For the past several months I have been on a dream ride with Captain’s Choice Bay Rum.* With a clear deep amber color and a fresh distinctive aroma’ one whiff when I first opened the vintage style bottle and I knew this was something I would enjoy. Captain’s Choice does have pure grain alcohol as it’s first ingredient, and we all know that alcohol’s one flaw is that it tends to dry your skin leaving your face drained and thirsting for a moisturizer. The Captain has skillfully addressed that with the addition of essential oils, Witch Hazel, and Glycerin helping create a crisp feeling that is not too harsh. I can feel my skin tightening as I let the splash do its work, and the oils and glycerin help to keep my face nourished.
If you are not a fan of alcohol let the aftershave sit in your hands for about 30 seconds, this will allow the alcohol to evaporate along with much of the bite. What is left is a rich, fresh mellow aroma that has quite the staying power. Throughout my day I occasionally get a wonderful whiff of the rum scent that is neither overpowering nor harsh, my face feels conditioned and happy
The bottom line: There are a lot of A/S options to choose from; some of them not only pack quite a punch but also can put a dent on your wallet. Captain’s Choice Bay Rum* is a product that has tremendous bang for the buck because it not only works well in soothing my freshly shaven face, but it also has a refreshing scent with holding power. In fact it has replaced my daily cologne. So the captain has created a quality personal product that can serve double duty, and at $17.95 for a 4oz bottle, that is just fine for my pocketbook!