This spicy-sweet oil was originally distilled with rum, which led to the early Bay Rum scent used in mens cologne. It smells just like the bay you use in the kitchen, but do not mistake this modest comparison. It is a delight in masculine blends, but women just love the touch it adds to colognes and soaps, too. You can experiment with a variety of citrus oils to create a modern version of the Bay Rum scent. Orange or lime work exceptionally well.
Bay, West Indian (Pimenta Racemosa)