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Old 08-23-2007, 04:53 PM   #1
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Bay Rum
I love the stuff. It's my all time favorite aftershave and I think it's a good, spicy, manly smell. The girly, perfume smelling stuff most guys use today just can't compare for me.


I'm an old fashioned wet shaver. I use nice shaving soaps or creams and a badger hair shaving brush along with an old fashioned razor that uses old fashioned flat double edge blades.

I do use Feather blades, which are from Japan and are the sharpest razor blades in the world. The Feather company used to make swords but in the modern age they switched to surgical and shaving blades. They know a thing or two about sharp blades.


Today I used a nice rose scented shaving soap and finished off with a splash of Bay Rum aftershave. Man, I love the smell of that Bay Rum!

If you'd like to buy your guy a nice inexpensive gift order him a bottle and let him try it. It used to be THE aftershave to use before the flowery, girly stuff came along (I'll never understand why it lost ground to them).


Be prepared though, it is a strong, spicy scent. Most men really like it but women are somewhat mixed. Some like it some don't. But ya never know if ya don't try eh? I'm sure he'll like it even if you don't.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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Is that anything like Old Spice? Or is Old Spice too 'dorky'? {if there were a dorky or nerdy smiley, I would put that here} I always liked it .. what can I say, my preferences are for more classic things. I am old beyond my 30 years.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:00 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sinistral_needler View Post
Is that anything like Old Spice? Or is Old Spice too 'dorky'? {if there were a dorky or nerdy smiley, I would put that here} I always liked it .. what can I say, my preferences are for more classic things. I am old beyond my 30 years.

I think Old Spice was an attempt to do something similar to Bay Rum but they're pretty different. Bay Rum has been around a lot longer and was once the only aftershave men used.

I like the smell of Old Spice but it seems to sour on me due to my body chemistry.

I am also quite fond of the classics, which is probably why I shave with an old fashioned Gillette razor and always wear a hat in public. Heck, I even carry a tube of Brylcreem in my dop kit.
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My old barber used to use bay rum after he shaved my neck. I don't have such an elaborate shaving ritual, just an electric razor. I don't use aftershave.
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Oh. Aftershave.
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My old barber used to use bay rum after he shaved my neck. I don't have such an elaborate shaving ritual, just an electric razor. I don't use aftershave.

It's still a staple in old fashioned style barbershops. My barber still uses it. He also still gives old fashioned straight razor shaves too.

I never cared for electrics. My beard is far too heavy and tough for an electric.
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Oh. Aftershave.
Well, you probably could drink it, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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Well, you probably could drink it, but I wouldn't recommend it.
I was hoping for a thread about a new kinda rum.
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For me the whole wet shaving thing is a way for a guy to pamper himself a bit. It changes shaving from a bad, must do sort of thing into a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

I haven't had razor burn since I started wet shaving. Those nasty cartridge things are just terrible and always gave me a rash. My old fashioned razor is sharper, gives a closer shave, and doesn't make a rash.

I have shaving soaps/creams in numerous scents including West Indies Limes (my favorite), Sandalwood, Rose, Coconut, Trafalgar, and Eucalyptus (an Italian cream called Proraso). They're all imported.
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I was hoping for a thread about a new kinda rum.
Yeah, I kinda figured.
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