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Having only recently discovered the old spice range, I had heard a lot about the product and believe that it is a well established name in cosmetics, and has made a recent come back.
Old Spice has a variety of products available from soaps to deodourants as well as shower gels and aftershaves. I personally have bought and tried the shower gel, deodourant and aftershave from the old spice range.
The smell itself is very distinctive and perhaps quite strong, and as the name suggests, quite spicy. Difficult to describe in words but very distinctive to anything else on the market. I personally love the Old Spice scent and have found it to last very well all day. Perhaps a bit like marmite, you will either love it or hate the scent.
The shower gel comes in a red bottle, and is a red colour. It lathers up well and you only really need a little to get the scent applied so lasts quite a long time!
The aftershave again will have a reddish packaging and only a small application is needed to last the day, perhaps due to its rather strong scent.
The deodourant can is red and easily recognised on the shelves, and unlike many out there, I have found it lasts all day and has great protection!!
All in all, I have found the old spice range leaves its scent all day and not too pricey either. Iit is often on offer in the supermarkets and is reasonable online too. A great range of products to try if you have not already!
Old Spice Aftershave
Aftershaves are not a big deal to me, some mornings I splash some on and some morning I don't and I was feeling like I should remember on a more frequent basis but all I really had on the shelf was some expensive Hugo Boss stuff that I really don't want to use every day. I was surfing Amazon for Old Spice stuff as I was also in the market for shower gel and deodorant and you can buy Old Spice varieties of all of these. I ordered this and awaited its arrival.
I opened up the box and was met with a little white bottle with some writing on it. I have got to admit that it is not the most stylish of packing. Well this is just going to sit on my shelf so not everything needs to look as nice as the big brand name ones and this bottle still holds the liquid and the smell in.
Does it smell nice?
Old Spice is in my humble opinion a smell that is a bit like the taste of Marmite, you are either going to love it or hate it. Growing up I remember smelling this and not being that impressed and I think this is because it is an adult smell, now in my mid twenties and I have to say that like many things the smell of this has grown on me and I have come to like it. I would not like to use this for a special occasion and I don't think it smells as nice as my top aftershave - Hugo Boss Soul.
Does the smell last?
One thing that I like about aftershaves compared to deodorants is that they tend to last a bit longer. By midday I normally find that the smell of a deodorant has worn off but with a decent aftershave it lasts. I would say that of the ones I have tried it doesn't last as long, I can still smell it by the end of a working day but it is starting to fade.
Does the bottle last?
This bottle comes with my less preferred method of dispensing and that is to say that it is a pour it onto your hand job, I tend to find that I end up with too much smell on my hand and not enough on my face and body and this in turn means that I use much more than I want to. I am still on my first bottle of this so I can't accurate predict the longevity of an entire bottle over than to say that it is lasting.
Is it Pricy?
One of the big problems that I have with aftershave is that they tend to cost too much and I mean £40 a bottle or something crazy like that, even if I was rich I would not want to be buying a bottle of aftershave a month. But this aftershave is actually quite affordable, on Amazon I got this bottle for £10 and that is a decent sized bottle.
Overall this is a nice aftershave that smells pretty good and comes at a really good cost for an aftershave.
The Old Spice range I think has got a bit of a bad name with younger consumers, well it has re launched in recent years but still to no real massive effect, but I personally find the range great value for money, the body sprays are good enough and the after shave is great too, I often use it for its real purpose, 'after' a shave, and it is perfect, I think that it doesn't smell too bad either, you can pay a lot of money for after shave and most of the time it is just for the required smell, especially with the younger folk, rather than splashing it on 'after' a shave. I do buy more expensive branded after shaves for my self for the fragrance rather than the practical use, but if I have had a shave the night before work and do not really want to splash on the fifty quid stuff I have a splash of the five quid stuff, perfect. Plus regardless of my point of trying to sell to you younger folks out there, Old Spice has been a long standing favourite of dads and granddads alike for many years and makes a fantastic stocking filler gift. Well worth getting a bottle for the bathroom cabinet because it will not exactly empty your wallet to do so.
This is a new aftershave which the rents got me for Christmas as a joke because one day i was out in the shopping centre and i needed some more underarm roller, then i seen the old spice deodorant, so i thought you know what, the advertisement made me laugh, ill give them a chance. (im easily persuaded)
This then led to me getting this at Christmas to go with the underarm spray. Personally ive only wore this aftershave a few times cause it reminds me of sort of a medicine smell mixed with the smell which you get when you open the cupboard at home which is full of the mixed herbs and spices. The fragrances are a rather strong smell which can stick with you all day but its rather over powering when you first put it on.
Price and Availability
The price of this aftershave is a very cheap price compared to what you would be used to paying, if you need to smell like a doctors for some reason then this is the aftershave for you. I would defiantly recommend that you test this aftershave before you purchase it cause it would have to be a very distinct taste in smells for this to be very popular, hence the price tag. This aftershave is alot harder to get hold off, however if you are willing to go online and look on there or go to places which will sell the cheaper aftershaves such as superdrug then you would find this.
Again here are a list of the best prices i could find, there will be others out there if this aftershave really takes your fancy...
Asda - 4.00
Boots - 8.99
Chemist direct - 7.15
Appearance and Design.
The box and the bottle are a very simple design, the best way to describe this would be to call it minimalist. The bottle is a simple white out coat which the title of the brand printed on the front and then symbols which you would find on the back of all aftershaves and all that sort of small print is on the back, these are printed in the red colour which you seem to associate with the old spice brand that you can find these days.
You can also find that the top of the bottle where you would normally find a fancy spraying device or an over decorative lid top to stop the aftershave spilling out you can then find this bottle has a very basic peg like action, not the best way to draw people into wanting to buy it as the presentation is key to selling in modern day society, however i guess it does the job and with it being so cheap, keeps there turn over at a high end of the spectrum.
The bottle isnt one that would draw you attention into straight away as its not very eye catching with its simple red box design, for some reason there is like a sail or something along them lines on the front cover, i feel like this is something to do with the advert where he says hes on a boat, im not sure how this links to the smell or style of the aftershave but hey, reason behind the madness again.
If you are looking for some cheap aftershave which may meet the smell needs of you many men out there then this is one which is worth a look into, the simple design cheap the cost down. I wouldn't recommend personally because i would rather spend the little extra and get something which is more to my taste in after shave. If you however are arrogant and persistent that you want this, test before you buy, i cant stress that enough.
I have used Old Spice after-shave for over 40 years - and have a skin without pimples or wrinkles to prove it.
This is I feel just a perfumed iodine which heals the skin after a shave, especially of tough bristles - which I have.
The ceramic bottle preserves the essentials of the product and maintains the original condition of the product. Therefore the skin is never subjected to varying products, a condition which any skin will not tolerate.
Whilst shopping the other day I found a product which I thought was extinct, almost as much as I am myself. It is a product that was very popular in its Hey day which unfortunately was 20 odd years ago. The fact however that it is still available means that there is still a market for it albeit that this market is dwindling due to age.
I can remember years ago smelling this and thinking it was the bees knees, and having had another whiff of it lately I still hold my opinion to be accurate.
The product which I am of course referring is Old Spice, the Classic Aftershave that apparently is only worn by Old men, well Stand up DON because you most definitely qualify. I can see where this ageist thing comes from but I can't believe why. Perhaps it is the fact that the bottle this delicate fragrance comes in does look like it might have been discovered on a pirate ship, and in fact the ship in question might even be the one on the front of the bottle. The bottle is quite small and seems to be made of ceramic or something of that nature. It is cylindrical in shape up to about half way up its length where it tapers to the top. The stopper in the top of the bottle is a simple little grey plunger which fits tightly into the opening at the top. Looking at it again it does look as if it belongs to an age well passed, but still quite pleasant none the less.
The smell of Old Spice is quite unique and I cannot say that I have ever smelt anything even remotely similar. It has a soft slightly spicy odour which is not very strong but does last a good long time. It has an exotic aroma which gives the impression it comes from far away, this might be another indication that it is indeed of pirate origin. It is fresh and clean smelling and a very pleasant sensation hits your nose when you first discover this fragrance.
I did not purchase this for nostalgic reasons I purchased it because I really like the smell, I also know that should someone in my company smell this on me I might well be in for a little stick, but I am prepared to suffer this indignity for a brief period in the hope my colleagues will come round an simply enjoy the fragrance along with me. LOL like thats gonna happen.
I purchased my Old spice in a gift pack which also included Old Spice high endurance deodorant which has a very similar smell to Old Spice but does seem to have be watered down a bit. The purchase price for this package was a mere £4.99 which I think was great value. There is 73ml of aftershave in the bottle which seems an odd quantity until you make a small calculation and find out it is 2.5 ounces. So there we go back to the time when measuring was in ounces, another little dig at the aging fragrance. The deodorant contains 150ml which funnily enough does not work out at a convenient old measurement; well deodorants werent invented till much later.
I dont care much about the age thing it doesnt bother me in the slightest I just love the smell of Old Spice and I got a bargain to boot, I know many of you will not even have heard of the stuff never mind smelt its exquisite aroma, but thats your loss unless you are prepared to fork out £4.99 and get a whiff of what things smelt like in the OLD DAYS
It's interesting how there's something about desperation when you are away from the safety of your own bathroom that makes you try anything once. In my case, it was while I was staying with my parents and needed some aftershave before going out. Bathroom cabinets differ, depending on the area and the age of the occupants. My parents had all sorts of items in theirs and only the bear minumum of them would have been useful to someone actually wanting to smell nicer. The only bottle I could see on the shelf which actually made sense to use was a fat white porcelin style one with a red top. Yes, it was back to the Old Spice experience. Oh boy! Compared to newer aftershaves, Old Spice bottles way a ton, being made of something which seems similar to a cup rather than glass. This gives it an almost mysterious appearence and the red top just about caps it all (no pun intended). Opening the bottle, I did not cautiously sniff the top to see whether I liked the smell or not, after all, it was this or nothing. Instead, I just sprayed the stuff on and this was when the feeling hit me. The smell is difficult to describe. It isn't so much strong (certainly not compared to modern aftershaves) but it seems to hold a lot of memories. Smell holds a lot of association for anyone and this smell I immediately associated with getting my hair cut and being around grandparents. It's not musty or old in itself, it's just that there is an overwhelming feeling of age whenever you sniff the Old Spice aroma. It's a shame really, as the smell itself is quite nice, being slightly sweet and uplifting, but the ability to quickly muster feelings of old people is more than a bit of a turn off. My conclusion is that Old Spice is fine if you are over 60. I have since bought my dad some new aftershave and have always remembered to bring a small bottle of my own with me. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel compelled
to buy the stuff, my advice would be to sniff it first and see just what your mind comes up with, that should be enough to tell you whether it will be suitable or not!
Old spice is not the old mans aftershave many people think it is, its cool refreshing and very economical to use. Good looking bottle too. The advertising is not far off, it is like a refreshing surf spray and due to the price you can just about splash it around. It doesn't burn your face after shaving which is great for me as i have really sensitive skin which dries out with a lot of aftershaves. Readily available anywhere, possibly a new advertising strategy is needed and samples to be made available. Unfortunately old spice seems to have been labelled the skoda of aftershaves, as in people go by the name and not the quality of the product.
I love this aftershave, it has been going for years, but the smell of this stuff never fails to stir me. It is one of the most lasting aftershave scents I have ever found. If my husband puts it on in the morning it still has the power to make me want to take him up stairs when he gets home. Now it has bath and deoderant products to compliment it as well, so no more conflicting smells. Buy some for the man in your life and see what it does for you.