I use both with the matching soaps, but I prefer the blue Speick Men (original) asl over the gray Active Men asl, performance and scent-wise (ymmv).
The original scent does not interfere with any EDT and cares better for MY skin.
On a side note: the Speick Men (original) asl version now gets marketed with a new navy blue packaging. However, the ingredients list of the new navy blue version is 100% the same compared to the former "light blue" version.
The whole product line of Speick Men (original) is navy blue now according to Speick's webpage.