5 of the best aftershaves from yester-years!

I’m a cheapskate! I don’t splash out on expensive aftershaves.

If, like me, you’re old school and loves a fragrance that doesn’t break the bank, then feel free to chip in. Here are my top 5.

 

Brut

The splash on lotion and deodorant has a special place in my gym bag. A female friend said ‘I smelt like her dad’ after I’d freshened up with a Brut. ‘Splash it all over!’ was the strapline used by Henry Cooper and Barry Sheene back in the day. An iconic fragrance.

 

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Old Spice

Whist not one of my favourite fragrances, I’ll still slap this on once in a while. The dominant top note seems to be cloves. The strapline from yester-years is still fondly remembered – ‘The mark of a man’.

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Hai Karate

I do like this fragrance – unusual but pleasant. The advertising was memorable – doing karate moves to keep women away would now cause an absolute uproar! The strapline, ‘Be careful how you use it’, brings back memories of advertising in the 70s … politically incorrect!

 

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Denim

The strapline, ‘Denim … for men who don’t have to try … too hard’ brings back memories of 70s advertising. I thought some of the modern adverts were provocative, but after watching the 1979 advert for Denim, they are timid!

 

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Blue Stratos

Have we saved the best until last? The strapline: ‘Cool, quiet confidence’. The advertising was sophisticated. Blue Stratos distanced itself from the other ‘slap in your face’ fragrances. A bottle of Blue Stratos is currently sitting in the bathroom cabinet.

 

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