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Review: Barberry Coast Bay Rum Aftershave

Barberry Coast Bay Rum Aftershave

Barberry Coast Bay Rum Aftershave

Ahoy!!!  Well now, it’s certainly been a while!  I bet you all thought my imaginary ship ran aground somewhere off the coast of the Bimini Islands, and that I had now accepted my fate of living in paradise with a constant supply of sun, drinks served in coconuts, and bikini-clad beauties who just love the smell of bay rum.  Well, have I got news for you!  None of that happened.  Because I’m a fake pirate.

What did happen was that I fell in love with a new aftershave:  Barberry Coast Bay Rum Aftershave.  Heard of it?  You have now!  This summer, I used it almost every day.  And for someone who has as immense a collection of bay rums as I do, that’s saying something.  I just can’t find anything wrong about this stuff.  Seriously.

So let’s just dive into the scent, shall we?  As BC says, “each bottle is handcrafted with the finest and purest ingredients”:  allspice, vanilla, bay leaves, cinnamon, clove, and orange.  I know.  I know there are some of you out there that just do not like clove.  If this is a no-go for you, I can understand the sentiment, but just read the rest of this paragraph.  It really doesn’t smell like clove, like, at all.  What I get when I splash this on is a blast of bay rum and orange.  It’s a super warm citrusy scent that has some sweet and spice to it, thanks to the vanilla and —touch— of cinnamon.  The clove seriously blends right into the bay rum note, making it hold out a little longer than bay normally holds for.  The scent is also light and not overpowering.  Almost exactly as strong as it needs to be, with no stingyness for your shaving mistakes.

The other ingredients are water, alcohol, and glycerin.  That’s it.  Just enough alcohol to get by, and enough glycerin to prevent your face from drying out.  My face feels awesome after splashing it on.  And also there are no sulphates, parabens, dyes, toxins, or anything else.  Just the good stuff!

If you like the citrusy side of bay rums, especially if you have a love for orange scents, you really should try this stuff out.  I’m not kidding when I say it’s one of my favorites.

Barberry Coast Bay Rum is available at Amazon, and also Barberry Coast’s website!

Review: Pinaud Clubman – Virgin Island Bay Rum Aftershave

Pinaud Clubman - Virgin Island Bay Rum Aftershave

Pinaud Clubman – Virgin Island Bay Rum Aftershave

Well, this one is a classic.  This was not included in my original bay rum sampler set, but considering how cheap it was, and also how many people love it, I knew that a purchase was in my immediate future.

I gotta say, the Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum Aftershave bottle has some push and pull.  I really love the classy old pirate ship and old-style look of the bottle.  It looks manly, like I could throw some of this on and then appear in the next barroom brawl.  Sadly it’s a plastic bottle.  On the plus side tho it has a little hole at the top to allow for a good sprinkling of the product into your palm.

The bottle says “As refreshing as an island breeze”.  You know what?  That’s damn true.  This stuff says “splash me on” and splash is a real apt word for this stuff.  So I just splashed it on and it felt fantastic.  It’s cool with some kickass burn on your rough spots.  And while your face sizzles for a few seconds, you get the deep penetrating rush of the scent.

The scent is a great great bay rum scent.  It starts off with a bit of citrus and quickly shifts to an excellent blend of bay rum and cinnamon.  It’s strongest going on and fades pretty quickly, which is what I expected.  I’d say that it’s meant to be a quick fight.  A blast of bay rum and alcohol with some deep spice to it.  Like an old west saloon brawl, it want’s to get the job done like a man, and then let you ride off. And as you move on, you’ll get little wafts of the scent to remind you of that fun punchup you had in the morning.

As for the ingredients, this is not your artisan organic all-natural bay rum.  It’s got a good share of chemicals.  But hell, it is what it is.  Does it feel great?  Yup!  Does it feel manly?  Yup!  Alright, partner, we’ll leave it at that.

Get yourself some Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum Aftershave at Amazon.com!