View Full Version : Twenty something girls love traditional scents

05-20-2011, 07:16 PM
I had my sabbatical breaking Floid Blue delivered to the office, and left it on my shelf. This morning, I caught my secretary secretly sniffing it! "I like the way it smells, it's like a barbershop!" she says.

Too many years of "modern" scents from CK 1 to axe have made young ladies crave something better.

Tell me I'm wrong.

05-20-2011, 07:20 PM
I think the blue Flo´d actually smells fairly modern. Fragrance preference is such a subjective thing that I think it's hard to peg certain trends to certain generations.

05-20-2011, 07:30 PM
Having just picked up a 400ml bottle of the stuff, I certainly do not want to believe you are wrong.

05-20-2011, 07:41 PM
Fragrance preferences are a very subjective thing. A 20 year old may like the smell of Clubman while a 50 year old may think Aqua Di Gio smells great. No two women are alike. Wear what you like and don't worry if it's modern or "old school."

05-20-2011, 07:54 PM
.........Tell me I'm wrong.

No way! I have them flocking round my Zimmer Frame.

05-20-2011, 08:13 PM
I was in a humvee this weekend with a 24 year old that was complimenting me on my old spice.

05-20-2011, 08:18 PM
I was in a humvee this weekend with a 24 year old that was complimenting me on my old spice.


For the original Old Spice.

05-20-2011, 08:26 PM
here (http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=208840) is my story :001_smile

05-20-2011, 10:30 PM
I think it is such a subjective thing.

Im 23 and def stay away from the more 'modern' scents, however I've tried old spice/floid amber/blue etc and they just don't appeal.

I've been told that I don't even smell like their father - but like their grandfather, surely not a good thing?

05-21-2011, 01:10 AM
I can tell you most 20 something women are not fans of aqua vela, old spice, or menthol.

05-21-2011, 04:05 AM
The smell of MONEY will be the strongest attractant----I can assure you.

Johnny B
05-21-2011, 04:17 AM
What a coincidence, I like the smell of Clubman and twenty something girls. At my age,it doesnt do me much good,but still.

05-21-2011, 06:07 AM
I'm 25, and the girls in their 20's love my Versace Pour Homme. I'll go with modern.

05-21-2011, 06:41 AM
Based on my Banned Scents thread Scents are truely like all things shaving YMMV.

My wife loves Stetson and Skin Bracer; is ok with the rest of my collection banning only Old Spice and Brut.

I have a fairly young staff at the HS I teach at and they always say I smell nice with AV , SB and Clubman.

05-21-2011, 11:19 AM
There have been a few times on my route when I've gotten compliments from using Clubman or Old Spice.
A good-looking girl telling me I smell nice is never a bad thing.:blushing:

Sir Ronald
05-21-2011, 03:34 PM
I can tell you most 20 something women are not fans of aqua vela, old spice, or menthol.

my girlfriend who is 20 years old loves it when I splash on Old Spice. we get romantic instantly!

Doctor Love
05-21-2011, 06:17 PM
If my Kati liked the smell of panther piss I'd splash some on daily, but I thank god every day she does not! :laugh:

She does like Canoe & Pierre Cardin so I wear only those two.

05-21-2011, 07:24 PM
My wife is 28 and she loves the smell of Old Spice. It's her favorite on me, and has never compared me to either her dad or granddad while wearing, just says it smells manly and strong, and she likes that. :w00t:

05-21-2011, 07:53 PM
My girlfriend is 26, and she love Tabac, hate Old Spice, love Aqua Velva and say i smell like an old man if i use Aqua Velva Musk.
IMO scents do not fit everybody.

05-21-2011, 08:01 PM
My girlfriend (23 years old) likes my original Old Spice best, with the various clones I have amassed following.

05-27-2011, 10:21 AM

For the original Old Spice.

if your grandpa didn't use it you wouldn't be here

05-27-2011, 11:33 AM
My girl is 30 and loves Truefitt & Hill Grafton, it's all I wear.

05-27-2011, 12:18 PM
if your grandpa didn't use it you wouldn't be here

R . . O . . F . . L . .!!

05-27-2011, 12:23 PM
OS actually used that as their advertising slogan on their bottles of body spray

EL Alamein
05-27-2011, 05:24 PM
I think the concept of newness is at play here. Many younger woman who have not experienced the classic scents in the way that older generations have (i.e. an old man wore them) will find them to be "new" because they have no association for them. All else regarding individual tastes apply if that is the case as even in their hayday these scents had lovers and haters.

In short, what's old is what's new.


Sir Ronald
05-28-2011, 03:53 PM
that's true. my gf's father has always had a beard so it's not like she's ever smelt OS before.

05-28-2011, 03:59 PM
Depends on the woman. Many 20-somethings hate traditional scents because they remind them of barbershops. The only time I've ever ben explicitly complimented on my choice of fragrance was when I was wearing Acqua di Gio. My Speick. on the other hand, was called "too European" once.

It also depends a lot on the guy. If a girl is attracted to the way you present and carry yourself, it doesn't matter what fragrance you wear.