First - let me say, the reason price is not involved in this review is the screaming deal I snagged on this bottle from QED.... $33 friggin dollars. Grab one while you can.
Now - onto the review.
First.... let me say thank you to Trumpers for packaging this cologne in the manner they do. What a delightful experience to behold - opening and storing this scent! Just a beautiful box, gorgeous bottle, neat crown stopper - you get the deal (note - notice the plastic wrapping around the collar of the bottle to insure the top stays on during shipment.)
So now that we got it open.... how does it smell?
In my opinion - this is without question the most elegant bay rum on the market. Bay Rum is oft considered a "cheap" or "abrasive" scent, but that is usually the brash, run of the mill, "unrefined" bay rums which tend to be a bit noxious/headache inducing. Trumper Bay Rum - while at heart, is a Bay Rum, is a much more subtle, complex, and well rounded bay rum. Think of what hammam boquet is to Rose - is what Trumpers Bay Rum is to bay rum. It IS mainly Bay Rum - but it has oh so much more.
Really a splendid wear - which I would recommend for any casual/easy going occasion. This is a cologne that makes you walk a little lighter, breathe a little deeper, and really takes you to a more "relaxed" place. This is a easy breezy weekend scent, or something you'd wear to a picnic in the park, a walk with your loved one, or any other casual affair.
It will be noticed... but it will not offend.