Scented Body Products

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    Dec 21, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    Don't you think that many people stereotype guys base on the scent that they use or like?..............Since there are guys on here that think usage of body products and slightly sweet scents will be consider as a feminine guy.

    I personally think a sense of attraction to sweet or floral scents have nothing to do with wheither he is masculine or feminine.

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    For example: this product smells like heaven.....I like it but I don't think you can say that I am feminine or masculine base on what type of smell I like.
  • spacemagic

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    Dec 21, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    If a guy smells flowery or really fruity (no pun intended.. this time.), I'll make that assumption. I try to avoid products that have a feminine scent to them-not because I'm afraid of smelling "gay" but because I don't want to smell like a woman.
  • Jojo_Blu

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    Dec 21, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    I never realized guys thought about this o.o'

    To me, if something smells nice, it smells nice. I feel like I wear a lot of different types of cologne(old spice, and other masculine scents) but I strongly prefer floral shampoo since I think it smells cleaner.

    I never really would associate a guys scent with their masculinity, and I definitely prefer flowery 'feminine' scents to straight up BO.
  • spacemagic

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    Dec 21, 2012 5:14 AM GMT
    What comes to mind for me is Aussie shampoo. Like the product, but it smells very strongly, especially when my head sweats during workouts.
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    Dec 21, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    Normally avoid all scented products like the plague (even use unscented deodorant when necessary). I nevertheless really enjoy some expensive perfumes/colognes that some guys use, if they used them very sparingly. I have never used them myself. Whatever they are, they never smell like flowers, nor like the "Old Spice" kind of scents that the homeless bathe in, and which leave an odor trail that lasts for minutes after they walk down the sidewalk.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 21, 2012 6:26 AM GMT
    I don't care much for over powering smells. People don't need to pour the whole bottle on themselves, unless they actually stink. A drop is all it takes of cologne. The human nose will be accustomed to a smell in about 5 minutes, so after prolonged exposure you are not going to notice the smell as much. I think some peoples noses are fucked up or they are trying to cover up some other smell so they just pour the crap on... As for lotion, I really like the Jergan's original scent wild cherry smell. It's cheap stuff, but I like the way it smells.
  • LJay

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    Dec 21, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    Not a scent person. I use one very lightly scented soap. The rest is odorless.

    Best way to handle scents: Less is more.

    Used to like a single very good cologne but it is now so expensive that I don't even think about going there.

    PS--Don't knock Old Spice. Used well on the right guy it is a classic. They don't make many of those guys these days.
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    Dec 21, 2012 8:35 AM GMT
    I sometimes wear women's fragrances because I like them. And on me, some people actually thought it's a man's cologne, lol!
    Tom Ford's Black Orchid and Nu by Yves Saint Laurent are examples.
    Bottom line, I'll wear what I like, I don't care if some people think it's feminine.
    I wear it for me.
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    Dec 21, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    That's why I love Jo Malone fragrance. They're all androgynous.

    This is my current favorite: Vanilla and Anise (Finally a fragrance that doesn't smell like cheap vanilla.)
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    Dec 21, 2012 11:50 AM GMT
    I like tropical fruit scents like mango or coconut. Outdoorsy scents like "springy waters" or "mountain whatever" are cool too. I also like minty smells.
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    Dec 21, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidThat's why I love Jo Malone fragrance. They're all androgynous.

    This is my current favorite: Vanilla and Anise (Finally a fragrance that doesn't smell like cheap vanilla.)
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    Vanilla is my absolute fave scent. I would literally fall in love with anyone wearing that.
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    I love scented everything haha. Especially if it has that manly musk scent. I never go out on a date without wearing some good cologne. Scent is important. Nothing makes me happier when I hear, "you smell good"
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:19 PM GMT
    I think most of the products marketed as Mens fragrances smell like chemicals and are way too strong. You shouldn't cough when you open a bottle of body wash.

    Irish Spring Original Bar Soap is the only "masculine" scent I can tolerate and I wear it when I'm in a just hanging out mood. I like wearing more of vanilla/cocoa butter scent for work because I get told by guys and girls that I smell good but not girly. Those scents seem to mix well with my sweat/natural scent.

    When I know I'm going to hook up, I like to just use plain old Ivory Bar Soap for a clean, mild smelling scent.
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    I find that many artificially applied odors make me sneeze. I don't care for them. My mother felt the same way so I did not grow up with perfumes in the house.

    Some of them aren't terribly offensive but when I'm out in public I tend to steer clear. Someone with really cheap perfume will make my eyes water so I can't get near that.

    I had two terrible experiences with perfume. Once in line at a supermarket, the person next to me was so fucking smelly that I wound up with it on me when I got back to the car. I couldn't get to my shower fast enough. Another time was on vacation with one of my nephews when he was a teen in a phase and I'm heading back to the room and I could smell his fucking cheap ass cologne from the hallway when the fucking door was closed.

    I don't know what these people are thinking but damn it. Just shower and stay clean. Stop smelling up everyone else's world. You're intruding our personal spaces. I swear I'm gonna start carrying a boom box and the next person I smell I'm just gonna pump up the volume in their direction and blast their ears bloody. Let's see how they like it.
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    Perserverance saidDon't you think that many people stereotype guys base on the scent that they use or like?



    Try going to work in a dress and makeup and see how fast you get stereotyped. Yes, people place everyone in categories, like it or not. And everything you wear, say or do, decides which compartment people are going to place you in. So yes....the minute I smell cologne on a man, my impression of him shifts (and it's never favorably either.) But then you have to decide how much you care about what people think of you. If you say you don't care at all, you're lying through your teeth. But some people, like me, care very little.

    I guess I'm one of those guys who truly like the way a guy smells. "Clean" is the only perfume I need on a guy. I'm not into a guy getting all funky smelling, but I'd much rather smell his natural scent than to smell like the front end of Dillards.

    This is the only scent I ever "wear". It smells great while you're showering, but the scent quickly dissipates once your clothes are on. But you smell clean all day.
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  • HottJoe

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    Dec 21, 2012 3:43 PM GMT
    I've never been into Cologne. I like a natural scent. BO is unpleasant, though, so I wear Old Spice Pure Sport under arm deodorant. I get compliments that I smell nice, so I'm happy with it. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 21, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    I personally don't wear colognes and, most of the time, don't wear deodorant either. It's a rule at work. I feel that if you have to use such products then it's time to amp up your hygiene routine. (Most people just like the smell of such products, but don't use it simply to mask their BO). But, I do use a lot of body wash, body moisturizers, etc... I tend to use products for sensitive skin (because I don't like harsh chemicals), but will buy any such product on sale. Couldn't care less about the smell or color.
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    Dec 21, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    Myol saidI think most of the products marketed as Mens fragrances smell like chemicals and are way too strong. You shouldn't cough when you open a bottle of body wash.

    Irish Spring Original Bar Soap is the only "masculine" scent I can tolerate and I wear it when I'm in a just hanging out mood. I like wearing more of vanilla/cocoa butter scent for work because I get told by guys and girls that I smell good but not girly. Those scents seem to mix well with my sweat/natural scent.

    When I know I'm going to hook up, I like to just use plain old Ivory Bar Soap for a clean, mild smelling scent.


    I agree. The men colognes are usually too strong. The good thing about perfume is that some can be subtle and gentle. Also, most of the comercial female body wash have a romantic smell to them. Their scents are perfect for passionate moments compare to most of the men cologne.....I do use man's cologne,but body wash for female are euphoric. Although the axe phoenix product smells very good too.
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:07 PM GMT
    I've used Dove soap for years, mostly the unscented bar. Since they came out with their Mens line, I really like that and have been using that since.

    I've worn cologne daily to work in the past. Lately not so much. No particular reason.. I've used..
    Boss- Hugo Boss
    Minotaur - Paloma Picasso
    Cool Water - Davidoff
    Le Male - Gaultier
    Sport- Chanel

    The Chanel one I've had for, I think a year and haven't got around to using it.. The rest I liked a lot except the Davidoff one was alright. I never used a lot of cologne. Just one spritz behind each ear so it lasts me a really long time.

    I tend to avoid women stuff because I don't want to smell like a woman. A few months ago I started using a moisturizer - Hydraphase (LaRochePosay). it does have that chemical-womany scent as women's products have... but I'm trying to deal with it.

    I like a guy who smells nice but not overpowering.. But I'm not picky.. If he smells like soap and water, I'm fine with that.