It's something in the Water...

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    Aug 30, 2007 8:40 PM GMT

    Ok, well maybe not in the water, but...

    This summer I have been home all summer at my place in VT. My housekeeper started stocking this bath stuff for me and my guests; its called Bulgari Black for Men.

    The soap seems to be a freaking pheremone to guys - I can't tell you the number of guys (and women) this summer who have made passes at me or asked me about the scent.

    Some of the comments have been incredibly bold: like the woman who literally hung on my arm all evening at a fundraiser because 'you smell so good, I wnat to smell more of you' - even after I pointed out my partner her response was that it was ok with her as long as he smelled as good as I did!

    I had one guy at a baseball game constantly leaning forward to smell near the back of my neck. I can't even count the numer of propositions I have had over this stuff.

    Everybody asks what the hell the scent is - I have even had complete strangers pass me, and a moment later turn around and approach me out of the blue to ask me what it was.

    Have you ever run into a scent or smell that just set off all your bells and whistles at once?

    R

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    Aug 30, 2007 9:07 PM GMT
    Well now I want to know what the hell this stuff smells like!

    As for scents that had similar effects - everyone remember the Drakar Noir craze? Well, some of the kids won't but I know there more than a few here that will.

    More recently, it's been Curve that got me all hot and bothered.
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    Aug 31, 2007 3:18 AM GMT
    Hmmm. Realjock, can you give us a scratch and sniff website?
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    Aug 31, 2007 5:50 AM GMT
    Wait... what was that cologne that makes women want to slap you?
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    Aug 31, 2007 6:41 AM GMT
    I've got one! The scent is "Light Blue" from D&G. The scent is unisex in Europe but the US markets it for women. I'm telling you! This is the cleanest yummiest most take your clothes off and f*^k me smell that will ever grace the surface of your skin!

    Don't be shy, go to the womens counter and try it. It smells way different on your skin than on a piece of paper or from the bottle.

    You can actually smell it on your dirty clothes a couple of days later, it will turn you on and the rest is up to you.

    D&G just released a Light Blue scent for men but the womens parfume is the right potion. Let me know if any of you try it.

    ---Mikey
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    Aug 31, 2007 7:49 AM GMT
    I luxe Bulgari Black for Men!

    The matte-black rubber-coated bottle is too-sexy to begin with, but the real Honcho factor is in the essences:
    The new-car aroma of leather, the smoky burnt-rubber appeal of Lapsang Souchong tea, and the sensuality of Amber.
    Damn, did I ever find that particular sexy and 100% in accord with my aesthetic sensibilities! Thanks for the recall, ITJock.

    However, on me, the scent that drew women and men alike, like moths to a flame, was Eau Sauvage Extreme by Christian Dior.
    Sadly, it went off the market in the mid-nineties and no other has had the same Wow Factor since.

    Whatever... I turn Myself on when wearing Bulgari Black or, my other favourite, Yves Saint Laurent's M7.
    Both are sexy as sexy is.
    D >:->
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    Aug 31, 2007 10:10 AM GMT
    Aero -

    Maybe you didn't know - you can still get Eau Sauvage Extreme...

    About $50 for the spray bottle through Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Eau-Sauvage-Extreme-Christian-Dior/dp/B0002GRP1E/ref=sr_1_2/105-7189682-3211625?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1188554688&sr=1-2

    or directly at:

    http://www.perfumeemporium.com/Mens/Details.cfm?ID=10645&source=106

    Yes - it is very nice; I got it for my partner last year.


    Rob
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    Aug 31, 2007 10:42 AM GMT
    Thanks ITJock. Right you are. Its like a reunion special on tv. *tear of joy*
    It would appear that I was misinformed long ago and never really investigated all that much!
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    Aug 31, 2007 10:50 AM GMT
    refreshing woody, mossy fragrance-a blend of black tea and smoky woods.
    something Adiriondack French Louie could of used.

    anyroad where I live I hope it doesn't have the same effect on the animals. At least I'll spray some in the truck.
    good suggestion IT


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    Aug 31, 2007 10:58 AM GMT
    I just do like the commercial and drench my body with Axe Body Spray.

    Actually, my wife went nuts on me when I first brought home Versace L'Homme, and it's now the fragrance that she usually wears.
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    Aug 31, 2007 11:33 AM GMT
    My boyfriend gave me some Bulgari Black; can't say I've had men climbing over me, maybe that's a blessing!

    He wears DKNY for women.... 'Nuff said!
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    Aug 31, 2007 12:01 PM GMT
    anyone who wears AXE is a douche.

    i work at a retail store and i have learned a lot about fragrances. the most interesting thing is that when they market a cologne it actually contains a pheremone that attracts other men. this is a tactic to get other men interested enough to buy said cologne themselves.

    fragrances that have gotten me a LOT of attention:

    (i'm a seasonal fragrance guy)

    Kenneth Cole "Reaction" (Spring)

    Escada "Sunset Heat" (Summer)

    DKNY "Be Delicious for Men" (Fall)

    Curve "Soul" (Winter)
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    Aug 31, 2007 12:23 PM GMT
    "anyone who wears AXE is a douche."

    I would extend that to anyone who would drench his body with huge amounts of any fragrance. I hate being nasally assaulted by thick clouds of fragrance, even when it's a quality, high-end designer brand.
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    Aug 31, 2007 12:51 PM GMT
    there is a method to fragrance

    its called layers:

    1 bodywash

    2 deodarant

    3 spritz

    this maintains an all day scent without overpowering, most men spray alot because they feel it dissipates but if you follow this three-step solution, you wont have that problem.


    additionally there are only three spots you should spritz:

    1 elbows, the underside

    2 sterno mastoid, the tendon in the neck that meets at the clavicle (where they take your pulse)

    3 wrists (don't spray here, just rub the excess from your elbows)

    so actually just two spritz combined with your hygenic layers will create a WELCOMING all day scent.




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    Aug 31, 2007 1:24 PM GMT
    I wear:

    Issey Miyake
    Burberry London <--- my new favorite

    I also have a bottle of Gucci Pour Homme that a friend gave me as a gift. It doesn't smell all that great on me though.

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    Aug 31, 2007 3:14 PM GMT
    OMG... I remember the Drakar Noir craze....
    I'm unable to wear scents and I'm very sensitive, but I have found something that's light which I love for my guy to wear....

    ACQUA DI GIO very suttle and nice. I can't wear it of course, but it's just right for the man that wants to date me........ hint hint.

    LANCE
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    Aug 31, 2007 3:30 PM GMT
    Try stuff w/o alchohol, like essential oils. They don't have that offensive effect on the nose.
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    Aug 31, 2007 3:38 PM GMT
    Bvlgari has ALWAYS been the DEAL!!!!!

    If you can get your hands on it (it's SUPER expensive if you can) try and find Green Tea. It only comes in a pure perfume but my GOD is it amazing!
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    Aug 31, 2007 4:26 PM GMT
    well there's two different kinds:

    eu de toilette and parfum

    the difference?

    alcohol verse pure fragrance respectively

    alcohol is a medium that "strectches out" the parfum. it's like watering down ketchup.

    the effects:

    toilette cheaper by far

    the alcohol reacts differently to your skin, drying it up, causing you to soak up the scent, thusly dissipating and causing those "keynotes"- high notes, medium notes and low notes.
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    Aug 31, 2007 4:38 PM GMT
    Jeez. I usually go with a manly aura of cherry-wood sap that has delightful undertones of hydraulic fluid and bar oil. No kidding - it's kind of pleasant.

    My dog prefers the hydraulic fluid straight-up, so she lays under the tractor and lets it drip on her... then she goes and rolls in the llama poop pile. Hey, you guys ought to try that one. It'll keep your cowworkers guessing all day.

    When I worked in town, I used to buy clothes at a department store in the mall. I always had to hold my breath when threading through the maze of stench counters that they blocked the entrance with. Sometimes, they'd have bimbos actually SPRAYING the shit on customers trying to get into the store. I've never come so close to decking a woman.
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    Aug 31, 2007 4:48 PM GMT
    Hey guitarboi, are you saying that not only do you wear four different scents ('cuz you're a seasonal fragrance guy),
    you tiple-layer your scents (bodywash, deodourant & spritz),
    and
    that you apply on three parts of your body (elbows, sterno mastoid & wrists),
    but that you
    actually "spritz" on 'parfum' instead of dabbing on a little 'eau de cologne'?

    Like, Wow, No wonder Axe bodywash pisses you off. Wanna be my daddy Mr. Bigbucks?
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    Sep 01, 2007 1:05 AM GMT
    If you remember the Drakkar Noir craze maybe you remember the Pierre Cardin craze also. It came in a bottle that looked like a dildo. lol. I don't have a fragrance currently. I should look for one@!
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    Sep 01, 2007 1:42 AM GMT
    If you are looking, the following are very nice:

    Bvlgari Black by Bvlgari
    Trussardi Uomo by Trussardi
    Polo Double Black by Ralph Lauren
    Eau Sauvage Extreme by Christian Dior
    Blue Marine by Pierre Cardin
    Burberry London by Burberrys

    Rob
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    Sep 01, 2007 2:24 AM GMT
    I wear Polo Black... have been for some time now. The bottle's about empty though, so it might be time to try out a new scent
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    Sep 01, 2007 5:02 AM GMT
    I used to wear all sorts of cologne. Kenneth Cole Reaction, Aqua di Gio, Boss (or maybe Hugo, I can never keep the two straight), Issey Miyake, Chanel Egoiste Platinum (that one seemed to mostly appeal to girls, oddly, they *loved* it but it didn't get me as many compliments from guys), etc, etc.

    Nowadays I wear no cologne and unscented deodorant. I realized at some point that while I might find cologne scents attractive in the way I like the smell of good food, they don't turn me on. What actually turns me on is natural male pheromones - I'm a sucker for exercise-sweat (as opposed to, you know, "I've been sitting on the couch for two days" acrid sweat, haha!)

    My last bf really liked the Aqua di Gio so I'd wear that sometimes for him. That was about it though. He liked Kenneth Cole Black, and I'll admit it smelled good on him. But, again, more like a nice soap than something that got my motor running.

    One scent I do really like and actually find relatively erotic is Lush cosmetics (the store with all the bath products that look like candy) Olive Branch Body Wash. It has a lot of citrus - mandarin juice, bergamot extract, lemon juice - but also vine leaf extract and olive oil, and it smells really masculine but also mild. If I still lived near a Lush store I'd be using that stuff to this day.