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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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Average Rating:
(based on 19 reviews)

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by Adrianne
on 9/2/2015
Bay Rum
I love this scent. I tried a different bay rum and it only smelled like men's cologne to me, and I don't care for cologne scents (shave and a haircut-types). This one has the strong orange and clove notes. So many people like this one--men and women, mostly in their 20's and 30's, I've found. I didn't have any trouble with acceleration. I was worried about it, but someone had requested this scent so I plowed ahead. I followed the instructions from the previous reviews for mitigating acceleration, and everything went just fine. A great fall/christmas scent, but also great all year. Nothing else really compares. If you like citrusy, spicy, clove kinds of scents, you should like this.
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by lesli
on 8/29/2015
This is not bay rum
It just smells a little of cinnamon to me. The scent was so watered down for me I thought someone accidentally filled that bottle with water. I poured the entire 8 oz. Bottle in my 10 lbs of soap and couldnt smell it all. So I poured 6 ozs of mulled cider ( from another company) into it and called it "apple orchard" . Thank god I was able to do something with it! Just for the record. I usually LOVE brambleberry scents. I buy them almost exclusively

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Lesli! I'm sorry you disappointed in this scent. We found this scent was strong when used at .8 oz per pound of cold process soap using our Handy Dandy Fragrance Calculator. We always choose our fragrance oils based on what they smell like after a full six weeks of cure time, as sometimes some scents do fade initially due to the lye but come back strong after a full cure!

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by Diana
on 7/26/2015
Smells nice...doesn't accelerate, it siezes
Lovely smell for a masculine bar I was reformulating. Only problem, it doesn't accelerate trace, it goes straight to seizing. I had to spoon the soap out with a ladle and smoosh it into my mould. I was anticipating having to work quickly, but this was too fast. Bummer, smells nice. Too bad I wasted so much bacon tallow.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Diana! I'm so glad you like the smell of our Bay Rum Fragrance Oil. Though, I'm sorry you had troubles soaping with it. Because of the clove notes it can accelerate (and sometimes seize under the right conditions) 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.

by Louise
on 3/13/2015
Love This!
I mix this with BB's Arabian Spice and men and women alike, love it!
on 12/16/2014
Strong stuff!
Made my first melt and pour shave soap with the shaving soap base and this Bay Rum FO. I didnt really care for it but the wife seems to love it. I followed the Bramble Berry fragrance calc recomendation for the strong scent. The soap burns my face when I use it. Next time I will try the light or medium Recommendations to see if that prevents the burn. UPDATE: I remelted this 1 pound batch and added 4 oz. extra shave base. PERFECT! Still a very slight burning sensation but I really like the scent. Lesson learned. This scent works better for me at the light usage rate. Thanks to Bramble Berry's reply, I will try to stay away from clove notes. Bottom line: I really love this scent now. It kinda grows on you!
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