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Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Donovan » Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:47 am

So I'm a big fan of bay rum as an aftershave and after shower splash. I've used bay rums from Bermuda, USVI, Puerto Rico, California (Santa Cruz) and Dominican Republic. Recently I learned of a Jamaican bay rum called Benjamin's (it has a lion as their logo). Ordered some to give it a try. Anybody else love bay rums, and if so, have you tried Benjamin's?
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby kalcidis » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:27 am

I've never heard about this. So basically it's rum (but not the type you drink) that you use as aftershave? I assume it's a gentle rum-scent mixed with other aromas? Sounds very interesting. Going to investigate further.
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Ranking Glasses » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:45 pm

Ha, haven't heard anyone mention bay rum for years! My parents used the rubbing alcohol type for aches and pains and my barber used the cologne version. Has a very familiar and comforting aroma.

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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Living Bate » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:15 pm

just ordered some Benjamins on the back of this thread!

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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby kalcidis » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:17 pm

Please give a review ... very intrigued and been thinking about ordering but the shipping and cost makes me want to be a bit more certain first.
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Living Bate » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:22 pm

will do
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Dread Archive » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:45 pm

Great with Ginger Beer.
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Living Bate » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:32 pm

apologies for the delay....i got moked out by a bad case of influenza

on this one i have to say I don't think the Benjamin's is really up to much.....overwhelming scent of clove i find...

also you put a splash on and i find its pretty much gone not long after....

only 4 quid though so i'm not complaining..
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:30 pm

Living Bate wrote:apologies for the delay....i got moked out by a bad case of influenza

on this one i have to say I don't think the Benjamin's is really up to much.....overwhelming scent of clove i find...

also you put a splash on and i find its pretty much gone not long after....

only 4 quid though so i'm not complaining..


Yes but is it any good for man flu?
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Ras Berry » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:21 pm

I worked with a Jamaican lady who used this when she had a headache. She'd put it on a hanky and then put that between her glasses and her eye. No idea if it worked, but you knew whereabouts in the building Winnie was without looking


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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Ranking Glasses » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:44 pm

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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Donovan » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:16 pm

I got my Benjamins in the mail finally. The smell is authentic but it's so light. The lovely bay rum smell dissipates from your skin seconds after splashing it on.
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Living Bate » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:23 am

Ranking Glasses wrote:
Yes but is it any good for man flu?



no, for that i'd recommend some Wray & Nay, or Appleton Estate
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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby Ras Berry » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:42 pm

A bottle of Weston's Vintage cider (8.2%), a good glug of cough medicine (about a third of the bottle) and a couple of paracetamols - a good night's sleep guaranteed and you'll wake up fresh as a daisy


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Re: Jamaican Bay Rum

Postby djmush1 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:21 am

there is no more Appleton Estate - they got bought by Wray and Nephew - its the same drink, but different bottle now, and called Wray and Nephew Gold or something like that
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