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Behold the Whatsis! Aftershave Splash (Limited Edition)


Behold the Whatsis! Aftershave Splash (Limited Edition)
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Behold the Whatsis! is a limited edition release that will be made until April 11th, 2019. Please note that the aftershave uses our new, moisturizing Deltus base.

Also, be sure to check out our newest blog post about Behold the Whatsis!

Children’s authors, people like Dr. Seuss, Shel Silverstein, and Beatrix Potter, set the tone for our entire lives. The books that we read as children become cornerstones of how we see the world, of our beliefs about right and wrong, and of how we treat others. Few could forget the lessons and lines of iconic works like The Lorax, and we pass such lessons on to our own children in an effort to give them the best for their own childhoods.

This year, for what would have been Dr. Seuss’s 104th birthday, Barrister and Mann is thrilled to present our tribute to these great authors, to the Eric Carles and Richard Scarrys and Maurice Sendaks of the world. Inspired by their stories and their lessons, Behold the Whatsis! is a sprightly, Spring-like blend of grapefruit, rose, and our own version of the smell of childhood memories, a combination of tangerines, sugar cookies, and dryer-warm blankets. Far from cloyingly sweet, Behold the Whatsis! elegantly and quietly hails back to what it’s like to be very small.

In further celebration of children’s literature, we will also be donating $1 per jar of soap and $2 per bottle of aftershave sold to the Children’s Literacy Initiative, a renowned non-profit that works with teachers to advance and improve early literacy in the United States.

Special thanks to Jennifer Davis and Wendy Guenther, who created their very own tributes to Dr. Seuss’s unique artistic style, and to the good doctor himself. There was no one on Earth who was youer than you.

Net Wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA

Shake aftershave into your palm (we recommend an amount about the side of a quarter) and rub them together for 3 seconds. Rub your palms over your freshly shaven skin. There may be a mild sting upon initial application, but your face is about to look, feel, and smell awesome. We know you can handle it.

Alcohol Denat., Hammamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Distillate, Fragrance, Aveena sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Lactate, Propanediol, Aqua, Enteromorpha compressa (Seaweed) Extract, Silybum marianum (Milk Thistle) Fruit Extract, Ocinum sanctum (Tulsi Basil) Leaf Extract, Allantoin

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Mark W.
United States


Love this one! Awesome product as always!

United States


I loved Dr. Seuss growing up. There's probably some books floating around in some boxes in my mothers basement. The Lorax, You're Only Old Once, Oh The Places You'll Go are all staples of my childhood. So I had to get this. It's a great, whimsical, spring-y scent. A while after shaving, your nose gets used to the citrus and rose top notes and you get more of the sugar cookie and dryer sheet notes that may be harder to detect immediately. And what more needs to be said about the Excelsior base?

Michael H.
United States

Delightfully Whimsical

From the packaging to the artwork to the scent itself, Behold the Whatsis! offers a delightfully whimsical experience.

Ben Nielson

Who-rah! for Behold the Whatsis!

As always the Barrister and Mann aftershaves provide wonderful performance along with fantastic fragrances. While I found the scent of the lathered shave soap to be a bit more citrus forward, featuring the tangerine and grapefruit notes, the aftershave very closely resembles the description you can find above. While this fragrance is definitely on the sweet end of the spectrum it falls well short of being cloying. I think this scent is delightfully cheerful, perfect for the spring and early summer months. This scent fades a bit quicker than many of B&M's other offerings but that is common among lighter fragrances. Despite this my wife was still complimenting me on Behold the Whatsis! hours after I used it and it has quickly become one of her favorites. I hope that, much like 42, Behold the Whatsis! returns to each year as we celebrate the author(s) that inspired this fragrance!



Smells exactly like the soap!! I love this and the sting of that perfect alcohol aftershave. This sting is pleasant that leans into the nourishing face feel finish. This isn’t your Walgreens $3 aftershave. There is definitely something more to this.

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