Nicely woody sort of scents.Subtle but distinctive.
Notes: Beardbrand is a small grooming products company based in Spokane Washington . They make a number of products including a number of shaving oils, beard oils in different scents, mustache waxes in a number of scents and formats ( tins and sticks) , and a number of shave and beard soaps. To round out their offering they also have an assortment of gift sets and t shirts too. Made from natural and if it all possible organic or vegan ingredients their products ( unlike many other grooming products which use a host of ingredients that could poison you if taken internally)
Appearance: Sparkling clear, oily,very slightly yellowish cast to it.
First Impression: Pleasant fragrances of tea tree oil, ( think Spanish Cedar or close to it) vanilla oil, a trace of peppermint jojoba seed oil, with a few other oils ( castor,grape seed, almond ) thrown in but at very subtle levels
Testing: Easy to use, Just put some on your palm and smooth it over your beard to work it in a little . Makes your beard smooth and as glistening as an otter, and also tames those wild hairs that want to stick out at right angles to everything else. Easy to apply although a dropper or something similar would be nice. Pleasant woodsy sorts of smells to it that is distinctive but not cloying or overwhelming and definitely does not smell like one of those mass produced scent brands. Allows the beard to be styled a bit more easily and gives a nice ‘Yes, I care about my appearance look’ to your overall style.
Field Use: We used it out in the sun, the rain, and lately the snow and it holds up nicely. Our beard got more notice ( in a positive way) and helped make it look more cared for. The scent is quite pleasant and garnered positive remarks from people who got close enough also.
Do be aware that it is an oil and may stain or leave a little residue on clothes in the first few minutes after application so be a little mindful of that ( or your significant others clothes ) .
Bottle: Small rectangular ( 1 fluid ounce) dark brown glass apothecary bottle with silver colored screwcap closure. Interesting approach to labeling in that the label is a ¾ wrap around with the center on one narrow side rather than the front. Has a helpful reminder/level indicator arrow on the side to alert you when it is time to reorder before you run out.A bit minimalistic compared to some packaging we have seen but an attractive package visually.
Other: All natural ingredients – unlike a huge percentage of commercial grooming products out there. Most others contain some petroleum/hydrocarbon products and other ingredients you wouldn’t use on your cars paintwork, so why put them on your face ?
Final Thoughts: A very pleasantly scented beard oils that makes you look and smell good – what more could you ask for?
A simple straightforward website with photos, product descriptions that is easy to navigate, easy to read and nicely done in a minimalist style.
Note : They also have a blog with useful grooming types and beard related news at: http://blog.beardbrand.com