Barely Legal & Barely Legal Express Potpourri Reviews


Barely Legal and Barely Legal Express

This site initially launched based on retrospect of brands I had picked up in recent history, usually on more than one occasion.  Barely Legal was the first of these to be reviewed. In those days, the manufacturers came across as a bit sketch to me–the whole ordeal with rumors of affiliation with Mr. Nice Guy and the reports of shortages were a couple of plights. Their official website as listed on the bag, http://www.Barely-Legal-Potpourri.com, is oddly still in questionable condition. Otherwise, they have since etched their own name nationally in shops and online, and no longer need to hide behind a mask of fabricated affiliation. They also switched their packaging net weight to 1.5g… and guess what? Weighed straight from a sealed package, it actually adds up to 1.5g. Glad to see the shortage controversy may be a thing of the past with their new packages.

In addition to their integrity/public image, Barely Legal Incense improved both the texture, look and herbs in the blend as well as the scent itself. The aroma packs the same heavy punch with 1.5x more product (more if you consider the aforementioned shortage in BL 1st gen) at a reduced price; ~$14.99/g SRP straight from the official website and ~$4-6 wholesale. The scent is closer to chocolate and coffee now rather than the quasi-tobacco stench of the original.
Bravo for the revamp of the Barely Legal label. In addition to this, they have released another in the product line, Barely Legal Express. Listed as being “75% the aroma as Barely Legal”, as well as the same herbal arrangement and scent. Otherwise technically it’s just a matter of burning a little more Express to achieve virtually the same aromatic effects as Barely Legal. This is a review of the original scent, which smells like a strange symbiosis of sugared coffee and cigarettes.


Express provides a more economical alternative for those who may find Barely Legal a bit pricey on store shelves, or too potent. It also preserves the first generation BL’s herbal blend for legacy purposes I suppose, the strange mix of clumped powder and stems… these are odd looking blends yet undeniably effective in their execution.

StrengthBarely Legal (9.4/10), Barely Legal Express (8.3/10)
AromaBarely Legal (7.5/10), Barely Legal Express (6.6/10)
Overall: Barely Legal (9.2/10), Barely Legal Express (8.6/10)

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