The box of English Leather cologne splash I got says it's made up of:
Top notes: Italian Bergamot, Kafir Lime
Middle notes: Leather, Oakmoss, Vetiver
Base notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Musk
To me, this is an odd scent that strangely has me coming back for more.
I liked the deodorant, which to me, had a fresh musk scent, but I then got the aftershave/cologne splash and it smells much more refined.
I got a sample cologne bottle and my first impression was a spacious, musty 80s hotel lobby covered in carpet. There's dimmed lighting, carpeted staircases, wood and gold fittings and the slight smell of stale smoke.
I couldn't imagine it smelling sexy or attractive so I wrote it off for a while. Still, it has a strange, subtle allure and it smells almost comforting or nostalgic. I started wearing it more often just because I find it intriguing.
A few years later I got a full sized cologne, and the lime note is more pronounced and the whole scent is more refined. It's grown on me.
I don't get an 'old person' vibe, but I think that all depends on the history of a fragrance in your location. I have not seen English Leather available in my country (well in the last 20 years or so that I remember), so it never became a grocery store cheapie here like Old Spice or Brut has become.