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Description 

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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Reviews

Average Rating:
(based on 15 reviews)

Showing 1 - 5 of 15 Reviews:

by JAMES
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!
by Heidi
on 11/24/2014
Verdict...awesome!
I use this fragrance to make a MP Shave Soap/body soap for my husband. Not only does he love it, but ALL of his friends (think group of ten or so college guys....now in their 50's!) love it, and ask for more when their supply is gone. Sometimes I add a bit of sandalwood or cedar essential oil to the mix, and that works well, too.
by Marianne
on 11/5/2014
Not Bay Rum in my opinion
I've had Bay Rum before and this is not it. You should just call it "cloves" because that's what it smells like.

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

by marie
on 10/10/2014
A very fast mover
this scent had absolutely no playing around time,it was glop and plop for me,I will do HP when I use this next time.

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!

by Hilary
on 9/5/2014
Very strong, use sparingly
After curing for 2 months the scent only smells like straight bay leaves. I really dont like it and noone will buy the soap from me either. Update: I till do not like this scent but I believe where I came into my problem was I did not follow BB's fragrance calculator. Opps! Maybe adding less fo would have made the scent less overpowering. Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Hilary! I'm sorry that this fragrance was not your favorite. If you are looking for something to mix it with in the future, this fragrance mixes well with spicier fragrances such as the Arabian Spice Fragrance Oil, or something slightly sweeter like the Sandalwood Vanilla Fragrance Oil.
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