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(BBC-US)   Guy goes to a club wearing so much aftershave that he blows up like an Iraqi oil well when he gets too close to open flame, and someone else is going to jail   ( divider line
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2014-07-15 10:44:46 AM  
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I encountered one of these people yesterday in the supermarket. I'm on the pasta aisle and I start smelling, faintly, this odor that's a strange cross of locker room, skunk musk, and forest clearing (early spring). Maybe with a small bit of Autumnal breeze/burnt leaves blended in, and a faint whiff of river carp. And it just keeps getting stronger and stronger but I can't see where it's coming from. And what I'm thinking right then is that I've heard about how people sometimes experience strange smells right before they have a stroke or something, and so my hands are gripping the shopping cart and I'm wondering, is this it? Am I about to die? And then, suddenly, a 20-something guy with one of those chin strap goatees and a muscle shirt with armholes that go down to his waist turns onto the far end of the aisle. And as the scent cloud wafted ahead of him and engulfed me, I was so grateful to see that it was coming from him, that I wasn't about to collapse from a stroke. And right then, in that moment, standing there with my shopping cart on the cold, white tiles, as the life I'd thought I was about to lose was handed back to me, like some tiny, perfectly wrapped gift, it was almost as if I was smelling the most beautiful scent in the world. Like the castaway who'd long given up hope and then awoke one morning from a bright fever dream, washed up on some white-sand shore. I wondered, on the drive home, smelling that man's lingering presence in my clothes, whether that's the basic strategy of the man who bathes in cologne. For nothing is more beautiful that what you first see after escaping death's door.
2014-07-15 02:38:27 PM  
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dustygrimp: Cologne is best worn so that only someone you are getting intimate with can detect it.

So apply directly to your pubes?
2014-07-15 02:06:50 PM  
1 vote:
If he was using AXE it was a public service.
2014-07-15 01:50:33 PM  
1 vote:
A lot of people seem to think if a little is good (which is debatable) a lot is better.

I've shredded several resumes because I could smell the person's perfume/cologne from across the room.
2014-07-15 01:42:22 PM  
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2014-07-15 01:41:16 PM  
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Okay so I didn't read the article but just felt like sharing my own two cents about people who wear/put on WAY too much perfume (or cologne).

There are at least 2 people that I can think of in the place where I work that do the above.  I try not to stand next to them for too long because I can barely breathe with them next to me.  Gives me headaches!  :(

/back to work
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