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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    I know what you mean, Ray. English Leather is not what it used to be. Was the formula changed, or did we change? Who knows. It's still a delight to use.
    In my scent memory, English Leather is supposed to smell like a Cooper (Avirex) A-2 goatskin flight jacket worn by pilots during WWII. The aroma is similar to the aroma you smell when walking into a Wilson Leather store. I do not get that aroma when smelling the Dana version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayClem View Post
    In my scent memory, English Leather is supposed to smell like a Cooper (Avirex) A-2 goatskin flight jacket worn by pilots during WWII. The aroma is similar to the aroma you smell when walking into a Wilson Leather store. I do not get that aroma when smelling the Dana version.
    That's a good point.
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    One that's been in the cabinet since day one...Skin Bracer.

    Its scent always reminds me of my pop's, and grand pop's.

    And I never found a woman who didn't like it, either.
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    Great thread Obie! English Leather is an ole favorite that I have neglected for years. Aqua Velva Ice Blue is a constant for me along with Stetson. Some newer ones that will remain with me are Dempsey II from Avon and Polo by Ralph Lauren.
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    My grandfather used Old Spice, my father used English Leather. I used
    English Leather when I was in high school, but switched to Old Spice in
    college. Now I use Ogallala Bay Rum Sage and Cedar almost exclusively,
    because that's what my wife really likes.

    I like it, too, but...when she's not around...I'm open to trying
    something else: menthol-eucalyptus, lime, "lighter" fragrances in
    summer.

    I've tried some of the recent issues of bay rum, but I prefer the old
    standby to the more "complex" new stuff.

    I do believe that tastes change, but one's sense of smell also changes
    with age. These days, for me, Old Spice seems like a very bold scent;
    and English Leather is way too sweet and strong for me.

    YMMV
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    The most "leather scent"AS I have found is Stirling British Leather.
    Smells like a tack room and is a pretty good AS
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    Brut for me, love the stuff, the wife likes it too.

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    Oh, and I forgot that I always keep Swiss Pitralon Polar on hand (another "blue" AS). Love the stuff!
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    Gentlemen,

    One of my constants has been Pinaud Clubman. Unfortunately it is not one of the dearly beloved's favorites. She says my other aftershaves smell better. That's why I limit my use of the Clubman. Still good stuff, though. That's why I should my list to English Leather, Spanish Leather by Truefitt & Hill, and Woods of Windsor, with Clubman in the backseat.

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    As a young lad in the 50's I enjoyed watching my grandfather and father shave, but loved the scent of my grandfather's Old Spice and my father's Mennen Skin Bracer, and I used these products almost exclusively for many years. Unfortunately, my wife thinks that I smell like a pine tree when I use Skin Bracer, which I think is a complement although that isn't her intent. I still enjoy these scents, but find them a little overpowering while at work, and tend to reserve them for weekends. I now either use a scentless aftershave so that I can use an EdT of my choice, or an aftershave that matches a classic scented soap or cream, such as Penhalligon's, D.R. Harris, or Truefitt & Hill.
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