"Hollis" Beard Oil
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.
Ingredients: Squalane oil, Soursop oil, Yangu oil, Shea nut oil, Pracaxi oil, Pequi oil, Tsubaki oil, Black Seed Oil and Proprietary Fragrance blend.
Directions: Always apply to a slightly damp beard for best absorption and results. Apply desired amount based on beard length too your palms. Rub together then apply directly to beard. Make sure to reach deep enough to massage oil into skin. Comb or brush through. If applying beard butter or balm, wait 10-15 minutes before applying. Style and now you’re golden!
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 most exotic and fantastic carrier blends in the industry. If you have been buying beard products for a while, you start to see some common carrier blends from company to company. Alley Cat’s carrier blend contains none of the usual suspects. Instead, it includes a list of unique oils that work amazingly for my beard. I’d categorize it as a medium viscosity oil that absorbs quickly and leaves my skin and hair feeling healthy and soft. I may be late to the Alley Cat party, but brother I am all in now.
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.
So the pepper in the description almost kept me from ordering it. But I'm so glad I did! It's EASILY in my top 3 cologne scents of all time from any company! Get the oil and matching butter for sure. Show some love and let's get this in a cologne!
The darkest and one of the strongest AlleyCat scents. It's a great cologne fragrance, especially love the oak finish