My dad used chaps, I remember in the late 80's I wanted to be like my dad, I tried it on. Well I didn't k ow how much to use I put on atleast 15 drops. I made the whole house smell, went to elem. school the next day all the kids made fun of me, I did stink, chaps does not smell good but reminds me of being a kid.
My dad used AV Ice Blue most of the time. He did try other AV scents though. My mom and I brought a Aqua Velva holiday set for him as a Chanukka present. It contained Ice Blue,Frost Lime,Redwood and Surf. I remember him trying the Surf scent from it a couple of times.
My father was adamant about NOT wearing any kind of fragrance. If someone came to visit that was heavily aroma-ized, he would go sit on the porch until they left the house. His deodorant of choice was roll-on Ban, and his shaving gear was whatever he could get the cheapest. Usually Barbasol or Gillette Foamy, with Bic disposable razors. The only soap I remember seeing in his bathroom was either Ivory or Dove. He kept his hair very short, and didn't bother with shampoo or conditioner, just washed it with soap and water when he took a shower. He didn't want my mother wearing any perfume, but she did. He didn't want her to color her hair either, but she did that, too.
When I was around 10 years old, I bought him a bottle of Old Spice Lime ASL in a frosted glass bottle for Father's Day. When he passed away 25 years later, it was still sitting in his medicine cabinet, unopened.
I Came. I Shaved. I Conquered.
Dad wore guerlain vetiver aftershave no cologne but that stuff lasted. He was an executive in the mad men mold. Smelled like vetiver, whiskey, and marlboros.
My father wore Old Spice when I was very young and then switched to Aqua Velva when I was a bit older. After I moved from the house he switched to Brut. Right now I am just waiting for news regarding my father's passing. He is 89 and in the final stages of Alzheimer's and could go any day now. I only wish I lived closer to my folks to help them out, but my sister and her husband live just 3 houses away from my folks and are giving as much help as possible.