Look good, smell good. Basic grooming is a vital part of your daily routine, but there’s always room for improvement. I recently got a hold of some of fine hand-crafted products from Burly Stone.
Burly Stone is a Connecticut brand making soaps, colognes, beard oils and more. They create intense combinations of natural ingredients that make for some really great smelling items.
Burly Stone soaps are big slabs that intentionally look like rough cut bricks (I assume that’s where they get their name). There’s a great variety of manly themed scents that are just as appealing to look at as they are to smell.
My favorite was the “Dude Soap”, which uses stout beer, leather and oatmeal. It even looks like a mini pint of Guinness and smells absolutely amazing. (I thought I picked up some cherry cola notes, but what do I know?)
Other soaps I tried included “The Executive Soap” (Peppermint, Bay Rum, Vintage Barbershop smells), “The Camper Soap” (Cedar, Tobacco Leaf, Campfire), and several others. Let me tell ya, every single one of them was wonderful.
If you can’t pick just one of the thirteen scents they currently offer, you can always get yourself a 4-pack Sampler consisting of quarter-sized bars of your choice.
Their beard elixir comes in a very generous 2 oz. bottle with an eyedropper. I sampled the “Hemmingway” elixir (Juniper, Bay, Cedar Wood), and while this scent wasn’t very unique from other natural beard oil brands I’ve tried in the past, it was still very adequate and keeps my beard soft and manageable all day.
Finally, I sampled a tin of their “Cassanova” solid cologne (cinnamon, clove, black pepper, ginger & amyris). The scent was rich and deep, and solid colognes are convenient to use.
At the end of the day, it’s all about Burly Stone’s soaps. If you want to upgrade your morning routine, this brand is an excellent place to start.
Pick up your own Burly Stone products at Burlystone.com.