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Old 09-07-2011, 06:12 PM   #41
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Those who've spent any time in the 'Magic Kingdom' can relate to this:

Younger Saudi men, of the 'yuppie' type, tend to douse themselves with aftershave, (stores sell LARGE bottles of the stuff), to the point that, were you to find yourself in the middle of a crowd of them you'd likely expire through lack of oxygen.

So........my late wife and I, (late 1980s), were sitting in a back-loading airport shuttle, heading from the Sofitel to Charles de Gaulle in Paris, when a familiar odor wafted up from the entrance......followed by three swarthy guys in business suits.

A lady at the front of the bus turned around and asked them if they were with the hotel......to which I piped out "No, they're Saudis".

It was standing room only on the bus by that time, and the three were right next to me..."How you know we're Saudi?" they asked......"I just know", I replied.

All the way to the terminal they jabbered amongst themselves in Arabic...."Yadda, yadda yadda - Saudi - yadda yadda Saudi".....with glances at us every time.

I never did tell them that I could smell them a block away.
I'll bet it was cologne. Regular aftershave (such as Old Spice) really shouldn't smell much at all after the first minute or two.
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Old 09-07-2011, 06:41 PM   #42
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I'll bet it was cologne. Regular aftershave (such as Old Spice) really shouldn't smell much at all after the first minute or two.
In my opinion, Old Spice is the WORST!!! Its stink is so overpowering, and not just for the first minute or two, either. On second thought I wonder - - maybe I am allergic/sensitive to it. I can tell someone wears Old Spice before he even enters the room, and it impairs my breathing.
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Bay Rum aftershave.
Few years ago I had been reminiscing about going to the barber as a kid and the joy of the shave around the ears, bay rum, and whisk with the long bristled whisk. My gal bought an old, partially used bottle of Bay Rum on Ebay for me for Christmas. Understand the sense of smell is the strongest evocative of memory. "Superior Bay Rum, put up by G.C. Taylor Company, Prop. of Taylor's Oil of Life, Fairport N.Y."
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In my opinion, Old Spice is the WORST!!! Its stink is so overpowering, and not just for the first minute or two, either. On second thought I wonder - - maybe I am allergic/sensitive to it. I can tell someone wears Old Spice before he even enters the room, and it impairs my breathing.
Maybe it's a specific allergy. My young wife has a very sensitive nose and an overwhelming distaste for perfume/cologne. So sensitive that we need to sneak into the department store in the side entrances away from the cosmetic stations at the front entrance. Yet she has never had a problem with Old Spice (which I used for about the first ten years of our marriage) or Bay Rum (which I have used for the last 17 years).
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Use Clubman's Aftershave Lotion on the weekends: reminds me of the barbershop. Otherwise, it is rinse with warm water and go the rest of the week.
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At a family Christmas gathering a few years ago, a member of DH's family gifted him a little bottle of Bay Rum after shave. Have to admit, it smells pretty awesome. At least to this kitty, purrs
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Few years ago I had been reminiscing about going to the barber as a kid and the joy of the shave around the ears, bay rum, and whisk with the long bristled whisk. My gal bought an old, partially used bottle of Bay Rum on Ebay for me for Christmas. Understand the sense of smell is the strongest evocative of memory. "Superior Bay Rum, put up by G.C. Taylor Company, Prop. of Taylor's Oil of Life, Fairport N.Y."
I love getting the back of my neck shaved with the straight razor when I go to the barbershop.

The Bay Rum that I get is found here -- Bay Rum Aftershave
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I have a few bottles that I received as gifts. I tried it once or twice. The bottles just sit there.
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I have a few bottles that I received as gifts. I tried it once or twice. The bottles just sit there.
Ditto. I looked up the ingredients, and dropped the bottles off at a local hazardous waste collection along with some other nasty items. Eccch! Oh, and DS had left some Axe products here. Those went, too. That stuff will curl toes, and not in a good way.
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Ditto. I looked up the ingredients, and dropped the bottles off at a local hazardous waste collection along with some other nasty items. Eccch! Oh, and DS had left some Axe products here. Those went, too. That stuff will curl toes, and not in a good way.


Sounds like the kind of thing you want to have handy when you need personal grooming, disinfectant and fuel for the car but don''t have enough storage for all three.

How does it taste with lime and salt?
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Well, first I usually wash the old face with St. Ives Apricot Scrub.
Then, I shave (every day) with a Gillette Fusion razor. I use either Nivea or Aveeno shaving cream. The aftershave: Aqua Velva. Started using it in high school and have been pretty darn faithful to it. I tried Old Spice for about a two-week period. Hated it. Occasionally I will use Pinaud, but I've really been an Aqua Velva guy for about 50+ years. Who says I can't do a long-term relationship?
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I'm a Lilac Vegetal man! "A sweet creation with fragrant notes of lilac softened with a warm musk that together offer that old barbershop smell."

Thats good, right?
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I'm a Lilac Vegetal man! "A sweet creation with fragrant notes of lilac softened with a warm musk that together offer that old barbershop smell."

Thats good, right?
Better than you can even imagine.
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After Shave - Ewww, reminds me of old men. Very negative connotations.
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