I just got my very first bay rum AS in the mail Tuesday, Captain's Choice CO9T. Used it Wednesday and that was a mistake. Wednesday was a rough day and I came home tired and grumpy. I shaved like it too, halfa**ed the lather, rushed and got a few nicks. And holy [fill in word here] did that AS burn! Like I owed it money, like I said something about it's mother! Once I stopped roaring from the sting and flopping around like a boated fish (remember, my first bay rum), I found an extremely pleasant feeling in my nose. More than a scent, a feeling. Yesterday I tried it again, only this time I really took my time shaving and the experience was so much better. A refreshing slap on the face with that same dreamy feeling. I MUST TRY MORE!