Notes: West Indies Bay, Bay Laurel, Tobacco, Allspice, Ginger, Citrus Blend, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Oakmoss, Basil
"All roads lead to rum" - WC Fields
Prairie Rum Runner finds inspiration in the rum runners of southern Alberta, who defied Alberta’s brief period of alcohol prohibition at the turn of the 20th century. Since this is far removed from the nautical associations of a traditional bay rum, I introduced a blue collar “prairie outlaw” theme to the scent through a good dose of tobacco, supported by hay absolute, patchouli and a slight hint of oakmoss.
The opening notes feature a citrus blend of wild orange, two kinds of lime each with their own nuance (Tahiti and Persian) and curry leaf essential oils. If that sounds unusual, curry leaf smells like a woody and unsweet version of lime and sits in the blend nicely.
There are two kinds of bay leaf here: West Indies bay--which leans towards a clove and allspice aroma--and the more camphorous laurel bay leaf that is now more common. Allspice and ginger accentuate the bay leaf; the presence of basil lends an interesting herbal touch.
Ingredients: Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera Juice, Glycerine, Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters (Ecocert Emulsifier), Organic Jojoba, Preservative (Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate), White Willow Bark, Sodium Lactate, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Silk, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Vitamin E, Allantoin, Vitamin B5 (DL-Panthenol), Paraben + Phthalate Free Fragrance Oil, Essential Oils