Hello gents, the S.S. here. If you have read my S.O.T.D. threads, you know I like B.R. in the summer especially when it’s humid. The plain, fleeting sharp scent of bay oil and alcohol just works. Save cinnamon for the winter. Now, I’ve had Dominica, St. John’s, Royall, Masters, Clubman, and now this summer, I’m trying out the Gabels. While I like the scent( plain ‘tropical’ B.R.), The true test of a B.R. is how it stands up to the humidity. Living right next to the Mississippi River, the humidity is off the chart. So today, I had the opportunity to give the Gabels the ‘humidity’ test. The ingredient list doesn’t contain glycerin, or butyl or propylene glycol. No ‘moisturizers’, or humectants at all. When I put it on, I immediately felt a ‘thickness’ in the A.S. which normally one feels with a ‘moisturizing ‘ A.S. Once I got out in the heat my face felt ‘sticky’, by the end of the night, my face was ‘shiny’, greasy, sticky feeling. In another thread earlier this week, I wore the A.S. in lower humidity, and it felt great. I was considering making the Gabels my ‘go to’ summer Bay Rum. At $7.00 for a 16oz, it would be nice, oh well. So, now the only ‘tropical’ B.R. i haven’t used is Superior 70, and West Indies B.R. You know what that means! I still can’t figure out the Gabels B.R., The only listed ingredients are : Alcohol sd40, water, bay oil, fragrance, FD&C Yellow no. 5. I don’t know why you would want color in a B.R., but, it doesn’t seem like that would be responsible for the face feel. The more ambiguous ‘fragrance’ could be the culprit, but what ‘fragrance’ has an ingredient like that? After I got home from work, I took a shower, afterward, since I shaved today, I wanted to put on some A.S., and since it was so hot, I wanted something mentholated. This summer, I’m trying Gabels products, so I pulled out the Sta-Cool. I put it on my face, neck, shoulders, and torso. I didn’t notice any ‘thickness’ in the juice, no ‘sticky’, face feel. And it contains the shadowy ‘fragrance’, Alcohol sd40 Coloring agents etc. What gives?