Shaving Soap Sample: Mûir(e) Wood - Barrister and Mann LLC
The Four Horsemen Shaving Soap Sample: Plague - Barrister and Mann LLC
Shaving Soap Sample: Mûir(e) Wood - Barrister and Mann LLC
The Four Horsemen Shaving Soap Sample: Plague - Barrister and Mann LLC

The Four Horsemen Shaving Soap Sample: Plague

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The Scent

Our long-awaited Four Horsemen samples have arrived! Each fragrance is inspired by War, Famine, Plague, or Death, and each builds around the same central accord. You can read more about the project on our blog.

Plague is perhaps the most obvious of the set, constructed from a series of herbs built upon the chypre core and meant to recall the herbal poultices used by plague doctors in their famous beaked face masks to help prevent the transmission of “miasmas” that they believed caused disease. It was common for such individuals (it’s hard to call them “physicians” by any modern standard) to fill the beaks of their masks with lavender, thyme, sage, or other strong herbs and flowers, and we've elaboratde upon this idea a bit by incorporating not only those three plants, but rosemary and geranium as well in order to tame what was seen as the beneficial pungency of the herbs.

Net wt. 1 oz, Made in the USA

Directions for Use

Just unwrap the sample and smush it onto a plate or into your favorite bowl or jar, then lather! Each sample is an ounce of lathery goodness, perfect for travel or just for trying out something new.


Aqua, Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Tallowate, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Sodium Stearate, Polyacrylamidomethylpropane Sulfonic Acid, Cocos nucifera Fruit Juice (Coconut Milk), Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Lactate, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Butter, Tetrasodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Cocoate, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Ricinoleate, Goat Milk Powder, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Cocoate, Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow Root) Extract, Ulmus rubra (Slippery Elm) Extract
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gabriel g.
United States United States

Absolutely Amazing

In B&M’s usual fashion, everything about the Four Horsemen set is well thought out and executed to perfection. The scents are a sophisticated play off of one core Chypre base and they work exceedingly well. Another fantastic offering from the name we’ve all come to trust.

John F.
United States United States

This is something special

The Plague scent is (in my opinion), truly spectacular. A work of art. Sorry to hear that this will not be a regular scent in the Barrister & Mann lineup. It needs to be.

United States United States

Please release again!

Please release again! This is my new favorite!

Nick W.
United States United States


Wow. This scent is sublime. Extremely well balanced and exactly as described. Somewhat sage/rosemary forward which I really like. Chypre lingers in the background which plays really well with the other notes. Not offensive at all (as the name might elude to.) Looking forward to the full release!