Quick review of a vintage Aqua Velva four flavor set

Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by gorgo2, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    Just used my Bicentennial (1976) Aqua Velva Ice Blue this evening, paired well with Maggard's London Barber Soap. I think the smell you are describing may be a Talc or Powdery Smell? Or if you think it's more citrusy, then maybe Bergamot.

    No thank you. I have several that pair with their bottles.
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  2. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Excellent collection. I picked up an old glass bottle (empty) of the regular Blue just so I could refill and use on Saturdays. Reminds me of my dad.
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  3. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    So I finally got a bottle of the Aqua Velva Original Sport. I can now say with certainty that it does not smell like any of the vintage offerings listed here.
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  4. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    do you like it?
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  5. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    It's a good scent. Don't have a refined nose so can't really place the notes. It kinda reminds me of the Gillette Cool Wave scent, but a little sweeter.
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  6. rbilly

    rbilly Well-Known Member

    Thats a cool set, i didnt know they had any other scents other then ice blue, blue sport and musk. I keep fighting the urge to buy the fishing reel decanter they had for awhile. I like aftershaves, its probably my favorite part of shaving, but of i could only choose one it would be original AV.
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  7. NTR

    NTR Well-Known Member

    1977, still “play shaving”, with Aqua Velva splash. Even though Pete Rose did the commercials (I was a Dodgers fan).

    Love that scent. The current version is different, and not as good IMO, but I’m just going by very old memories. The current old spice def smells different to me too, which I understand because of P&G.

    Is anything out there like the 70’s version of blue Aqua Velva?
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  8. Weasel640

    Weasel640 Well-Known Member

    I recently tried the CVS alternative to Aqua Velva, called Arctic Blue. It is a lot more like that classic 70s scent, but maybe a little stronger. Can be had for $5 at you local CVS or online.

    Also I hear (have not tried it) that the European version is more like that classic scent as well.
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  9. NTR

    NTR Well-Known Member

    Worth a look! Thanks.
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  10. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Scots Pine is one of my current Stoylin samples(aftershave).
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  11. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Thanks for your review. I have been holding on to a set for years and afraid to use them in fear that I might get hooked on them!

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  12. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I saw a game at Dodger Stadium that year (1977).
  13. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Please don't hold on to them ..... enjoy them ..... use them up and carry on to other things to enjoy.

    It was made to make you smell good, not get dusty on the shelf.

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