Notes: West Indies Bay, Bay Laurel, Tobacco, Allspice, Ginger, Citrus Blend, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Oakmoss, Basil
"All roads lead to rum" - WC Fields
What is any shaving line up without the presence of a Bay Rum scent? Traditionally a blend of west indies bay and spices extracted in dark rum, it’s become a staple of both classic and modern shaving with all the variations you can think of in between.
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 origins and associations of a traditional bay rum, I wanted to introduce a blue collar “prairie outlaw” element to the blend 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 oil. If that sounds unusual, curry leaf smells like a woody and completely unsweet version of lime, and as such they pair quite well.
Expect to smell both authentic West Indies bay--which leans towards a clove and allspice scent--and the more camphorous laurel bay leaf that is now more common as West Indies bay becomes increasingly harder to source. Allspice and ginger accentuate the bay leaf; the presence of basil lends an interesting herbal touch.
Ingredients: Stearic Acid, Tallow, Glycerine, Castor Oil, Kokum Butter, Shea Butter*, Cocoa Butter, Camellia Seed Oil*, Mango Butter, Aloe, Goat Milk, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Sodium Lactate, Argan Oil*, Jojoba Oil*, Pumpkin Seed Oil*, Tremella Seed Extract, Silk Peptides, Green Tea Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Yogurt, Parfum