My dad ventured out today to CVS drug store,and I so went along just because I could. Guess what....they had pinaud clubman on the shelf an 8oz bottle for $6.49 plus tax. I snatched up a bottle. This is my first purchase of this product. I knew nothing about it until this website. When I got back to the house I washed my hands with unscented Dial and let them air dry. I took my Gillette gel that I had already and the clubman and smelled both from the container. Hands down smelling them from the bottle the Gillette gel wins by a mile. I sniffed the clubman and thought "what did I just buy?" " am certainly going to smell like an old man, and please do not light a match because the bathroom will explode."
I then applied the Gillette gel to the back on my left hand and rubbed it in. Then I did the same on the back of my right hand with the clubman. I let them both dry. It was the same thing....hands down the Gillette gel......could not hold a candle to the clubman!! Wow the clubman smells wonderful. If the clubman smells like that after a shave then I am sold. I keep sniffing the back of my right hand. Now that I asked myself "what the heck had I done buying that old man aftershave?" I know now why I bought it, because it is fantastic. I understand now why it is a classic and why people on this forum like it so much. I am very happy with it.
Now I realize this is a first reaction to it, so we will see what I think of it after a few days. Will my wife like it? I will find out in a few days when I finally get back home.