Barrister and Mann Behold the Whatsis Shaving Soap, 4oz

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


Made in the U.S.A.


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Product Description

Behold the Whatsis!

Scent Notes: Grapefruit, Rose, Childhood Memories (a sweet, sugar-cookie sort of scent)


Behold the Whatsis! is a limited edition release that will be made until April 11th, 2019. Please note that the soap uses our new Excelsior base.

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

Additional Information


Aqua, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Tallowate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Fragrance, Sodium Ricinoleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate

4 reviews for Barrister and Mann Behold the Whatsis Shaving Soap, 4oz

  1. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely excellent. The Excelsior base is even better than the Glissant and Reserve bases. It’s not that those two are bad in way, simply that the Excelsior base ‘Behold the Whatsis!’ performs better still than the nonetheless excellent Glissant and Reserve based-soap: incredibly slick lather, easy to lather, . The grapefruit is very prominent in the fresh, citrusy scent. I’m not as much of as fan of the scent as I am of Barrister and Mann’s Glissant line scents, particularly ‘Lavanille’, and the ‘Cool’ and ‘Fern’ Reserve scents, but it is still a pleasant, if uncomplicated, scent. All things considered, I strongly recommend trying any Excelsior base Barrister and Mann soap, because the performance is simply the finest, bar none.

  2. 5 out of 5


    I have a half blind nose so I can’t pin point scents like a lot of people but it knows what it likes and this stuff is good! I definitely can smell the grapefruit with lighter notes of rose and other good stuff blended in there. It’s a pretty strong scent, too. I like to cake my face with lather (like the guy on the lid) and this stuff will stick with me for hours.

    This is my first Barrister and Mann’s soap and this stuff is great! Creates a nice lather (even for a rookie wet shaver like myself) and it was super slick. I see now why it is so popular.

    I also really like that one dollar goes to the Children’s Literacy Initiative. Books are good.

    And as always- Maggard Razors is the best! Shipping is always timely and customer service is top notch!

  3. 5 out of 5


    Solid citrusy floral scent in Barrister and Mann’s best soap base yet. Slick, protective, and nourishing. Great soap.

  4. 5 out of 5


    Excellent tart scent but with a hint of complexity. Incredibly slick and the typical soft face feel. Big fan.

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