My favorite all time ever perfume was a scent made by Victorias Secret, (yes,the lingerie company). They had a whole line of different vanilla type blends perfumes. All with the word Vanill ain the title. The one I adored, loved, coveted, was called "Vanilla Caramel". It was the bomb. Seriously, I wore it every minute of every day, and I was famous for it. Strangely it didn't smell like vanilla or caramel. It smelled like marshmellos, /creme brulee/and sorta like cotton candy covered in white chocolate. All I know is that everywhere I went people went crazy. When I was in school they nicknamed me "rice crispie treats". (which are marshmellow based). then they stopped making it. I was so sad! Not one single vanilla based perfume comes close. Fake vanilla perfumes, all of them, give me headaches and smell nothing like THEEEEEE VanillaCaramel perfume.
If I ever strike it rich, I'm going to employ a custom perfumer to make me a copy of that same scent. Then I can die happy.
VeniVici write: Ladies, and Gents...what is the consensus on perfume or cologne habits?
Im not joking here, they used to sell a scent for men in those adult toy catalogues, this was later sold in boots the chemist in the UK.
Now I tell you no word of a lie I bought some of this stuff from Boots and put it on and went out and it had an amazing effect on the ladies.
It was very musky smelling but I tell you I was literally having to fight girls off me. For some reason it disappeared from the market and yet this stuff actually did what others tell you they do but dont.
I then moved onto Lynx Oriental, so what do they go and do but take it off the market.
Now they have one called 'Touch' which smells like bottled puke.
Anything that's any good just seems to vanish?
I say bring back the Brut, remember that...lol. Brut West was quite good though, but they took that off the market as well!!!
For men I love Bay oil or anything, herbal, minty or piney - and I've encountered some men who have sweat that smells amazing.
I believe a study was conducted a few years back that determined that men are irresistably drawn to the smell of cinnamon buns (vanilla, butter, yeast, cinnamon, sugar).
I like the idea of the essential oils since they have therapuetic benefits and dissipate into subtlety quickly. I like clean fragrances such as spike lavendar oil for my sheets and linens - I even put it in ironing spray and laundry sometimes but just a little. Lately for my personal fragrance, I've been into a 3 to 1 blend of green fig oil (nutty, vanilla and herby)with egyptian musk oil. Also, I've noticed that grapefruit is a magical fragrance too - mostly for hand soap or dish soap.
Fragrance is fun - but subtle / minimal use is critical. Heavy sweet, strong perfumes or colognes are a real turn off to me - many perfumes and colognes smell like overly ripe fruit.
Sometimes it's nice for a man to just smell 'natural', but not too natural! As long as it's not over the top, a little cologne is good. A'men by Thierry Mugler makes me weak at the knees.
I use Light Blue by Dolce and Gabbana, but only a subtle squirt x
I love perfume...Beyond Paradise by Estee Lauder is one of my favorites. I also think there's nothing better than a guy that smells good! So, perfume and cologne are definitely good things, as long as it isn't so strong it smells like you bathed in it, LOL!
Ladies and Gents,simply dab a bit of some elegant "perfumy" but nice smelling perfume/cologne in the crook of your elbow, and one dot on the back of your neck, a half hour or more before you will be going ou. Do not apply a multiple, hurried, desparate perfume squirting frenzy seconds before your date arrives.
When you're dressed up it says elegance and you're sexy. It's a special occassion, and you want to be especially memorable. You will "look" as though you should smell that fancy. (without gagging people) It works.
Going on an official, but VERY CASUAL date:
Ladies; use your guest bathroom if you have it. Shower, do your official body washing,do your hair,wrap it up, then sit in a sweet smelling bath with bubblebath,bathbeads, or crystals that are heavily scented (leave bathroom door open). The aroma will fill the bathroom as well as waft down your hallway, and of course it will faintly scent your skin. If your date picks you up,whilst he is waiting for you to grab your purse or whatever, the scented hallway businiess is a great "hook". Then just put on some mild, sweet smelling, possibly vanilla-tones, or other sweet mild body lotion. (NEVER FLORAL). Even if you like floral scents, guys noses don't seem to "get it". Instead, warm sugary, clean scents are best. Coconut scent drives guys WILD by the way, and usually they don't even realize that they're smelling cococut. It's so cute.(But be subtle)
Shower, use a cool,sporty scented soap, and matching deoderant. This works fine fine fine. Because if you use aftershave lotion, or hair gels or stuff. Those scents are enough too,and cologne definately won't be needed.
This is a good subject. It's sometimes nice and very plesant to be around a woman who has just a dab of perfume on. But, there are some women as well as men who simply go way overboard and use too much. There are perfumes on the market which attempt to emulate phermones and they, generally, do a really bad job. Personally, I'd much rather be around a woman who is clean smelling rather than one who has used perfume. Sure, some perfumes have a very plesant odor. But too much of that "plesant odor" gets in the way of a womans natural attraction. Kind of like why would a guy wear cologne? Does he not bathe? Did he just get off work at the garbage dump? Often, our olfactorial sensibilities are an outlet for other things such as an unconcious wish not to be in a certain place or with a certain person (hence the phrase "you stink" directed at a clean person). All in all, I have to admit though that the wearing of a certain perfume or cologne would be a good way to find someone in a crowd.
The "AXE EFFECT" definitely applies to me! I love that stuff! Pheonix, Touch, Apollo... all very good Axe fragrances! Pheonix is definitely my fave!! And whatever my boss wheres... jeez, I just wanna jump him! He's not even attractive to me! LOL! But that smell...
I really don't care for cologne at all on men. Each man has a distinctive "manly" smell (think freshly showered and deodorized) that is very appealing on it's own. Any men that I meet who wear cologne I generally stay away from as it smells offensive to me. If I really like them I just ask them not to wear it because they smell good naturally.