I love the stuff. It’s my all time favorite aftershave and I think it’s a good, spicy, manly smell. The girly, perfume smelling stuff most guys use today just can’t compare for me.
I’m an old fashioned wet shaver. I use nice shaving soaps or creams and a badger hair shaving brush along with an old fashioned razor that uses old fashioned flat double edge blades.
I do use Feather blades, which are from Japan and are the sharpest razor blades in the world. The Feather company used to make swords but in the modern age they switched to surgical and shaving blades. They know a thing or two about sharp blades.
Today I used a nice rose scented shaving soap and finished off with a splash of Bay Rum aftershave. Man, I love the smell of that Bay Rum!
If you’d like to buy your guy a nice inexpensive gift order him a bottle and let him try it. It used to be THE aftershave to use before the flowery, girly stuff came along (I’ll never understand why it lost ground to them).
Be prepared though, it is a strong, spicy scent. Most men really like it but women are somewhat mixed. Some like it some don’t. But ya never know if ya don’t try eh? I’m sure he’ll like it even if you don’t.