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Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 05:10 PM

2nd part of previous posting from Psychology today on how to sniff out a good mate. 4.Genetic incompatibility is not the only reason you may find his odor offensive. Does his body scent seem unusually intense? He might have a medical condition that explains the smell. Ask him to bring it up at his next medical checkup. A very sweet scent is sometimes evidence of diabetes or schizophrenia?both of which appear to be heritable. It is wise to discuss these issues with each other, and with a doctor, before having kids. 5.Before you decide that your relationship stinks, check your mate's diet. A taste for spicy foods or an overindulgence in garlic can cause strong body odors. 6.If your mate still offends, don't head for the hills just yet. Some clothing detergents can prove to be a bad mix with a fella's scent. Ask that the next time he visits the laundry, he change brands?and give the stinker a second chance!


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Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 05:09 PM

from psychology today = in 2 posts due to length. How To Smell A Mate How does body odor affect a woman's sexiness? Scientists don't know for sure, but they do know that a man's allure depends in part on how many immune system genes he shares with a potential mate. Since it's known that women can detect genetic compatibility by smell?it's not that men can't but that so far no one knows?the onus is on females to sniff out a suitable squire. Choosing a genetically compatible partner can be difficult it today's perfume rich postindustrial jungle, and getting your immune system genes profiled can be expensive. Before you run to a doctor for blood work to see whether your mate is a suitable match?and sire for your future children?try listening to your nose. (Unfortunately, the sniff test will only work if you're not taking birth control pills.) 1.Declare a deception-free day for the nostrils. Have your beau shower with fragrance-free soap and wear clean cotton clothing for a day, away from smokers and the perfumed masses. Be sure you don't have a cold, and that you yourself haven't been around smokers for a few days. 2.After he spends a day and a night in his cotton clothes, before he tosses them in the direction of the hamper, wrestle them from him and have a "smelldown." Make it a romantic experience. If your man's shirt doesn't offend, you should be safe. (Find the scent alluring or sexy? Even better! That attraction is nature's way of telling you he's a safe contributor to your offspring's genetic ensemble.) 3.If your man's odor reminds you of your father or of a brother, you may want to consider getting in touch with your doctor and ask about genetic tests before trying to conceive a child. Tell the doctor you're concerned that you may share a close MHC or "HLA" profile. (HLA, for human leukocyte antigen, is a technical tag for human MHC.) Meanwhile, a deceptively pleasing gift of cologne might be in order.


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Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 05:07 PM

Love this topic by the way. I am sure it is no suprize to you that I would be extremely picky and cognizant of scents. Maybe that old chef in me. Anyone read the book Perfume? And the ability of aroma's to influence mood and wellness is so magically powerful to me. So Men - what do I like? Just about anything with bay, lavendar, bergomot, vetivier, fir, woodsy. +shrugging+ And there are some men - just their sweat has me following them around or dipping a bit too close for a better whiff. I know it is a pheromone thing but it really gets me. Can't stand - heavy spice and florals. There is one perfume that is very common that many women wear that practically makes me gag. And I think it may be a chanel fragrance. Pachouli can be disgusting if not worn with a very light hand or if it clashes with the wearers natural fragrance.


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Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 04:23 PM

Nantucket Briar from Evelyn and Crabtree is my everyday summer scent right now - just smells right on me. I hate that it comes from the land of Laura Ashely but it is a good scent - briar rose is the basis - light and refreshing without to much citrus. Otherwise, I love to get oils and essences from places like BodyTime in Berkley and create my own blends. Oils & uses: Green Fig - nutty and floral - love this one - sexy dates perfect - gets them nuzzling into my neck. Spike Lavendar - healing - traveling - and sprinkle on bed linens and into ironing spray bottle and use seventh generation and mrs. meyer lavendar scented cleaning products. lemon verbena and vanilla mixed together - family gatherings and other ocassions when I may be cooking etc., church... Oshahi's brand, Evening Peace = lavendar, lemon, mint and wild marjoram - travel, stress times and used this one for my grandmother in the hospice as she was dying. She was very appreciative - she was always sensitive to sick and old people smells and this scent just kept the space feeling very sacred, reverent and pleasant. Made everyone more comfortable in sitting with her and ushering her through the last week of her life. I will always be grateful for this scent and know the tremedous power of it. Egyption Musk - deep and subtle - business scent - very serious. and I have one other that I cannot remember what combos of scents are within but it is called of course, sensuality - it has wild bay and ylang ylang in it and a bit of a nutmeg smell - really piquant - very fall like. Finally, I use grapefruit essence and oils for hand soaps and shampoo.


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Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 11:32 AM

There used to be a fragrance by Artistry called Memories. Whenever I wore that fragrance I ALWAYS got hit on. There was one guy that really stands out. I was on the elevator one morning and he got on just before the door closed. He looked at me and said I would love to get lost in that fragrance every day. I laughed thinking he was being cute. He asked one of my co-workers my name and sent me flowers that day with a card that read - The fragrance and beauty of these flowers pale in comparison to you. Hoping to see you on the elevator soon. He signed his name and his phone number. Yes, I called and we dated for a little bit. Very nice guy, we are actually still friends to this day. Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path and Gardenia are both favorites.


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Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 10:12 AM

My favorite scent to use is Poison, I have gotten so many compliments when I wear it.i also enjoy Jafra's Eau d'Aromes, it smells so clean. In cologne for men I love anything that is musky!


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Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 05:58 AM

Re: marinyshka write: my favorite is Chanel#5. I don't wear any perfume during summer time, only for special occasions. I like when man use cologne but I cannot stand it if it has very heavy

A timeless classic. Perfect for just about any occasion...


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Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2007 05:57 AM

Re: beledidancer write: just received a sample of scented oils from black phoenix alchemy I can't decide between intrigue or I died for beauty....they keep changing on me as the day goes on

Oh, that is one awesome place. LOL, I have a list that keep growing and growing... Arcana Soaps carries some nice oils too. I have one called Vampire's Garden and another, Last Hours of Empires.


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Posted on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 08:13 PM

Re: bitterman405 write: I use Polo Sport, Polo Black, and Piere Cardin Insatiable. My favorite perfumes on a woman are Dolce Gabanna Light Blue, and Cotton Blossom from Bath and Body Works.

YUM!!!!!!!!!! I can smell you from here!!! LOL. I adore D&G Light Blue, I wear it often. Cotton Blossom too. Dang, you have quite the nose there...*wink*...D&G's signature fragrance for women rocks as well as their cologne for men...I feel my knees getting weak now...LOL


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Posted on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 08:10 PM

Re: SweetCarmelBBBW write: I love fragrance...I love smelling good just for me. One of my favorites of late is Victoria Secret's Very Sexy. The first time I wore this fragrance I turned myself on...it is fabulous. I am fortunate that I can wear lots of different fragrances and they are stay nice. I love most anything from Estee Lauder, Escada, Givenchy, DKNY. My Summer fragrance is often Estee Lauder White Linen, it is fresh clean scent. On my sweetie I like his fresh manly scent with a little Cool Water cologne mixed in. My favorite fragrance site is fragrancenet - they usually have mini bottles so if you want to try something new you don't have to invest lots of money.

ROFL!!!! That happens to me as well. Turning myself on when trying or wearing a perfume. Especially when I'm sampling men's colognes...delish!!! I too am able to wear anything and have it settle from top note to bottom with little chemical reaction from me. I'm going to have to meander to Victoria's Secret I see...*wink*. I have a coworker who has fragrances from V.S. that I've admired when she wears them. People at work have become quite familiar with me coming up to them and commenting on their perfume/cologne. Sniffing them too upon occasion...LOL. I have one friend at work that I will deliberately walk by his cube just to smell his cologne...LOL. LOL, here's a funny. I also am a bit anal about my deoderant too. I have one that the first time I wore it, I was talking to a coworker and noticed a scent that was really nice. I asked her if she had just put hand lotion on, etc. Well now, turns out it was MY deoderant I was smelling. As my perfume I wore that day wore off, the deoderant kept on ticking...LOL


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Posted on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 08:00 PM

Re: bizzle49 write: I used to love the scent of Poison. It lingered and reminded me of pleasant memories whenever I smelled it.

I remember when Poison came out, it was a hot one!!! No doubt about that. I didn't wear it often, but I do wear Pure Poison, it's a hot one too...*grin*


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Posted on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 07:54 PM

Re: staceynkansas write: I wear a white musk. Perfumes change on me so I have to stick to musk. I wish I could hear others. I love, love cologne on a guy. I have so many that I like but I think Obsession for men is my favorite. A nice cologne will make me pay attention to a guy everytime.

Have you ever tried the white musk by The Body Shop? They also have a line of mix and match scents that are fun to experiment with and great for when typical perfumes don't wear well on a person.


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Posted on Wed, Jul 04, 2007 04:26 AM

just received a sample of scented oils from black phoenix alchemy I can't decide between intrigue or I died for beauty....they keep changing on me as the day goes on


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Posted on Tue, Jul 03, 2007 09:01 PM

I love fragrance...I love smelling good just for me. One of my favorites of late is Victoria Secret's Very Sexy. The first time I wore this fragrance I turned myself on...it is fabulous. I am fortunate that I can wear lots of different fragrances and they are stay nice. I love most anything from Estee Lauder, Escada, Givenchy, DKNY. My Summer fragrance is often Estee Lauder White Linen, it is fresh clean scent. On my sweetie I like his fresh manly scent with a little Cool Water cologne mixed in. My favorite fragrance site is fragrancenet - they usually have mini bottles so if you want to try something new you don't have to invest lots of money.


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Posted on Tue, Jul 03, 2007 08:11 PM

I used to love the scent of Poison. It lingered and reminded me of pleasant memories whenever I smelled it.


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Posted on Tue, Jul 03, 2007 06:24 PM

I wear a white musk. Perfumes change on me so I have to stick to musk. I wish I could hear others. I love, love cologne on a guy. I have so many that I like but I think Obsession for men is my favorite. A nice cologne will make me pay attention to a guy everytime.


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