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Soo... I've never smelled Bay Rum and mostly because I've seen the scent described as "Old Spice" which I cannot stand. So I've avoided buying any. I made some beard oil recently and gave it to a friend to try. He loves it and asked me to try and duplicate the scent of his old beard oil. The essential oils on the description read: "West Indies Bay, Elemi, cardamom & Rosemary" what I smell is orange peel and clove and something else I don't recognize. Is this what Bay Rum smells like? Does anyone have one they recommend? The company that makes the oil is Brooklyn Grooming red hook classic beard oil. It smells awesome.
 

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Ah! Thank you!! I tried the search and it decided not to work and then I tried scrolling, but I guess not far enough! that was just what I was looking for!
 

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I'm following too because I've got all the fixin's except for the Allspice EO but I do have allspice berries . . .
 

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I just edited my last post in that thread to give an update on things. :)

I had never smelled real Bay Rum either until I got my bottle of the West Indies Bay from Mtn. Rose Herbs the other day, which I talk about in my added update.

Just so you know- it doesn't smell much like Old Spice at all- at least not to my nose, anyway. I love Old Spice, btw, and have some on hand, and when comparing the 2 side by side, there's a definite difference between them. The Bay EO seems to be more heavily spicy/heady, while the old Spice has a lighter, airier, more citrusy feeling to it.


IrishLass :)
 

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I just edited my last post in that thread to give an update on things. :)

I had never smelled real Bay Rum either until I got my bottle of the West Indies Bay from Mtn. Rose Herbs the other day, which I talk about in my added update.

Just so you know- it doesn't smell much like Old Spice at all- at least not to my nose, anyway. I love Old Spice, btw, and have some on hand, and when comparing the 2 side by side, there's a definite difference between them. The Bay EO seems to be more heavily spicy/heady, while the old Spice has a lighter, airier, more citrusy feeling to it.


IrishLass :)

Thanks so much IrishLass! This was the exact info I needed. Since this Beard oil doesn't specifically say "bay rum" I just wanted to get a good description of what bay rum actually was... And it smells just like you described. I have cinnamon, clove and Orange EO's so I went ahead and ordered allspice, and Bay rum (pimento racemosa) from Camden Grey, and I threw some Elemi in the cart too just to see if I can come close.
 

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