Hey guys, back with another Barber Side product. This time I am checking out their Bay Rum. The guys over there sent me this one along with the shave oil to try out as a combo I think. Let’s see how they work together!
This bay rum comes in very unusual packaging. It’s a very tall, thin, clear, plastic bottle with a gold lid. It’s maybe 6″ tall and only 1 1/2″x1 1/2″ wide/deep. It has one label that covers two sides of the the bottle. It’s a clear label with red writing. The layout is the same as their shave oil too, just skinnier and red. The logo isn’t in color this time though, but it has “estd 2007” above it. Below it says “fine bay rum spice after shave” and at the bottom is the volume info.
The other side the label wraps onto is the right side. The words aren’t positioned the same way though, they’re sideways in comparison to the front side. This side has the directions on it, the ingredients, a caution and the company information. It also has a barcode on it as well. Pretty simple and familiar labeling.
When you pull off the gold lid you see something very different from your average aftershave. It’s a pump action spray dispenser kind of like a cologne bottle. It’s very different, but could be cool. I like the fact that it is very different from the norm and think it will help with cutting down on spillage and waste/over use. You can see the golden yellow color of the bay run through the clear plastic.
I gave it a couple test sprays in the air to get a feel for the scent and how the pumper sprays the stuff out. It really aerates the liquid very well and gives you a really fragrant smell from it. It smells almost identical to the WM Neumann bay rum, or a sweeter version of Bees Knees’ V-Day. I like the scent of it quite a bit!
So I shaved up and got ready to apply it. I started spraying my face and noticed that this bay rum burns a bit more than the others I have tried does. At first it was a little difficult for me to get used to spraying my face, but after a couple shaves/uses it became a lot easier. I did spray a bunch in my hand and try it out that way a well thinking maybe the aeration of it made it burn more. It still burned the same when applying it directly to my face rather than spraying.
I got quite a few compliments on the scent of it when I used it. Even from my lady, who is pretty particular about the scents she likes. I decided one day to use it as a cologne as well as an aftershave and I was pretty pleased with how it worked.
So I have to recommend this stuff to you guys. It’s one of the better bay rums I have used. I don’t know of its my favorite, but it is great. And it is one you should definitely check out!! You can find it on their website;
Also check out their other shave products and hair products while you’re there. They have some awesome stuff up on that site!! Thanks again guys! Well for now we’re done with the Barber Side products, but I will be placing an order with them soon for something new, so stay tuned.