SOTD - September 25, 2018

Barrister and Mann

Shaving Product Review - Barrister and Mann "Leviathan"

Value (Cost, Packaging and Performance)

Lather (Density, Glide and Feel)

Post-shave (Healing, Moisture and Feel)

Scent (Quality, Strength and Longevity)

Each bar has three metrics, each representing 33% of the total (11% = below-avg, 22% = avg, 33% = above-avg, except cost)

An autumnal favorite makes a reappearance - Barrister and Mann Leviathan #soap and #aftershave with a matching #EdT.

Leviathan. The Biblical Serpent who will consume the world come the End of Days. Legend has it that he lives beneath the seas, awaiting his chance to devour all of Creation. Some sailors still speak his name in hushed tones and cross themselves to ward off his ancient, ravenous hunger.

In perfume, there is nothing more darkly ancient than leather. We discovered the formula for an archaic, forgotten Russian leather accord and blended it with notes of sandalwood, coffee, cedar, and musk to create a dark, feral scent well-suited to its namesake. Elemental and at times slightly unsettling, Leviathan is a scent to accompany you to the end of the world.

I've done a lot of reviews of #BarristerMann goodies over their history - in fact, almost every product they've released! Click on the hashtag to browse them all, or check out the History of Barrister and Mann for a more targeted approach. Regular readers should be well aware of the performance of both soap and aftershave, especially in this older formula. As for this particular scent, I've reviewed Leviathan previously (and have used it a lot) since picking it up in 2015.

This is a great scent... One of the gems from Barrister and Mann that perhaps signals the arrival of autumn like no other (except perhaps Hallows that is). Officially it's listed as having notes of coffee, leather and sandalwood. That's it - easy peasy. And we've all been very happy with the scent, as it has a large number of ardent fans. The last piece of the puzzle was the later-released Eau de Toilette (EdT).

Hardware for today includes the stainless #TimelessRazor in an "aggressive edition" (.95mm gap, custom dual scalloped and open comb combo baseplate) with a titanium RazoRock Halo handle and a #Permasharp blade on shave four. The killer brush is by way of #WildWestBrushworks and features a 26mm Tuxedo knot while the #GTP scuttle kept things warm on a cool, rainy morning.

Fall has arrived... Indoors and out! If you haven't checked out Leviathan yet, you really should. It's a huge favorite and these days, with the Glissant base, it's even better.