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    Quote Originally Posted by ZipZop View Post
    My aunt gifted me my late uncle's shaving set. Brass handled brush and razor, blades by Schick, and quite a bit of Old Spice with shaving mug. Two bottles of Old Spice Cologne. One dab on, one spray. Guessing these are from the 80s. The fragrance of the cologne and aftershave smell fine to me. The bottles were sealed and full when I got them. I think my uncle went electric toward the end of his life, and these just sat in the medicine cabinet.

    So today, Old Spice;

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    I remember when I was 5 or so. I went to my Uncles house and in his bathroom he had a bottle of Old Spice, I thought the white bottle looked like milk so I took a swig. It smells better than it tastes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    I remember when I was 5 or so. I went to my Uncles house and in his bathroom he had a bottle of Old Spice, I thought the white bottle looked like milk so I took a swig. It smells better than it tastes.
    I like that story, Steve. It gave me a morning chuckle. I can see myself as a 4 or 5 year old thinking that it was milk in an Old Spice bottle. And I certainly would wager that it smells much better than it tastes.

    I know that my late uncle's Old Spice is, well, old, but it truly still smells good to me. I know all the guidelines for storing aftershave and cologne and how long you are supposed to keep it before discarding. These bottles I will use. SWMBO said that it smells good to her, so that's the acid test. It's more nostalgia than anything. And this was the first time since college that I have shaved with a Trac II razor. Talk about a blast from the past.
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    Well gents, today Opus 1870. For me, a delightful lime and flowery scent. I'm almost at the bottom of my bottle so �� will be looking to replace what I have. Don't really remember where I bought this one. Any suggestions?
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    From Procter and Gamble India;

    Old Spice Fresh Lime. Probably the strongest aftershave I own. No need for EDT or cologne with this aftershave. One application lasts all day.

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    Default How long will you hold on to EDT or Cologne?

    I have many bottles of higher end fragrances that are now approaching 10 to 15 years old. Some are almost full and a few are still in their boxes. Cartier, Hanai Mori, Versache, L'Occitane, the list goes on. Between buying fragrances for myself and SWMBO gifting them for birthday and Christmas, I simply have too many. Just a sample of some of my top shelf (literally - that's a top shelf in my shaving den) fragrances;

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    I can tell that some of these are getting long in the tooth, or long in the nose as it were. I sprayed on some Hanae Mori the other day and although it smelled a bit like Hanae Mori, it was definitely not the same as it used to be. I hate to just toss these as we're talking some money here.

    How long do you gents keep your fragrances? I used to put old fragrances in the car for air freshener, but even that is ridiculous with the amount I have that are slowly losing their top shelf appeal.
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    I'm sure plenty of people will disagree with me but, I have Jean Paul Gaultier (JPG) that I brought with me from England in 2003. I don't hardly every use aftershave because my wife gets all stuffed up, interestingly she doesn't seem to have that problem when SHE want's to put her perfume on.

    Anyway I have quite a lot of good aftershave and that JPG is still great to my nose.

    I would actually like some Givenchy Gentleman, that scent was one of my first decent ones and I loved the smell. I thought they had stopped making it so I was instantly nosteligic.

    I remember when I first started Martial Arts, my mum thought it was ever so funny to get me a bottle of High Karate aftershave, they sold it in Woolworths for about a pound a pint. I hope it's not available anymore.
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    Hai Karate has long since been discontinued by Leeming Fragrance. It's actually very rare to spot in the wild now. eBay often has original bottles (used) for more $ than most would expect. The replacement (according to most) is Jade East. I can't say if it's similar. Probably, but not exact. Some of those bottles on eBay are pushing 40 plus years old, and are still selling, so your opinion holds true, Steve. Some keep perfume and cologne and continue to wear it in perpetuity.

    I think some fragrances hold better than others, Steve. I have a bottle of Cartier Declaration that I got as a gift about 14 years ago. It's about 2/3 gone, so at least I used most of it because I know it's expensive. The 1/3 that I have left smells just fine to me. On the other hand, Hanea Mori, after about 8 years on my shelf, is definitely a changed fragrance. It has hints of the original, but is migrating somewhere else on the olfactory scale. There was a time when I wore Hanae Mori almost exclusively because it's a very subtle cologne, excellent for business.

    I don't wear cologne like I use to in my youth. And if I do, I try and go for very subtle scents that Won't offen. SWMBO had me using Lauder for Men for many years because of this. Another subtle but sophisticate fragrance.

    I remember when I was in my late 20s, I got a bottle of Xeryus by Givenchy. Very strong fragrance, and pungent. I was staying at a Marriott in Boston, MA and liberally applied generous amounts before leaving the room. I got on the elevator with two women and they did not hold back their dislike for the fragrance. I won't use their language, but it was not pretty. Shoe on the other foot, I was dining al fresco about 8 years ago and a woman sat down at the table next to me wearing copius amounts of very pungent perfume. I was actually getting a bit nauseous. It completely put me off of my meal. I had to leave with the meal unfinished. So I get it when someone says that a particular cologne or perfume is off-putting.
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    Digging around in my shave den looking for my bottle of Declaration by Cartier, I also found a bottle of Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue that I did not even know I had, along with an unopened bottle/box of L'Occitane Cedrat with matching deodorant. Good grief. I don't even remember buying these or being gifted them. Summer is perfect for these fragrances, so I have to start wearing them asap.

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