05-03-2016, 05:05 PM
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  • KRpdx
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I'm not a big fan of clove or allspice, so my favorite Bay Rum soap is what I would call "non-classic": Strop Shoppe Bay Rum. It's one of my favorite soaps, period. So I was a bit dismayed to hear recently that Strop Shoppe has closed its doors.

Does anyone know of another good-performing artisan soap that has a similar fragrance?

Thanks for any suggestions!

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 05-03-2016, 05:14 PM
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  • Teddyboy
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I would recommend Ogallala Bay Rum shave stick.  Forget the puck version...it does not lather well and I do not know why.  The stick is excellent.  Good price ~$6-7.

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 05-03-2016, 05:16 PM
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mystic waters, honeybee soaps, sea grape studio (when in stock) all make the same type of bay rum soap.  to me it smells like anise has been thrown into the mix.

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 05-03-2016, 05:33 PM
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Mystic Water Bay Rum is very nice

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 05-03-2016, 05:59 PM
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Barrister & Mann and Los Angeles Shaving Soap are the Bay Rum soaps of reference from what I have seen. Here's a nice review on Reddit (1 year old) of several Bay Rum soaps:

https://redd.it/29rva9

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 05-03-2016, 06:35 PM
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(05-03-2016, 05:59 PM)crazindndude Wrote: Barrister & Mann and Los Angeles Shaving Soap are the Bay Rum soaps of reference from what I have seen. Here's a nice review on Reddit (1 year old) of several Bay Rum soaps:

https://redd.it/29rva9

OP doesn't want clove though and LA Shaving Santa Monica Bay Rum is definitely clovey, at least to me. None the less it is a very nice Bay Rum!

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 05-03-2016, 06:36 PM
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Gingers Garden has a bay rum that is not heavy on the clove or allspice.


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 05-03-2016, 06:51 PM
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(05-03-2016, 05:33 PM)Oasisdave Wrote: Mystic Water Bay Rum is very nice

+1 and it is one of the best scents I have ever tried. I am not ashamed to say that I may be addicted to it. Shy

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 05-03-2016, 06:54 PM
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(05-03-2016, 06:35 PM)Oasisdave Wrote:
(05-03-2016, 05:59 PM)crazindndude Wrote: Barrister & Mann and Los Angeles Shaving Soap are the Bay Rum soaps of reference from what I have seen. Here's a nice review on Reddit (1 year old) of several Bay Rum soaps:

https://redd.it/29rva9

OP doesn't want clove though and LA Shaving Santa Monica Bay Rum is definitely clovey, at least to me. None the less it is a very nice Bay Rum!

Good call. I can't stand Bay Rum so I haven't personally tried any; just passing on what I'd noticed as a trend in the Bay Rum community Smile

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 05-03-2016, 07:59 PM
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(05-03-2016, 06:54 PM)crazindndude Wrote:
(05-03-2016, 06:35 PM)Oasisdave Wrote:
(05-03-2016, 05:59 PM)crazindndude Wrote: Barrister & Mann and Los Angeles Shaving Soap are the Bay Rum soaps of reference from what I have seen. Here's a nice review on Reddit (1 year old) of several Bay Rum soaps:

https://redd.it/29rva9

OP doesn't want clove though and LA Shaving Santa Monica Bay Rum is definitely clovey, at least to me. None the less it is a very nice Bay Rum!

Good call. I can't stand Bay Rum so I haven't personally tried any; just passing on what I'd noticed as a trend in the Bay Rum community Smile
You recommended two excellent choices! While I'm not a huge Bay Rum fan I do have 3 of em and Santa Monica Bay Rum is very well done.

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 05-03-2016, 11:46 PM
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Some other interesting reviews if you mind , Bay Rum Diaries

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 05-04-2016, 04:37 PM
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Beaver Woodwright....a clean bay rum without the cinnamon and clove

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 05-04-2016, 05:03 PM
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Barrister & Mann has the best Bay Rum scent I've tried.

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