Well this was the last sample from the large sampler pack that I got from Barclay Crocker. There are so many people out there that love Dominica, and many that love the lime variety. I happen to love the scent of lime, so it was only natural that I would have saved this one for last. And I am glad I did, because Dominica Bay Rum With Lime is a winner.
This one is what an alcohol-based aftershave splash should really be about. It goes on very cool with a decent amount of burn. But it’s a great satisfying burn that lasts just a moment, then the warm takes over. The sensation on the face makes your eyes pop open and your senses jump a little.
Then it’s lime time. The zesty scent of lime with bay rum (the lime is quite dominant) explodes in your nose, making your eyes pop even bigger than they did before. The fragrance blend is delicious and a little spicy. But altogether is a great match to the cool of the splash.
The initial lime blast does fade somewhat pretty quick, and settles into a warmer, slightly spicier lime that carries a lot longer than expected. The bay rum also fades slightly, and as the fragrance matures on your face, you’re left with a spicy citrusy lime scent that I find truly awesome.
Dominica Bay Rum with Lime is heralded on many shaving message boards and receives nothing but glowing reviews, and I can see why. I am running out of counter space, but I will definitely be clearing room for a bottle of this stuff.
(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.)