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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:09 PM
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Why the HELL do men wear cologne?
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 01:19 PM by jgraz
The last thing I want to smell while I'm having my morning coffee is some stale waft of cheap-ass manfume coming off the guy sitting next to me.

Did I wake up grumpy today? I think so.

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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:25 PM
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1. Sorry it smelled bad
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 01:25 PM by lost-in-nj
love the "manfume" word though!!!!

I personally like to smell a man that has on a "hint" of cologne.....
especially on his neck :evilgrin:
kind pulls you in :)

hope your day goes better

:hi: :pals:

lost
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:36 PM
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7. Yeah, this was a bit more than a "hint"
I was three seats down from him, and the fumes were so thick that I would reflexively stop inhaling.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:57 PM
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19. Sounds like you sat next to my old roommate then...
Jesus Christ did that guy overdo the cologne. When he was getting ready for a date, I'd lock myself in my room and stay there for a few hours to let the air in the hallway clear out.
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:14 PM
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27. Was your roommate a 50-yr-old executive-type with Brylcreemed hair?
If so, that probably was him.


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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 04:32 PM
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32. Not unless he aged rather quickly since I last saw him.
He'd be close to 30 about now if I recall correctly. He was a few years older than me, and I just turned 26. Man, I haven't talked to him in years.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:24 PM
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15. You'd adore my hubby. He smells of soap and water and shave cream.
It's the cleanest, freshest smell that lingers lightly when I kiss him goodbye in the morning...
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:28 PM
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2. It beats bathing!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:29 PM
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3. It's better than the blokes who don't bother to shower...
They smell like they've a 5 mile jaunt or, almost as bad, they were participating in an orgy and didn't clean up afterward...
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:34 PM
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6. Oh because I'm sure that YOU...
clean up after participating in an orgy hey Mister Clean ? :P
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:37 PM
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8. Who'd invite me?
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:39 PM
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10. Shit. I'd PAY for cologne that makes me smell like an orgy.
I figure that's a way to let the ladies know that you are a sophisticated and worldy man who knows how to live the "good life"
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:47 PM
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14. You could probably make your own if you really thought about it
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 02:48 PM by jgraz
No, I did NOT just say that. :hide:
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 07:59 PM
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26. You would?? Well have I got a deal for you!
http://www.smellme2.com / (warning: not safe for work)



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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 04:17 PM
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34. You are so bad.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:22 PM
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30. Unless they don't shower, then try to cover the stench up with cologne.
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:31 PM
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4. Normally I would never use that stuff but...
After a month or two without taking a shower I have no choice. :rofl:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:33 PM
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5. I Will Wear It
only for certain reasons

like to smell good for someone who likes to smell it on me :evilgrin:

I don't wear it to work because I work in a hospital and it might be offensive (hopefully not personally) to a person with breathing problems or allergies.

but

grumpy?

maybe

:rofl:
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Ivan Sputnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:38 PM
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9. Their wives or girlfriends
buy it for them and make them wear it. Or they believe the advertising hype that it makes them more attractive. Personally, I can't stand the stuff. I don't even like cologne or perfume on women.
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:11 PM
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11. I used to agree until someone gave me - Jean Paul Gaultier
Hate to sound so full of it but the truth is attracting women has been really pretty easy for me and I used to like to say that wearing cologne was for the guys who were not so lucky. One Christmas someone gave me a bottle of Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Male. You get at least 3 compliments a day wearing this stuff. Women throughout the day just stop in their tracks when you walk by and start sniffing the air. Standing in any line leaves you open to complete strangers grabbing your arm, closing their eyes and drawing as close as they can without hitting their nose on my neck (although they sometimes do) as they sniff and quiver. It's pretty phukn nice I must admit and just about impossible to give that up. So while I agree that some people are downright sick with the amount of gag inducing cologne they splash all over their most likely un-showered bodies, I have to admit that I am guilty of wearing "man-fume" and will continue to do so until they stop making that stuff.
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:16 PM
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12. First of all, I think "manfume" is my new favorite word...
:rofl:

And secondly, in general I agree with you, but one of my male friends used to have some kind of "body spray" (he wouldn't call it cologne) that smelled AMAZING. :loveya: I guess it depends. :shrug:
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:32 PM
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13. many men are insecure
hell, I would wipe cat barf on my forehead if I thought it would help with women.
o de purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 04:34 PM
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37. I have some, if you'd like it. In the market for furballs, too?
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:27 PM
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16. I feel the same way about women and perfume
Neither men nor women need to wear that shit. I hate it!
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:27 PM
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17. Insh'Allah. nt
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The Inquisitive Donating Member (480 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 04:36 PM
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18. Because 60% of the time, it works every time.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:12 PM
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20. Manfume?
Oh, I thought you meant character actor Toshiro Mifune.



I clearly don't belong in this thread. My bad!

:evilgrin:
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 04:30 PM
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36. Same thing, basically.
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Mike03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:20 PM
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21. Is aftershave acceptable?
Tossing all that crap on my skin is probably not very healthy. I suppose I do put it on the morning of high stress days or if I intend to be very physically active. Hell, I dunno. That's what I was taught--lol.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:28 PM
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22. Chicks dig it (n.t)
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 04:36 PM
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38. I prefer the unadulterated man smell (i.e. not from an adulterer).
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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:54 PM
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23. What is the verdict on Old Spice?
My Grandpa always wore it and I loved it. Should a 30 year old guy sport Old Spice?
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:23 PM
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31. I always liked Old Spice...
A lot of the men's colognes that are popular now are so strong that they make me sneeze.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 05:45 PM
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41. Believe it or not
I'm a romance author. The hero in my latest novel is thirty six and wears Old Spice. I think it's a nice, subtle scent, as long as it's not bathed in.

Julie
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:54 PM
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24. Because it works sometimes.
Depends on what it is. If it's subtle and nice, it definitely does something for me.

Definitely not if it's "transmitting" to people 10 feet away, though.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 05:56 PM
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25. Because we're trying to get into your knickers.
Why else?
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jgraz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:15 PM
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28. How, by making me pass out?
:P
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:17 PM
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29. They think it'll make their thingie bigger
I never understood, and I'm a straight male.

:shrug:
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 04:15 PM
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33. God, I agree! Worst thing in the world is to walk into a convenience store in the morning
to get coffee and stand in line to pay, while a dozen incompatible colognes
are still wafting on the commuter breeze!
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 04:17 PM
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35. It is that or this


Pick yer poison :)
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 04:38 PM
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39. I hate colognes and perfumes in general.
They tend to give me headaches. When I lived at home, my little brother had a fondness for Axe. Not cool, haha.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-19-07 05:10 PM
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40. The problem is not the cologne... it's the 'cheap ass' part.
Acqua Di Gio or L'eau D'Issey

YUM!
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