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hello friends, have you ever tried the bay rhum scent??

thanks
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2011-10-24 08:32
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Marek Bednarz (maro)
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Hi,

Yes, I tried Bay Rhum, but by Colonel Conk:

And that was, actually, the only one I tried. Not that I didn't like the scent. Simply, I bought a few of them, so I'm now finishing the last one. :)
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2011-10-24 21:18
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TM280
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From: Norway
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Hi,

I use the Dr. Harris Bay Rum A/S. It is a very nice bay rum, a bit on the delicate side, a classic. I truly like the scent. My only problem with the Dr. Harris is that the scent doesn't linger. It's gone quite quickly.

regards,
Torolf
2011-10-24 22:49
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stalker
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the scent disappear quickly??

it remain a subtle scent??
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2011-10-24 22:58
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danjared
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Argh, I need to remember to copy my post before clicking "post reply". Anyway, what I meant to say is that, while I do not know if this is the case for DR Harris Bay Rhum, the vast majority of so-call bay rums are not actually bay rums. These untrue elixirs use the leaf of the bay laurel, which is from the old world, rather than the leaf or berry of the West Indian bay tree, which is what a true bay rum uses. To be honest, the unauthentic ones have a culinary smell* to me--they make me think of soup. I wouldn't be surprised if there were products calling themselves "bay rum" that use neither the true bay tree nor rum. The real deal has a slightly different smell, which is one I find more agreeable outside of the dining room. St. John's is an example of an authentic bay rum. It is still made in the West Indies.

*If not overpowered by other notes, as the bay leaf, whichever kind it is, has a rather subtle smell.
2011-10-24 23:11
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TM280
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From: Norway
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Hi,

Dr. Harris Bay Rum is true bay leaf. Pimenta racemosa.

Yes, disappears quickly.

regards,
Torolf
2011-10-24 23:41
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Emmanuel Giannoulakis (Emmanuel)
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From: Greece
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Well mens. Here i can share a recipe of after shave bay rum splash. I learned from old Greek barbers,i can guarantee that it is great but is really time consuming.
1) You need an oak wood bowl or a very small oak wooden barrel.(one liter)In Greece is available.
2) Two kilos of fresh green bay leaves.
3)One liter of high quality rum or raki.
4)100 ml aloe vera
The leaves should remain in the barrel or bowl for six months to ripen like tea or cigar and pipe tobacco .Then you have to add the rum remaining one month sucking the oils from the leaves and the oak wood.Finally must be add the aloe.
That's all.
The result is amazing.The fragrance lasts and the sensation of the skin is gentle.
Best regards
Emmanuel
Note: The barrel or the bowl should be hermetically sealed. Concerning the barrel is easy closing the taper plug ,the bowl must be sealed with a piece of plastic film .
Emmanuel Giannoulakis
from Athens Greece
2011-10-25 13:08
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Wim Decraene (decraew)
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I'll try that at home Emmanuel.

As soon as I find a small oak barrel.

And fresh leaves (do you find "pimenta racemosa" leaves in Greece btw ??).

(High quality rum is already available at mi casa :w00t: and aloe vera shouldn't be an issue via eBay)
2011-10-25 13:31
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geruchtemoaker
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icondecraew:
I'll try that at home Emmanuel.

As soon as I find a small oak barrel.

And fresh leaves (do you find "pimenta racemosa" leaves in Greece btw ??).

(High quality rum is already available at mi casa :w00t: and aloe vera shouldn't be an issue via eBay)
if you do so don't forget to send me some:w00t:
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2011-10-25 13:44
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Wim Decraene (decraew)
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icongeruchtemoaker:
if you do so don't forget to send me some:w00t:


I will but don't get you hopes up Stijn, those leaves are really hard to find. I did make something out of the essential oil, but I'm not quite there yet.

Emmanuel, it strikes me that your aftershave has a very high alcohol content. Did you ever add something to make it sting less (demineralised water, rosewater, orange blossom water ...) ?
2011-10-25 13:55
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Emmanuel Giannoulakis (Emmanuel)
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icondecraew:
icongeruchtemoaker:
if you do so don't forget to send me some:w00t:


I will but don't get you hopes up Stijn, those leaves are really hard to find. I did make something out of the essential oil, but I'm not quite there yet.

Emmanuel, it strikes me that your aftershave has a very high alcohol content. Did you ever add something to make it sting less (demineralised water, rosewater, orange blossom water ...) ?


It is hard find? No realy not Wim I saw them many times in the Belgium forest <feuilles de laurier>
in french.In short if is hard to find i ll send you some from greek mountains.
Normally rum has 20 to 22 degrees .Is not to much ,but if you like to dilute it you can add natural serum or demineralised water. Do not add rose water or orange blossom water because you will harm the natural aroma of bay leaves and oak wood and you know if you mix different smells and you are not
perfumer you achieve to carry out shit fragrance.
Best regards
Emmanuel
Emmanuel Giannoulakis
from Athens Greece
2011-10-25 15:49
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Wim Decraene (decraew)
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Ah, ok Emmanuel, then I see what leaves you use. See danjared's post, you use the stuff I use in the kitchen I presume. But ok, I'll probably will be able to get hold of that !

What type of rum do you use ?
2011-10-25 15:58
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Emmanuel Giannoulakis (Emmanuel)
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From: Greece
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Is the same That's "pimenta racemosa"



Best regards
Emmanuel
Emmanuel Giannoulakis
from Athens Greece
2011-10-25 16:11
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Emmanuel Giannoulakis (Emmanuel)
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From: Greece
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I used this one :

But i think that you can use any clear rum ,never clored.
Best regards
Emmanuel
Emmanuel Giannoulakis
from Athens Greece
2011-10-25 16:19
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danjared
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From: United States
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iconTM280:
Hi,

Dr. Harris Bay Rum is true bay leaf. Pimenta racemosa.

Yes, disappears quickly.

regards,
Torolf


I checked D.R. Harris' website, and they say that they use the oil of the bay tree added to the aftershave. So, technically it is still not a bay rum, as bay rum is made from the berry or leaf of the bay tree distilled in rum. This is the source of the meaning "double-distilled" in regards to bay rum. As such, the smell is probably weaker than one would get from a true bay rum. I've tried some authentic bay rums, and the scent of them at least lingers so that I can smell it for a while.
2011-10-25 16:27