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2012-12-02 08:32:19 PM  
Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling
 
2012-12-02 09:44:11 PM  

gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I use Old Spice. The girls like it... I guess it's a sign you're an actual man instead of some androgenous hipster in skinny jeans.
 
2012-12-02 10:03:15 PM  

Cubansaltyballs: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

I use Old Spice. The girls like it... I guess it's a sign you're an actual man instead of some androgenous hipster in skinny jeans.


BS. If that were the case, you wouldn't wear any deodorant. 'CAUSE THAT'S WHAT GIRLS LIKE!
 
2012-12-02 10:20:43 PM  

gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling



I use it....and I'm disappointed that they discontinued the original scent body spray.
 
2012-12-02 11:49:37 PM  

Cubansaltyballs: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

I use Old Spice. The girls like it... I guess it's a sign you're an actual man instead of some androgenous hipster in skinny jeans.


But where would we be without Brut 33?
 
2012-12-02 11:51:16 PM  
perfumebrands.com.au 

What REAL men use.
 
2012-12-02 11:51:22 PM  
Right Guard FTW
 
2012-12-02 11:51:46 PM  
Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...
 
2012-12-02 11:51:57 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Right Guard FTW


And Brut, if available.
 
2012-12-02 11:52:46 PM  
Old Spice or Mennen. Classics. Yum.
 
2012-12-02 11:54:07 PM  
If that's the case then I wish my wife would smell more like a stripper. I like that nice stripper smell.
 
2012-12-02 11:57:41 PM  
My ex had extremely bad breath during ovulation.

/also went batshiat farking crazy in bed.
 
2012-12-02 11:58:53 PM  
I seem to recall Old Spice having some "spin offs" as well.
 
2012-12-02 11:59:39 PM  
Old Spice and Polo are in the same category for effective masculine olfactory enhancement. Might as well splash on some witch hazel while you are at it.
 
2012-12-03 12:00:23 AM  

skinink: If that's the case then I wish my wife would smell more like a stripper. I like that nice stripper smell.


My wife smells like a stripper and I can't figure out how she learned that. She won't talk about her past, and has tyts that precede her into the next time zone.
 
2012-12-03 12:01:00 AM  

gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


The spice must flow!
 
2012-12-03 12:03:08 AM  

litespeed74: I seem to recall Old Spice having some "spin offs" as well.


English Leather?
 
2012-12-03 12:03:19 AM  

Farxist Marxist: skinink: If that's the case then I wish my wife would smell more like a stripper. I like that nice stripper smell.

My wife smells like a stripper and I can't figure out how she learned that. She won't talk about her past, and has tyts that precede her into the next time zone.


She smells like a stripper and has time-traveling tattoos? Is she a character on a straight to tv Syfy movie?
 
2012-12-03 12:04:24 AM  

gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I do. It reminds me of my grandfather so I started using it. My wife won't let me wear anything else now.
 
2012-12-03 12:04:47 AM  
Well, as someone who decided on his partners based on how delicious I find their smell (especially the one coming from her vaginas), I'm getting a kick out of this study.

Yes, even if you were hot, I couldn't get serious if my nose didn't pick up that smell. And it's not about taking a shower, it's the natural smell every person has.

I have like 4 types:

Bad smell: I don't want anything with this person, not even their company.
Neutral smell: Regular people. I may have sex if the chance arises. Must fulfill other qualities to be considered couple material.
Good smell: Women I like. Probable candidates for mating.
THAT smell: I go crazy. I WILL get involved with the woman even if it's a red flag in other areas (usually sanity, lol)
 
2012-12-03 12:06:14 AM  
I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.
 
2012-12-03 12:07:35 AM  

CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.


Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.
 
2012-12-03 12:08:58 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.

Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.


OH, BULLshiat!
 
2012-12-03 12:09:20 AM  

mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...


Pheromones.
 
2012-12-03 12:10:17 AM  
FDS
My friend's mom couldn't read english and used it under her arms.
 
2012-12-03 12:11:47 AM  
Menthols and beer
 
2012-12-03 12:12:24 AM  
www.vul.bc.ca

/hot like real bits of panther
 
2012-12-03 12:13:15 AM  

fusillade762: [perfumebrands.com.au image 350x350] 

What REAL men use.


1985 called...
 
2012-12-03 12:16:06 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-03 12:16:15 AM  

gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


Old Spice is a bit of a tricky one - most women I know think of it as a "creepy uncle" scent, they're reminded of "Uncle Frank" who always wore a semi-transparent short-sleeved dress shirt with a visible wifebeater underneath.

So usually, it's a turn off for them. However, every once in a while you'll run into a woman who was molested by Uncle Frank, so to them Old Spice may as well be ruhypnol. They're like putty in your hands.
 
2012-12-03 12:23:08 AM  

dopeydwarf: Cubansaltyballs: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

I use Old Spice. The girls like it... I guess it's a sign you're an actual man instead of some androgenous hipster in skinny jeans.

BS. If that were the case, you wouldn't wear any deodorant. 'CAUSE THAT'S WHAT GIRLS LIKE!


This.

I've been told, there must be something about my scent that attracts women. I haven't worn deodorant since I was a teenager.
 
2012-12-03 12:24:22 AM  
[Ctrl]+[F] diamonds
*shrug*
 
2012-12-03 12:24:27 AM  
I gotta agree that you can't really beat Old Spice for consistency and effectiveness among the general female population. I actually think their original scent body wash is plenty enough for a night out, it's surprisingly strong. I've noticed that sandalwood based colognes will always prompt more responses than most musks.

Two protips:

If the girl you are trying to get was in high school in the early to mid-nineties, wear Curve cologne. It reminds their subconscious of being in the backseat of their former boyfriend's car.

Of every cologne and aftershave I have ever used, I've never been asked to be smelled more than when I had this in my hair:

lh4.googleusercontent.com

I'm not even kidding. It took me a while before I figured out that it was the shiat in my hair that all the girls were raving about.

/Sadly, I have a buzzcut now. Fark MPB.
 
2012-12-03 12:27:32 AM  

CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.


I like Denali. That high aluminum content must be why sometimes I can go a day or two without and it still working. Hopefully I'll die before Alzheimer's sets in.
 
2012-12-03 12:27:51 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

I use Old Spice. The girls like it... I guess it's a sign you're an actual man instead of some androgenous hipster in skinny jeans.


Only if the actual man was Isaiah Mustafah. And if I had him, he could smell like just about anything.

Rawr.
 
2012-12-03 12:32:16 AM  
Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.
 
2012-12-03 12:33:39 AM  
I have a strong sense of smell, and I can assure you it does not help my relationship.
 
2012-12-03 12:35:10 AM  
Women have a stronger sense of smell than men. And men usually smell worse. God said 'Ha!'.

I saw a study where new mothers could identify their babies by scent. Freaky. And that power is supposed to be the cause of menstrual synchronicity. More freaky.

PS: The best old school scent for men is Aqua Velva.
 
2012-12-03 12:35:15 AM  
I would tell you what I use, but I don't want you boneheads using it. :)
 
2012-12-03 12:35:57 AM  
I tend to use Axe products whenever possible. Yeah, I know, many of you are going to cry "hipster". Go for it. Ive been down the road with Old Spice (wife hates it), and all the other major brands and store brands of deoderants, shampoo, etc and I like the way the Axe stuff works best. Other brands do have better scents, but I dont use enough of the stuff for it to linger an excessive amount of time anyways. For me its about function, and Ive found what works best for me.

Scent wise I like Old Spice stuff best, but the wife hates it.
 
2012-12-03 12:35:58 AM  
pics.blameitonthevoices.com
 
2012-12-03 12:37:07 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.


French or just a fan of a whore's bath?
 
2012-12-03 12:37:09 AM  

rocky_howard: THAT smell: I go crazy. I WILL get involved with the woman even if it's a red flag in other areas (usually sanity, lol)


I had one of those relationships. Crazy woman, but just getting close to her neck for a kiss and it was ON.

Luckily, this one is sane AND has that smell. My ex-wife didn't have it. No other woman has. I think I'm lucky to find it twice.
 
2012-12-03 12:37:39 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: where would we be without Brut 33?


4.bp.blogspot.com

"By Faberge!"

AverageAmericanGuy: AverageAmericanGuy: Brut, if available.


4.bp.blogspot.com

"By Faberge!"
 
2012-12-03 12:44:04 AM  
I think subbie got it wrong. Their data seems to say that a lack of a sense of smell interferes with having a relationship at all rather than with making it last.
 
2012-12-03 12:48:09 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.


Are you my old roomie? He said the same shiat and he smelled horrible on a regular basis. After PT he'd wipe down with a warm washcloth and our barracks room regularly smelled of ass and foot. And rinsing your hair with just cool water will still leave greasy nasty buildup and a bad smell. You likely smell bad and you should feel bad.
 
2012-12-03 12:50:50 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.


So is not having sex.
 
2012-12-03 12:55:03 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.



On that note...try baby or kids shampoo. It has far less soaps & cleansers than regular stuff, and leaves most oils still in the hair. If your the type that uses a lot of junk (gel, hair spray, etc), or have very oily hair, use a regular adult shampoo once or twice a week to clean the junk out.
 
2012-12-03 12:56:29 AM  

The_Sponge: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I use it....and I'm disappointed that they discontinued the original scent body spray.


Old Spice fresh scent is the bomb.

Have gotten many bj's from the fiancee bc of that stuff...
 
2012-12-03 12:58:15 AM  

br0g: I have a strong sense of smell, and I can assure you it does not help my relationship.


Yep -- it is both a curse and a blessing. Not gonna get smothered by a gas leak, but not gonna go face down on a sweaty hoo-hah either.

Many people don't realize they either have B.O. issues or need to slack off on the fragrance. If I can smell you in either case from arm's length, you need to deal with it.

We have a gal at work that is so offended by poop and fart smells that she douses the ladies room with air freshener every time she visits, turns on the poop fan and closes the men's room door if one of us has been in there long enough to make a turd, and has 2-3 candles and / or air fresheners running WFO in her office at all times. Did I mention she applies perfume with a ladle ??

She has no farking clue that her concealment is 10x worse than what it attempts to conceal, and all fingers point at her when she applies the concealment.
 
2012-12-03 01:01:40 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.

Are you my old roomie? He said the same shiat and he smelled horrible on a regular basis. After PT he'd wipe down with a warm washcloth and our barracks room regularly smelled of ass and foot. And rinsing your hair with just cool water will still leave greasy nasty buildup and a bad smell. You likely smell bad and you should feel bad.


Yeah, you need HOT water and friction on a daily basis. After a while your body stops producing so much grease. A little soap or shampoo goes a LONG way then. But you will be a greaseball for months on end so most people don't stick with it.
 
2012-12-03 01:02:40 AM  

crabsno termites: AverageAmericanGuy: CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.

Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.

OH, BULLshiat!

Ummm what the hell. What basis do you have to disbelieve that?

Aluminum is conclusively associated with neurofibrilary tangles characteristic of Alzheimers. This is a popular topic so there are a lot of papers that seem to make it look like it goes both ways. Some, perhaps industry-sponsored, wherein researchers give excessive lipservice to the possibility that it may simply be a matter of aluminum accumulating in the NFTs after the fact - though I have yet to see a good causal explanation of THAT process. Papers in the last two or three years especially though are pretty clear that mouse models show aluminum can trigger Alzheimers, and that there indeed are clear pathways for aluminum entering the brain contrary to a counterpoint brought up in a lot of the negative papers - the results are damning. But why risk not poisoning ourselves just in case those papers are wrong? The prices are pretty close - they're just not in general the brands that the marketers put the most effort into. I don't think there's an efficacy difference, but it shouldn't matter anyway since the aluminum stuff is poison. Seriously, don't be stubborn about this - look at the alternatives. I don't wanna be supporting your crippled brains. Take care of yourselves. FYI baking powder has aluminum too.

These recent papers (and many others, follow the citations or do your own Google Scholar searches) indicate that Al does indeed play a causal role in forming the beta-amyloid plaques that lead to the formation of NFTs; to be specific my understanding is that it's more that the beta amyloid in solution that causes trouble, but the plaques act essentially as a buffering reservoir maintaining dissolved beta amyloid levels at a high baseline. Seems clear to me that the reasonable choice would be to avoid this otherwise toxic compound anyway (it is not merely Alzheimer's - this is a high-energy-potential compound that is not found in free-metal form in nature), but there are vested interests with a huge backlog of aluminum-containing products for bodily use that would prefer not to change their line of business. And maybe they're a few cents per pound cheaper?

http://iospress.metapress.com/content/vq1p78553222661m/
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/089543569090053R
http://aje.oxfordjournals.org/content/152/1/59.short
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0162013409001731
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22507317
 
2012-12-03 01:15:33 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: The_Sponge: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I use it....and I'm disappointed that they discontinued the original scent body spray.

Old Spice fresh scent is the bomb.

Have gotten many bj's from the fiancee bc of that stuff...


Same. My ex's sex drive was like night/day depending on whether I put a fresh application of Old Spice swagger on. though I really like artic force scent too.
 
2012-12-03 01:19:35 AM  
I use Old spice deodorant, and usually that is about it. It's the only brand that seems to adequately control the funk for me. If I'm adding cologne I will put on some Dunhill Blue. I've received numerous compliments on it over the years.

Link

Most colognes I've tried just don't mix well with my particular chemistry. Especially musks. Nivea products for washing.

If I were to follow AAGuys advice I would reek within a day, and I'd be a giant grease ball. No, I don't eat a lot of greasy crap.
 
2012-12-03 01:22:26 AM  

Boudyro: I use Old spice deodorant, and usually that is about it. It's the only brand that seems to adequately control the funk for me. If I'm adding cologne I will put on some Dunhill Blue. I've received numerous compliments on it over the years.

Link

Most colognes I've tried just don't mix well with my particular chemistry. Especially musks. Nivea products for washing.

If I were to follow AAGuys advice I would reek within a day, and I'd be a giant grease ball. No, I don't eat a lot of greasy crap.


Try l'occitane colognes for men.

The bavx and l'occitane scents. The former is cedar and woodsy...the latter is lavender and white pepper.

I have NEVER had women ask me to let them smell me until i wore those. Fiancee goes ape for them as well lol
 
2012-12-03 01:24:50 AM  

Boudyro: Most colognes I've tried just don't mix well with my particular chemistry..


I have to seek out the deodorant / antiperspirant varieties -- the Mennen and Old Spice brands do pretty well. I have found the citrus and metallic scents work better than the musk / floral type stuff. Best stuff I have is some Florida Water from the dollar store I got during an Xmas Chinese auction.
 
2012-12-03 01:26:12 AM  
www.mastodonmesa.com

www.mastodonmesa.com
 
2012-12-03 01:56:18 AM  
I got my brother this, since they haven't yet formulated a cologne that smells like barbecue.
 
2012-12-03 01:57:15 AM  
Bacon and mayonnaise. DROOL
 
2012-12-03 02:00:14 AM  

The more you eat the more you fart: The_Sponge: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I use it....and I'm disappointed that they discontinued the original scent body spray.

Old Spice fresh scent is the bomb.

Have gotten many bj's from the fiancee bc of that stuff...


I accidentally bought the fresh scent on one shopping trip and after two days my wife made me throw it out and go back for the regular scent.

/no BJs with either scent
//lots of sex, just no BJs
 
2012-12-03 02:04:21 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.


Yeah, we had a guy like this on our barracks floor. The Sgt said if he didn't stop reeking we would all be doing pushups. So every morning for a week we dragged him kicking and screaming down to the showers, gave him 5 minutes under the fire hose with people emptying disinfectant and toilet cleaner on him.

He wised up pretty soon, and only needed a few reminders for the rest of the year.
 
2012-12-03 02:14:53 AM  
assets.nydailynews.com 

You could smell as bad as Donald Trump's bumjuice but if you look like this, you're in.
 
2012-12-03 02:17:56 AM  
Old Spice will never smell sexy to me. It's all my dad ever wore and he's a mean cuss.
 
2012-12-03 02:21:06 AM  

steerforth: [assets.nydailynews.com image 485x366] 

You could smell as bad as Donald Trump's bumjuice but if you look like this, you're in.


If you stepped out of my shower looking like that, you could smell like an open cesspool.
 
2012-12-03 02:42:17 AM  
The smell of the boy I like makes me want to climb him like a tree, and he wears nothing at all. Only person i've ever met that I've had that response to.

It would suck to miss out on that dimension of attraction forever; I had no idea how nice it could be.
 
2012-12-03 02:52:37 AM  

Gyrfalcon: steerforth: [assets.nydailynews.com image 485x366] 

You could smell as bad as Donald Trump's bumjuice but if you look like this, you're in.

If you stepped out of my shower looking like that, you could smell like an open cesspool.


An open cesspool with a delicate aftertaste of rotting whale blubber. That man is the finest that walks the planet.
 
2012-12-03 02:56:33 AM  
www.wackypackages.org
/hot!
 
2012-12-03 03:42:03 AM  

gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling


I do. I'm 27. I'm aware that it's kind of odd, but I like it.
 
2012-12-03 04:42:12 AM  
On average men born without a sense of smell had two sexual partners, compared to ten for a normal male.


Ten is the average?

Who do these mooks interview? Celibate monks?
 
2012-12-03 04:57:32 AM  
Acqua Di Gio (sp?) works for me. I dunno. Old GF bought it for me coz she LOVED it. I wore it for her, and quickly noticed other gals dig it too. Still. Women of a variety of ages. Honestly, I've had women track me down in a grocery store aisle to ask me what makes me smell so good. THAT never happened with anything else.
 
2012-12-03 05:40:15 AM  
I wear Aqua Di Gio, or did anyways when I could afford it. Being unemployed sucks.
 
2012-12-03 06:15:47 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.

Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.


I call BS.
Citation needed!
 
2012-12-03 06:20:45 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Actually, even soap and shampoo are sold to us as if they were in any way healthy or good for us. They are not.

These things strip our bodies of their protective outer layer of oils. By doing this, not only does our skin dry out and hair become brittle and lifeless, but it exacerbates the various odors that the human body will emit in order to recover from this stripping.

Wiping the body with lukewarm water on a hand towel and an occasional rinsing of hair under cool, running water is enough to clean on a semi-daily basis. Any more than that, or using chemicals like soap or shampoo or deodorant, is unhealthy.


So you don't partake in any labor intensive work? Or live in a humid environment. You have unwashed dreads don't you?

Two showers a day here, and degree adrenaline for me. Living in 100% humidity during the summertime will give you a different additude.
 
2012-12-03 07:50:21 AM  
I've worn a lot of different stuff in my lifetime but whenever I wear Dolce and Gabana cologne I always have women sniffing me and asking "MMMMM... What are you wearing". I actually had one woman at a bar nuzzle my neck like some kind of AXE commercial. It's a little expensive so if you have a Sephora or Macys in your town just use some from a tester before going out to see if it works for you too. It may be that it goes well with my body chemistry or something. And I'm ugly as fark. (But happily married) 

www.worldsfragrances.com
 
2012-12-03 07:59:34 AM  
This is what I wear:

www.brownells.com
 
2012-12-03 08:33:50 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

Old Spice is a bit of a tricky one - most women I know think of it as a "creepy uncle" scent, they're reminded of "Uncle Frank" who always wore a semi-transparent short-sleeved dress shirt with a visible wifebeater underneath.

So usually, it's a turn off for them. However, every once in a while you'll run into a woman who was molested by Uncle Frank, so to them Old Spice may as well be ruhypnol. They're like putty in your hands.


I shouldn't have laughed at that, but I did.
 
2012-12-03 08:36:15 AM  
 
2012-12-03 08:45:19 AM  
The family that teabags together?
 
2012-12-03 09:02:26 AM  
Mark me as another that uses Old Spice, the wife absolutely loves it, and I find that it works on me better than a few others.

I will water it down after using it after shaving so that I don't end up being "that" guy that has a too strong cologne smell in the elevator, and I technically splash water and use it as a body scent as I "move" it to my chest and arms.

It's a nice clean scent.

And after using many products in my life, I pretty much converted to Old Spice stuff products for my body stuff, deodorant, soap, etc. I just find that it works better than just about everything else for me.

bim1154: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

Old Spice is a bit of a tricky one - most women I know think of it as a "creepy uncle" scent, they're reminded of "Uncle Frank" who always wore a semi-transparent short-sleeved dress shirt with a visible wifebeater underneath.

So usually, it's a turn off for them. However, every once in a while you'll run into a woman who was molested by Uncle Frank, so to them Old Spice may as well be ruhypnol. They're like putty in your hands.

I shouldn't have laughed at that, but I did.


The old creepy uncle thing.. to me is more a reminder of the ones that used any cologne to mask the BO, and did it several days in a row. And that's any "old school" cologne... 

Overall, it's been long enough for it to have passed a generation of it being "uncool".

But then again, I started using it when I started DE shaving. (and never looked back)
 
2012-12-03 09:33:54 AM  
As a guy, I think having an almost non-existent sense of smell made me better at performing.... certain tasks... for the ladies. One could go to task with enthusiasm and not be off-put by certain natural scents.
 
Skr
2012-12-03 09:46:16 AM  
Grew up with my father using Old Spice. Never really got into using the cologne myself, but I've been using various scents of their deodorant line for many years.

Stetson is my primary cologne, which I suppose destroys any hypothetical credibility I might have had. I switch between Classic and Untamed. It doesn't make me a cowboy, but I do like the smell.
 
2012-12-03 10:25:39 AM  
Scientists say that a strong sense of smell is the key to a happy and long lasting relationship. Old Spice stock soars

gee, i wonder who funded that study.............that'll sell some perfume, after shave.


would explain why so many have their noses up corporate brass asses. it pays off!
 
2012-12-03 10:26:28 AM  

Cubansaltyballs: gopher321: Does anyone actually use Old Spice? I mean, apart from dads who get those gifts from their kids and have no choice? Whatever happened to classic scents for men, like Bay rum?

/rambling

I use Old Spice. The girls like it... I guess it's a sign you're an actual man instead of some androgenous hipster in skinny jeans.



wrong,

an actual man puts it up her poop shoot.
 
2012-12-03 10:26:46 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: AverageAmericanGuy: Right Guard FTW

And Brut, if available.


I had some luck with Hai Karate and Aqua Velva. Do they still make that stuff?
 
2012-12-03 10:28:14 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: CruJones: I wear their Fiji deodorant. It has a high aluminum content and is a good antiperspirant. And it's a solid, the gel ones make me burn. Oh, and I like how it smells. So does my girlfriend.

Aluminum is good for reducing perspiration and also for increasing your chances of Alzheimers.



yep, at least you won't remember how you smell. nothing like a good dose of aluminum every day over the years.....
 
2012-12-03 10:28:58 AM  

LordOfThePings: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x270]



wow, that is disturbing.
 
2012-12-03 10:31:41 AM  
...........and don't forget folks, you need to shave all the hair because hair is dirty and smelly.........Gillette will love you for it!


its amusing to see how well marketing/propaganda works in a 'free' society.
 
2012-12-03 10:42:42 AM  
I almost never use any sort of scent, other than good ol' soap & shampoo residue.

But when I do... Tuscany by Aramis drives Mrs_Fab to distraction. Great stuff, guys. Trust me.
 
2012-12-03 10:51:41 AM  

rocky_howard: Well, as someone who decided on his partners based on how delicious I find their smell (especially the one coming from her vaginas), I'm getting a kick out of this study.

Yes, even if you were hot, I couldn't get serious if my nose didn't pick up that smell. And it's not about taking a shower, it's the natural smell every person has.

I have like 4 types:

Bad smell: I don't want anything with this person, not even their company.
Neutral smell: Regular people. I may have sex if the chance arises. Must fulfill other qualities to be considered couple material.
Good smell: Women I like. Probable candidates for mating.
THAT smell: I go crazy. I WILL get involved with the woman even if it's a red flag in other areas (usually sanity, lol)


Ya. Cause you're clearly rocking the bounds of that 'sanity' flag yourself.

Bacterial vaginosis is bad, right. Other than that, I dot judge a woman by her smells. That's just wierd. But I seem to have a diminished sense.
 
2012-12-03 11:06:23 AM  
 
2012-12-03 11:31:30 AM  

kroonermanblack: Ya. Cause you're clearly rocking the bounds of that 'sanity' flag yourself.

Bacterial vaginosis is bad, right. Other than that, I dot judge a woman by her smells. That's just wierd. But I seem to have a diminished sense.


Thanks for misreading, asswipe :P

Anyway, well, if you have a diminished sense don't judge other people who have one. It's not something I "judge", it's an automatic response.
 
2012-12-03 11:32:57 AM  

LordOfThePings: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x270]


WTF did you ... ?

Sweet babbling yahoo ...
 
2012-12-03 11:59:48 AM  
They ain't made a decent smellin' toilet water since hai karate!

/my lawn
//you know the drill
 
2012-12-03 12:07:02 PM  
fark all of you perfume wearing motherfarkers. I hate you all.
 
2012-12-03 01:13:33 PM  

mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...


This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.
 
2012-12-03 01:20:12 PM  

dj_spanmaster: So, a strong sense of smell is good for relationships? That couldn't possibly be related to a lack of smell contributing to psychopathic behavior?


Of course. If we can't smell your fear and emotions then we cannot be affected by it as we work......
 
2012-12-03 01:48:18 PM  

crabsno termites: My ex had extremely bad breath during ovulation.

/also went batshiat farking crazy in bed.


So, two reasons to stay from during that time.

/Was it nature's way to prevent crazy?
 
2012-12-03 01:57:04 PM  
Female, get INSTANTLY hot for Old Spice. Yes, one of my grandfathers used it too (and no, he didn't molest me), but it smells WAY different on an old guy than it does on a virile young man; as far as I'm concerned it's an entirely different scent. Rawr.

Also, Isaiah Mustafa: Rawr.
 
2012-12-03 02:41:02 PM  
northhigh73.com
 
2012-12-03 03:38:52 PM  

pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.


I call them chromed turds.
 
2012-12-03 04:23:06 PM  
Back in the 60s, my friends and I use to see who had the best cologne collection. I can remember I had a special place in my room where I had all the most popular ones carefully arranged as if it were an alter. You always made sure you had the more shiatty ones towards the back in case you were ever lucky enough a girl would come over and see your collection. We were all at the age where we were just nasty little boys with more fantasies going on than anything else where as girls were concerned.
 
2012-12-03 06:15:38 PM  

pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.


Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?
 
2012-12-03 08:34:57 PM  

lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?


Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?
 
2012-12-03 09:06:32 PM  

pivazena: lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?

Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?


It means you left someone because your sense of smell changed due to stopping taking a medicine.

I'm not going to judge, because I'm sure that wasn't the only factor (at least I *HOPE* not), but if it was part of the decision, you've got to wonder what might have been.

/Stayed with my wife through *VERY* premature menopause, thyroid cancer, and now hip replacement surgery. Wouldn't change a thing.
 
2012-12-03 09:42:46 PM  

dittybopper: pivazena: lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?

Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?

It means you left someone because your sense of smell changed due to stopping taking a medicine.

I'm not going to judge, because I'm sure that wasn't the only factor (at least I *HOPE* not), but if it was part of the decision, you've got to wonder what might have been.

/Stayed with my wife through *VERY* premature menopause, thyroid cancer, and now hip replacement surgery. Wouldn't change a thing.


Interesting. I went of BC to restore my libido because I had no sexual chemistry with my husband. My libido returned but the (mutual) attraction did not, I felt kind of whorish. THEN the smells started to be off. Then he took off for a job in another continent, and the rest is history. I don't doubt that the smell had something to do with my unwillingness to keep trying, but I don't think it was what initiated it.
 
2012-12-03 10:58:23 PM  

pivazena: dittybopper: pivazena: lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?

Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?

It means you left someone because your sense of smell changed due to stopping taking a medicine.

I'm not going to judge, because I'm sure that wasn't the only factor (at least I *HOPE* not), but if it was part of the decision, you've got to wonder what might have been.

/Stayed with my wife through *VERY* premature menopause, thyroid cancer, and now hip replacement surgery. Wouldn't change a thing.

Interesting. I went of BC to restore my libido because I had no sexual chemistry with my husband. My libido returned but the (mutual) attraction did not, I felt kind of whorish. THEN the smells started to be off. Then he took off for a job in another continent, and the rest is history. I don't doubt that the smell had something to do with my unwillingness to keep trying, but I don't think it was what initiated it.


From what I've read it goes even further than the article ditty linked. The idea is some like this: women generally have a preference for men who have a dissimilar Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) which is responsible for immune response/health is ways I don't understand, because having that genetic diversity should lead to a healthier immune system, and MHC is expressed through scent. When pregnant or taking hormonal drugs (like BC) the preference (for MHCs/smell) switches to similar MHCs.

This idea started with the somewhat controversial 'dirty t-shirt test' and subsequent tests have reached various conclusions. Interesting stuff though
Link
 
2012-12-04 12:28:37 AM  

dittybopper: pivazena: lewismarktwo: pivazena: mediablitz: Thought the article would be about people being attracted to specific scents with other people. I believe that is very true. Can't really explain the attraction. I just know she smells "right", and it works...

This. My current beau smells amazing, and he says I smell amazing, even though both of us use unscented toiletries

I knew it was over-- irredeemably over-- with my ex when he started to smell off. Can't explain what, and he didn't have any big changes in diet or anything, but he just started smelling strange. I couldn't be close with him.

Did you, perchance, stop taking birth control within a year of him not smelling so right?

Holy shiat yes. Went off for reasons not related to babby desires, but within the year, the marriage fell apart and the smells were completely off. What does it MEAN?

It means you left someone because your sense of smell changed due to stopping taking a medicine.

I'm not going to judge, because I'm sure that wasn't the only factor (at least I *HOPE* not), but if it was part of the decision, you've got to wonder what might have been.

/Stayed with my wife through *VERY* premature menopause, thyroid cancer, and now hip replacement surgery. Wouldn't change a thing.


This is really interesting and sort of an epiphany for me. In all 3 of my relationships over the last couple years, I have been broken up with shortly after my girlfriend would go on birth control. Figuring this was far too coincidental, I did partially blame the pill, but thought it was due to psychological changes and never considered it to be because of physiological reasons.  FML.

And kudos to you for staying with your wife through all of her changes. I was dumped by my girlfriend of 5 years back in '08 after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She was unable to see or be seen with me during that horrible time of my life.
 
2012-12-04 09:30:02 AM  
I use a hypoallergenic deoderant, and colognes rarely, but when I do, I shop BPAL. A little goes a long way, and they'll smell a bit different on the next person as they blend with your chemistry.
 
2012-12-04 10:05:16 PM  

The Ghost of Tom Ace: I was dumped by my girlfriend of 5 years back in '08 after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She was unable to see or be seen with me during that horrible time of my life.


She did you a favor. If she was that shallow, you don't want to be with her.

/Married 17 years, together for 20 total.
 
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