I guess I came along at a time when Aqua Velva was kind of the soundtrack of the Shaving Era....ha, ha.... But I ;like my Pop; settled on Old Spice and haven't looked back since 1970....
Well I can't help but notice that Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue's presence is still on the shelves and all over the SOTD threads everywhere.....So the other day I took the cap off a bottle at Walgreens and put a little on the back of my hand to check it out.....instant time machine....ha,ha.....I dug it......But then I walk over by my wife and shes like,....whats that fragrance?....I like that !!.....So I copped the bottle...
Next shave was my first real splash of it after a shave...I'm thinking it smelled a little strong, but I couldn't stop rubbing my face...It felt fantastic, what a great menthol and skin tightening feeling...., and my wife walks up and says, wow, that smells great, so refreshing and subtle...I said, subtle ?....and she said, "Very nice, not over the top but cool.".....So I asked her if it reminded her of anything, expecting her to say maybe her grand father....but she says no, She thought it was a modern scent...ha, ha...So there you go....Aqua Velva is timeless.....;)
Well today, I grabbed a great shave with my 1914 and finished with the Ice Blue, and again what a wonderful feeling....Then freshly splashed as my wife and I jumped in the car....she says, "Wow, I just love this aftershave, I just love it...!".....
So there it is......no way to mistake the signals.......great feeling.....cool, refreshing....skin tightening......and chicks still dig it, but then they always have it seems.....ha, ha...So with such a great experience with the Velva I just had to share it....and praise this Classic, it's earned it....
So thats my story and I'm sticking to it......Whats yours?
Last Edit: Aug 4, 2014 3:24:11 GMT -6 by birdlives
WILLIAMS WEDNESDAY LIVES !!!
"Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one.".....Duke Ellington "When I First heard Bird it hit me right between the eyes!"....Coltrane "To Be or Not to Bop"....Dizzy Gillespie
This is my primary after shave for Summer. Velva's menthol kick in the hot Summer days is great wake me up. I hate to wear it all the time since the womenz can't stop hounding me around. Everyone wonders how I am such a babe magnet but little do they know the secret is Aqua Velva.
Clubman has what people describe as a barber shop scent. Clubman has a fresh talc powder scent (the best I can describe it). I find that Clubman is quite similar to Brut though I am sure some will disagree. Clubman's scent is a bit louder and Brut has a dab of a vanilla note. When I splash on Clubman it is strong at first but subsides quickly and it lasts 2 or 3 hours and then I can't smell it at all.
I like the scent of Clubman more then AV but I find that Aqua Velva doesn't dry out the skin as Clubman does and it has the menthol cooling sensation. I have not tried Canoe but I understand some people think Canoe is also similar to Clubman.
I'd put Aqua Velva closer to Brut, what with its complex of florals and herbs, yet much more cooling. Clubman, to my nose, is more moss and powder. I'm very in tune with mosses, so that tends to be all I can smell when I happen upon a mossy splash.
wchnu: If I liked him more I might actually feel bad about that.
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:02 GMT -6
wchnu: Did I type...THAT... Outloud???? Oops
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:28 GMT -6
birdlives: I hear nothing....I see nothing.....Hospital Koodies.......Yeaagh!!!! A DE with a Derby!!! NOPE!!! I hear nothing...I see nothing...If I go under the anesthesia, I'm taking someone I can trust to WATCH all that business....I can trust you guys, RIGHT ?
Sept 17, 2017 19:18:03 GMT -6
wchnu: Why yessss you can...uhhuh,..sure can...most the time anyway.
Sept 17, 2017 19:35:00 GMT -6
birdlives: What about that Canadian Rocket Dood? Can I trust him too?
Sept 17, 2017 19:38:22 GMT -6
wchnu: Hard to say....but prolly so.
Sept 17, 2017 22:40:17 GMT -6
GarnerPW: I just read what you wrote there Fuzz or should I say Mr. Fuzz. And all this time I thought you liked me.
Sept 18, 2017 4:38:29 GMT -6
GarnerPW: Don't trust him there Bird. You know what they say, "You can't trust the Man/Fuzz". The Canuck, is alright though.
Sept 18, 2017 4:43:20 GMT -6
birdlives: I don't know......Have you seen what that crazy Canuck does in a bath tub?
Sept 18, 2017 13:31:26 GMT -6
GarnerPW: No what???
Sept 18, 2017 13:33:24 GMT -6
Alan: Boy, I thought I was going nuts, so I stared at it for a while and realized Riverruns avatar winks.
Sept 19, 2017 21:29:17 GMT -6
birdlives: ALAN!!.....Uh...Oh....you're right! That could be dangerous! This might be a case for the avatar police! I stretched his avatar as big as my i-Pad screen...Bam! It blinked and I jumped...lol!
Sept 20, 2017 2:04:25 GMT -6
wchnu: Garner..did I type That outloud..darn. the SE dude is a good guy though.
Sept 20, 2017 17:33:32 GMT -6
wchnu: Alan!!! Good to see you. I will check out that avatar. Sounds spooky.
Sept 20, 2017 17:34:08 GMT -6
wchnu: It really does wink!!
Sept 21, 2017 0:47:42 GMT -6