Picked up a bottle of this on the way home from work and tried it for the first time this morning.
First, I have a major confession to make (OK, maybe two):
1) I had never previously knowingly smelled Old Spice. I had no earthly clue what "Old Spice" smelled like. (I know this is kind of like Squidward telling SpongeBob that he's never tried a Crabby Patty. You just can't get your mind around the concept, but it's true.) It follows that I have no idea about the Shulton version versus the P&G version, etc.
2) I had never previously used an alcohol-based aftershave. In fact, while I'm confessing, I might as well admit that I'd never put an aftershave product of any kind on my face until about April of this year (after finding B&B). I'm 50 years old, and had never used an aftershave.
With that out of the way, I tried it this morning. Pleasantly surprised by two things:
1) I thought it would make me smell like an 80-year-old; I don't think it did.
2) I thought it would burn really badly and then make my face really dry, and it did neither of those things.
Having never smelled Old Spice, I guess I expected it to be profoundly manly, but what I discovered is that it is actually kind of powdery and floral. I thought it would be overpowering but it wasn't.
Overall, I kinda liked it. Certainly well worth the buck and a half I paid for it (LOL).