Bay Rum is one scent I cannot stand. I tried Krampert's and a couple others, but couldn't get past the scent to even attempt to use the products. I figure if I didn't like Krampert's I should just stop trying the scent in general. If I were to ever try another it would be Barrister & Mann.

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I forgot to mention B&M, that's also a nice Bay Rum that I use often.

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Bishop, CA
Captains Choice Bay Rum soap is fantastic. Excellent scent and great performance. I follow it with Captains Choice Cat o Nine Tails splash, which I love.

The only other true Bay Rum I use is Mystic Water, andbits also good, but nit nearly as good as Captains Choice either in scent or performance.

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Shaver heaven, mikes, and stirling. In that order.

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Bay Rum = meh.

Of course, I haven't smelled all of them. I'm not a big fan of clove heavy scents, plus I think the clove oil burns my face. Oh well, can't love 'em all...
- Jeff
I really like Mystic Water's interpretation as it is a very unconventional Bay Rum scent which I seem to adore. I don't favour the traditional type of Bay Rum scents.

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Captains choice all the way for me ... Love my soap and cat o nine tails

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(This post was last modified: 05-09-2016, 12:45 AM by Marko. Edit Reason: oversight )
Favourite Bay Rum!?  That's like asking me which of my kids is my favourite - I love them all - Krampert's Finest Acadian Spice, Mike's, B&M's Bay Rum, Mystic Waters Bay Rum, Dr. Jon's Anne Bonny is really nice, Stirling, HTGAM/PAA is good too, oh, and lets not forget the Ogallala Bay Rums, all great (don't like their sandalwood).  I haven't been able to get hold of a tub of Soap Commander Purpose bay rum yet because they've been sold out in Canada for a while now but I suspect I will love it once i've tried it.  I'm really looking forward to B&M's Bay Rum in Glissant base which Will has said will likely drop some time in Q4 2016.  The only bay rum that I've  tried that I just don't like has been the Taconic brand and then there have been a few that I haven't liked because they didn't actually smell like bay rum, or anything really and those include the Beaver Woodright Blackbeard, First Canadian Shave soap and the Obsessive Soap Perfectionist.  Seriously, how can you call yourself that when you can't manage to do a bay rum??

As for aftershaves, I love the Royall Bay Rum, TOBS, DR Harris, B&M Kyovu, Layrite, HoldFast Bay Rum, Ogallala (of course), Anne Bonny, the HTGAM in the heavily mentholated versions both with and without alcohol, and I'm going to throw the Holy Black Bay Whiskey Lime  into the mix as well, GFT makes a nice bay rum EDC, Captains Choice regular and Cat O'Nine Tails. And Dominica Bay Rum too!


By the way, for all of you who have posted on this thread that you don't like bay rum, go start your own thread on why you don't like bay rum and leave this thread to those of us who love it and who indeed, have favourite Bay Rums! Smile The thread is called "Favorite Bay Rum Products" after all and not "Do You Like Bay Rum?"

Marko (I admit that I am weak and powerless to the allure of Bay Rum)Happy2

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I was inspired and went up and shaved with Barrister & Mann Bay Rum finished with Barrister & Mann Bay Rum Kyovu using the ikon #102 with a Feather blade - man what a DAMN FINE SHAVE!Happy2

I face lathered today which is something I've been warming up to - I used the RazoRock Chubby Extra Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush which I acquired a few months back in the cherry wood handle.  Its really a nice brush which Joe recommends highly as a fine face lathering brush and I have to agree with him on this one.  Its also a great deal:

All in all its a fine Mother's Day, I've got a BBS shave, I'm smelling great and we're off to a Mother's Day brunch with the in-laws.  Did I mention that I'm smelling great?
Dooney Farms
Griffith Shaving Bay Rum & Lime Soap

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