My newest acquisition just arrived today from the US Virgin Islands but I was too excited to wait until tomorrow to try it and too eager to write about it this weekend so here goes. I basically just got out of the shower, finished shaving, and am literally drying off as I type this.
I will preface this by stating I am very very happy user of the T&H product line (namely West Indian Limes) and think it’s one of the best all around men’s toiletry product on the market today and I will continue buying and using it in the future. However, over the last few days I have been obsessing for a new lime scent be it just lime, West Indian Lime, lemon-lime etc, as the scent is my favorite. I wanted to be a little bit adventurous and daring so I really tried to find something different that I have not seen mentioned here i.e. Trumpers etc…
My research took me to various websites and different product lines until I decided upon one, the St. Johns Bay Rum Company. St. Johns is a product line of the West Indies Bay Company in St. Thomas USVI; it has a variety of scents our members can certainly appreciate. Here is a web link for you all to peruse at your convenience: http://stjohnsbayrum.com/
After reading through the information, I was hooked and decided to give their Lime scent a shot. I then proceeded to look at their other scents and made a determination that this would be a good time to purchase something different (Bay Rum which I have NEVER tried) as well and I did. I opted to try the Bay Rum just based on this simple explanation of their Bay Rum product. “Of all the varieties of Bay trees, the most exquisite is found in St. John. The purity of the air and the evenness of climate make the fragrance of the Bay trees of St. John stand out in the beautiful marriage of orange peel, pimiento and other exotic spices. "The word 'ST. JOHNS' on BAY RUM is like 'Sterling' on Silverware. It stands for the best in the world. This superiority is due to a special quality of the leaves of the Bay trees (Pimenta Acris), which grow on the island of St. John, and in no other part of the world." - Encyclopedia Britannica. That was enough to convince me, what about you?
Well, to make a long story short, tonight I shaved with Coates lime shaving cream and then used St. Johns lime after shave balm and cologne and all I can say is WOW AND that I UNEQUIVOCALLY recommend this product for all you lime lovers out their! In many ways, it is very similar to T&H WIL but in another way it has its’ own key lime type smell. With the spring and summer quickly coming upon us I earnestly feel lime lovers should get a hold of this product, you WILL NOT regret it trust me!
I will give a report on my Bay Rum experience tomorrow but already I love their spray cologne, it is delicious! I would love to hear other’s experience with St. Johns if you have tried it in the past. I know it will be a part of my permanent rotation.