The Four Horsemen: Plague Shaving Soap
"The 'Red Death' had long devastated the country. No pestilence had been ever so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal — the redness and the horror of blood." -Edgar Allan Poe, "The Masque of the Red Death"
Inspired by the herbal poultices commonly used by "physicians" during the greatest pestilences in human history, The Four Horsemen: Plague is the scent of botanical talismans and amulets, the pungent bouquet that suffused the infamous plague masks of the Black Death. We layered notes of thyme, sage, rosemary, lavender, and geranium over the core chypre of Death, itself a construct of citrus, resins, and moss, to produce a crisply floral scent that exhibits the tang of despair and the creeping miasma of doom, wrapped in the powdery, mossy design that characterizes the entire set. This is the aroma of oncoming suffering and a terrible contagion that spreads through communities without regard for age, wealth, or honor. The indiscriminate reaper, the Great Equalizer, Plague holds illimitable dominion over all.
Net wt. 4 oz