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.