Alright, so after a disappointing shave from my straight (a Dovo Best Quality) and a great finish with my DE (a Merkur 34C HD with Feather blades), I did my normal post-shave routine. This starts with a cold alum rub (razorrock), followed by a toner (Neutrogena). After that has dried, I went and splashed on my first bay rum – Lucia Bay Rum. It was a nice cold splash but not as strong an alcohol feel as you might expect.
As for the scent, it was light, and citrusy when it my face. It dried up really quick, and it feels like wherever it went, it took the majority of the bay rum scent with it. However, it does linger ever so slightly when I turn my head or smell my hands. I suppose it’s not that bad. My skin feels very soft and nice, with just that very slight hint of the manly bay rum scent.
Not a bad start to these diaries, and not a bad introduction to bay rum, although I find myself wishing there was just a little more oomph to it. However, it is labeled a splash and not an aftershave, and I suppose as a splash, its nice and refreshing!
I only used half the vial, so I suppose that I might give this another shot after having tried a few other brands and see how I feel about it then. But, for now, I find myself pretty pleased with Lucia Bay Rum.
(This review is of a sample decant of the original product, and as such I cannot guarantee that the sample contained the appropriate mixture of the original ingredients.)