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    The Cologne Thread: What do you wear?

    I have never worn cologne regularly, just deo. And so obviously I know nothing about them. Planning to get my first one, and looking for some tips.

    Gentlemen: What do you wear? What do you like better?

    Ladies: What do you like to smell on your man? Any turnoffs?

    Please do not go overboard, because I am cheap , okay well, not cheap but modest .

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    Yuck. Why go through all of that trouble to unstinkify yourself in the shower, and then spray on artificial stink? If you're that desperate to smell bad, be a man and stop bathing.

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    Good answer x136*, you're the man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crypticlineage View Post

    Ladies: What do you like to smell on your man? Any turnoffs?
    Whatever you do, don't get Axe or Chrome. Not sure bout anything else.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    fuzz: point noted! Thanks.

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    Uh, I wear Dr. Burt's instead of deodorant. Does that count?
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    Hugo Boss on occasion.

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    Once in a great while a little Ralph Lauren Romance. My wife likes it on me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crypticlineage View Post
    Ladies: What do you like to smell on your man? Any turnoffs?
    I like the smell of soap and healthy guy. I am turned off by anything that makes me sneeze or gives me a headache, which is just about anything else.
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    I rarely wear cologne, when I do it's either Acqua Di Gio or Givenchy.

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    I generally just like a man's own scent when good hygiene is practiced.

    Occasionally, a light splash of Aqua Velva or Old Spice as an aftershave if he shaves. But no musk. The smell of added musk on a man almost makes me puke. Men have a natural but subtle musky scent already, and this is nice. Adding to it is just too much for this gal. Especially as his body heat amplifies the scent.

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    Wow! I use a bit of Old Spice
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    I use no scented products at all, outside of the shower. The anti-perspirant I use has only water, alcohol and aluminium chlorohydrate. No perfume. Strong or persistant smells often trigger migraines for me, so I can't really use anything. I prefer to just smell "clean", if there is such a smell.

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    Cologne tends to give headaches, but if I had to I would say something with vanilla in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polara426sh View Post
    I rarely wear cologne, when I do it's either Acqua Di Gio or Givenchy.
    I wear Acqua Di Gio (Pour Homme, of course). Not quite cologne, it's eau de toilette. What does it mean (I'm just going to assume you didn't know, no offense if you did)? Ranking of strength of smell is: Perfume, Eau de Toilette, and then cologne. Cologne is the weakest of 'em all.

    The Acqua Di Gio smells good according to most of the ladies I'm with - so it passes there! Don't go for anything too cheap, 'cause cheap stuff smells cheap (like Swiss Army, for example).

    As some of the other posters have said, don't go for axe, tag, or anything that comes in an aerosol can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barba View Post
    Cologne tends to give headaches, but if I had to I would say something with vanilla in it.
    gives me headache too... I really dont care for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    I like the smell of soap and healthy guy. I am turned off by anything that makes me sneeze or gives me a headache, which is just about anything else.
    I'm in agreement with Donna.
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    Like they say... if it worked for your grandfather it will work for you.



    Barring the Old Spice... I like CK1 for other occasions.

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    Nada. Nothing. Zipp...just me and whetever scent is left from whatever soap I used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Like they say... if it worked for your grandfather it will work for you.
    Yeah, but your grandfather probably wore what his grandfather wore, and he wore whatever he wore because he bathed twice a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Zipp...
    Eau de Zipp?

    Mmm, spray-on carbon fiber with massive decals!

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    Polo Sport since I was 14. One half spray on my neck makes for a sweet smelling Cypress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnamb View Post
    I like the smell of soap and healthy guy. I am turned off by anything that makes me sneeze or gives me a headache, which is just about anything else.
    Another in agreement with Donna...

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    I prefer to wear natural musk only and my gf prefers that I wear that as well. She also wears natural musk only and that is what I prefer she wears. If your SO can't stand your natural smell than I am not sure how well you'll do together. If you're after just a quick fu** then that is a different story.

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    Nautica.

    p.s. Its good to see you back cypress.

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