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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 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clean scent (49)
  • Clean feel (42)
  • Absorbs quickly (25)
  • Relieves skin (21)
  • Good value (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (59)
  • Special occasions (16)
  • Men (10)
  • Treat irritated skin (6)
  • On-the-go (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Clean shaven (40), Beard wearer (11), Goatee wearer (8), Budget shopper (7), Brand buyer (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (6)

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

taste great , less filling .........the best rum out there

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from Trenton NJ

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Pros

  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Smells Great
  • Tasty

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Men

    Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

    Beware , this product draws the sea hags !

     
    5.0

    Will buy again.

    By 

    from Iowa

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Men

      Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

      Good winter time aftershave with a great scent.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      3.0

      An honest and inexpensive product

      By 

      from Erie pa

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      Pros

      • Inexpensive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

          The purpose of after-shave is to protect the skin from infection after a close shave. Regular alcohol does the job but stings. This product provides the disinfectant without the hurt.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Good stuff--with reservations.

          By 

          from Florence, colorado

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          Pros

          • Good Old Fashionproduct
          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Watered Down Like Everyth

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

          Good old fashioned product, but watered down to ahadow of its former self same as everything else is.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Love this scent! Different than all the others.

          By 

          from Fresno, CA

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          Pros

          • Cinnamon And Cloves
          • Doesn't Sink Like All The
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lasts all day
          • Light Cinnamon And Clovesf
          • Lightweight
          • Masculine Scent Is Light
          • No Harsh Smells Very Smoo
          • Smells Great
          • Spices Smell Great
          • Use It For A Body Scent
          • Very smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Add It To Face Neck And Hair
            • Daily Use
            • Men

            Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

            I use this as an after shave and body scent because it is light. It doesn't smell like other after shaves. Cinnamon and cloves and spices in a light masculine scent that really lasts a long time. Great price, one bottle lasts at least three months if used liberally. Hard to find in stores. This is better than my hundred dollar cologne and lasts way longer and it's cheaper. Thumbs up. P.S. the website will not let me fix the typos in the pro section. Sorry!

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            I came,I saw, I bought again.

            By 

            from bullhead city az.

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            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • On-the-go

              Comments about Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 oz:

              splash it on all over.good on skin

               
              4.0

              Smells nice

              By 

              from san jose, ca

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              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 

                from Libertyville, IL

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                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 

                    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.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Not quite bay rum but still recommended

                      By 

                      from Earth

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                      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).

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