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Eau du Humanity

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Crown Royal, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Crown Royal

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    Just call me Topher

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    Time to musk up.

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    Personally, I haven't been to much of a cologne guy over the years. There are few that I personally like the smell of, therefore wear. One is Coolwater, but the other...you see, I have always looked at colognes and perfumes like movies, music, etc-- everyone's taste is different. However, Jean Paul Gauthier for men I have NEVER seen women go crazy over a scent like that stuff, which comes in the world's most metrosexual-looking bottle. That shit is magic.

    Focus: Do you wear cologne/perfume? If so, what is in your personal stash?

    Alt-Focus: Which ones smell best on the opposite sex to you (if you know any)?

    EDIT: If any of you start your post with "Axe", the tightly-chaperoned high school dance is down the hall.
     
  2. The Village Idiot

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    Focus: I think I wore Drakkar back at some point in the 80's. To be fair, the 80's were a strange time, so I chalk up my cologne indiscretion to that. Now I wear no cologne, unless you consider my sheer manliness to be a cologne. Which it is. If I could bottle this shit, I'd be, well, not rich.

    I was just in the elevator and some guy had just been on it and I could still smell his cologne. It smelled horrible.

    Vanilla is nice.

    Desperation smells better on a woman.
     
  3. Crown Royal

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    I think all celebrity colognes and perfumes must smell like the actual celebrity. Calvin Klein colognes should make you smell like a lecherous pervert. Kim Kardashian's perfume should smell like Colt .45, cortisone cream and failure.
     
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    I had some department store cologne that an old girlfriend bought for me, that she really liked.

    Both the girlfriend and the cologne are long gone, and I don't wear anything besides deodorant and aftershave.

    I think that's partially reflective of my preference on girls - I generally don't like perfume. I absolutely love that moment when you lean in for that first hug or kiss or dance and get the mixture of wonderful girl-smells: shampoo, soap, deodorant, fear, laundry detergent... Perfume ruins that - it's virtually never applied judiciously (yes, girls, I know you think you are being subtle. You aren't.), so it both eliminates the need to be close, and covers up a lot of the other good smells.
     
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    Crown, this is what you spritz on yourself? I mean, that's cool and all. We're open minded here.

    I'd honestly try it, in the market for a new one. I've been wearing Drakkar for years. Women seem to like it (in that they don't hate it) and it doesn't smell like other male scents: old leather and new car odor. Armani Mania wasn't bad either. Used that years ago.

    A little dab is fine, but there are people down here that bathe in the shit. Makes my eyes and mouth water like I swallowed Police mace. Axe should be made illegal as a restricted weapon. Avon is probably worse than Axe though. Oh God you have no idea. I've mentioned this stuff before. It actually burns and goes on greasy. It doesn't come off entirely after a shower either. Smells like hot garbage and 80 year old cowboy ball sweat soaked into a 100 year old saddle. With a touch of citrus zest.


    Alt: Women who smell like a bakery. This is awesome. I hope it becomes more of a thing. Chalk another up for Vanilla scents here. Vanilla Sugar especially. My first girlfriend wore some kind of vanilla spritz. Some girl popped into the store yesterday wearing the exact brand. Drove me nuts with nostalgia. She wasn't even that attractive but I would have swallowed her panties if she asked. Ladies, apparently you can buy that kind of power.

    Perfumes are fantastic. I love a girl wearing a classy scent. A hint of a good perfume could make me drunk. Better than phenobarbital to get me to sweat out answers. My friend wore Liz Claiborne Desire, which was amazing. Elizabeth Taylor's White Diamonds is pretty nice too. Poison by Dior. I wish I knew more about them so I could identify them. I don't think they cover up the woman smell either. I think they absolutely amplify it. Perfume on the neck, but her hair still smells like eucalyptus and her lips taste creamy with lipstick, still the faint odor of her soap on the rest of her skin.
     
  6. Angel_1756

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    Nice idea. In that case, I guess Lindsay Lohan's perfume would smell like prison sex and formaldehyde.

    I wear perfume rarely because I don't ever want to be THAT woman who can't smell it on herself anymore and pours on half a bottle of Shanelle (the cheap knockoff) every day. At most, I wear a little Roots Unisex. It's not fruity or cloyingly sweet like I find most perfumes to be.

    Boyfriend doesn't wear cologne unless it's given to him. When I met him, he wore Drakkar, which was nice but is hardly necessary. Truly, the sexiest smell on a man is a combination of sweat, dirt and gasoline. Smells I consider to be really manly.
     
  7. Crown Royal

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    That's the one. You can't get a gayer-looking bottle but TRUST ME-- I've never in my life seen a cologne that women like as much as this. Ever. When I was a DJ, girls were trying to spoon with me after requesting a song in my booth because of it.

    The smell itself is really fresh, clean, and not too strong. Just don't let your friends see it in your house, or it's Showtime At The Apollo with merciless insults.

    Alt-Focus: There's a women's perfume not Tommygirl or T-Girl, but just called simply "T". It may have made me fall in love with my wife. The shit causes euphoria.

    I too like Vanilla, both the smell and the dude who sometimes posts here.
     
  8. Rush-O-Matic

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    Focus: Do you wear cologne/perfume? If so, what is in your personal stash?

    I don't own any cologne, but I make sure I have wear some awesome manly deodorant. P-p-p-p-power! I will keep a stack of pages ripped out of Sports Illustrated with samples on them, and then rub them on me before I go out sometimes. Like, if I want to smell like Tom Brady or something.

    Alt-Focus: Which ones smell best on the opposite sex to you (if you know any)?

    I like understated perfume that doesn't smell too flowery. Even though Obession was pretty popular in the mid to late 80's, (shut up, I know I'm old) I only dated one girl that wore it regularly. Some perfumes just smell different on some girls than other. This was the most sensual girl I ever dated, and Obession on her - damn, it was perfect. To this day, if I walk by somebody in some random location and get a whiff of Obsession, I just about have to drop what I'm doing and go rub one out.

    Shit.
     
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    Stetson original here, Polo or Lucky sometimes, I have had the same bottles of cologne for 6 or 7 years though. I hardly every put any on, the Stetson gets the most complimentary comments.

    EDIT: The old lady wears this vanilla/cinnamon mix stuff and it kicks ass.
     
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    But dude, it's like a shower in a can!
     
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    I have two that I use when I clean myself up and want to feel fancy.

    Polo Blue
    Presence

    The Presence one is my favorite; it is a very understated woodsy kind of smell. The Polo Blue has gotten some compliments also. One time I got this as a gift and it was nice also, but I'm not spending that kind of cash on cologne, although I use it seldom so a bottle lasts a long time.
     
  12. audreymonroe

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    The best thing about my first boyfriend was that one of his best friends worked for Estee Lauder and either got to take a lot of stuff home with him or "got to take a lot of stuff home with him." He gave a lot to my boyfriend who gave it to me. So now, I have a pretty hefty perfume collection from him and other gifts. It's nice:



    From left to right for the front row is:

    Crown Royal's favorite perfume, TGirl by Tommy Hilfiger. It's really light and clean-smelling.
    Azuree Soleil by Tom Ford, which I almost always wear on a first date because it smells like vanilla - so I'm glad to see that's a good idea based on the vanilla love around here - and then combine it with vanilla lotion if I expect to get naked.
    Chance by Chanel. I wear it if I want to feel rich.
    Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker. Don't hate. I love this perfume. It's pretty and flowery.

    Right to left for the back row:

    BeDelicious by DKNY. It smells like apples, if you couldn't tell by the bottle. I maybe wear it twice each Fall. Not a huge fan.
    Weekend by Burberry. It was my stepmom's. It smells a bit too old-lady for me, but I like the bottle and it has some intense memories attached to it.
    Be Happy by Clinique. I think every girl my age wore this in high school, and I'm probably the only one who has any left. It's cute and citrusy, and I wear it in the summer.
    The little bottle that you can't see is a scent I created myself at Aveda because I got to do it for free since I get my hair done at their school. I'm not sure what's in it. It smells kind of musky and Middle Easterny. I wore it a lot when I was in Israel.
    I have no idea what the last one is. It was another one of my stepmom's and the label's worn off on the bottom. It has a rich flowery smell.

    I have a couple other bottles of my mom's and stepmom's around because of the memories attached to them. It's crazy how much it can bring you back.

    And the trick to not overdoing it is to spray a cloud in the air in front of you and then walk through it - do a little spin if you're feeling particularly whimsical. That way it blends in a bit better. And then later if you wear the same sweater or something, you'll be like "what is that delicious smell I don't recognize?" And it'll be the base notes of the perfume that you're not used to smelling, and it'll be awesome, like your collection has doubled.

    Also, just out of the picture is my Creme de La Mer, another gift from my boyfriend with the Estee Lauder collection. That shit is like $200 for that little jar, and I'm never going to be able to replace it. I've been savoring it since high school.

    I don't know many names of colognes, but god damn do I love a man who can wear it well. I associate it with a mark between a Man versus a Boy (as long as it's not Axe). I have to say, I will always, always fall for Old Spice. Maybe that's cheesy. I don't care. But, like the guys have been saying, I like it to not be too strong as to hide natural man smell.
     

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    I have a bottle of Obsession for men that I've had for about 4 years. It was a gift from an ex-girlfriend that would buckle at the knees when she smelled it. I don't particularly love/hate it.

    My secret to smelling good lies in my wearing of women's deodorant. Yes I'm serious about this. For some reason almost all of the musk scented stuff they make for guys just doesn't gel with my body chemistry. After about an hour, musk smell on me turns sour. Like spoiled milk sour. I don't understand why, I just know it's not pretty.
    Ever since switching to women's deodorant (Lady Speedstick Gel!), I smell like fresh laundry all the time. I've had numerous girls comment on the fact that I always smell nice. If they only knew my ancient Chinese secret.

    On girls, I love Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden, mostly because it was the perfume the first two people I dated wore and it's more of a mental trigger than the actual scent.
    I REALLY go crazy about Japanese Cherry Blossom scents. I make sure to stock up for my girlfriend on the Bath and Body Works black friday/after xmas sale.
     
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    I wear two, both by Giorgio Armani and both were picked out by my fiancee.

    Armani Attitude - smells awesome and the flip up top makes me think of a Zippo before I spritz it.

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    Aqua Di Gio - It's liquid panty removal, I've never heard a single bad thing when I wear it and more positive comments than you could shake a stick at.

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    Aqua Di Gio and Armani Code I've found to be some of the best-smelling, most well received, and longest-lasting fragrances. The downside, is that everyone and their brother is wearing the same damn thing! I'll admit that Cool Water, Polo Blue, or any of the other 'blue' scents are quite nice in isolation - but I can't wear them. In order to get any sillage I have to put on almost half of the damn bottle. Also, those blue scents are intended to be worn only during the summer when the moisture on your skin will 're-wet' them. The spicier scents have a much less pronounced dry down. The closest I've come to enjoying one of them is Burberry Summer.

    The first scent that really interested me is RSVP by Kenneth Cole, which unfortunately is no longer in production...but that does mean I can snap up some of the remaining bottles at clearance prices. The next best thing I have is Burberry Brit. The third scent that I have in rotation is Terre d'Hermes, and it's by far my favorite - just a little bit goes a long way, and it doesn't fade as much as any other I've used.

    ...I may spend too much time reading Basenotes.

    On my bucket list is Green Irish Tweed by Creed. THAT is liquid panty removal in it's most pure form (other than tequila).
     
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    Just fucking around. I have always liked Aqua Di Gio and it is one of the two bottles of cologne I have (the above post is right though everyone and their brother uses it). I also have Burberry which I like. I know I just posted a guido pic bashing cologne but I also like Axe's "After Hours" scent. It was my go to antiperspirant/deodorant for a while but the it didn't react well with my body chemistry and my sweat stains would ruin my shirts. I turned to scentless speed stick then eventually a medical grade antiperspirant so I don't need commercial ones anymore but I still liked the smell and picked up a can of Axe After Hours spray. Unlike cologne the aerosol is designed not to last long on you so either you shower it on like The Sitch or you just have a hint of it with a normal amount of application.
     
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    For someone who rarely wears scented stuff, I have a massive collection of perfumes and body splash. I like lighter fruity scents (most of the DKNY Delicious line and the tangerine and brown sugar fig scents from B&BW) or smelling like a bakery (B&BW Warm Vanilla Sugar FTW). Thr smell of clean laundry, which is what the United Colors of Benetton perfume I have smells like, makes me happy. Most days, though, I just smell like eucalyptus mint conditioner and cocoa butter.

    Boys should just smell clean. Heavy scents, for males or females, give me a godawful headache. Stick to smelling like soap and clean laundry, and I'll be happy.
     
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    Pretty much all of my friends have Joop. I personally don't even like the smell of it, and they think I'm a nutbag for not owning a gallon of this shit. To me, it smells like sweaty nightclub. To them it smells like uncut pheromone.

    I like Swiss Army Altitude as well. Another one that's fresh and not-too-strong.

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    ...is the most potent cologne I have ever encountered. I loved in in the late 90's. It smells good, but more than one spritz and they could smell you in the International Space Station.
     
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    Has anyone else here ever tried pheromone cologne? I actually had pretty good luck with Pherlure, not so much with Chikara. Both smell good, though:

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    Joop smells like those pink urinal cakes to me. I don't like any men's cologne that has a fruity scent. I like the sharp smells. My uncle once gave me some Lagerfeld aftershave that smelled like John Wayne's gun holster but a few girls mentioned that it made me smell like an old man so I never got a new bottle when I was finished with it.