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Taverner

(55,476 posts)
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 03:26 PM Jan 2013

Best Old School Men's Aftershave?




I'm a fan of either Clubman or Bay Rum
19 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Pinaud Clubman
1 (5%)
Old Spice
11 (58%)
Bay Rum
1 (5%)
Aqua Velva
1 (5%)
English Leather
3 (16%)
Brut
2 (11%)
Stetson
0 (0%)
Other
0 (0%)
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Best Old School Men's Aftershave? (Original Post) Taverner Jan 2013 OP
Hai Karate sharp_stick Jan 2013 #1
Looks like absinthe! Taverner Jan 2013 #3
Tastes like the back end of a ferret. n/t GoneOffShore Jan 2013 #4
No they quit making it in the 80's sharp_stick Jan 2013 #40
Mennen Skin Bracer was good enough for my dad rocktivity Jan 2013 #2
My Dad used that. Chellee Jan 2013 #31
British Sterling. ohiosmith Jan 2013 #5
I remember that stuff... Taverner Jan 2013 #6
All I recall is that it was a hickey magnet! ohiosmith Jan 2013 #12
my dad used that and english leather. :-) GreenPartyVoter Jan 2013 #24
Another + for British Sterling. Graybeard Jan 2013 #33
I used to use on called "Tabac" geardaddy Jan 2013 #7
Old Spice. That's the only aftershave my dad wore. Arkansas Granny Jan 2013 #8
Trouble warrprayer Jan 2013 #9
Axe for Geezers... lame54 Jan 2013 #10
I voted Old Spice - but Lilac Vegetal deserves mention. trackfan Jan 2013 #11
English Leather. I wore it all through high school. Aristus Jan 2013 #13
This is one reason why I should be doing advertising. A Simple Game Jan 2013 #48
Bravo! Aristus Jan 2013 #49
When I was a kid... LP2K12 Jan 2013 #14
What the hell makes you think those are OLD????????????????? HereSince1628 Jan 2013 #15
For the love of all that is decent, please help me vote up Z_I_Peevey Jan 2013 #16
Old Spice Classic is Awesome! Taverner Jan 2013 #17
Ack. Z_I_Peevey Jan 2013 #18
I thought his underwear hamper smelled like onions and cat urine? Taverner Jan 2013 #19
Could be. But probably that's just his breath. Z_I_Peevey Jan 2013 #20
OK, I voted Bay Rum siligut Jan 2013 #23
I voted for Brut. Chellee Jan 2013 #32
I like libodem Jan 2013 #21
Polo pipi_k Jan 2013 #26
So funny libodem Jan 2013 #39
I dated a woman who called it geardaddy Jan 2013 #47
No Sex Panther? Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2013 #22
I like them all but like Ice Blue ( Aqua Velva ) best Populist_Prole Jan 2013 #25
It reminds me of my first date. Z_I_Peevey Jan 2013 #35
I am going to guess the car you were in....tell me if I'm right Taverner Jan 2013 #41
Close... Z_I_Peevey Jan 2013 #45
I've heard some guys say pipi_k Jan 2013 #27
Stetson kind of smells like horse shit doesn't it? n/t doc03 Jan 2013 #52
I never actually pipi_k Jan 2013 #55
I'm a turpentine man, myself Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #28
I don't ever use it... but Agschmid Jan 2013 #29
Never fails DryHump Jan 2013 #30
I liked the '60s version of Old Spice Art_from_Ark Jan 2013 #34
Old Spice jingle. Graybeard Jan 2013 #37
I don't remember hearing the words to the jingle Art_from_Ark Jan 2013 #38
Old Spice. Brigid Jan 2013 #36
london gentleman or blackbeard's delight datasuspect Jan 2013 #42
It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in ... siligut Jan 2013 #43
... Taverner Jan 2013 #44
Kouros since only 1981, been using it since 1985 benld74 Jan 2013 #46
Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene...very subtle and MANLY! trof Jan 2013 #50
Bourbon. fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #51
I always liked Brut the best (nt) bigwillq Jan 2013 #53
I'm old and kind of like Brut and British Sterling n/t doc03 Jan 2013 #54
Geez.... llmart Jan 2013 #56
I would be lost when it comes to dimestore perfumes pour les femmes Taverner Jan 2013 #58
Many of the ones I used to wear are still for sale. llmart Jan 2013 #60
Old Spice... mwdem Jan 2013 #57
Gin Throd Jan 2013 #59

sharp_stick

(14,400 posts)
40. No they quit making it in the 80's
Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:14 PM
Jan 2013

and it was horrible, pretty much the wrong pole of a chick magnet

trackfan

(3,650 posts)
11. I voted Old Spice - but Lilac Vegetal deserves mention.
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:42 PM
Jan 2013

I use Old Spice. I once accidentally bought the Pure Sport rather than the Classic version. I smelled like I was "on the make".

Aristus

(67,081 posts)
13. English Leather. I wore it all through high school.
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:08 PM
Jan 2013

Hoping it would make me as adept with the ladies as a guy I knew who wore it. It didn't...

I liked the heavy wooden cap, and the pretty ladies in the advertisements who said that all their men wear English Leather, or they wear nothing at all.



I think that's Barbara Carrera, 2nd row down, second from left...

A Simple Game

(9,214 posts)
48. This is one reason why I should be doing advertising.
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:16 PM
Jan 2013

This:

all their men wear English Leather, or they wear nothing at all.


If I had done it would have been this:
all their men wear English Leather, then they wear nothing at all.


See how just one word makes a world of difference?

LP2K12

(885 posts)
14. When I was a kid...
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:30 PM
Jan 2013

my dad worked ALOT. I spent most of my summers and free time with my godfather. Even though we werent related he was like a dad to me.

He always used Brut.

Makes me think of him still.

HereSince1628

(36,063 posts)
15. What the hell makes you think those are OLD?????????????????
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:37 PM
Jan 2013

You young whippersnappers...you have no sense of time.

Z_I_Peevey

(2,783 posts)
16. For the love of all that is decent, please help me vote up
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:01 PM
Jan 2013

anything but Old Spice, the most vile concoction since Eau de Hoaders Veggie Bin.

Please, don't encourage Old Spice wearers.

Z_I_Peevey

(2,783 posts)
18. Ack.
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:13 PM
Jan 2013

I have actually had to leave public spaces because someone was drenched in that, that...stuff. To me, it's what Rush Limbaugh's underwear hamper must smell like.

Z_I_Peevey

(2,783 posts)
20. Could be. But probably that's just his breath.
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:23 PM
Jan 2013

Just stay on the safe side, and don't rub cat butt, rotten onion or Old Spice on your face. Don't smell like Rush. Trust me on this one.

siligut

(12,272 posts)
23. OK, I voted Bay Rum
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:30 PM
Jan 2013

Rot has a bottle in his bathroom cabinet and I love it when he wears it, though he so rarely does.

Chellee

(2,124 posts)
32. I voted for Brut.
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:17 PM
Jan 2013

I don't really remember what it smelled like, but I do remember what Old Spice smelled like, and it was terrible.

Populist_Prole

(5,364 posts)
25. I like them all but like Ice Blue ( Aqua Velva ) best
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:42 PM
Jan 2013

It's the thickest and most soothing and seems to have the most staying power ( long lasting )

Z_I_Peevey

(2,783 posts)
35. It reminds me of my first date.
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:38 PM
Jan 2013

Brandy by The Looking Glass was playing on the radio, and later he told me he kept smelling his shirtsleeve where my head had rested as we drove to the movie. He said it smelled like Wella Balsam shampoo. He, of course, was dandied out in a short sleeve sport shirt and Ice Blue Aqua Velva.

 

Taverner

(55,476 posts)
41. I am going to guess the car you were in....tell me if I'm right
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 02:34 PM
Jan 2013

Dodge Dart....was I correct?

If not, how about a Mercury Cougar?

pipi_k

(21,020 posts)
27. I've heard some guys say
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:07 PM
Jan 2013

that they thought Stetson was cheapo garbage stuff.

Well I'm here to tell everyone...

back in the early 1990s I lived with a guy who used it mixed with a few drops of patchouli oil.

It drove the women crazy.

I loved it. It was his signature scent, and you could always tell when he had just left the room. It never did wash out of his shirts.

Mr Pipi occasionally uses it without the patchouli oil. I still like it on him.

pipi_k

(21,020 posts)
55. I never actually
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:42 PM
Jan 2013

thought about it, but then, I sort of like the smell of horse/cow shit.

And dirt cellars, vinyl toys, mild skunk musk, manilla paper (the kind we drew on in school 50+ years ago), and some other odd aromas.

I would say it's probably me just liking a real stinky cologne/after shave, but it's true when I say that mixing Stetson with patchouli oil (on this particular guy) drove the women crazy. He got compliments all the time.

Agschmid

(28,749 posts)
29. I don't ever use it... but
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 09:35 PM
Jan 2013

if you asked me shave cream I actually like a relatively "cheap" but still classy brand.



You can get it at Bath & Bodyworks, only $10.00 but buy it when it's on sale and it's $7.00.

Art_from_Ark

(27,247 posts)
34. I liked the '60s version of Old Spice
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:38 PM
Jan 2013

but today's version seems to be different.

I remember a lot of aftershave commercials that were broadcast during sports programs and political talk shows of the '60s and '70s.

Old Spice featured some sailor walking through town and giving some local guy a bottle.
For Aqua Velva, there was the jingle sung by a sexy female voice: "There's something about an Aqua Velva man."
English Leather had some sexy woman cooing "All my men wear English leather, or they don't wear anything at all."
And the Hai Karate commercials showed some guy using martial arts to fend off all the girls who were over-attracted to his scent.

Graybeard

(6,996 posts)
37. Old Spice jingle.
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:32 PM
Jan 2013

I remember it went something like this:

"Old Spice means quality",
said the Captain to the Bos'n.

"So look for the package
with the ship that sails the ocean."
.

Art_from_Ark

(27,247 posts)
38. I don't remember hearing the words to the jingle
Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:37 PM
Jan 2013

but that might have been what the sailor was whistling as he walked through the town.

trof

(54,270 posts)
50. Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene...very subtle and MANLY!
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:16 PM
Jan 2013

Not fruity or cloying.
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llmart

(15,901 posts)
56. Geez....
Wed Jan 9, 2013, 11:44 PM
Jan 2013

I'm old. I remember all of them. But no one mentioned 007. My brother used to wear it (lots of it) when he was trolling for girls. He'd walk past my father to go out on the town and my father would say, "You smell like a pimp."

How about a thread for us "girls" of the dimestore perfumes we used to wear?

 

Taverner

(55,476 posts)
58. I would be lost when it comes to dimestore perfumes pour les femmes
Thu Jan 10, 2013, 02:15 PM
Jan 2013

When I ripened and became a legal male, Eternity for her/him was all the rage. Also was Obsession for her/him...

Now I go to CVS and see those are both "dime store" perfumes

I am old too

llmart

(15,901 posts)
60. Many of the ones I used to wear are still for sale.
Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:03 PM
Jan 2013

Chantilly, Emeraude but I used to love Imprevu and that was discontinued years ago.

I don't believe I've ever owned real perfume but then I was always a cheap date

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