I don’t even know how I found this company. I somehow stumbled upon them and I simply liked the look of the bottles. So I ordered.
So who are First Olympian? They’re a family run business based in Durham. Up north. They produce premium beard oils and a few other bits.
They base a lot of their product names on ancient Gods. Mainly Greek and Norse. As a MASSIVE fan of Age Of Mythology, it ticks my box. (Just missing Arkantos).
Anyways, let’s have a closer look
So what have we here? 4 10ml sample bottles of their Zeus, Ares, Hermes and Eros beard oils. This costs £24.95 for 40ml so it is a bit on the pricey side, but not enough to be a bend me over price.
Annoyingly, the bottles aren’t labelled, and instead are identified by the marking on the lid. (Which is actually kinda cool but more annoying). Luckily, they provide a little guide.
Let’s check out the oils. First off, there is no official ingredients list, and it’s quite hard to find it on their website. They contain organic Moroccan argan oil, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. That’s all I could find!
Ahh Zeus, the god of the sky, the ruler of the Olympian gods, owner of a great beard. The smell is a blend of wildflowers, lemons and a subtle hint of spice. The website goes into a bit more detail, and teels us thats its Italian lemon, African orchid, petitgrain from Southern France and other rare oils, herbs and spices sourced from around the world. The blend is lovely, subtle, but very masculine. I’d actually love to have this as an eau de parfum. It’s not ‘in your face’.
The cologne (as they call it) is for (quoted from their website) ‘the man of maturity, comfortable in his own company, content to keep his counsel and indulge those he loves. A truly confident cologne.’
That sounds perfect for me! I read a good quote which I think sums me up quite well –
‘Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t.”
Ares. The Greek God of War, son of Zeus. Badass.
This scent is smoky, foresty and leathery. Specifically, cedarwood and smoky birch. Personally, this smells like a hog roast on a bonfire. It reminds me of that Viking place in York which I went to on a school trip in year 5. Personally, not for me. At all.
Best suited for the great outdoors, autumn evenings by the fire (you’ll smell like bonfire) and time spent under the sky.
This is going into the ‘it’ll get used eventually’ pile.
Hermes, not the courier company, not the designer, but the ancient Greek God of trade, wealth, luck, fertility, animal husbandry, deep breath, sleep, language, thieves and travel. Seems like a greedy God! Also another child of Zeus.
But my god, did Hermes make a lovely smelling beard oil! It’s a blend of sandalwood, vetiver and watermelon. It’s sweet, minty and watermelony. It’s addictively nice. It’s almost edible.
Out of the whole range, this is my favourite! I’d definitely have this as my AYO (All Year Oil).
It’s unique, it’s fresh, it’s sweet and it’s bloody lovely.
Eros, the Greek God of sexual attraction, child of Ares and Aphrodite. Gotta be careful with this one!
This one is bright and vibrant, with hints of citrus and deep, mellow roots. Mainly Sicilian bergamot and lemon. It is a nice blend of scents, compared to some others I’ve tried.
Perfect for summertime and romantic evenings. Watch out Daisy!
Overall, a nice range of beard oils. Except for Ares, which isn’t for me. Bit if you’re into that sort of scent, you’ll be alright.
Quality of the product is good, packaging nice. Just gotta wait for them to do a sample of their Norse Gods!