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    Being a Bay Rum fanatic, with the demise of the classic Dominica Bay Rum, I've been looking for replacements/alternatives.

    The Grand Bay bay rum from the same company is decent, but just isn't the same as their original Dominica Bay Rum. Flat and not as complex, and doesn't last as long.

    I already like Ogallala Bay Rum, particularly the Limes & Peppercorns. As close to perfect as it is, it still has more of a clove note than I want. Other than the clove, great.

    Captain's Choice and Cat O' Nine Tails loses the clove note, and are great, but they just don't last like Dominica did. Other than that, they are great too.

    But the most amazing replacement I've found is Barberry Coast No.28 Bay Rum Aftershave. Amazing complex scent, citrus, cinnamon and vanilla notes. I like it better than any Bay Rum I've tried. The only problem is, it's almost $40 for a 4 oz bottle(!). And as good as it smells, it still doesn't last all day the way Ogallala does. But the Barberry Coast Bay Rum Cologne (which I haven't tried) is like $100 per 4 oz. bottle. For that kind of money, I'll stick with Creed scents.

    The Barberry Coast No.28 Bay Rum Aftershave is honestly the best Bay Rum I've ever used. And barring any alternatives, it's what I'll end up using, high price and all. But has anybody found anything close to the complexity of this scent, but with a lower price and more lasting power?

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    Well, I unfortunately didn't get any replies to my original question, it happens. So I went on a quest myself, buying a number of samples and bottles of bay rums recommended here and other places.

    I won't go into the ones I really hated, and will instead accentuate the positive by telling y'all the one I found that I really liked.

    Gilbert Henry Bay Rum splash is outstanding, and very similar to Barberry Coast. Even the bottle is identical.

    Big rush of traditional God-fearing bay rum and citrus scent on the first splash, then it dries down to a complex, soft mix of bay and sandalwood. Barberry dries down to bay, cinnamon, and vanilla, but the vibe is very similar between the two - soft and complex after the first blast. Both have lots of good toning and moisturizing ingredients. Neither last as long as I wish they did, but you can't have everything.

    The kicker is that Gilbert Henry Bay Rum splash is almost half the price of Barberry Coast.

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    Col. Conk has a Bay Rum scented soap that is very slick but has a different scent than Ogallala Bay Rum, not that expensive either.
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    Check out Phoenix Accout. They have a variety of very unique Bay Rums which they make right there.
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    Gentlemen,
    Doesn't Clubman have a bay rum variety, too? Also, is Ogalala Bay Rum still around?

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    It appears it is, several sources are advertising it.
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    Has anyone tried the Murphy & McNeil Bad Mor Shaving Soap (Bay Rum)?
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    Obie-- Ogallala is still around, but not selling directly anymore. Here's a link to their retailers, including Maggards. https://www.ogallalabayrum.com/shop/
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    Doesn't Clubman have a bay rum variety, too? Also, is Ogalala Bay Rum still around?
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    Sorry you didn't get a quicker response. I skipped over the thread for a while, because my wife hates only 2 scents-- Bay Rum and original Clubman, so I quit buying them, but I love them. I do have them hidden in my shave den for when she's out of town
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    Well, I unfortunately didn't get any replies to my original question, it happens. So I went on a quest myself, buying a number of samples and bottles of bay rums recommended here and other places.

    I won't go into the ones I really hated, and will instead accentuate the positive by telling y'all the one I found that I really liked.

    Gilbert Henry Bay Rum splash is outstanding, and very similar to Barberry Coast. Even the bottle is identical.

    Big rush of traditional God-fearing bay rum and citrus scent on the first splash, then it dries down to a complex, soft mix of bay and sandalwood. Barberry dries down to bay, cinnamon, and vanilla, but the vibe is very similar between the two - soft and complex after the first blast. Both have lots of good toning and moisturizing ingredients. Neither last as long as I wish they did, but you can't have everything.

    The kicker is that Gilbert Henry Bay Rum splash is almost half the price of Barberry Coast.
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    In your opinion, who makes the best performing Bay Rum shave soap?

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