How do you smell GOOD?

  • pharmstudent

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    Jul 22, 2014 2:06 AM GMT
    Someone asked me for direction at work today and he smelled so good I almost made out with him lol I mean he must have bathed in chenel or something.

    So do people compliment you on your scent, if so what product do you use?
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    Jul 22, 2014 2:21 AM GMT
    soap and shampoo!
  • buddycat

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    Jul 22, 2014 2:43 AM GMT
    Use to wear Gaultier but found Cuba Gold smells very similar.
  • pharmstudent

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    Jul 22, 2014 3:24 AM GMT
    David3K saidsoap and shampoo!


    Beside "Head and Shoulders" bro
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    Jul 22, 2014 3:25 AM GMT
    Two weeks without bathing, and daily exercise...works wonders for the scent glands. You should try it sometime.
  • killercliche

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    Jul 22, 2014 3:35 AM GMT
    pharmstudent saidI mean he must have bathed in chenel or something.


    bathing in any scent, even those by chanel, is never advisable.

    I never use more than 2 sprays. The scent smells much more natural when they have a hint of humanity in the mix. If you bathe in cologne you will end up smelling like a synthetic air freshener monster.
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    Jul 22, 2014 4:14 AM GMT
    2 sprays of Code by Armani does the trick.
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    Jul 22, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    Umm, soap?
  • Bunjamon

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    Jul 22, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    icefan saidUmm, soap?


    This. I'm not a fan of colognes or fragrances.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 22, 2014 5:17 AM GMT
    Soap and deodorant ... I hate it when people wear a ton of cologne or perfume ... I have to wonder what the hell stench they are trying to cover up
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 22, 2014 12:00 PM GMT
    I do wear a reasonable amount of cologne and it works very well for me since it combines with my own body chemistry. But it all starts with good cleaning maintenance. I'm fortunate in that without cologne or deodorant, I usually don't stink even when working out. Cleanliness is certainly key.
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    Jul 22, 2014 1:17 PM GMT
    Sorry, I always avoided guys who smell like men's perfume. I generally cannot stand the smell of any product, like hair gel and the like. Unscented all the way here.
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    Jul 22, 2014 1:37 PM GMT
    The guys who have commented favorably said I smelled clean & fresh to them. I apply no scents, and use unscented products when I can. I shower at least once a day, and also wear freshly washed clothes every day, using unscented laundry products. I think that's all a man needs to do. But if YOUR man likes a particular scent on you, I guess it's OK to please him a little.
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    Jul 22, 2014 1:52 PM GMT
    if you choose to wear a cologne avoid applying conflicting products. Use a natural scented soap, deodorant and or hair products.

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    Jul 22, 2014 1:58 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said...I usually don't stink even when working out...


    Why am I not surprised?
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    Jul 22, 2014 2:38 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    But it all starts with good cleaning maintenance. I'm fortunate in that without cologne or deodorant, I usually don't stink even when working out. Cleanliness is certainly key.

    Body chemistry is another individual variable. I never had odor as a kid, no matter how much I would sweat. But one day in gym class, at 14, I realized my underarms positively reeked. I was shocked, I'd never smelled anything like that on me before.

    I quickly investigated underarm deodorants, which I had never used, and that solved the problem. I had always showered regularly, but as I became an adult my body chemistry, including hormones, was changing, promoting body odors I never had previously. And I had to adapt to that. I still need to shower often and use deodorant to control the problem, but at least it's manageable.
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    Jul 22, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    A little goes a long way. I prefer to wear a deodorant that comes from a scent line, like Armani. That makes it a much more subtle experience for the boyfriend, and he loves how I smell.
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    Jul 22, 2014 3:23 PM GMT
    Hhhmmmm I eat a lot of coconut and I use coconut for everything including my deodorant so I smell like coconut. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    Jul 22, 2014 3:35 PM GMT
    I generally don't wear cologne but I do shower twice/day, once in the morning and once in the early evening after gym. Sometimes products have a scent and I don't worry about it, it evaporates quickly. I find products that do advertise a scent usually smell chemical. Avoid these as it will be obvious and you'll be perceived as trying too hard. That is un-masculine. But when I get dressed up for a special evening out with my guy, I will add a couple of sprays of Burberry cologne. Kind of like wearing a tie, just a special, unusual effort to signify a special night.
  • CRAZY_DIAMOND

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    Jul 22, 2014 5:41 PM GMT
    I seem to get lotsa compliments when I go natural- just a clean masculine scent. for big events I go with a little Channel Blu, but prefer natural
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    Jul 22, 2014 6:13 PM GMT
    Shower daily (using a body wash), wear deodorant, wear clean clothes, and lightly apply cologne. It isn't rocket science.
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    Jul 22, 2014 6:34 PM GMT
    I put on unscented deoderant/antipersp and let my body take care of the rest. By the evening I smell, well, "Human". No "BO" per-say but you can tell i haven't had injections or been diagnosed with a non-sweating condition or something. I might add a single spray of cologne on my sternum to that if I'm going out after work but that's it.
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    Jul 22, 2014 6:42 PM GMT
    There are some guys, tends to be Asian guys, who have a particular and recognizably similar scent that I really like. I don't think it's a product, I think it's just them. I have only been close enough to one of them to ask without feeling TOO awkward, and he told me the cologne he wore, but when I checked that wasn't it.

    I dislike most cologne but the closest thing I could find to this particular smell on me is Le Male by Gaultier (not sure if that's the one you meant, Buddycat). I wear it sparingly, usually when I'm dressed up, because I know a lot of people don't like artificial scents at all.

    Other than that, I shower frequently (use Whole Foods house brand body wash and shampoo which are mad cheap and don't have a strong scent) keep body hair trimmed and clean, use Tom's unscented deodorant and/or Gold Bond.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Jul 22, 2014 7:03 PM GMT
    I shower four times a week and use a non-sented body soap and then I put my Degree Cool Rush and put on my clean clothing. I get a lot of you smell good or what are wearing? Some times it could be the dyer sheet that I use too.
  • Fullhouse

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    Jul 22, 2014 7:04 PM GMT
    One thing missing in this thread is DIET. Strong smelling foods and spices such as garlic, curry, or even onion can influence one's body chemistry/fragrance. Binge drinking can also cause you to smell like the alcohol is literally seeping out of your sweat glands (especially a day or two afterward). Just some things to avoid if you are concerned about your body odor.