Well, my initial sampler of 20+ bay rums has been run through, and I am left feeling a little sad. Because I feel that the sampler had some of the best of the best. So now I am left to wander the wilderness of aftershaves and soaps, looking for things to write about. And you know what? I haven’t even cracked the surface.
That said, I had ordered a sampler pack direct from Ogallala of all of their bay rums. I did it because that 20+ sampler pack was nice, however at .03oz per sample, I only got one application, and I couldn’t be 100% sure that the scents were truly representative of their product. Most of these products had natural ingredients, and you know how they always tell you to “shake well” before using.
So Ogallala’s sampler comes loaded. 5 bottles of their best products. And each sample bottle contains a full 2oz of the product. 2oz doesn’t sound like a lot, but it’s just over 66 of those small vials in each bottle! So yeah, thats a lot! If you are interested in trying Ogallala’s products, definitely get the sampler direct from them. You will not be let down, I assure you.
Alright! On to the review! So this is one of the Ogallala products that was not in the BC sampler I had. I wish it was, because it’s a very unique scent, and I really like it.
Ogallala’s Bay Rum with Sage & Cedar goes on like all the other Ogallala aftershaves, nice and warm. It’s a very smooth and soothing experience. I did feel like this one had a little more burn than the other Ogallalas I have tried, however I am going to again note that the others I tried came in .03oz vials, and thus I may have not gotten the appropriate mix of ingredients. But I digress.
As for the smell. The Sage & Cedar experience is 100% unique from all other bay rums I have tried. This one has that base of bay rum to it, but the stars are the sage and cedar, who sing a marvelous duet on your face and in your nose. It’s a smoky, woody, incense kind of smell.
I happen to love the smell of a burning sage stick. And this product captures that deep aroma and balances it with the woody cedar smell. And the best part is that every once in a while, I catch that sweet bay rum underneath it all, letting me know it’s part of the mix too.
This one was a really pleasant surprise, with some relatively good staying power. Oh, and needless to say, (but I will because it’s deserved), Ogallala gets very high praise for including witch hazel in the mix, adding to it’s moisturizing properties and leaving my face feeling fantastic.