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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:26 AM
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I Love "Old Spice", "Bay Rum", "Brut", and "Aqua-Velva"
... go ahead and flame me if you want. I don't care.

The oldies and the traditional scents are the best. Except for English Leather... that's one oldie that needs to go away.

Designer fragrances are over-hyped and over-priced and over-used. Sweet Jeebus are they over-used! If these people realized how overpowering their colognes were, I'm sure they wouldn't use quite as much.

-- Allen



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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:28 AM
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1. Bay Rum!? So 50's Retro-Rat-Pack!
:smoke: COOOOoooooooooooooool Daddi-o!
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:32 AM
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4. I Thought Bay Rum Went Back Further Than The 1950's...
... even as far back as the 1800's.

But you're right. It is COOL!

I don't use Vitalis, though. Not enough hair for that bit of coolness.)
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:29 AM
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2. Yes indeed..
it's practically stomach-turning, the way some people douse themselves in cologne...rule of thumb: if you can smell your own cologne, you're wearing too much.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:31 AM
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3. Do You Canoe?
n/t
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MrBenchley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:32 AM
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5. Clubman and Lilac Vegetal
are also great...and used to be available at like $1.59 a quart. Haven't seen them in years.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:33 AM
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7. Find Yourself A "Beauty & Barber Supply" Store...
... there you'll find Clubman.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:36 AM
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11. I get clubman at my local pharmacy: $4.99 a bottle
:silly:
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:44 AM
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12. I Always Suspected You Were Cool...
... now I know for certain.

-- Allen
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:32 AM
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6. As the saying goes:
Nice perfume/cologne...

Must you marinate in it?
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:34 AM
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8. Do you like them on the rocks....
...or with a little club soda, just to take of the edge?

:toast:
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:34 AM
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9. Is Hai Karate still around?
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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:35 PM
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28. That's what I want to know! And Jade East, too!! n/t
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:34 AM
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10. flame for the Brut.
yuck
too heavy-musky-flowery
trite
Like Bay Rum. Nice & crisp.
Among the high priced spreads, I (and those around me) really like Grey Flannel.
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WillParkinson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:58 AM
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15. I'll admit it...I like...
Farenheit. There's just something about that one.
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Boudicea Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:47 AM
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13. Didn't everybody's dad smell like Old Spice
P.S. Arwalden -- I just adore you!
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:57 AM
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14. Thanks For The Kind Words...
... I recall my grandfather wearing Old Spice. He also used a bristle-brush and soap-mug to lather up. He used a double-edged "safety razor". --- I don't think I could shave like that.

-- Allen
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:23 AM
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16. Not mine. He smelled like British Sterling.
My grandfather drenches himself in English Leather before going anywere, and my grandmother never goes a day without her Chantilly.
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:10 PM
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29. British Sterling! That was the good one!
Never cared for Hai Karate, Canoe, or any of the others (occasionally Brut). But when I was going out with a high school girl I really really really wanted to think well of me, it was British Sterling!!! And the bottle was cool too!

Bake
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:55 PM
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35. My dad also loves Canoe!
I can't stand the stuff.
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nemo137 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:56 PM
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41. yeah! i've been looking for british sterling (in a half-assed way)
for a while now. my dad wore it for years, and i stole it all through middle school and freshman year. we finally ran out, and i've been idley wondering where to get some. anyone know if it's available anymore?
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OldSoldier Donating Member (982 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:36 AM
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19. Mine smelled like Avon Old Country
I remember the collectible decanter bottles it came in. They always looked like some sort of vehicle, and they were different every year.

Get him one of those at Christmas, one at Father's Day and he was good all year.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:23 PM
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32. I met this photographer
or maybe I should say photogroper... who swore Old Spice was the "ticket" as the "fragrance" was a familiar "father" smell for young girls.
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ploppy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:44 AM
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17. Yum - Old Spice
Father Gross at my grade school slathered himself in English Leather. To this day it makes me want to slap people.
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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:48 AM
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18. Ah yes ...
Bay Rum and aqua-velva. A splash of either is great for when I'm wearing the seersuckers. Don't forget the bryllcreme.

I'm ready for a nite on the town!
Who wants to come along?
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Seneca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:40 AM
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20. Aqua-Velva even had several scents
Ice Blue was the classic - it smells like the 70's, and that isn't all bad!
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nclib Donating Member (513 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:49 AM
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21. You're my kind of man, arwalden.
Unfortunately I'm female.

I used to wear Brut and Old Spice when I was much younger. I used Aqua-Velva and Mennen on my legs after shaving.

You've brought back memories. Maybe I'll have to to out and find some of the old stuff. :)
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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:50 AM
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22. I must be the only person in the entire wolrld
who likes English Leather.
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Throckmorton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:56 AM
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23. Oh, you manly man, stud you.
Old spice for me too. Ahh, memories.
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:49 PM
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24. I drank
Aqua Velva and Old Spice in my alcoholic days.
You need a good mixer with them cos they rot your gut, eyes and intestines. (Mind you I only drank them in extreme emergencies to get me to the Liquor store)
I smelt good though. :=)
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sugarcookie Donating Member (563 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:02 PM
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25. My man wears Old Spice products
The High Endurance line is the best. They have soaps and deodorants to compliment the scents.
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maxanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:30 PM
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26. eeeeeuuuwwww
gross. Nothing worse than cheap cologne on either gender. :puke:

Brut is the male equvalent of Tabu - which is nasty, cloying stuff. I can get a migraine just thinking about these disgusting smells.

The best cologne is real guy smell.
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:42 PM
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27. WHY DO PEOPLE INSIST UPON WEARING THIS STUFF???!?!
Sorry to yell. Those of you who know me well know I rarely do it.

Some of us are drastically sensitive to perfumes and colognes. I can't go in some department stores because the perfume counter makes the entire place uninhabitable. I've had to leave elevators because somebody gets on loaded up with stinkum. Perfumes and colognes are banned in many workplaces.
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anti_shrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:18 PM
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30. I'm a Drakkar guy
That is, when I bother with cologne. Doesn't happen often, but Drakkar turns my g/f into a clothes-ripping nympho, so that's pretty much my sole motivation for wearing any.
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:22 PM
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31. Don't make me send the "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" boys...
over to see you. Oh my gay stars indeed! :D
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:36 PM
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33. I Know... I'm liable to be de-frocked, or de-gayed...
... or whatever it is that drag queens do to guys that don't follow the rules in the gay handbook.

Forgive me please.

-- Allen
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Duncan Grant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:03 PM
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36. I bet you're a closeted Hai Karate user, too!
Heretic! Heretic! Heretic! :spank: :evilgrin:
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:07 PM
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39. dont knock Hai Karate. it had a higher alcohol content than most
great for sweaty sneakers too.

the things youth will do when unable to get glue.
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:52 PM
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34. I *adore* Old Spice!
So clean and masculine! :thumbsup:
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Astarho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:48 PM
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37. I hate them all
I should not be able to track people by scent!
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:01 PM
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38. I love Old Spice! My Dad used to wear it...
When my husband bought some Old Spice deodorant I loved it! brought back old memories...

perhaps its odd but dad died when I was ten and the kid in me still needs that little reminder...
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:36 PM
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40. Well.....Aqua Velva.....(yes, I would never reveal this anywhere else) is
to "die for." I'm a hetero-female.....but I would do any thing for an "Aqua Velva" man. But....I would never ever say that in any place except here.

My old....love....that got away...wore it.....Sad.....brings back memories. But, no one really uses it anymore.

But, if I smelled it walking down a crowded street.....I wouldn't let up until I found out WHO it was....that wore it!

Thinking it might be my old lost love in the shadows of time.....walking by......
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:59 PM
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42. My father would have adored you
He loved Old Spice over everything...and we tried...oh, did we try.
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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 12:40 AM
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43. Jade East was a favorite in the 60s
Anyone remember that scent of a man?
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 03:52 AM
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44. Make mine St. John's Bay Rum, in the cane-wrapped bottle...
To my mind, *this* is the original stuff -- accept no substitutes!

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