I was intrigued and ignored the reviews..... DONT be intrigued. It smells like day old whiskey that has been sitting out all night after a heavy night of drinking. Seriously don't buy it.
First off, I enjoy almost all of the Das boom scents. I like tobacco, leather, wood mixes. I was initially hesitant about this one because of the negative reviews. I ended up getting a travel size just to check it out.
I really like this scent a lot. When I first got it and smell the wash from the bottle it almost smelled too sweet and I was disappointed. When I used this in the shower I was really happy with the smell. The leather is not a worn leather or leather couch/jacket smell. It reminded me more of fresh leather or new saddle leather. The bourbon does not smell like a bottle of bourbon. By that I mean it doesn't have an alcohol smell. It smells like bourbon, or where bourbon gets its flavor; American white oak. Having said that you do have to like the smell of bourbon for sure.
The last thing that I like about this wash is that it is very light. Other Das boom scent (West Indies, Denali, Detroit) really stand out after the shower. This one fades into the background and is more subtle throughout the day.
As all their washes, it does not dry out my skin and does a great job cleaning.
Horrible smell, returned for refund
Took a chance on buying this soap; bad move, had to return the soap after one use. The smell is incredibly bad...so bad that my wife refused to walk into the bathroom after I opened the bottle. Not sure if they made a bad batch or if it's really supposed to smell this way, but unfortunately this became my first return to BB. Hard to describe the smell... an overwhelming sour milk smell mixed with stale old books.
There isn't a product made by this company that I haven't liked. I find the scents unique and very manly which is hard to find anymore; whimpy unisex garbage seems to be the norm.
Also, I find the scent long lasting and the soap doesn't leave that "filmy" feeling on your skin.
Doesn't smell great
Smells like a glass of whiskey that sat out all night. I wasn't impressed. Lathers well, rinses clean, smells like sour bar mat.