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Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum 12 oz (355 ml)

 
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Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz
 
4.4

(based on 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean scent (49)
  • Clean feel (42)
  • Absorbs quickly (25)
  • Relieves skin (21)
  • Alleviates redness (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily use (54)
    • Special occasions (16)
    • Men (7)
    • Treat irritated skin (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Clean shaven (40), Beard wearer (11), Goatee wearer (8), Budget shopper (5)
      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 minutes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Old Fashioned Scent

    Well I saw this cologne/aftershave here on Drugstore.com and had a credit for some free stuff and so I thought what the heck I'll try this Bay Rum. I love this stuff, it...Read complete review

    Well I saw this cologne/aftershave here on Drugstore.com and had a credit for some free stuff and so I thought what the heck I'll try this Bay Rum. I love this stuff, it reminds me of just getting out of the barber chair. It has a very unique smell and cools your face down after a nice shave. I'm a wet shaver and Bay Rum really has a nice cool sensation after having cut my face up which is inevitable for us wet shavers. I recommend Bay Rum but it's not for everyone. It does have sort of a spicy clove cinnamon smell at first but after it dries it blends in with your skin and smells quite nicely. It's a great bargain too. I'm hooked and will probably not buy anymore $50 designer colognes after having tried Bay Rum. Give it a try and if you don't like it, well it didn't cost that much anyway. Enjoy.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Just the bottle and label alone...

    ...evokes fond memories of being a young boy sitting cross-legged on the bathroom counter and intently watching my grandfather's every move as he methodically went through the machinations of his daily early morning...Read complete review

    ...evokes fond memories of being a young boy sitting cross-legged on the bathroom counter and intently watching my grandfather's every move as he methodically went through the machinations of his daily early morning wet-shave ritual.

    Every time when he was done carefully shaving and then cleaning the straight razor, along with the lathering cup and brush, he would look at himself in the mirror while stroking his cheeks to check for any missed spots while reaching for the clear glass bottle of Ed Pinaud's CLUBMAN VIRGIN ISLAND BAY RUM Aftershave Splash and proceed to douse his face, neck and chest with a couple of healthy handfuls of the stuff.

    With his hands still dripping of this beautifully spicy and exotic, bay tree filled far-away-tropical-paradise smelling after shave, he would then rub my cheeks, the top of my ears and head with the excess and I would smell just like grandpa's aftershave all day long...and I absolutely loved it. I reveled in it then and deeply cherish the memory today.

    So imagine my shear delight when I recently came across this classic product...I purchased the larger 12oz size bottle, which looks almost exactly like the bottle from almost 50 years ago except it's now a shatter-proof plastic instead of the thicker glass bottle it used to be packaged in. Ok, I can live with that, being more safety-conscious in today's world.

    But the real test was what was inside that bottle...did it look the same with that light brown yet rich looking brown color?

    YES...the color and overall look is exactly the same as I remember it from almost 50 years ago. So far, so good.

    Did it feel the same with its silky smooth texture along with its unique soothing, cooling and refreshing tingle?

    ALMOST...it seems to be lighter-bodied now with hardly any cooling sensation, though it is still quite soothing and refreshing.

    And most importantly, did it smell the same with it's heady exotically spicy base along with its subtle yet very punchy combination essences of bay trees, clove and a hint of cinnamon?

    Sadly, NO...it did NOT. It is now a shadow of its former self sidelined by a complete lack of balanced pungency...its now WAY too clove-heavy with very little essence of bay tree and virtually zero cinnamon oil emanating from today's formulation.

    It's a perfectly acceptable and wearable "old school" type of scent that's perfect for running weekend errands or a casual mid-afternoon lunch with a lover, but do NOT expect to get the same product formulation as 50 years ago...it's now a MUCH different, almost unrecognizable after shave to that of the original.

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    4.0

    Smells nice

    By jim the runner

    from san jose, ca

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Men
      • On-the-go

      Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

      Smells nice. It gives me the old school smell that my wife loves. It's good but I used it on a hot day and it made me break out. I do love this product. I just check the weather before I use it.

       
      5.0

      Top notch After Shave

      By Chuck

      from Libertyville, IL

      describe yourself Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

          Very fresh skin bracer.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          1.0

          ummm, not so good

          By blue loon

          from usa

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Men

            Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

            I've used other pinaud products as an aftershave and truly enjoyed the classic "barbershop" smell. Bayrum is more like "bakery shop" or "yankee candle potpourri" smell. Plus it makes my wife sick.

             
            4.0

            Not quite bay rum but still recommended

            By DeathFromAbove

            from Earth

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Men

              Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

              As others have mentioned, this isn't what I would consider a "true" bay rum (C.A. Antilles Bay Rum is my go-to aftershave for an authentic bay rum). This is more of a cinnamon/clove scent, so I deducted a star for that. Otherwise, however, this is a GREAT aftershave. This is not a cologne; it is meant to be splashed on, which is why the scent fades so quickly. Aftershave should draw people in, not chase them off with a cloying stench. When my girl comes in close she always remarks how good I smell after using this aftershave, and then she comes in closer. Got it? That's what aftershave is supposed to do (in addition to toning the skin and soothing razor irritation, also a strong-point of this aftershave).

               
              4.0

              great manly scent!

              By bleh

              from los angeles, ca

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Men

                Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

                Clubman's Bay Rum smells great! It kind of reminds me of Old Spice without the powdery scent and some bay oil added to it. The only con is that it doesn't have any moisturizers so those with dry skin should stay away.

                 
                2.0

                Just the bottle and label alone...

                By Watta Mahroon

                from Elnora NY

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                • Men
                • Weekly Use

                Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

                ...evokes fond memories of being a young boy sitting cross-legged on the bathroom counter and intently watching my grandfather's every move as he methodically went through the machinations of his daily early morning wet-shave ritual.

                Every time when he was done carefully shaving and then cleaning the straight razor, along with the lathering cup and brush, he would look at himself in the mirror while stroking his cheeks to check for any missed spots while reaching for the clear glass bottle of Ed Pinaud's CLUBMAN VIRGIN ISLAND BAY RUM Aftershave Splash and proceed to douse his face, neck and chest with a couple of healthy handfuls of the stuff.

                With his hands still dripping of this beautifully spicy and exotic, bay tree filled far-away-tropical-paradise smelling after shave, he would then rub my cheeks, the top of my ears and head with the excess and I would smell just like grandpa's aftershave all day long...and I absolutely loved it. I reveled in it then and deeply cherish the memory today.

                So imagine my shear delight when I recently came across this classic product...I purchased the larger 12oz size bottle, which looks almost exactly like the bottle from almost 50 years ago except it's now a shatter-proof plastic instead of the thicker glass bottle it used to be packaged in. Ok, I can live with that, being more safety-conscious in today's world.

                But the real test was what was inside that bottle...did it look the same with that light brown yet rich looking brown color?

                YES...the color and overall look is exactly the same as I remember it from almost 50 years ago. So far, so good.

                Did it feel the same with its silky smooth texture along with its unique soothing, cooling and refreshing tingle?

                ALMOST...it seems to be lighter-bodied now with hardly any cooling sensation, though it is still quite soothing and refreshing.

                And most importantly, did it smell the same with it's heady exotically spicy base along with its subtle yet very punchy combination essences of bay trees, clove and a hint of cinnamon?

                Sadly, NO...it did NOT. It is now a shadow of its former self sidelined by a complete lack of balanced pungency...its now WAY too clove-heavy with very little essence of bay tree and virtually zero cinnamon oil emanating from today's formulation.

                It's a perfectly acceptable and wearable "old school" type of scent that's perfect for running weekend errands or a casual mid-afternoon lunch with a lover, but do NOT expect to get the same product formulation as 50 years ago...it's now a MUCH different, almost unrecognizable after shave to that of the original.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 1+ Hour
                 
                4.0

                Aftershave

                By Mare

                from NY

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

                Smells nice, not overpowering. My husband uses this product whenever he shaves.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 10 Minutes
                 
                5.0

                Manly scent in a value-sized bottle

                By Salemclipper

                from Nothshore of Boston, MA

                describe yourself Budget Buyer

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Men

                  Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

                  Great product to splash on after shaving. Handy unbreakable bottle makes application a cinch. Non-overpowering scent lasts 8 hours; scent is evocative of scent applied by a barber after a haircut or shave.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  "The best Bay Rum"

                  By Matt

                  from Tampa

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Men
                    • On-the-go

                    Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

                    Bay Rum is an exotic old world scent I have used for many years.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Wouldn't use any other

                    By Scotia

                    from Hot Springs, AR

                    describe yourself Clean Shaven

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Can't Be Found Locally
                    • The Ladies Like It

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

                      Discovered Bay Rum as a young man in the West Indies and have used it all my life.

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