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Thursday, 29 October 2015

Beardology: Viking Beard Stuff Review

This week I've had the pleasure of trying out some of the products from the guys over at Viking Beard Stuff and wanted to give an honest review on their items:

Viking Beard Stuff Oudh Musk Beard Oil
First up I opted to try their Oudh Musk Beard Oil, which is a limited edition to VBS. The beard product market is saturated with companies selling "Woodsman" and "Citrus Blast" beard oils that are mostly just cheap scented argan or coconut oil, so it was refreshing to see a unique offering from VBS with their Oudh Musk.

Viking Beard Stuff combine a special blend of 100% pure Moroccan Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil and Sweet Almond Oil.

The Oudh scent comes from a resin derived from Agarwood, known in English as Aloes wood. It is the most expensive wood in the world that has acquired worth and value in many cultures for its distinctive dark, rich, mystic fragrance.
Oudh Musk smells good in the bottle, but once it's on and your body heat warms it up it is an amazing unique masculine smell. It is a deep, musky, bitter-sweet and woody scent. The oil has a great consistency and a few drops is plenty to get the job done, it soaks in quickly and doesn't leave your beard greasy, just gives it a natural healthy shine. Even on my Coarse barbed wire beard it has managed to soften the hair a bit and prevent the dreaded beard itch,

Viking Beard Stuff Nordic Breeze Beard Balm
Nordic Breeze was the scent of the beard balm that I tried, according to Viking Beard Stuff the scent "captures the aroma Vikings experienced when breathing in the fresh sea air with background hints of lavender and rosemary from the Heathland." I found it to be quite a sweet herbal scent, pleasant and almost minty, a good contrast to the musk scent I tried in their beard oil. 

Slightly different ingredients list for the balm, it contains a blend of pure Beeswax, Solid Coconut Oil and Sweet Almond Oil.

The beard balm is a good consistency, not too hard so it isn't a chore to use. Although most balms are sold in vaseline type tins, VBS balm comes in a small 30ml jar, it will be interesting to see if this makes it difficult to get to the balm when it starts to run low and that would be my only criticism, other than that it absorbs well, the scent is great and not overpowering.

Viking Beard Stuff Pearwood Beard Comb
Lastly we have the BEAST that is the Viking Beard Stuff Pearwood Beard Comb. Measuring in at a whopping 14cm this is the biggest beard comb I have ever encountered, and whilst it is by no means a pocket comb, it is the best comb I have ever used on my beard. The problem with some beard combs is that the teeth are cut too fine, so any kink in a hair catches and rips out the hair or snaps it, but that is not an issue with the VBS comb which goes through the thickest of beards without a problem. I like that it is a natural material that genuinely could have been used by the vikings. The wood gets coated by excess beard oil/balm so will be well preserved and will season over time to have its own scent unique to the owner based on their preference in products so I'm looking forward to seeing mine evolve. I'd like to see a smaller pocket version to compliment it, I'd also love to see a VBS genuine horn comb to complete the Viking theme. 

To summarise, Viking Beard Stuff make some of the best quality beard products I have come across so far. They have some cool unique scents, are reasonably priced and have great customer service, your beard will be in good hands if you entrust it to their products. I'm looking forward to trying their Earl Grey scent and a little birdy tells me they are just about to bring out a festive beard oil in time for Christmas, so get your orders in guys before they sell out!

At the time of writing this review, the code FACEBOOK10 will get you 10% off your first order, I promise you won't regret it

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