History of St Johns Bay Rum
A FASCINATING 175 YEARS OF HISTORY
It all began over 70 years ago with U.S. Naval Officer, John Webb, stationed in the Virgin Islands during World War II and a single ingredient – bay leaf oil – long regarded as a health and beauty aid by island natives. Intrigued by the rich history of the bay rum industry and other experimenters before him, Webb mixed this versatile essential oil with exotic Caribbean spices to create a distinctly masculine scent.
He went on to package these bottles by hand using local palm fronds, and from there, St Johns Bay Rum ™ was created, bringing the allure of the islands to the U.S. Recognized worldwide, these “Fishpot Weave®” bottles have since become iconic, embodying the essence and guiding principles of the St Johns Bay Rum ™ brand:
Today, the St Johns Fragrance Company ™ continues to handcraft the finest fragrances, staying true to original formulations, all while evolving to fit today’s modern man. St Johns Bay Rum ™ is proud to be a classic, committed to being an essential part of every man’s grooming routine.
-Press materials stjohnsbayrum.eu
St Johns – Bay Rum Cologne
70+ year old formula is considered worldwide as the original of Bay Rum aftershaves and colognes.
The opening of the fragrance is a strong scent of cloves, bay leaf and cynomone. The fragrance is very intense, thus, I recommend it to all the fans of strong and distinctive fragrances. Bay Rum is a fragrance full of tradition and the highest quality ingredients. If you love cloves, this is your holy grail.
Bold and well-mannered like the man who wears it. A vetiver like the air in the morning in the tropics, fresh and warm, smoky and clear, the air after the rain, earthy and spicy.
The opening of the fragrance belongs to the title vetiver, which, from the very beginning, envelops us with its woody aura. In the background aromas of cardamom and musk resonate. In the next stage, the fragrance gains warmth, thanks to ambergris and cedar wood base. The whole thing is warm, woody and perfect for autumn and winter days.
Bay Rum Soap-on-a-roap is a wonderful and aromatic soap with the same scent as the previously mentioned Bay Rum Cologne Eau de Toilette. It is probably the only bar soap that offers so many aromatic and interesting experiences. Use this soap before applying your cologne and you will have the ultimate olfactory experience. Believe me.
The St Johns brand is the definition of a top-quality niche perfume. I am delighted!