If you're one of the random people who have vistited this page more than once, then you may know that I'm irrationally fond of bay rum scented beard care products. I've tried a couple of bay rum scented oils, some great, some, so-so...most, somewhere in the middle. I have found it's become something of a personal quest to find the perfect bay rum scented beard oil, will this offering from Artius Man help me finally put an end to my search? Or will I need to keep looking? Lets give it a try and find out...
One of the biggest issues that I find with many bay rum scented products is the lack of balance, usually there is a huge citrus component with a faint accompaniment of spice and West Indies bay leaf. This is an incredibly balanced blend...a prominent cinammon note mingles with pimenta racemosa and opens up into a warm, round rum-like notes (not necessarily the same scent you'd get when you pull the cork from a bottle of Appleton 21, but something reminiscent of that), and settles into a sweet, bright citrus laced with clove. Everything works in concert, no single component takes center stage, but rather, they all mingle to create an intoxicating aroma that seems to enhance the best qualities of each indivitual ingredient...truly a hallmark of a top-shelf bay rum. Longevity is off the charts, leaving your beard pleasantly fragranced throughout the day. It is a bit on the stronger side, which I just love, but those sensitive to scents may want to steer clear (although, from what I understand, Artius Man only uses all natural essential oils to scent their products, so this may not bother people who have problems with strong scents as much as similarly potent products made with synthetic perfumes).
How does it work?
Quite possibly the most viscous straight up beard oil I've ever experienced...seriously this stuff gives Bossman beard jelly a run for its money in the thickness category. It really penetrates deep into your beard, and moisturizes your face incredibly. The first ingredient listed in this product is organic castor oil, which, as you may or may not know is said to promote healthy hair growth, purge DHT (a testosterone derivitate that can shrink hair folicles), and provide a super dose of hydration to your skin. This oil also scores very high marks for its conditioning properties, leaving your beard feeling incredibly soft and healthy after just a single application....and thanks to the marula oil (an ingredient that I wish more beard oil manufacturers would incorporate in their recipies), your face will feel insanely healthy and itch free.
The bottom line
This is pound-for-pound one of the highest quality beard oils on the market today. The scent is a fantastic interpretation of a classic, and the formulation is top notch. the overall quality seems to be outstanding too (especially considering that the majority of components in this product are organic). I have tried a few other oils by this company, and I can't speak highly enough of them. Even if bay rum isn't your thing, you would definitely do well to check out some of the options on the Artius Man website, and purchase yourself a bottle of this wonderful product.
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, butyrospermum parkii (Shea) seed oil, argana spinosa (argan) kernel oil, sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed & adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil, tocopheryl (vitamin E) acetate.
$14.95 at ArtiusMan.com