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Bay Rum Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base) - Barrister and Mann LLC
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Bay Rum Shaving Soap (Excelsior Base)

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Way back in the glory days of salty sea dogs, sailors used rum tinctures of West Indie bay and spices as disinfectants, fragrances, deodorants, and aftershaves. Over time, many famous fragrance and shaving houses adopted the custom and offered their own versions of the classic scent, which proved to be extremely popular with barbers as well.

Barrister and Mann® is proud to offer our own version of a classic Bay Rum. Dispensing with the modern custom of using large amounts of clove, we instead blend real black strap rum with West Indie bay, sweet orange, cinnamon, and benzoin (a vanilla-like resin). Our Bay Rum is a warm, masculine classic, a piece of history, and a favorite for winter, but is well-suited for any time of year.

Net wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA

Wet your shaving brush well, then swirl it around the jar for roughly thirty seconds or until a rich, creamy lather is formed. Continue building the lather by adding water (lots and lots of it) and swirling your brush either on your face or in a lathering bowl. Shave, rinse, and spend your day feeling great.
Aqua, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Tallowate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Fragrance, Sodium Ricinoleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate

Description

Way back in the glory days of salty sea dogs, sailors used rum tinctures of West Indie bay and spices as disinfectants, fragrances, deodorants, and aftershaves. Over time, many famous fragrance and shaving houses adopted the custom and offered their own versions of the classic scent, which proved to be extremely popular with barbers as well.

Barrister and Mann® is proud to offer our own version of a classic Bay Rum. Dispensing with the modern custom of using large amounts of clove, we instead blend real black strap rum with West Indie bay, sweet orange, cinnamon, and benzoin (a vanilla-like resin). Our Bay Rum is a warm, masculine classic, a piece of history, and a favorite for winter, but is well-suited for any time of year.

Net wt. 4 oz, Made in the USA

Directions for Use

Wet your shaving brush well, then swirl it around the jar for roughly thirty seconds or until a rich, creamy lather is formed. Continue building the lather by adding water (lots and lots of it) and swirling your brush either on your face or in a lathering bowl. Shave, rinse, and spend your day feeling great.

Ingredients

Aqua, Glycerin, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Sodium Tallowate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Milk, Potassium Kokum Butterate, Methyl Gluceth-10, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Cocoate, Potassium Ricinoleate, Sodium Kokum Butterate, Allantoin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Fragrance, Sodium Ricinoleate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate
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4.7 Based on 83 Reviews
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EB
01/19/2021
Edward B.
United States United States
My first artisanal soap

My third puck of this. B&M Bay Rum was my first purchase from an artisanal soap maker and I will always have one of these in my ever expanding shave den.

CB
01/13/2021
Christopher B.
United States United States
Buy This!

Smells great, works even better

AP
12/24/2020
Andy P.
United States United States
Bay Rum review Excelsior base

The base is excellent with beautiful glide, protection and post shave feel. I remember the first time I had the Bay Rum, a few generation of soap base back, had more scent and sweetness.

S
11/18/2020
ScentReviewer
United States United States
Review on scent only

Unfortunately most of those reviews do not clearly explain how the scent is. Here an accurate description: mostly clove (the claim is bay), ok maybe bay, pinch of cinnamon and that is it. not much. very strong and flat. if u like the clove buds smell (smell like xmas) ok, otherwise look elsewhere. no need of commenting other than the smell. I do review on other sites as well since I buy alot of different brands and most of the times those reviews are not accurate at all

JL
11/18/2020
Joseph L.
United States United States
A step in the wrong direction...

I just finished a tub of the Bay Rum in the previous iteration and for the life of me, I can't think of what it was called. Today was my first shave with the Bay Rum Excelsior base and two things immediately come to mind. 1) Scent profile is less traditional Bay Rum. Check out the ingredient list. There is ZERO Pimenta racemosa, which, of course is the West Indies ingredient that makes Bay Rum...well, Bay Rum. 2) And, if that's not enough, the scent strength is about 50% of what the old formula was. Now, is it good soap? Yes, it's good soap, but what a disappointment. After being my absolute FAVORITE Bay Rum shave soap, the Excelsior version is now just...meh. Bummer. Cannot for the life of me understand why a company would screw up a good thing?

11/18/2020
Barrister and Mann

Hi Joseph! I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy this jar. However, if I can make two notes: 1) While we no longer list it on the ingredient label for spacing reasons, there is very much still pimenta racemosa oil used in the fragrance, as well as orange oil, benzoin, rum, and a synthetic cinnamon accord. 2) We actually INCREASED the strength of the fragrance for the transition to Excelsior, so I'm not sure why it would smell less strongly to your nose. However, it's definitely stronger than previous iterations. Either way, glad to hear that it shaves well. Thanks again!