Recently, my husband wanted some cologne and picked up a bottle of Old Spice. He smelled gawd awful. I don't remember it being that bad when my Dad used it. Maybe they've changed the formulation.
I shop from a little catalog/online store www.vermontcountrystore.com
and they carry all sorts of stuff like bay rum, razor blades, shaving soap, etc. I think they carry Hai Karate, too. But my favorite was the English Leather I always bought my DH.
Mason, my older brothers and dad all had brush cuts and they used to share this humongous pump jar of Brylcreem. (Replenished frequently.) And then to make sure the front of the brush cut stood up properly, they used Butch Wax. I don't think the boys had to worry about to many women running their fingers through they hair. LOL!