Discussion in 'Preshave and Aftershave' started by DaltonGang, Sep 29, 2017.
The more I use Avon Spicy, the more I am preferring it to Shulton Old Spice. Spicier scent.
Found Avon Bravo, the big gold pocketwatch bottle, full. I didn't like it the last time I found it, years ago. Way too weirdly sweet and flowery/fruity. But now my guess is it was a bad attempt to copy British Sterling: in the background, after some drydown and the synth-fruit burns off, there are some definite spice similarities. So as is, Bravo is kind of a bad cross between Brit.Ster. and Tabac that just doesn't work as either.
Figuring there's nothing to lose, I added half a small vial of cheap woody/leathery cologne from Dollar Tree. Result is a passable cross btw Brit.Ster. and English Leather. Ended up sedately woody, spicy, leathery, but with that screwball fruitiness blending it all into a decent pipe tobacco-ish fragrance. Not perfect, rather basic, but it's wearable now.
Yes, I know some guys like Bravo as is. My hat is off to them.
Just won a full bottle of "Captain's Choice," supposedly from 1964. This is one I don't think I ever heard of, anyone know it?
Interesting article I came across on the OS switch from glass to plastic, dated 1/30/2014:
Today's haul at a local vintage/antique shop- The Avon on the left is "Tribute" cologne. It smells awful- don't know if that's the age of it, something else poured in the bottle, or if it's close to the original. I do love the bottle!
Tribute is (was) kind of a lavendar-ish barbershop scent, if I recall correctly. It's one of the love or hate it frags. I was never crazy about it, and being floral-ish, yours may well have gone bad. Bottle is cool, though.
Duplicate post from the Haul...
Full bottle of a slightly unique, clean barbershop scent that nods in the general direction of O.S. but is not Spicy.
Opening skankblast of an offputting Oland/musk combo (some components probably gone bad in 56 years of storage who knows where). But that soon dries away to something like the later Windjammer with just a hint of Tai Winds spicinness. Staying power is nil but no suprise there. I bet this was primo juice when fresh. Emerald green flask is verra nass too.
Just noticed that the box (also verra nass) says COOLING, REFRESHING LOTION...THE PERFECT FINISH TO EVERY SHAVE. I assume that means it had menthol at one time but it don't now. Haven't decided if I'll spike it.
Not unique, but got to use my Avon Island Lime for my Tuesday shave.
Great find. Good shape too.
this is what I assume a rare Christmas 1980 old spice aftershave. 8 1/2 oz bottle still full no evaporation and smells great
I also got a full (not so rare) decanter. smell great as well. my favorite decanter old spice made.
Don’t forget to try some Avon Spicy ..... excellent stuff when you find it.
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