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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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4.8 Based on 69 Reviews
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DM
07/01/2020
Darren M.
United States United States
Great soap!

Great lather and smell

MV
05/27/2020
Matt V.
United States United States
Best bay rum?

I certainly think it’s the best bay rum scent! The soap is an incredible performer. B&M is the champion of creamy, smooth, highly protective shave soap - it’s also highly forgiving for lazy latherers. Some soaps really require a shaver to dial-in the water ratio, or load a brush for a long time, or soak the soap while shaving, etc...not this soap! Whips up fast, easy to figure out

MM
05/15/2020
Matthew M.
United States United States
Rash

The smell and performance are excellent. However, the soap gives me a blotchy red rash that blanches with pressure, evident once I wipe rinse all the soap off, maximal at the edges of where the soap reached. This has happened to me only with one another B&M soap: Nocturne. Other soaps, such as Reserve series and Leviathan, do not have the same effect. The ingredient list on Bay Rum and Leviathan is identical, so I don’t know what the culprit is. It would be great to identify so I don’t have to take a risk on future purchases.

05/15/2020
Barrister and Mann

Hi Matthew! I'm very sorry to hear that! It's likely that you're sensitive to cinnamon oil and its derivatives, which are present in both Bay Rum and Nocturne, though in minute enough quantities that they do not bother most shavers. Please send us an email at info@barristerandmann.com and we'll see if we can do something to ameliorate the problem. Thank you!

FM
04/26/2020
Felipe M.
United States United States
Great

A great scent. A great spicy smell. Long lasting as well. I could still smell it after a couple of hours (emphasized by the mask I was wearing [yay COVID-19]). Picked this up along with the same scented after shave. Will purchase again when I run low.

ME
04/22/2020
Matt E.
United States United States
Love it

Very interesting and unique Bay Rum scent. Softer, more spicy. Really nice. And really nice easy lather, super slick. A go to from now on.