I was positively blown away by my first experience with Don Juan beard oil their Craftsman scent turned me into an instant fan of the brand. Our good friends over at Enzull Men's Fine Groom Shop (your one stop shop in the Miami area for top shelf men's grooming products) figured that if I enjoyed the Craftsman scent as much as I did, then surely I will enjoy the Don Juan's Charmer offering too. Boasting the same list of ultra-premium ingredients in a cedar and orange scent, I was definitely looking forward to giving this oil a try. Let's see if the folks at Don Juan have another hit on their hands...
Quite different than their Craftsman scent...now, I know what youre saying "well of course it is, it's a completely different scent profile", and yes, it's supposed to smell diffrerent, but whereas the Craftsman scent has an air of seriousness about it, this particular oil reads as almost whimsical...Sweet orange juice and bitter orange rind collide in an explosion of of candy-like citrus that leaps forward with the strength and grace of a cheetah, striding with incredible poise across a well seasoned Spanish cedar plank. A somewhat implacable creamy note reminiscent of a dusty dry vanilla bean cuts through the sweetness just enough to give this oil a great "roundness". The finished product conjures up images of orange soda floats on lazy summer days (see what I mean by whimsical?). Strength is on the higher side, but the fact that this product is scented using all natural ingredients means that it shouldn't bother those with sensitivites to stronger fragrances. For a really awesome combination, I recommend pairing this oil with a balm or butter that has a strong vanilla presence (The Grave Before Shave Cigar Blend balm is great with this stuff).
How does it work?
With the same list of quality ingredients, this product performs just as amazingly as it's Craftsman counterpart. Again, I cannot say enough good things about Abyssinian oil, a truly unique substance with a molecular structure unlike any other naturally occuring oil on the planet. Super lightweight, but packed to the gills with all the fatty acids and vitamins that skin and beards crave. No matter what type of beard you have; curly, straight, thick, thin, whatever, this stuff will have it feeling ridiculously lush and luxurious, with absolutely no greasiness or tackiness. Longevity is outstanding, leaving your face itch free, and refreshed all day long without a single touchup.
The bottom line
The calendar says that summer is over, but if you're missing those carefree days of enjoying tropical cocktails by the pool, or enjoying your favorite frozen treat after a bike ride on an a scenic trail lined with aromatic trees in glorious bloom, this is definitely the product for you. Performance is as amazing as we've come to expect from a beard oil sporting the Don Juan name, another top quality example sporting the best ingredients, and a brilliant scent!
Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Argan Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Abyssinian Oil, Squalane from Olive, Safflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Essential Oils (Sweet Orange, Cedarwood)
$18 at Enzull Fine Men's Groom Shop
~The oil sampled for this review was provided by Enzull Men's Fine Groom Shop~