Last month I received a message from Lee Silver who is a member of Guardians of the Beard Facebook group, he had been on holiday in America and had visited Bisbee in Arizona. Whilst there he came across Bisbee Soap and Sundry and like any bearded man he spotted some beard oil.
He purchased four of their oils and wanted to know what my view was and so he decanted some of each oil and kindly sent them to me. He was keen to know what I though about one of the oils in particular and I can see why.
The oils were Pine, Vetiver, Mariner and Dirt, and no that isn’t a typo or an auto correct, one of the oils is a dirt scent!
The oil base is a blend of Avocado, Hemp Seed, Coconut and Sweet Almond carrier oils and contains Patchouli. The oil has a very fresh scent and is quite pleasant, I sometimes struggle with the pine scents because of the bathroom cleaning products that are pine scented, but the Bisbee Soap & Sundry is a pleasant fresh pine that actually isn’t that type of pine scent.
The beard oil worked into my beard easily and didn’t leave it feeling oily or greasy and left my beard feeling softer and also gave it that nice healthy sheen you get from a good oil, the oil also kept my beard feeling soft throughout the day. The oils all have the same base blend and so all that is left is to talk about the other scents.
This is actually more than just Vetiver, it’s a fresh scent that Bisbee Soap & Sundry describe as bright and grassy and they have that spot on. The oil is actually a blend of Vetiver, Sandalwood and Lemon essential oils and it they have been blended very well, with each oil working in harmony with the others.
Now this is my favourite out of the four oils, it is warm and fresh and it says in the description masculine. This scent has been blended so well and the Mariner name is perfect. It is a scent that is cologne like and the scent lasts all day.
Now this is very different, I have never come across an oil scent like this before. It truly is dirt and it’s amazing how they have gotten that scent. Imagine the dry dirt has just been moistened by the summer rain and that is exactly what you have in this oil. I really can’t make my mind up about this oil, I definitely don’t hate it but I also don’t love it but I am intrigued by the scent.
The Bisbee Soap & Sundry Classic Beard Oils come in a 1 oz glass bottle with a glass dropper to dispense the oils. The oils all cost $18 and are available from their website.
The Oils are also available as the following scents;
Bay Rum – Bay leaves, spicy notes, and bright citrus
Cedar – Cedarwood Essential oil, for a woody, earthy and rich essence.
Creosote – provided by local, wild harvested creosote plants
Grapefruit Mint – crisp pink grapefruit, and refreshing mint
Lavender – the relaxing essence of classic Lavender essential oil
Musk – Soft notes of rosewood with sophisticated musk
Nag Champa – Deep woody notes, highlighted with light florals
Oakmoss Peppercorn – Soothing Bergamot melds with spicy black pepper and earthy Oakmoss
Patchouli – earthy, dark, and slightly sweet
Rosemary Mint – A fresh, herbal blend of rosemary, and revitalizing mint
Sandalwood – sweet and smokey Sandalwood