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    Default Retro aftershaves

    ......So what was your fave whiff, heres a few reminders....

    ARAMIS, OLD SPICE, DENIM, HAI KARATE, BLUE STRATOS, BRUT, TABAC.

    I was a big fan of Brut inparticular and still use it on occasion, also being the old rocker that i am Patchouli oil.
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    Default Re: Retro aftershaves

    I can remember finding a white bottle in a river as a kid and smashing it. The place smelt of Old Spice for days after. It was sure powerful stuff.

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    Christmas and birthdays in the 70s and 80s I would invariably receive gift sets of Old Spice, Brut, Denim, Hai Karate and Blue Stratos. I still use Old Spice and Brut.

    There was one called Musk for Men, of which I only ever had a single bottle, but really liked it.

    I was never one for co-ordination with respect to deodorant, splash on and after shave. If I had a gift set of Old Spice or whatever with all 3 then I would use them, but if not I would cheerfully mix brands.

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    I especially remember the Denim adverts - where the man is showing his hairy chest, a woman gropes him and he grabs her hand - as the music is very reminiscent of the first two tracks off the Pink Floyd album Obscured By Clouds
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Anyone else use patchouli oil?...a familiar smell in the concert halls during the 70s usually splashed all over your denim jacket which would be covered in rock patches
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    NOT A BIG WEARER OF AFTERSHAVE BUT BLUE STRATOS I REALLY LIKED.
    LIKED THE SMELL THE BOTTLE ETC.

    https://youtu.be/D_PBft2y8XM
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    Yep remember all those. I used Denim for years in my youth.

    I found Brut just so HEAVY and cloying. Old Spice wasn't much better.

    Does anybody remember Insignia ?

    I also used to get my mother to get stuff from Avon as well.

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    Aramis Life !!

    Still use it ..


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    Default Re: Retro aftershaves

    Quote Originally Posted by Pussywillow View Post
    Yep remember all those. I used Denim for years in my youth.

    I found Brut just so HEAVY and cloying. Old Spice wasn't much better.

    Does anybody remember Insignia ?

    I also used to get my mother to get stuff from Avon as well.
    Me & my brother had a few things from Insignia, as well as the aftershave there was shower gel & a few others.

    I don't know what happened to them, they seemed to vanish in the mid 1990s.
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