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Old November 23rd, 2018, 06:06 PM
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After shaves and colognes

I'll admit I'm oldschool when it comes to fragrances. I still believe there's "something about an Aqua Velva man" and use it often, though I hated when they put it in a plastic bottle..

I also keep Gillette Sport, Brut, Pinaud Clubman, and British Sterling in the cabinet, and since I've gotten into safety razor wet shaving, I've found three other exceptional aftershaves: Fine, Lucky Tiger and Brickell. The Fine and Lucky Tiger have light citrus fragrance and the Brickell scent can best be described as "bourbon *****"- bourbon, mint and chocolate.

None of these fragrances are expensive (under $20 for the most expensive, Brickell) but they're all nice manly scents and I often get compliments. Provided I let anyone get close enough to smell, that is!

What do the rest of y'all use and like?

If I could just get me teenage nephews to throw away their AXE body spray... lordamercy that is some overpowering stuff.
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Old November 23rd, 2018, 06:56 PM
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Old November 23rd, 2018, 07:59 PM
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When I grew up, Brute and Old English were often found in my gifts. Dad always had Old spice as a third choice.
I think I've owned one bottle of Polo in my life.
I still like Stetson and still have a little bottle. Can't remember last time I used it.
Currently I leave the scent chase to my wife and sister in law. I think its Lucky...something and something...21.. er whatever.

I got burned out on Axe too, Just too much of it in and around the work place and everywhere else.
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Old November 24th, 2018, 07:08 AM
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Back in the 60's I used Jade East. The staff that they sell now is not the same formula so I quit using that. My wife still likes Old Spice, but only the spritzer stuff, so I use that now.
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Old November 24th, 2018, 07:27 AM
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I carry a small flask of diesel fuel in my truck, a few drops behind the ears mask any unwanted female odors
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Old November 24th, 2018, 07:30 AM
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I carry a small flask of diesel fuel in my truck, a few drops behind the ears mask any unwanted female odors
That's really funny!
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Old November 24th, 2018, 07:31 AM
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I use Old Spice, the deodorant is very soft and comfortable. Scent is great too! Whenever I go out though, I use Calvin Klein Aqua.
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Old November 24th, 2018, 09:16 AM
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The first thing I do in the mornin' is hit my men's room, do my business, fire up the electric shaver then shower. Towel dry- a little hair glue, turn the light out and off to work I go with the eau' de toilet scent.
I'n my teenage years it was Polo 'n' old #7 Jacker Daniels after 10pm.
I need to order a flask from Jamesbo haha.

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Old November 24th, 2018, 01:32 PM
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Old November 24th, 2018, 02:04 PM
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No deodorant or aftershave for me, my wife likes the beastly scent!
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Old November 24th, 2018, 04:03 PM
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Colognes my go to's are different from each other. I personally like Davidorfs "cool water" for sweet/fresh type scent. Or if you go for the he-man type spice then I would recommend Polo's "safari" spicy/ sweet. Or the lighter side Calvin Klein's "escape for men" flowery/sweet

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Old November 24th, 2018, 08:40 PM
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Stetson,although the wife don't like it, brut is the usual to match the deodorant. my youngest son 37, and still living here uses axe. I agree overpowering
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Old November 25th, 2018, 04:53 AM
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Back in my younger days it was Hai Karate, I had to fight off all the chicks that attacked me! They need to develop a cologne that is more gender neutral.
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Old November 25th, 2018, 08:42 AM
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Brut 1/2 oz. I have about 30 of these and seldom use it anymore. Anybody want some?
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Old November 25th, 2018, 08:52 AM
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brut

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Old November 25th, 2018, 12:14 PM
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Old November 26th, 2018, 05:03 PM
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Brut Man here, the Wife likes it also.
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Old November 26th, 2018, 08:31 PM
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If i use anything its only Aramis, since i was 25.
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Old November 27th, 2018, 07:02 AM
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Old Spice. None of that Endurance junk either.

Occasionally I will use Polo Black if my wife and I are on a date or something.
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Old November 27th, 2018, 01:46 PM
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You guys have it easy. I'm divorced and women these days like the guys that wear the expensive stuff. I usually buy the cologne that I like but I do remember in my earlier years before all of this cologne hype, it was usually old spice or canoe.
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Old Spice something islandy shampoo, high endurance body wash, red zone deodorant, like Swagger or Spring Fresh. I do have a jar of Aqua Velva around. I do have some cologne bottles....somewhere....never used.
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Old November 28th, 2018, 12:03 PM
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My own observation about the modern "expensive stuff" is that a lot of it smells like a tomcat has marked his turf- like cat ****, to be blunt. I was in line at Biscuitville couple weeks ago and some young buck smelled like he had actually bathed in whatever cologne he used, and it had that cat-**** smell to it. I finally had to go outside as it was nauseating me. Rough stuff.

A lot of the old standbys have changed the original formulas. I swear Old Spice has, since it doesn't smell quite like it did before they went to plastic bottles. Maybe the plastic's corrupting it.
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My own observation about the modern "expensive stuff" is that a lot of it smells like a tomcat has marked his turf- like cat ****, to be blunt. I was in line at Biscuitville couple weeks ago and some young buck smelled like he had actually bathed in whatever cologne he used, and it had that cat-**** smell to it. I finally had to go outside as it was nauseating me. Rough stuff.

A lot of the old standbys have changed the original formulas. I swear Old Spice has, since it doesn't smell quite like it did before they went to plastic bottles. Maybe the plastic's corrupting it.
Yes the colognes now nowadays are much stronger but last a lot less...who knows maybe they put more alcohol and less oils. I can agree with you though that there are some out there that are nauseating. Normally I spray once or twice but the scent is usually faint since I put it on before I put on my shirt.
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