"Hollis" Beard Butter
Hollis, Queens, New York. You may wonder what's so special about this neighborhood. Well, it is only the birthplace of one of the most influential Hip-Hop groups of all time! Hollis along with Tricky, are our tributes to Run DMC (we are not affiliated with Run DMC). Hollis is a darker cologne vibe based on Versace Dylan Blue with an added splash of black pepper and deep oak. Truly, a scent made for stoop sitting.
Scent Profile: Amber, citrus, musky, aquatic, warm spicy, woody, fresh and smoky
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Murumuru Butter, Tucuma Butter, Black Seed oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, AMLA oil and proprietary Fragrance Blends
Directions: Apply desired amount to hand, rub together and apply into beard . Always start with a small amount to ensure no greasy feeling in beard. comb through once applied.
I only found Alley Cat Beard Co. in the last few months, and I have been missing out! G Lew has created one of the beard butters in the industry. Most beard companies use the same carrier blend from their oil, toss in some shea butter and call it a day. But not Alley Cat! Gary uses some exotic butters not found in other company’s products, as well as a different carrier blend. The result is an amazing 1:2 combo for those of you like me that use oil & butter.
Scents are so subjective, and I don't think beard product reviews should be based solely on scent profile. In-beard feel, and performance should be the main element reviewed IMO. One man's 5-star scent is another man's 0-star scent. I am fortunate in that I have a broad spectrum of scents that appeal to me. There are scents that I LOVE, scents that I like a lot, scents that I think are decent, and very rarely I find a scent that doesn't work for me on any level. With this is mind, I really LOVE Hollis. Gary took Versace Dylan Blue and hit it with the ol’ razzle dazzle. The result is a fantastic cologne scent that won’t overpower those around you.
Alley Cat’s customer service is top notch, and I love supporting a small, veteran owned business. Amazing product from a great company make this a must-buy for any bearded brother.
First the butter itself: it's smoooooooth and melts instantly in your hands. For me, it takes about 30 min to fully absorb and turn my beard cottony soft. It's incredible! The scent itself is a banger! It's manly yet smooth and my wife loves it as well, which is essential. The coolest part is the blue hue in both the oil and butter! At first I was concerned that it would tint my gray hairs, but I'm happy to report that my majestic chrome face warmer is fully intact in all it's glorious gray! No sign of blue at all. Fully recommended!