So bummed out Exile is discontinued! Love RB but will miss Exile
Mainly wanted to share my thoughts for those curious what differs between the original Elixir and V2. I still have a fair amount of original version, but I wanted to try the new one since it has an updated scent profile. The original version was predominantly blueberry scented. Everyone's nose is different, but I barely noticed the vanilla and cinnamon in the original. For V2, the blueberry is significantly more subtle. It's still there, but I smell vanilla as the dominant scent, with subtle tones of blueberry and cinnamon.
I like both, but I think the V2 is an improvement overall. For anyone that loved the blueberry punch to the face of the original version, you might be disappointed by the change. Of course, the quality of the oil and butter is up to the usual RB greatness.
For reference, my favorite scents from RB are Cavalier and El Humidor. I also really liked tbe now discontinued Exile, which must not have been a strong seller. So your mileage may vary. Happy bearding!
I missed this last year and jumped on it when it released this year (picked up the oil and butter). El Humidor was my previous favorite and Elixir is now my new favorite - the scent is fantastic, as is the quality of the oil and butter. I really hope they consider making this available all year! I know they advertise as a seasonal summer scent, but this would be great all year around!
Loved my last elixir scent, was excited to see it in stock again. Does not smell the same, WAY less of that original pleasant blueberry smell, pretty disappointed, was thinking it was going to be the same thing.
Great summer scent, glad I decided to purchase this along with the Elixir Beard Butter.