Try these-You need younger cologne.
This was a note from my wife of 27 years. She was heading out of town for a few days. I've been playing around with different aftershaves and colognes since I've been shaving with my new/old school DE razors. A couple of weeks ago she really told me how much she disliked the scent of Old Spice. Historically I've not been a big cologne/AS guy. Maybe a little balm or witchhazel splash...
Now add in at least two more scents- Pinuad Virgin Bay Rum and Sanborns Orange Blossom Splash. According to her, the Pinuad smelled like an old man, and the Sanborns smelled like a soapy old man. Actually, I thought that part was kind of funny.
So, attached to my note were two magazine fragrance samplers- Versace Man, and Azzaro Chrome. "Go to fragrancex dot com and buy these".
Now I'm kind of bummed because I was having fun with the inexpensive scents. I told her I was after that old school barbershop scent. Her comments were more of "You don't want to smell like someone's grandpa" or "I'm not too crazy about xxx either but I don't want to hurt your feelings" and my favorite, "I'm just giving you a woman's perspective-your smell-it's not so good". Yikes!
Has anyone else experienced this kind of reaction from a spouse or partner? I'm a young 52, in good shape, and everything still works so I don't want to jeopardize anything. I guess I'm amazed at how polarizing some of these scents can be! I sent her a text saying "No problem-need to know!" Geez, now my nickname is Stinky.
Any suggestions for scents in the same price range?(<$50 ) Fragrancex has testors(3.7oz) of the AZ Chrome for about $30.
PappyD (OK, she doesn't really call me Pappy...or Clutch, for the record)