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Will the real "Old Spice" please stand up

Well done and interesting (speaking as one who received many bottles of OS as gifts over the years). I have sworn off Gillette and P & G products (difficult but not impossible) after their anti-male ad campaign.
 

steveclarkus

Goose Poop Connoisseur
Not worth it.

I am convinced that all versions of Old Spice are more or less the same, the only differences are due to variations of individual chemical suppliers and also the effects of aging on perfume.
I have used OS for over 50 years and agree with you 100%. I don’t buy into this vintage thing. Smells the same to me. There, I said it. It’s P&G for me all the way.
 
Even if formulations don't change, now that PG is manufacturing in India, it is possible the sources of their ingredients are just a bit different in quality than what they used to be.
 

steveclarkus

Goose Poop Connoisseur
Even if formulations don't change, now that PG is manufacturing in India, it is possible the sources of their ingredients are just a bit different in quality than what they used to be.
My recently purchased OS Original was mfg. in Canada. The OS Original I have from India doesn’t even smell like the Original Old Spice of yore.
 
Hey, I had a question and was looking around for more appropriate threads and I suppose this may be the best.

I have a bottle of the OS Fresh Lime with the spritz top. I like the scent fine but I'm not sure what they were thinking with the top.

Is the idea that you point it at your face and spray it onto your face? I've tried and it gets all over my nose and eyes which is an awful experience. I end up just spraying it in my hand and applying it by hand to my face just like EVERY other aftershave splash I've ever used.

Is that the idea? That someone is supposed to spray this directly on their face?
 
Hey, I had a question and was looking around for more appropriate threads and I suppose this may be the best.

I have a bottle of the OS Fresh Lime with the spritz top. I like the scent fine but I'm not sure what they were thinking with the top.

Is the idea that you point it at your face and spray it onto your face? I've tried and it gets all over my nose and eyes which is an awful experience. I end up just spraying it in my hand and applying it by hand to my face just like EVERY other aftershave splash I've ever used.

Is that the idea? That someone is supposed to spray this directly on their face?
I think the idea, is to actually close your eyes and mouth, spritz it on your face and then rub it into your face. It probably won't hurt your eye lids if you keep your eyes closed and it won't bother your nose if you don't breathe in when spraying it.

However. In saying this, I also have a couple of OS Lime aftershave bottles with the atomiser and I don't like spraying it on my face either. Not because it bothers my eyes or nose, but because I feel like I waste the part that sprays past my head on either side of my face. It's not the most accurately pin pointed atomiser I have ever used.

I use my right hand to hold the bottle and spray it in my left hand. I like to spray it more on the fingesr portion of my hand, and then I wipe my left hand on my face and neck. it's too much trouble, trying to spray a small puddle into the hand in order to rub the hands together like we do with a pour splash bottle.

so I just mist my left hand, wipe the left side of my face and neck, then spray my left hand again and wipe the right side of my face and neck. Then I put the bottle down and finish rubbing it in with both hands. a lot less waste this way over spraying the face directly with all the extra over spray going over each of the shoulders, instead of directly on the face.
 
To piggyback off OkieStubble, the old-time barbers used to spray a bit of aftershave into the palm of their hand and then slap it generously onto the backs of customers' necks. I think the atomizer version of aftershave it designed to fit that commercial niche.
 
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