Review: The Dapper Duke – Gentlemen’s Summer Beard Oil

I’ve recently been in the market for some new Beard Oil. My old one, Mr Natty’s Beard Elixir, leaked out in my bag (ironically breaking my breadtrimmer) a while ago and I’ve been putting off getting something new mainly due to cost. I thought it was about time I bit the bullet, especially with my beard getting a little longer and slightly more unruly recently. I turned to the good people of twitter/my fellow bloggers/my bearded pals and got inundated with suggestions. From Bedfordshire beard co, the Brighton Beard Company and Bear Face to a couple of US based ones like Bath Sabbath and Jack Earl Co.
The Dapper Duke

Wooden Comb

I eventually opted for something from The Dapper Duke, in part due to them offering fairly cheap wooden combs (and I’d been in the market for a new one for ages). For a 10ml bottle of oil it was £7.50 which compares very well with the competition with prices ranging from about £6 to £18. Wooden combs are great for combing beards and combing through oils. As well as for standard hair (my current comb sucks). They have a selection of oils on offer under various categories from Sweet to Citrus and finally “Masculine”. I went for one from the Masculine section as I’m not too keen on overly sweet scents on myself. The oil is their Gentlemen’s Summer Oil which uses orange essential oil with jojoba, argan and almond for a wonderfully fragranced oil. Once combed through it helps shape the beard wonderfully, also helping to soften it up. I’m looking forward to an extended test to see just how well it helps soften the beard. The packaging is also great, with the oil coming in a little pouch with a Dapper Duke plack. A great touch. It also took less than a day between ordering and arriving, and for only £3.50 delivery I really can’t complain. Excellent service and an excellent product. Now I just need to find myself a good barber… Suggestions welcome (Leeds & London).

Beard Oil

Also, it was payday and the sales happened. So I bought things I shouldn’t have.

Can anyone recommend a different oil or a barber? Suggestions in the comments below!

6 thoughts on “Review: The Dapper Duke – Gentlemen’s Summer Beard Oil

  1. If you’re looking for barbers you got to visit Ruffians at Covent Garden man, such a cool experience in there, stop on.

    I like the packaging on this one too. Kinda hard to want to spend too much on these cos I’ve found there all very similar. Nice review. If you ever need to restock look into The Bearded Man Co.

    1. Cheers Matt. I’ve actually booked an appointment at Ruffians for Tuesday. I tried Murdocks (surprise surprise) but they were fully booked for when I’m down.

      And yeah, a lot of beard oils are all very similar. They usually all go for the “smell like a lumberjack” kinda feel. I like this one because it was quite orangey and chocolatey.

  2. Try CORD in Leeds (near bus station) ask for Garry. He’s a really really good barber and beard owner.. also try Remedy in Leeds, another great barbers with the beard slant.. they also do their own oils etc

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