I’ve never tried beard oil, though I’ve had a beard for over half a decade and I’ve been a pretentious git for almost three. So, when my darling fiancee presented me with a bottle of BEMO Premium Beard Oil to review, my interest was definitely piqued.
After trimming my facial follicles to a manageable length – I was beginning to look like a taller version of Gimli – I put the oil to the test. At first I wasn’t too sold on the scent, a combination of grape seed oil, crambe seed oil, almond oil, castor oil and aloe vera extract. But, after a week’s worth of use, it has grown on me.
It puts me in mind of the Carlton Club in London; that ingrained smell of rich oils and foreign fragrances that somehow gives way to visions of oxblood armchairs wreathed in cigar smoke. A far cry from the image I had previously associated with oiled face fuzz: the Dick Dastardly-esque moustache-twirling villain!
The oil itself was very easy to apply, thanks to the bottle’s practical and elegant pump design. My only quibble is that the oil, as the name suggests, is rather oily. After use I did find myself having to wash my hands three or four times before the greasiness was completely gone. But, that said, my beard is definitely feeling softer and looking more luxurious.
But, then, I suppose I’m worth it.