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Old 01-07-2014, 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by gobucks86 View Post
I'm 27 now and have a career going, so I'm looking for a bit of an upgrade.
Eeew!! If you want to get your career going avoid toxic foul smelling perfumes and cologne! Cologne is more offensive than cigarette smoke!

"Fragrance is a known respiratory irritant and neurological toxin and one in five people in the US experience adverse health effects from synthetic fragrance exposure (Wolff, 2006). For many people, exposure to perfume can pose serious health risks such as migraines, nausea, tightening of the throat, and respiratory impairment in the asthmatic (Canadian Employment Law, 2005). Breathing problems such as hay fever and asthma are found in 15-20% of North Americans and synthetic fragrance exacerbates these problems for many people."


"Over the past 50 years,
80-90% of fragrances have been synthesized from petroleum and some of the commonly
found harmful chemicals in fragranced products include acetone, phenol, toluene, benzyl
acetate, and limonene (U.S. FDA, 2005). The United States tests less than 10% of products on
the market for toxicity and almost one-third of the chemical additives used in perfume are
known to be toxic (Frosh et al., 2002). The fragrance industry uses over 4000 chemical
ingredients to make their products and over 80% of these chemicals have not been tested for
their toxicity"


"EPA should take a leadership role by establishing a
Scent-Free Policy for its own buildings, worksites, conferences, etc"


"Their stories are similar to Michelli’s who says she was forced to retire early from her job as a 911-operator in California because her coworkers used too many fragrances. She noticed severe headaches and trouble breathing after staying in a dorm for overnight shifts."



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Old 01-10-2014, 09:24 PM
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My wife helped me pick Dolce Gabanna Sport and it has gathered very favorable reviews.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:24 AM
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I've always preferred Cool Water or D&G Lite Blue. However women always give me the most compliments whenever I wear Lucky You...it's only $20 for a 3.5/4 oz bottle.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:48 AM
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what happened to irish spring soap and right guard?? and on special occassions,,, stetson, a little dab will do you...for a week..
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Bane1976 View Post
Versace Dreamer. Old school but a classic. The trick is what smells good on you. Go into a store like Macy's and there is usually a female working the cologne section.

Paco Rabbane sounds like a jewish taco. No offense. Give me a Paco Rabbane extra pickles.

Sometimes, the better department stores like Macys and Nordstrom will give you a sample vial or two to take with you to try. You need to wear a fragrance for at least 20 minutes or a bit longer to know how it will smell on your skin.

(Oy vey, a Jewish taco?)
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:09 AM
Location: Encino, CA
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There is no "college age cologne". Gio is good no matter the age.

Some of my favorites that I have are:

Armani Code
Kenneth Cole Black
Allure for men
D&G Light Blue
Kenneth Cole Reaction
Chanel Bleu
Burberry Brit
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:24 AM
Location: Folsom
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What men's cologne should I look into? (female opinion strongly encouraged lol)
None, just take a shower. Some women are allergic to chemical smells. Reactions can be minimal (headache) to full blown anaphylactic shock.
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:33 AM
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Armani - Acqua di gio
Dolce & Gabban - Light Blue
Dolce & Gabbana - The One
Diesel - Only the Brave
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Mmmmm let me breathe some life into this post. Nothing better than a man with a nice masculine smelling cologne on, though it depends on body chemistry. Some that I like on a man are:

Chanel Bleu
Chanel Allure for men
Gant Adventure
Armani Code
Armani Mania
Bulgari Black (distinct- not for everyone)
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue or Polo Black
Burberry Brit

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Old 01-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I like Drakkar, myself.
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