05-25-2012, 07:30 PM
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  • uncledave
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Guys, either my memory is failing me or some kind of tremendous turn about has happened.

I was recently looking at aftershaves. I looked at numerous places. I see all the modern products that I've never tried. Nivea comes to mind. Then I just happened to see Old Spice. It was at least twice the price of any of the others.

I thought I remembered that about 40 to 50 years ago Old Spice was considered the low end of aftershaves. Have I remembered incorrectly?

I'm not throwing off on the quality of Old Spice. I used to use it. I'm just amazed at seeing it as the most expensive aftershave in store after store.

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 05-25-2012, 08:47 PM
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  • Johnny
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When I was growing up, Mennens and Aqua Velva were always less than Old Spice. Now when compared to things like English Leather or Canoe, Old Spice was less expensive. Does Old Spice still smell the same today as it did when Shulton made it?

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 05-25-2012, 08:50 PM
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(05-25-2012, 08:47 PM)Johnny Wrote: When I was growing up, Mennens and Aqua Velva were always less than Old Spice. Now when compared to things like English Leather or Canoe, Old Spice was less expensive. Does Old Spice still smell the same today as it did when Shulton made it?

It smells the same to me. I didn't realise that it wasn't the bargain basement stuff years ago. I may just get me a bottle the next time I need after shave. It will bring back memories if nothing else. Thanks Johnny.

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 05-25-2012, 08:50 PM
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Johnny, they messed with the formula in the mid 90's now it smells similar to the Shulton. If you buy the stuff from India it's very close to the original from what I have read.

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 05-25-2012, 09:41 PM
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(05-25-2012, 08:47 PM)Johnny Wrote: Old Spice still smell the same today as it did when Shulton made it?

That's the argument of the century for some. Blood has been shed on both sides.

I have used it since I was 16 yo and will continue to use it. Smells the same to me and if it has changed, then I guess I have changed with it Smile

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 05-26-2012, 02:47 AM
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  • Dave
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I love Old Spice. I use Old Spice Deodorant and just a touch of the OS Cologne most days. Its what my dad and grandpa used.

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 05-26-2012, 03:08 AM
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  • ben74
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I vaguely remembered it from when my mother purchased it for my grandfather. I haven't smelt it (or ever used it) since I started shaving, sure would like to, but shipping restrictions from the US make it difficult for me to source...

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 05-26-2012, 03:20 AM
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I do find it funny that something that I felt stunk when I was a kid I now love myself.

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 05-26-2012, 04:03 AM
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My recollection of price is the same as what Johnny said above with Mennen Skin Bracer being a little cheaper than Aqua Velva. Old Spice was near the lower end price wise and was reserved for more special occasions. Any of the three scents stir pleasant memories of the men in my family. Of our five senses the strongest trigger for memories is our sense of smell.

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 05-26-2012, 06:46 AM
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  • slantman
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One of my all time favorites regardless of who makes it. I can't tell the difference from the current to the Shulton line. As long as they don't stop making it I am happy.

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 05-26-2012, 10:11 AM
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I kind of like Old Spice, but have been forbidden to use it by the wife because it was her dad's scent.

Bay rums and a few others fill that basic functional niche for me, though.

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 05-26-2012, 03:01 PM
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(05-26-2012, 10:11 AM)Songwind Wrote: I kind of like Old Spice, but have been forbidden to use it by the wife because it was her dad's scent.

Bay rums and a few others fill that basic functional niche for me, though.

Interesting! I made me remember that when I was in High School if a guy smelled of Old Spice the girls would say "Old Spice" with a look of distaste. I hadn't thought of that in a long long time.

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