Skumbag Jo's Beard Butter
Skumbag Jo's is a unique barbershop located in Belgium. We have had the pleasure of doing business with them for 2 years. In appreciation for their service to mens grooming, we created a barbershop scent after them! This is not your average talc powdered barbershop. Imagine walking into a vintage barbershop filled with old leather chairs, worn down wood flooring and the clean smell of aftershave and cologne. Now, this is what we are talking about!
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 like Skumbag Jo's. This is unlike any other barbershop scent I have tried. I find it to be very leather forward, like you just sat down in an old chair.
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.
I wrote the email to Gary about this scent and the way he talk open about it on the live stream was amazing. Not a quick reply like sorry or to bad for you. But open to everyone and explaining things and I can only respect this act. I can not give this company and product a one or two star just because I don't like the scent. Its a solid 5 if not a 6-7 star product, quality is very good and important to me.
After doing tons of research I landed on Alley Cat Beard Co. for my first, non-bigbox, store beard products. It showed up in with no problems and on time. Shipping packaging was adequate. The butter itself has a nice consistency and has a great in-beard feel. Though this is my first, but not last, experience with Alley Cat, I would have to say that this scent is one of the best I have smelled. I can’t wait for the opportunity to purchase again, and try more scents.
I don't know what it is about Skumbag Jo's. I have a lot of amazing scents in my collection of oils and butters, but Skumbag is at the top of the list. It's my go to. I look forward to using it, and almost regret it when I use something else. I try to use it somewhat intermittently so that I enjoy it just as much every time I open it. Alley Cat as a whole is at the top of my list, but Skumbag is at the peak.
I love the scent, and feel in beard!
I’m an Alley Cat guy. Always will be. I have a BUNCH of different scents and have tried quite a few barber shop scents. I hesitated on this one for some reason, maybe because I haven’t been happy with any of the other “typical” barbershop fragrances. This is anything but typical! For me, a subtle leather comes through first, then a somewhat sweet follow up. Just a great manly, barbershop fragrance. Then, you get the amazing Alley Cat butter blend that’s soft and amazing in the beard. Give it a chance, you won’t be disappointed!
I have tried a lot of beer butters in the past five years. By far this is the best beard butter I have ever used. I highly recommend it, it is awesome!!!
Love the scent profile
However it's the feel in Beard that separates it from others