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Old Spice by Shulton

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Bewildering that there are no reviews of this classic!

This is the review for Old Spice by Shulton, not P&G. Not everyone agrees, but the older stuff is noticeably different to my nose. Perhaps because it has been sitting and has therefore "aged", I don't know for sure.

I am prompted to write this review as my father wore Old Spice as his daily, and for a while now I've been doing the same and love it more with each passing wear. I was digging through some of my father's stuff today, and came across a bottle of Old Spice that a friend of his gifted him when I was born 23 years ago. I see this being my everyday frag for quite a while longer now.

In spite of Old Spice being a common drugstore fragrance, it's complexity is very impressive and it's hard to place individual notes. It's very deep, rich and creamy. Spices, powder and vanilla are the main notes that jump out at me, along with a very fresh and nearly aquatic backdrop. Normally, I'm fairly good at picknig out particular notes in a fragrance, but this one meshes so well together that singling out anything is fairly difficult. It has a warm, heady and robust feel to it, reminiscent of "Oriental" genre frags.

I find Old Spice suitable for any time of year and for any occasion. I've garnered only positive compliments, with many seemingly surprised when they ask what I'm wearing. I don't think I'm the only one who experienced Old Spice as their first cologne and/or aftershave, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is reminded of their father or grandfather after using it.

If you haven't had the opportunity to try Old Spice, shame on you! I believe every man should experience it atleast once :w00t:. I recommend picking up an older bottle online, as the new one is not as robust and does not have the lasting power the older formulation has either. Older bottles can normally be picked up for between $15-20, a clear bargain for such a classic, nostalgic fragrance.

A must-try for anyone!

Here's the discussion thread: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?p=635181#post635181

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I'm someone who has owned Old Spice from back when it was still sold in crockery - you know, the good stuff manufactured out of Egyptian sand. Back then it was a good to very good scent, but unfortunately just never my kind of cologne or aftershave. The new stuff now is sold in plastic bottles, with a kind of weird reformulation that tries too hard to trick you in believing it's still the same as the original stuff. Truth is, it's not bad, but I don't really feel it's all that good anymore. And the packaging, as classic as it may be, needs an update. I'm going from my background in graphic design here when I say that the red is getting tired. Sure, the price is right. So is the zest behind the staying power of this scent. It will hang with you all day if you use just enough, and unlike many things out there, it won't necessarily get to be too much. That nice spicy, clovey feeling you get with Old Spice doesn't outstay its welcome easily, that's for sure. But all things considered, I'd have to say that it's just a very mediocre drugstore offering now, and only a shade of what it used to be. For guys in their late 20s and early 30s, I'd say use something else to smell good. The over 50s can wear this just right.
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I never liked this when I was a teenager or in my 20's but after reading these rave reviews maybe I should give it another try - its been a "few" ( :lol: ) years.
Topgumby;1437554 said:
The older stuff is harder to come by and usually spendier.

Is there a source to buy the old version of Old Spice, or do you hunt it down in older drug stores??

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