Last edited by Sir Lurkalot; 08-14-2012 at 08:57 AM.
I am skeptical only because I assume the original formula is patented. However, it was released in the 1930's if I remember correctly.....so maybe the patent expired? I am not exactly sure how that works. Regardless, if you think it smells better than the current Old Spice, I say use it.
This product has been widely discussed here. It is generally accepted that it smells more like the original shulton's old spice than the current P&G old spice. However, I find that the scent doesn't stick around as long as the current product. My solution... mix the two.
Well this gives me a reason to stop in a Family Dollar!
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There was a chemical analysis done in a brilliant post that you'll find in a sticky on the aftershave forum, comparing modern, vintage, and Vi-Jon (Family Dollar) Old Spice.
Of course, what you like is the final say for you.
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The family dollar version is preferred by many here, myself included. I do like the P&G current version, just not as much.
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Some excellent mixing ideas here. Might have to try mixing some Vi John with some vintage Avon 'Spicy' and see what happens. :)
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I like the family dollar version! I really cannot speak to how it compares to vintage versions, although I have had little bits of OS from a wide variety of years.
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To those who mix it, does it affect the scent? I do admit I wish it was in cologne strength.
Paul A. Barker
Okay guys. You convinced me. I passed by a Family Dollar today and I just had to check it out. I must say... not bat at all. For $1.47, I can't complain.
This some good information. My Grandpa wore Old Spice before he passed away. I smelled some about four years ago and it didn't smell the same to me. I will check out the cheaper stuff and see how it smells to me.
I mixed some ViJon spice with several drops of lime essential oil, with very nice results.