Stirling Bay Rum

Discussion in 'Shave Soaps' started by bscarpenter, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. bscarpenter

    bscarpenter Well-Known Member

    I am not an aficionado of bay rum. This is because I bought a big bottle of Penaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum and really like it. So that is what I use as my bay rum aftershave. When placing an order with Stirling Soap Co., I saw their bay rum soap and decided that combined with the Clubman VI Bay Rum would make for a well.... very rummy morning. So today I opened the soap. I would say that all of their soaps probably have the same formula with different scents, menthol, etc. The soap makes a lather that is as good or better than any that I've tried so far including the costly soap that I have from A0S. It goes on thick, it is slick and makes easy work of getting a good foam.

    On to the scent... This soap has a nice spicy smell. I can definitely detect cinnamon, slight clove and a sweet smell. To compare to the Clubman VIBR scent, it is less clovey and much more sweet. I wasn't sure I would be a fan of the sweet smell, but after a great shave (from this fine soap formula) and a nice finish with the Clubman VIBR, I give this a thumbs up. I unless something new comes along, when it's bay rum day, this will be the soap of choice.
     
  2. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    The Stirling bay rum soap has a wonderful scent. I have a puck in my inventory.
     
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  3. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    I too have the Stirling Bay Rum, and enjoy it often. I love the bay rum scent and have two other soaps (Captain's Choice and Barrister & Mann) as well in bay rum. I rotate them all frequently. If you like bay rum - you must have (I believe it is in the wet shaving regulation) several soaps in that scent. They are all bit different but all are so nice.
     
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  4. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    I am a fan of Stirling in general, but their bay rum is fantastic. I like barrister and mann as well as dr. Jon's Anne bonny bay rum also. They are the best 3 I have ever tried.
     
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  5. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    I have Stirling Bay Rum too and I love it and is not too clovey or too sweet for me :happy088:
     
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  6. DesertTime

    DesertTime Active Member

    While I don't have Stirling's bay rum soap, I do have their after shave balm and it's excellent.
     
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  7. banks741938

    banks741938 Active Member

    Sorry but I was not a fan of it... I absolutely love stirling products but just couldn't make myself shave with a bay rum sample I picked up in a trade.... it literally made my stomach turn.... mind you this was my very first bay rum experience. If y'all say stirling is a mild bay rum then bay rum may not be for me....: idk. I did just get some black ship Blackbeard which is a bay rum and lime that I really do like. Do y'all think I would like or hate clubman bay rum splash?
     
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  8. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    I have three bay rum soaps - Stirling, Barrister & Mann, and Captain's Choice. Of those three I think Stirling is the mildest. Captain's Choice the strongest. The Bay Rum scent is not for everyone - not sure any one scent is for everyone. But Bay Rum can be very strong to some noses. Personally I think its the best of all the "standard" scents. I have not tried any of the after shaves or balms in the bay rum scent.
     
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  9. Mike Brown

    Mike Brown Active Member

    Stirling Bay Rum is laid out for todays shave and of course it will be followed by Virgin Island Bay Rum!!!! Very Rummy!
     
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  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Haven't yet tried Bay Rum soap, but I suppose I will someday-see what this forum does to me???
     
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  11. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    I am in your camp. It is one of only a few Stirling soaps I can't do. It is just TOO much.
     
  12. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    The last 6 shaves have all been with Stirling Barbershop - one of my recent purchases and new favorites. However - all this Bay Rum talk has caused some withdrawal symptoms. So tomorrow afternoon's shave, getting ready for the weekly Friday date night, will be Stirling Bay Rum with a follow up of Col Conk Bay Rum cologne.
     
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  13. banks741938

    banks741938 Active Member


    Im going to be in the shaveden soap pass around here in a few weeks. There are several bay rums in the box. After that i will know the verdict on bay rum. I did pick up a Beaver Woodright black beard in a trade and didnt mind it to much. It was okay. Its bay rum with a lime twist.

    We shall see.
     
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  14. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    Think about Ogallala's lineup of Bay Rum. For whatever the reason, I find their scents to be fantastic.
     
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  15. dustmite

    dustmite Well-Known Member

    :signs011: I enjoy Bay Rum as a general rule, but my wife absolutely hated it until I got a sample size of Ogallala Cedar & Sage. Their stuff smells great, and treats my skin right. I'd like to try the Peppercorn & Lime before I commit to a full size, though.
     
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