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What is Your Favorite Guy Scent?

Historically, there have long been scents of sorts, but perfumery had a more convincing following among the fairer sex. Certainly men are coming to see the light, as the expression goes. There are no official men's perfumes that I am aware of, but the same thing under a different name, to sensitively prevent hurting the mystique of the macho quality of men, real or imagined.

Anyway, many men, certainly those who care about others, are turning, not just to cleanliness, but to scents, so as not to offend the sensibilities of those around them.

There! That's done. So what's your favorite guy scent, whether you are man or woman?

While I have used Axe "essence", the application of the stuff seems to steal away my breath, as if a layer of shellac particles were being deposited in my lungs. I am currently using Dove, but I'm not a huge fan of the "extra fresh" scent.

Please list brand and scent variety...

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EmilysPen wrote on July 30, 2017, 12:42 PM

Hi, I'm a woman, and I actually prefer no perfume or cologne on a man (and myself)! This is because every cologne and perfume smells too fake and chemically to me. However, some of the men I know use essential oil drops, placed on their clothes--these are smells like vanilla and patchouli. All and all, I prefer a man to just maintain normal hygiene and I don't mind a little "natural musk" from time to time.

VinceSummers wrote on July 30, 2017, 12:46 PM

Are you native to the U.S.? Americans seem to like, 1. Flowery Smells, and 2. Chemicals. Even so: I am with you!

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Kasman wrote on July 30, 2017, 12:57 PM

I use an aftershave called 'Jean Paul Gaultier' and a deodorant called 'Lynx' but I'm not fanatical about either of them and often don't bother unless it's a special occasion.

MegL wrote on July 30, 2017, 6:41 PM

I once offended a male colleague in work. He asked "could I smell something"? I was just back into the office from lunch (no, not a liquid one), so I thought he could smell something unpleasing. I said, "Has the cleaner been around? Smells like she used fly spray in here." Shocked silence then he said he wouldn't be using that brand of aftershave again! But it honestly did smell like fly spray to me! In case that has a diffeent meaning in the USA, fly spray is used to kill flies or wasps or other insects. I no longer use it at all, I think we have killed enough creatures and I can put up with a few flies and wasps.

VinceSummers wrote on July 30, 2017, 7:12 PM

Hahaha! That's possibly because such bug killers as Raid include pyrethrins from flowers in their formulae. Funny stuff. I rescue almost all critters, even many bugs -- just rescued a baby mouse or bunny, quite possibly a rat with eyes still closed 1" in size -- but I don't save indoor flies or skeeters. Bees... it depends.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 30, 2017, 9:36 PM

Drakkar Noir Guy Laroche for men,

VinceSummers wrote on July 30, 2017, 9:58 PM

I'll have to look for this. If it doesn't cost an arm or a leg, I may try it.

Tranquilpen wrote on July 31, 2017, 5:42 AM

Old Spice Original

VinceSummers wrote on July 31, 2017, 7:34 AM

That still exists? One fellow years ago (and I concur) liked something called something like "sea breeze." That name may not be quite correct. My question is: how long does the fragrance last? I need it 8 hours, even in higher temperatures such as the upper 80s.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 31, 2017, 7:30 PM

It is priced within reason. You may actually like it.