this is absolutely the best bay rum ever produced. Too bad it has been discontinued, although I've been able to find plenty on ebay.
I have had many,many compliments from women when I use this,so why should I care if men don't like it?
This is one of the worst colognes I have ever smelled. It is nothing but a loud, spicy, boozy mess. It would be put to better use in a shot glass, or used to treat minor cuts and scrapes.
Why would I ever want to smell like this? So people will think I bathed in Scotch and then rolled around in patchouli plants?
14th January, 2010 (last edited: 16th January, 2010)
Holy Pimenta Racemosa!
Yes. There really is a West Indies Bay Tree and that's where Bay Rum comes from, not storks.
The added spices; cinnamon, clove, lime or whatever serve to make it interesting--or just plain weird.
Like CJ I wanted to like this one too but the clove/spices are set to overkill
I tried 2 bottles from the shelf. It was obvious one had been there longer than it should have, but both smelled . . .
It feels as if one is being uncivil by giving a bad review to a discontinued fragrance, rather like speaking ill of the dead, but you didn't have to scramble to wash this crap off your hands.
And I do like Bay Rum.
This is one of those fragrances that I really wanted to like. My first time smelling it out of the bottle had my sinuses cleared instantly. I then put some on, and noticed that wherever I put this stuff, my skin started itching instantly. My wife came home and asked why the house smelled like someone was cooking gingerbread. To make a long story short, my wife promised to buy me a bottle of anything I wanted, but only if I dumped the contents of this bottle down the sink. I asked her if I could just give it to a friend, and she said "Not if you want him to remain your friend." I poured it out as she watched, and was rewarded with a bottle of Green Irish Tweed, and I've never regretted it.