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2013-10-11 10:29:16 AM  
That doesn't make sense.

/Brian, I gotta be honest with you, this smells like pure gasoline
2013-10-11 10:30:00 AM  
Whereas Axe only attracts cougars.
2013-10-11 10:31:05 AM  
It stings the nostrils, in a good way.
2013-10-11 10:31:24 AM  
My takeaway from this is that Calvin Klein likes someone's big paw up his ass.
2013-10-11 10:33:10 AM  
If you want to attract cougars, there's a special blend of Old Spice, Hai Karate, and something that takes spots out.
2013-10-11 10:35:35 AM  
I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline.
2013-10-11 10:36:31 AM  
Though there's only a 10% chance of that...
2013-10-11 10:38:40 AM  
Turds covered in burnt hair have been located near the camera traps.
2013-10-11 10:42:03 AM  
That's not what Billy Dee Williams says!
2013-10-11 10:42:36 AM  
Jaguars love vanilla, they hate cinnamon.
2013-10-11 10:43:30 AM  
Civet scents (Civetone), hmm, same cat they get the coffee beans from their stool and sell for high dollars, so Obsession for Men is mixed with kitty turd stench to attract all kinds of kitties.


/If she likes you wearing it, she probably likes it in the backdoor ya think?
//Also, what not to wear in the jungle, lest you like to attract attention from a jaguar...
2013-10-11 10:44:10 AM  
sorta, kinda, in a way, but not really
2013-10-11 10:46:19 AM  
A million-to-one odds are successful nine times out of ten.

/But it has to be exactly a million to one
//..and it just might work
2013-10-11 10:50:40 AM  
CK's Obsession contains civetone, a chemical compound derived from the scent glands of civets, smallish nocturnal cats native to the Asian and African tropics...

So, now the Ch!nese are milking the glands of cats?

2013-10-11 10:51:11 AM  

big pig peaches: Whereas Axe only attracts cougars.

Nicely done, sir.
2013-10-11 10:52:23 AM  
It smells like Bigfoot's dick...
2013-10-11 10:55:56 AM  
Trappers in Canada have used Chanel No. 5 to conceal the human smell on wolf traps, etc. The animals may explore an unfamiliar smell, but they will be kept away by the familiar smell of humans. Some animals avoid unfamiliar smells. The cockroach, for instance, can be temporarily kept at bay by such scents as cucumber, but will eventually get used to them. Many natural pest control methods quickly become useless for this reason.

I assume that over time the perfume would become less effective as animals come to associate it with humans or traps. Mind you, there is little chance of animals that get caught in traps learning from the experience unless they chew their paw off or manage to escape some other way.

I have had Klein's Obsession for Men. It is very strongly vanilla-scented, not much depth or diversity. Not unpleasant but not my favourite scent. If I had to smell like food, I think I would go for pumpkin pie or the traditional bay leaf

According to research, this is normal, because tests of scents show that men actually prefer the light floral scents associated with women's perfume and--not surprisingly--the spicy scent of pumpkin pie is most attractive as well. Women are attracted to manly scents. This is clearly sex related except maybe the pumpkin pie.

Vanilla is one of a dozen or so scents that are almost universally popular. Lemon, vanilla, cinnamon, mint ... you can probably reconstruct the list from common sense.

Sociologists and anthropologists like to look for "universals"--traits that are shared by all cultures or all humans, languages, etc. They don't find a lot, but these scents may be a sort of universal except for the odd freak who can't stand normal, pleasant fragrances and wears Georgio instead.

I love the scent of lilac, but it doesn't endure and it's not very well represented in consumer products. Lavender is nice but it can be astringent and unpleasant if overdone. Light woody, herbal and floral scents are nice if inobtrusive.

Many women put their perfume behind their knees or on their wrists so it doesn't overwhelm them and other people. That's a very good idea because those areas are warm and slightly moist and the perfume lasts longer there than on the neck or other drier regions of the body.

I seldom wear cologne or aftershave as I am a bit asthmatic and have some allergies. They aren't really necessary. Humans like the scent of humans, at least those who aren't their siblings or close relations.

It seems to help to prevent inbreeding and incest.
2013-10-11 10:58:27 AM  
Find out what scent that girls father wears and you could have sex with her
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2013-10-11 11:01:29 AM  
It smells like a used diaper full of Indian food.
2013-10-11 11:03:49 AM  

brantgoose: It seems to help to prevent inbreeding and incest.

Except in West Virginia?
2013-10-11 11:04:06 AM  

nanim: So, now the Ch!nese are milking the glands of cats?

Almost all civetone is produced in Ethiopia. Mercifully (unless you happen to a Civet farmer) the trade is in decline. One of the oldest known perfumes, although GOK why anyone first thought that rubbing a cat's ass excretions on yourself was a good plan.
2013-10-11 11:11:43 AM  
Jaguars wear English Leather or nothing at all.
2013-10-11 11:19:23 AM  
It smells like a repeat from last week.
2013-10-11 11:20:10 AM  

FarkQued: Civet scents (Civetone), hmm, same cat they get the coffee beans from their stool and sell for high dollars, so Obsession for Men is mixed with kitty turd stench to attract all kinds of kitties.

It's even worse, from the article:

Update: It's worth pointing out that most modern perfume makers use synthetic versions of civetone, extracted from palm oil, so that they don't have to harass actual civets...

Damnit, if I'm going to spray myself with the scent of a cat's anal glands, I want the actual stuff, not some synthesized ass crap.
2013-10-11 11:20:32 AM  

whipbambucket: That's not what Billy Dee Williams says!

Hey!  He's right!
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2013-10-11 11:39:10 AM  

uncleacid: Jaguars wear English Leather or nothing at all.

Your Windsong stays on my mind...
2013-10-11 12:25:01 PM  
Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
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2013-10-11 01:16:47 PM  

tbaughm: It smells like Bigfoot's dick...

I, for one, would not be interested in such information, as to get close enough to Bigfoot's dick to smell it is not something that I would care to do, nor would I be interested in what it smells like.

But since you appear to have detailed knowledge of Bigfoot's dick, well, all my best to you and applaud you for coming out is such an interesting way.
2013-10-11 01:30:56 PM  
That smells like the inside of a fake leg.
2013-10-11 02:56:34 PM  
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uncleacid: Jaguars wear English Leather or nothing at all.

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Damn right.
2013-10-12 12:25:26 AM  
"Duct tape: its almost the only thing you need most of the time."

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