Top Review 10
Refreshment on the high seas (clove-talcum),
i discovered this fragrance about 25 years ago in a car repair shop that didn't really deserve this name, in a box next to various penetrating oils, machine sprays, metal care products, rust removers, etc. I was simply interested in what kind of substance was in this milk bottle and I saw that this was not another company material but a cologne with a sailing ship on it. The name Old Spice was familiar to me, the scent was not, so I had to try it. No sooner said than done and I immediately found it pleasant and very tonic. An hour later then - we were in the mid-nineties, i.e. at the olfactory peak of freshies - I judged it to be essentially too sweet and also not suitable and outdated for me as a young man. It was too well-behaved, too cosy, literally too old-fashioned, although this fragrance immediately does something to you beyond these thoughts. It is this daring and at the same time very homely one. And that's what I noticed yesterday, after about 25 years, after I bought it for the price of a pot of coffee at the discount bakery for the first time and used it the second time in my life. This was followed by the obligatory wet shave which had become due and then OS AS. Ohh, this milky aldehyde orange, piement, clove elixir is really unique on the skin and in the nose. The feeling of freshness is excellent and outstanding and different from the usual citrus. One feels literally ready and armed for the day. The aroma is initially reminiscent of maritime, slightly exotic boldness and then slides into a Talcum bliss (could have been an advertising slogan of the 50s...). But it remains a bit too sweet at the end. Damn, if they could have made it a little bit harsher in the drydown, it would have been perfect for me now, matured or aged, really perfect.
He's been changed from my memory. Advantage: the clove aspect is in the head and heart note is clearly more perceptible, disadvantage: the base seems to me to have a little less spice, but now with slightly artificial Ambroxan.
Conclusion: The top note is the most beautiful I know ! I like the bottle with the small stopper very much !