Barrister and Mann Fougère Gothique Shaving Soap, 4oz

4.43 out of 5 based on 14 customer ratings
(14 customer reviews)


Made in the U.S.A.

109 in stock

Product Description

An elegant, alluring composition in the classic fougère style, Asmodeus himself could not have chosen a more fitting fragrance.

Notes of lavender, oakmoss, tonka, balsam fir, bergamot, vetiver, geranium, cedar, earth, sandalwood, musk, leather, and tuberose are darkened by the touch of Hell, kissed with the essence of ashes and the smoldering flame.

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.


14 reviews for Barrister and Mann Fougère Gothique Shaving Soap, 4oz

  1. 5 out of 5


    I’ve had this soap and splash for several months at the time of writing this review and I can say firmly that I love this soap and aftershave set! The reserve base is an amazing soap, and this scent is strong but doesn’t irritate my skin like other brands do with scents that aren’t half of the strength of this one by B&M. I don’t understand some of the other reviews and the way others have interpreted the scent but hey that’s how fragrance is. All I can say is if you made it far enough to read my review then at least grab a sample because I think this is an amazing fragrance that was masterfully done by Will C. You can tell he really put some time in creating this one.

  2. 5 out of 5


    The scent is FANTASTIC. Reminds me of a healthy pile of compost and wet dirt. The smell of decay (in the best possible way) comes through more on the soap than the AS.

  3. 1 out of 5


    If you wanna smell like you just crawlled out of a grave, this is for you. The smell is that of decay, mold and death. The soap base is what you would expect from B&M, but the odius smell it emits is that of a freshly tilled grave site, unholy(and not in the cool way). I shaved with it and gave my fiancè the sniff check to see if she liked it, she made me go to a shower again. Its really bad.

  4. 4 out of 5


    Metto 4 stelle solo perché il prezzo del sapone è alto, però il sapone vale 5 stelle. Credo che il prezzo alto sia dovuto alla esclusività ! Profumo molto buono e intenso !!! Non è una pasta di sapone , ma quasi una crema. Complimenti a Maggard per la spedizione ottima ! Fino a qui italia nemmeno 10 giorni !!!!

  5. 4 out of 5


    I haven’t used a Reserve base soap from B&M in a long time so I forgot it’s a very nice performing soap.
    As far as the scent- I had a sample of the EDP last year and frankly didn’t like the overwhelming wet earth like scent. But on the soap it wasn’t that bad and ai kind of enjoyed it in the spirit of the season. It was subtle enough to not overwhelm but strong enough to smell during the shave. I got the bundle with angelique since that seemed like it’d be more up my alley so I’ll be trying that soon.
    Overall, recommend if not just for performance but before very certain you think you can handle this scent.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Of all the different B&M seasonal soaps I’ve used this is my favorite. I really liked their Hallows soap from last year, but I definitely prefer this one.

    They really nailed ‘Autumn’ as a smell. Highly recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic scent combination, paired with a amazingly efficient soap base. I’m a long time wet shaver, I’ve tried a few soaps and scents, but for me this is one of my all time favorites. I feel suave and I make a serious impression when I walk through the door. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been complemented on this scent since it’s original release in 2017. Cheers, Barrister and Mann for this fantastic and ultra unique scent!

  8. 5 out of 5


    The lather reminded me of melted marshmallow (in a good way), was really slick, and the scent was so good, my wife suddenly didn’t have a headache anymore.

  9. 3 out of 5


    this is a super strong smell. my best description is, if there is a pile of leaves laying in a gutter and it rains on them, then dries up, then rains again for a few months then one day you decide to clean up the leaves, the ones on the bottom are wet and rotting. That what this makes me think of. Not terrible but very potent

  10. 5 out of 5


    I realized the other day how I’ve become a total mark for B&M soaps and splashes, particularly the limited releases. Baudelaire and Leviathan are some of my all-time favorites, and this one fits in right alongside them at the very top of my list. First, the soap itself… I watched a YouTube video a while back on the best way to lather the B&M reserve base with Will from B&M himself. 25 swirls to load a wet brush, then I throw it in a mug with about a quarter cup of warm water and go to town. Think “pancake batter” not “stiff peaks” and you’ve got a solid start. Thick, sloppy lather that’s probably good for a dozen passes will ensue. If you’ve got a dollop of cream or two on your wall then you’re probably doing it right.

    If you’ve never tried a B&M soap, the first thing you’ll notice is the depth and complexity of the scent. I like the descriptions I’ve read here (check the AS reviews as well), but the heart of it is a smokey floral scent that is dark and dirty, but simultaneously refined and gentlemanly. Packaging is great, quality is top notch and if you’re looking to splurge on a more expensive soap and splash combo, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. If you hate florals, try a sample anyway if you can. This stuff seems like it could be sold for 200 bucks a bottle.

  11. 5 out of 5


    Drove up and purchased my soap today, shaved – lathers well, smells great. Would buy again! Great place to drive too, I’m only 40 miles away for a wonderful shopping experience.

  12. 5 out of 5


    Amazing. Probably my favourite scent of all the B&M soaps. Something about it just keeps me going back for another smell.

  13. 5 out of 5


    I Love this scent! The Performance is just wonderful, Slick and protective, Just as we all want. I bought the whole set and am glad I did.

  14. 5 out of 5


    This is one of Will’s masterful works, to date. Lovely complex scent, and amazing reserve based performance. I’ve purchased three full sets!

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