This has a very nice scent to it. I wouldn't say it smells like a old barber shop. It is more of a English style kinds of woody. The smell of this product does seem to last a good 4-6 hours but tends to fade after the 5th hour. If at work after 4 hours I would maybe add a another spray or two to last the who day. But for 19.50 you can't beat it, seeing a really good English cologne would cost you two to three time as much and I honestly feel this is just as good as the English style colognes. Over all you cannot go wrong with this product and for the cost I will be picking up the others in this line but this to me seems to be the best smelling.