallows! My first impression off the puck was "wow, this is anti-social". I was looking for different, and different was what I got - I can truly say this is a very unique scent. Deep, dark and brooding, perfect for those Autumn/Winter stormy days. I am very pleased with my purchase and looking forward to my next shave.
Thanks again.

dean l.
5 star soap base

This base is amazing. I have several high end soaps and this one is the first one that has ever made me stop and admire the craftsmanship.

Amazing work barrister and Mann top job