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Old 01-10-2011, 05:37 AM
 
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Ok, yeah, i'm bored, sent out twenty resumes, THIS is how i wind down at 4:30 am pacific time....

but seriously, this is almost akin to the "who else hates dating" thread that got kinda heated a few weeks back- its, in other words, a completely personal preference, but personally i find it very creepy when men wear cologne. i even hate the word. it has too many vowels.

and there is nothing worse than certain types of musk- obsession for men was a main offender. every time i smell it i see frat boys in daddy's car. it smells of no scruples to me. (no offense to you former frat boys). but i expect to get date-raped or at least roofied when i smell that stuff. not to make light of either of those happenings either, btw....

but its an almost visceral aversion. i literally would not date a man who stunk of cologne and used loads of hair gel. it reeks of the sort of premeditation that i dislike in women, who, luckily, i don't date. give me curly dark ringlets that are natural. i don't want to see your scalp shine.

i will say the only cologne that i actually love- and used to wear even as a girl- is cool water. to me it smells like old books. people look at me funny when i say that, but it has that woodsy odor i associate with pre-1930's hardbacks. i never said i wasn't weird.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:40 AM
 
Location: In my ponytail dreams
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Yes it is creepy.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:44 AM
 
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Me and Mrs. Alpha went to dinner celebrating our 24th anniversary on Saturday.

I haven't used cologne in years (due to the fact that I smell great without it) but decided to spritz myself a little.

Big mistake. I couldn't stand the small of myself.

Never again!
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:47 AM
 
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hahahaha. i'm sorry alphamale. i hope you had some fine toilet wipes on hand to save the day : )
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:51 AM
 
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hahahaha. i'm sorry alphamale. i hope you had some fine toilet wipes on hand to save the day : )
Nah. I lived with it for one night.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:04 AM
 
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Ok, yeah, i'm bored, sent out twenty resumes, THIS is how i wind down at 4:30 am pacific time....

but seriously, this is almost akin to the "who else hates dating" thread that got kinda heated a few weeks back- its, in other words, a completely personal preference, but personally i find it very creepy when men wear cologne. i even hate the word. it has too many vowels.

and there is nothing worse than certain types of musk- obsession for men was a main offender. every time i smell it i see frat boys in daddy's car. it smells of no scruples to me. (no offense to you former frat boys). but i expect to get date-raped or at least roofied when i smell that stuff. not to make light of either of those happenings either, btw....

but its an almost visceral aversion. i literally would not date a man who stunk of cologne and used loads of hair gel. it reeks of the sort of premeditation that i dislike in women, who, luckily, i don't date. give me curly dark ringlets that are natural. i don't want to see your scalp shine.

i will say the only cologne that i actually love- and used to wear even as a girl- is cool water. to me it smells like old books. people look at me funny when i say that, but it has that woodsy odor i associate with pre-1930's hardbacks. i never said i wasn't weird.
my wife likes it if i spritz a touch of Momba on if we're going out and getting a little dressy. that's it for me.

on the other hand i work with this slob that drowns himself with stench every day at work. we all think about complaining but the alternative may be worse.

but i guess you're kinda talking about guidos who think they're studs with the cologne and grease and stuff ? i would hope that doesn't attract many of the women on here.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:15 AM
 
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A local acquaintance (a seemingly harmless old guy) asked if I'd help him on a Saturday at his office (a tractor dealership), retrieving and organizing files in preparation for a meeting with his accountant. I should have gotten a clue when he opened the door reeking of cologne, but later, when he tried to sit too close to me, and put his hand on my waist, I sure did. (I am one who does NOT like to be touched, so you can imagine my reaction). Did you ever notice it seems to be the creepy old guys who slather it on when they want to impress?

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Old 01-10-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Between Philadelphia and Allentown, PA
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I don't know about creepy. I think when a man is well groomed, dresses nice and has a nice fragrance on, it's very sexy. It's good for all the senses. I'm talking something good though, like Acqua Di Gio (sp?) or something else that's more high end, not some crap like Stetson.. do men still wear this ?? eww... just the smell alone conjures up bad images for me LOL
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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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.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Where Dance Music comes first
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We all smell things differently anyway. Some people are always gonna hate your smell with or without cologne.
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