I wonder if they still smell good anymore.Anybody remember the Skin Bracer Gift Collection? I remember this from high school in the 80s. Saw it for $50 on eBay. Scents include: Moss (and what a moss color it was), Burnished Leather, Spice, and of course the Original Scent. It's a nostalgia thing for me but those good ol' cheap scents are what I like these days. Not gonna pay for old after shave but it would be cool if they bring 'em back. And glass bottles too. How civilized
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Thanks for the report. I too have since confirmed that the bottles should be glass from this period, and glass is critical to scent preservation. But at $50, that's over $13 for each 1.5 oz. travel-sized bottle, too much to pay for that amount of drug-store after-shave, and with no guarantee its still any good. The absence of any bar-code on the package dates it to the 1970's, early eighties at the very latest. Possibly worth it to a collector, but not to someone who would use them.@razorboi Here's the actual link I saw. You're right it doesn't say "glass" but I recognize those dents and remember they are from the glass bottles. There are some other listings on eBay with similar pix that do state "glass" in the description. Do they still smell good - who knows? I remember getting the gift set from my grandmother when I was around 16. Good times. Btw I do recall a blue-colored one. I'm sure that's out there too.
I've heard numerous complaints from Old Spice aficionados that the formula was considerably changed, and not for the better. As to the others still in production, it shouldn't surprise me, as formulas are known to change for economic reasons, or from the unavailability or banning of certain ingredients.I'm surprised the producers of the some of the old classics haven't brought back the "classic" versions with original packaging and original scents. Like Old Spice, Mennen, Brut, etc. Those of us who remember the old versions would be a perfect target market. They reboot old TV shows and movies, why not reboot the whole men's shaving/grooming products? I think they'd have a market.
I don't have any actual old bottles of Old Spice, Brut, etc to compare the newer versions to, so just going from memory which can't always be trusted, but from what I've read from the people who have compared them, the formulas have changed. For sure the packaging has - from glass to plastic.
Vintage OS is awesome. Aftershave and cologne. Not hard to come by at reasonable prices, but the new Old Spice aftershave is fine if using another edt that you don’t want it to clash with...... I feel it’s fresher and less spicy. Less potent for sure.I've heard numerous complaints from Old Spice aficionados that the formula was considerably changed, and not for the better. As to the others still in production, it shouldn't surprise me, as formulas are known to change for economic reasons, or from the unavailability or banning of certain ingredients.
Also, scents simply have a way of changing when the company that makes them is bought out, or the scent otherwise changes hands. The original producer of Old Spice was Shulton, who was bought out by Proctor & Gamble in 1990. The new version of the original scent became known as "Old Spice Classic." They also started to routinely package the scent in plastic bottles.
Good list. These are all amazing.Affordable is a relative term with fragrances! Here are some of my favorites that seem affordable to me, along with current prices on internet retail sites:
Guerlain Vetiver, $25.99/3.3 oz.
Guerlain Heritage, $45.49/3.3 oz.
Davidoff Cool Water, $19.49/4.2 oz.
Caron Yatagan, $31.84/4.2 oz.
Versace The Dreamer, $28.59/3.4 oz.
Depending how far down the rabbit hole you want to go, you can also find sites on the internet that sell inexpensive samples of almost any fragrance.
Yeah, I keep coming back to it.Wonderful scent!