Just in time for fall, we've brought back Bay Rum, revised from our original 1998 Bay Rum to follow new usage rate guidelines. The quintessential cologne aftershave lotion scent, this fragrance is all about exotic spices - Allspice, Capers, Cloves, Nutmeg and mix with Crushed Orange, Crisp Pine Needles and just a touch of Patchouli and Vanilla to add a deep base note for staying powder. The fragrance does discolor a tan so do a small test batch before deciding on your coloring options. Because of the Clove notes, it may accelerate trace in your batch. As always, we urge a small test batch if this fragrance is new to you.
Vanilla Content: .1%
Check out some of these Crazy Lime Blends using this fragrance!
This fragrance is phthalate free.
Flashpoint: This medium-flashpoint oil (181ºF) cannot ship via USPS regardless of the shipping method you choose at checkout.
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Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Marianne! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. While it does have strong clove notes, it also has other notes like orange and vanilla. If you're looking for masculine scents, you may like Tobacco and Bay Leaf Fragrance Oil, Ancient Sedona Fragrance Oil, or Shave and a Haircut Fragrance Oil.
Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Marie! I'm sorry this fragrance wasn't your favorite. Because of the clove notes, it can accelerate in cold process soap. To help slow this down, take 1 oz. (basically equal amounts of fragrance oil to fixed oil) liquid oil out of your recipe and heat it up to 100 degrees. Then, add your fragrance into this oil. This simply dilutes the fragrance oil’s initial acceleration. You can also add the oil/fragrance mixture earlier than usual. Rather than adding the fragrance at a thick trace, you can add it at the first sign of thin trace. Always hand stir the fragrance/oil mixture in with a fork/ladle and never, ever use a hand blender for problem oils. Lastly, raise your temperatures to about 110 to 115 degrees. This will help to keep your mixture more liquid than at a lower temperature. I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this issue!
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