More for the older man. Has a very minty opening of top notes and a talc barbershop floral base due to the musk. Would go well with more floral barbershop colognes such as Floid. Very invigorating splashed on after a shave but would prefer a less floral version.
What more can be said? Aqua Velva is equally comfortable in a truck stop or board room. Like a good handshake, it immediately conveys confidence and competence. It's familiar without being fresh, distinguished without being diffident. Dress it up or dress it down, and it's still ready to go. And it lies down quickly like an aftershave should. It's never a liability--it knows how to exit politely. It also knows to hold open the door and to stand when a woman enters the room. It's old school. Period.
aqua velva ice blue has a nice refreshing scent with moderate strength. perfect for after shave. good companion to mennen skin bracer.
Williams seriously needs to re-formulate this scent, if it's to stay in the market. I used this in the 80s when I was a teenager, and was not impressed by its scent at all. A 2 stars out of 5.
Bought this based on the positive reviews and was underwhelmed. Don't be fooled by its color and notes list; the scent produced very little of the top notes, but a very strong musk and leather base are loud and strong. It is not bad, it just was not for me.
12th February, 2013 (last edited: 20th February, 2013)