The Gunslinger - Teakwood & Patchouli Beard Oil And Balm Kit
This stuff honestly smells like Valhalla, if I could imagine what a Valkyrie could smell like pulling me from the field of battle and ascending to the higher plane, this is it
This wizard has clearly mastered alchemy, this stuff’s amazing
Love the balm and oil. The consistency is perfect and scent lasts almost all day. The gunslinger kind of reminded me of a urinal cake scent. So I stuck to the distiller. I only gave a 4/5 due to the urinalysis cake scent.
Purchased The Grower and The Gunslinger. Love them both. Can't wait to try some other products.
I purchased this kit along with the same kit in the Distiller scent in this order. Having bought from Fable before, I felt like I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. However, this time my experience was different.
Firstly, notes on the balm. It seems like the Gunslinger balm has more beeswax or maybe shea butter in it than what I have ordered in the past. Similarly, the Distiller balm seems to have less. Because of this, the Gunslinger balm is significantly harder to emulsify, and despite my best efforts to melt it back down and stir it back together, it is still somewhat gritty. I did the same with the Distiller balm, and it is now very smooth. With these two being at opposite extremes compared to my last order, it seems like the ingredient ratios are getting measured inaccurately or something.
Secondly, a note on the oils. This is my first order after you have changed away from the dropper tops. While the oil is still fantastic, I have to say, I am not a fan of the new tops. They're messier for me than I had experienced with the droppers in the past. Using them is easy enough, it's just more difficult to do so neatly- oil running down the side of the bottle, etc. I understand well enough why you switched; to keep the benefit of better product protection in shipping, maybe you could offer the dropper tops as a product add on? I wouldn't have a problem paying a few bucks more if that were an option.
All and all, due to my past experience, I feel like these few issues are possibly symptoms of how much growth you've been seeing as of late. I still love your scents, your customer service, and for the most part, the products as a whole. Perhaps the next time (and there will be a next time!) I need a restock will see some return to the Fable that I am used to.