[Smells Nice] Choosing a Cologne [Gets Ladies] (21)

1 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-08-22 02:10 ID:n+JYJCte

Okay, I want to smell nice. I have great hygiene, but that can't protect me from getting all sweaty at work. So, I've decided that I'm going to start wearing cologne (or at least try it). I'd like to avoid spending $70/bottle if possible, but anything below that for a decently-sized bottle is within my budget.

Is there anywhere online I can find samples of cologne? I know they come in fancy-pants magazines, but only a couple at a time. Or do I have to actually go to the store and stand there and sample fifteen thousand different ones? :/ Also, does anyone have any specific recommendations? I'll look into them.


2 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-09-01 14:15 ID:fz/rHVdG

If you're trying to get ladies, I would avoid cologne and heavily scented deoderant (Like Axe). There's actually a surprising body of research that has been done on human mate selection preferences, and women tend to prefer men that don't use cologne.

3 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-09-01 19:24 ID:MML80de6


Valid, but I usually get kinda sweaty at work, and would like to smell at least decent. I know not to wear an entire bottle at once or anything like that, just enough to smell nice.

5 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-09-10 16:20 ID:yqz7YZUP

As a female, I would advise against a cologne but instead an underarm deodorant from a cologne brand that you like as it will have same scent, it keeps you smelling good but not too much fragrance. Old spice is always good, classic and traditional.

6 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-09-24 23:12 ID:QBNjLmDW

try to find one that mixes with your body chemistry just right. some colognes even if it smells good at the beginning will go bad when mixed with sweat if it doesn't go with your body.

the smell of the cologne is different for everyone even if they both use the same one. If you decide to sample how one smells like spray it on your wrist and wait 10 mins or so. the smell will always be stronger at the beggining because of the alcohol in the cologne. also spraying it on the wrist is a better indicator as to what it will smell like on you. if you use a strip or spray it in the air it just gives you the strongest smell with all the alcohol in it.

As a woman i like smells that are light such as the more modern perfumes that are categorized as green, oceanic, and citrus. i'm not a fan of the traditional ones where the smell is overpowering.

7 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-09-25 12:58 ID:iz9xf0/f

Yeah I loathe the heavy, strong smells as well.

Clean, crisp smells are nice. Something like Davidoff.

8 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-10-01 19:10 ID:xuw6ewBF

you should just use axe body spray.

axe is so amazing. it's the best cologne i've ever smelled.

9 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-10-12 05:13 ID:vSP+ic6A

axe is what little boys swim, bathe, gargle, and use when they first discover what cologne is.

10 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-10-16 05:36 ID:zVR9JS7l

A nice way to impart a clean, fresh smell without smelling like a dead musk ox on the veldt might be to bathe with scented bath powders or salts, either a fresh citrus powder or bath pine salts, in combination with a mild deoderant or anti-perspirant.

Green, citrus and crisp smells are quite rare in mens' colognes. Most have heavy "mown grass" or "musk" tones to them, if Macy's advert mens' colognes samples are representative of the whole.

11 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-10-16 05:39 ID:zVR9JS7l

I have a feeling in a generation or two (or now) women will reflexively reject men that smell like Axe/Puma body spray, since it will be associated with desperation.

12 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-10-18 16:01 ID:t/oXYZRo


13 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-12-05 03:40 ID:TypxKtWr

> bathe with scented bath powders or salts, either a fresh citrus powder or bath pine salts

I thought the point was to get ladies, not become one.

14 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2009-12-12 21:55 ID:3D8SGA0J

Axe and its counterparts are the most disgusting things I have ever smelled. >>11 is right.

15 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-01-15 19:10 ID:HH6wD7Vf

I'm a female but I like the scent of Bvlgari black. ;w; smells nice.

16 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-01-16 05:30 ID:NxHke+yN

Anything by Givenchy is yum.

17 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-01-17 07:18 ID:Heaven

you -should- spend at least 70 on a bottle. you know it ends up being way, way cheaper than deodorant right? a tiny bottle of cologne will last you YEARS even with daily use.

18 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-03-22 12:08 ID:Nn1IpjRN

if youre using cologne instead of deodorant, you must seriously smell like shit. cologne isnt meant to replace deodorant, its to make you smell good. where as deodorant is to make you not smell like shit. thers a huge difference.
though i agree. 70 bucks a bottle at least man.

19 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-04-04 19:25 ID:xGAHB/NQ

Just go to the department store and ask for a bunch of sample!

I havent spent a dime, but I smell different every time!

20 Name: Anonymous Stylist : 2010-07-16 14:44 ID:J9fqMPD6

>>19 rofl.

21 Name: Nanimo : 2010-10-13 09:05 ID:21uwg5/O

maybe I'm just a cheap (as in money) girl, but I always liked a guy who smelled like Irish Spring soap. Cologne-wise...I guess I like old school Old Spice.

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