The Four Horsemen: Famine Shaving Soap - Barrister and Mann LLC

The Four Horsemen: Famine Shaving Soap

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"They that die by famine die by inches." -Matthew Henry

"Famine" conjures ominous images of clouds of choking dust and debris, blasted deserts dotted with the bones of animals, and skeletally thin wretches, clad in rags and screaming, their ribs free to count and their skin leathery and drained of life. That was the visual that we came up with, anyway. As such, The Four Horsemen: Famine is the essence of desiccation and dusty powder, redolent with the dry, parchment-like character of dehydrated flowers and cracked earth. Notes of rose, jasmine, vanilla, and cedar enfold the core chypre accord, the blend of citrus, resins, and moss that symoblizes Death and wends it way through every one of the Four Horsemen fragrances. Blended with this is the smell of bleached rock, sharp and forward to the nose, an overwhelmingly ominous addition that bespeaks the suffering brought on by the depletion of even a basic food supply. The long, slow death heralded by famine is one of the great scourges of history. It has earned its place among the harbingers of the End.

Net wt. 4 oz

Directions for Use

Wet your shaving brush well, then swirl it around the jar for roughly thirty seconds or until a rich, creamy lather is formed. Continue building the lather by adding water (lots and lots of it) and swirling your brush either on your face or in a lathering bowl. Shave, rinse, and spend your day feeling great.


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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My favorite when taking both theme and scent into account

Dried flowers, dust, and the frozen time spent exploring the deepest nooks of used book shops. Evokes feelings of nostalgia and discovering beautiful things that have been long lost, abandoned, or forgotten.

Edwin L.
United States United States

A nice scent, sort of like a rose chypre. Except it's not just a straight-up rose scent. A nice blend overall.

I actually got a couple of compliments on the scent so that's a plus right there. I can make out the rose but it's colored by all the other scent notes so I didn't get just a "rose scent". Think Le Grande Chypre but with the citrus and florals toned down and a "dry rose"-like scent coming off the top. It's my third favorite of the Four Horsemen set. Of course Omnibus soap base is a slick and easy lathering beast.

Chadwick B.
United States United States


A bit of an acquired scent. I can only recommend not basing a rating on the smell off the soap but after use. I can’t explain it exactly but it changes for the better.