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Yeesh! I smell funny

  1. Dec 10, 2011 #1
    I'm wearing after shave, hair gel, moisturizer and deodorant. Each of these gives off its own odor. Although they smell nice individually, they smell odd when worn together. I wouldn't say they smell bad, but it smells funny. What do I do? I don't want to stop using one of these. Is there any way I could suppress a few smells? I'm searching for light after shave lotions and hair gels, but I can't find any that solve the problem.
     
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  3. Dec 10, 2011 #2

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    try each of these search terms with each product:

    fragrance-free, scent-free, perfume-free

    there should at least be moisturizers that have no added odor.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2011 #3

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    Stop shaving and grow a beard, and then you can skip the aftershave. That's what I've been doing for about forty years. :smile:

    Actually, even when I did shave, I never used aftershave.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2011 #4
    Same here. I think it's a hideous product.
     
  6. Dec 10, 2011 #5

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    Your coworkers / friends / teachers might think different. :biggrin:

    http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/20000/1000/100/21135/21135.strip.gif [Broken]

    The next few strips continue the saga. See http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1995-10-16/ for more.


    Go easy on the stuff. Some of us don't like it. And please, please, please, never apply your Axe (or whatever you use) while you are in an elevator.
     
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  7. Dec 10, 2011 #6
    I have the rare ability to smell things over the internet. Yeesh!
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011 #7

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    Eeek! If you are a woman, you shouldn't be "fragrant" to another unless you are in an embrace. If you are a man, you shouldn't be fragrant at all.
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 #8

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    I remember my classmate's older sister selecting me for the Freshman/Senior dance. She was cute and curvy as all get-out, but what I still remember to this day is the texture of her sweater and the faint scent of Right Guard. One can make memories with a scent (even a subtle one), but there is no excuse for assaulting ones' friends and co-workers with bottles of that stuff. I have an aunt that is nice enough, but I have to avoid her (Shalimar attack!).
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 #9
    Shave your head and grow a beard. Men should not use any hair gel.:yuck:
     
  11. Dec 10, 2011 #10

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    My neighbor's daughter's friend is a gay metrosexual. If there is any scented cosmetic product that he doesn't use, I'd be surprised. I have to stay at least 20' up-wind of him to avoid getting sick. Luckily, he doesn't come around too often.
     
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  12. Dec 10, 2011 #11
    Better to smell natural, imo. If you shower/bathe more or less regularly, then that should be enough. People who wear all the stuff that you mentioned must not be aware of how offensive/repulsive those artificial odors are. At least try going without applying them for a few days ... just as an experiment. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that you really don't need any of them and are less olfactorily off-putting, and therefore more attractive, without them.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2011 #12

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    It's a generational thing. The new batch of young adults is a more clean-cut, clean-shaven, clean-this, and clean-that than their predecessors. Unilever certainly caught on to this trend. All those AXE commercials are aimed straight at the OP and his cohort. Note: I'm assuming that WiFO215 is a typical young male between 15 to 30, maybe 35 tops, and is interested in typical young male pursuits. If I'm wrong, sorry about that.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2011 #13
    :rofl:

    Even though I am in that age group, I only use Nivea Creme
    http://www.en.nivea.ca/products/NIVEA-Creme
    Days I forget to put it on, my face skin feels too dry!
     
  15. Dec 10, 2011 #14

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    I have been assaulted in fragrance-attacks by older men, though it is probably a more generational thing. My neighbor works in the paper mill where I once worked, and he complains about the fragrances there. "Why does a papermaker have to slather himsef in AXE when he is working on a crew that is almost all males?"' No good answer for that one. Spend 12 hours in 100 deg+ heat working your butt off? You're not come out of there smelling too sweet. Hit the locker-room, take a good long shower, put on clean clothes and go home.
     
  16. Dec 10, 2011 #15
    It's maybe a more urban thing. Urban males tend to have more male beauty products than those from outside and phobic of sweat or body odor.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2011 #16

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    Could be. Around here, if you wore much of that fragranced crap (at least a few years back) people might look at you askance and keep their kids away.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2011 #17
    I eventually learned that drinking more water, and getting plenty of exercise and sleep was all I needed to do to look and feel good -- after suffering through a misguided period (when I was about 20) of creams, lotions, etc.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2011 #18
    That was also the case when I was in my rural area. Most men who had fragrances were one who were attached to city lives and had too much time on their hands.

    My friends who grew up cities think fragrances are must.

    I got a list of products that men need from a girl and I tried to get them but I wasn't willing to spend +20 dollars on those products :rofl:
     
  20. Dec 10, 2011 #19

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    Soap and water are not that expensive. Get some Scent-Away and give it a shot. It's an antibacterial, liquid, non-fragranced body-soap and shampoo, and it lasts forever. Put half of the contents of the bottle into a storage container, or mix some with some water to use it as a pump-bottle hand-soap in your kitchen. Dilute the remaining soap with water and put that bottle in your shower. You won't be sorry.
     
  21. Dec 10, 2011 #20
    Girls like guys that "smell good". In deference to that, one good smelling thing, used lightly, is fine. Girls tend to have sensitive noses, so more than that is risking overkill.
     
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