This has been my first purchase from Fable after carefully weighing all the reviews and YouTube (very educational and entertaining). To say that the feeling in beard and on my face is incredible would be an understatement. I have a grey beard and it just absorbs the oil leaving very little residue on my hands to rub elsewhere. I love the story of the Distiller and imagine him surrounded in the various scents. And scents being very subjective leaves a little to be desired. The Distiller is indeed on the light side, but it is a great scent! The vanilla and Bourbon are the true stars. I do find that when applying heat it brings out the scent better. But it's a great product well worth your hard earned money.