After the makers of the aftershave I'd been wearing for over two decades saw fit to "update" their recipe, turning my once-favourite scent into something with as much class as "Hai Karate", I was forced to seek out something else.
Some Googling for the tones that I'd been used to turned up the name "Floris 89". It wasn't something I'd heard of before, but I took a gamble and I'm very glad I did.
I'll be honest and say that it when it first goes on it can appear a little over-powering, with a floral aroma that some have described as "Grandma's makeup powder", but it quickly relaxes and the woody undertones settle in to a very subtle, masculine scent.
The acid test was my wife, who complained bitterly that nothing would replace the aftershave I'd been wearing for as long as we've know each other, but just last week, I got the "mmmmm, god, you smell good" seal of approval from her. That's good enough for me!