Rated 4.18 out of 5 stars
I took a chance on this beard balm for my husband after reading a review that said it's like having wood chips in your beard. Lol. He's got a manly man Paul Bunyan beard that is hard to tame. He is very picky with smells and texture. He's used the Billy Jealousy beard balm and it was good but this is BETTER. He threw away his other products and made room for this. You get more product, better price and a portion of proceeds go to veterans. I ordered 2 of these and hoped for the best. We were both pleasantly surprised with the smell. It's manly but has a hint of citrus. Not overpowering but just enough. He walked past me and I could smell it after a few hours! He loves the hold that is gives his unruly beard without being stiff. Ordered 3 more!
I'll start with the bad. The scent is obnoxious. I cannot overstate how strong the clove oil is in this. The smell is loud, projects, and lasts the entire day. It's a shame because I do like the texture and moisturizing properties this balm provides. Make a scent free option and it's a winner. It would be four stars if it wasn't for the scent.
Patricks from East, TN
Heather from Wisconsin
This stuff is pungent. Worse, it smells like clove oil and/or clove cigarettes. And the scent does not dissipate. It's nasty.
Erikita from California
My Fiancé just told me today that he likes it. He mixes the Beard Oil with the Beard Balm or uses the balm by itself. I will be ordering more for him, he said he really likes it. I like the smell as well.
Becca0220 from Colorado
Bought for roommate, he says this:
Harder to apply then oil
Not much hold or styling capability
Scent is strong
Esmeralda from Texas
I bought it for my boyfriend and he is loving it so far. He likes the way it wears throughout his day and how nice and tamed his beard looks. The scent is so good too. This definitely deserves five stars.
Mary from Loveland, CO
My husband keeps a neat beard, not too short or long. He really loves the way it holds and conditions his beard. For me, I love the way it smells. Every day before work he pets the dog after putting it on his beard and they both smell good all day! :)
Berzerk Blonde from Fredericksburg, VA
I put this in my husband's stocking last Christmas. He absolutely loves it to keep his goatee groomed. It has a fantastic masculine scent which I love. So glad Ulta carries Duke Cannon products. Highly recommend! (Unaffiliated)
Cc243 from Bend oregon
La Donna K from Austin, TX
Bought as a gift for my bf who's never really liked beard balm.... This changed his mind. He's super happy with it and says it conditions his beard and doesn't leave it or good hands feeling greasy or oily. He thanks me all the time for turning him on to this. It also smells pretty good but the smell does fade so it's not in his nose so day. He says he will keep using it.
Erich H from Denver, CO
I love this product! I've been using Duke Cannon products for about 5 years now. This beard balm is one of my favorite products of theirs, hands down. It helps you manage your beard well and smells amazing (I get a lot of compliments, especially from my girlfriend, on the scent). The smell is the best part - it smells like you have wood chips in your beard. I've been bearded for close to 4 years now. I have used a number of grooming products for my beard but stopped buying other balms when DC came out with this one. It is now a mainstay in my dopp kit.
Treat yourself to this product. You won't regret it!
Trent M from Chicago, IL
I have used many types of beard balms and beard oils and this one is one of the better ones on the market. It is also a nice value because of how much comes in the tin. Scent can be strong if too much is used but a little goes a long way.