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Old 01-14-2011, 07:53 AM
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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A recent study said that we associate our feelings about cologne with our experiences with people in the past who wore the same or similiar scents. That means that if you find someone creepy for wearing cologne, then potentially someone in your past was a sexual predator of one type or another.

Different people have different sensitivity to odors. You may find the person has an excessive amount of cologne or perfume but that person may not smell at the same levels as yourself. My wife has an ultra sensitive nose. I use one spray on each side of my neck of Preferred Stock and she's fine with that. I use to use aftershaves like Afta or Skin Bracer because of it's neutral scent (neutral as in "I want to smell nice for work without trying to say I'm trying to attract a woman"). I work in a boiler room in Louisiana so in summer months, I stink. However, I don't try to overpower my stench with cologne or aftershave. My wife has noticed that some colognes smell differently from the store and on my body. There was one she liked the smell of, but she hated the smell when it was on me. I feel sorry for today's teenage girls who have to deal with teenage boys who use Axe Body Spray. The commercial gives instructions on how to use it, which I see as overboard. My sister has had to have a talk with her teenager about going overboard with Axe.
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Old 01-14-2011, 01:38 PM
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Men and women seem to have an issue with this. Complete turnoff in the way that one goes rushing to open a window, door, or turn on a fan after they leave. Creepy, kinda. What are they thinking?

Musky? Never! I prefer a flowery scent on myself and others if I ever use it, have several bottles, rarely use them. It should only be a light scent, light enough that only someone very close to you could actually detect it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:29 PM
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Originally Posted by MoNative34 View Post
I think there's nothing wrong with a friendly compliment like that. It's too bad we've reached a point in society where a compliment has to be prefaced by an apology/disclaimer.
I agree ... I've asked both men and women what fragrance they were wearing as I LOVE the smell of perfume/cologne. Don't think that I freaked anyone out yet!
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:52 AM
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I did not mean floral, can't really stand that either, or musky. Fruit scented cologne and perfume smells the best and is the least overwhelming to the senses.
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Old 01-15-2011, 11:27 AM
Location: The Jar
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Originally Posted by Coolhand68 View Post
Creepy is such an overused term. I certainly wouldn't use it to describe someone who uses cologne.

I don't really use it often, only on occasion. It's important for people to know how to use it properly. You're not supposed to use it like insecticide. Just a hint will do.
Cool, totally hilarious post !

People (male or female) who drench themselves in cologne not only stink, but they are repulsive!
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:30 PM
Location: Middle America
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Originally Posted by LuckyGem View Post
I love perfumes and colognes. I own too many and always buy more. I have tried to give it as a gift to my husband but he never wears it.

He jerks away from the spray as if it's holy water being sprayed on a vampire.
Same. I've given up. I've gotten him stuff as a gift, and it sits on a shelf until it turns back to alcohol.

I don't imagine it would be well-received if he gave me a piece of jewelry, and I let it sit and gather dust in a drawer.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:08 PM
Location: John & Ken-ville
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I think the scent of b.o. is way creepier.
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Old 01-15-2011, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SifuPhil View Post
Yeah, I was wondering about that comparison myself - must be some really floral weed!
seriously, the cops there aren't very sophisticated. this was in monks corner south carolina. never heard of it? neither had i. but the cops were like, "we can smell weed all over you!" i held my wrist up to him and said, "is THIS what you smell?" he turned red. no joke. i have never worn it since.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:14 PM
Location: NYC
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I love it when men wear cologne. The perfect amount to me is something that can only be smelled from a foot away, no more than that. It makes it somehow more special to me when I smell it that way, its a present surprise if I bump into someone, and it is more intimate to me if it is on a date. Frankly I am surprised to read that so many people don't like it. To each his own I guess!
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:57 PM
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I love a nice smelling man. It's hard to resist following one down the hall. As long as it's subtle, I'm all for it.
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