I can’t really say I was all that much of a fan of this rendition of bay rum. It just wasn’t “Bay Rummy” enough, although I’m not really sure I can articulate quite why. I guess it was lacking a bit of the sweetness you usually get from most bay rums, and the balance of spices didn’t really appeal to me either.
The strength was pretty good, came on fairly strong, with just a bit of fading as the shave progressed.
The lather itself is exactly what you expect from Honeybee Soaps: Make sure to use plenty of water, and it’ll whip up into a nice cream with a good amount of glide. Ok moisturization to boot, but nothing outstanding on that front.
- 7/10 Scent Pleasantness
- 8/10 Scent Strength
- 8/10 Lather Quality
Anyways, I’ll round up to a 7/10. It wouldn’t be my first recommendation, either for a Bay Rum or a pick from Honeybee Soaps, but I’m sure there’ll be some out there who like it a bit more.
- Brush: The Colonel
- Razor: Gillette Old Style with WWI US Service Set
- Blade: Crown Super Stainless
- Scuttle: Robert’s Feats of Clay #4
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Castor Oil, Hempseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Shea Butter, Glycerine (vegetable origin), Vitamin E, Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitol, Sorbitan Oleate, Soybean Protein, Wheat Protein, White Kaolin China Clay, Cosmetic Color and Fragrance Oil.