Monday, 9 September 2019

Pong


I had a conversation with a friend the other day about aftershave
He regularly wears about 6 brands
Presumingly it depends on his mood just which one he picks I thought and
that seems all rather hard work to me,
But I guess my apathy really would surprise no one!
Given my odd sense of style.

I wear just one
Clinique Happy is my signature smell.....
It's a bright wiff.....well suited to my personality
Happy more than sexy me thinks
I was sat in handover at the hospice the other morning and one of the nurses exclaimed
Who smells bloody gorgeous ?
I put my hand up......women seem to like my aftershave
I've not really  tried it on men yet!

I like a man to smell of soap and water
That's a result of working alongside too many doctors and male nurses!
Oh and one sexy, upclose and personal memory of a clean smelling policeman who had just come on duty in 1988!

What's your smell?







106 comments:

  1. Eau de Toilette? I spray myself with a cat every morning. That does the trick.

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    1. And ibet you still smell mighty fine

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    2. Well the cat thinks so anyway.

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  2. Diesel the brave for me 😊

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  3. I love to sniff a clean neck - that is all 😀

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  4. Can't bear it any more, it all gives me asthma sadly. I like men to smell of sweat, soap and wood. Kinky!

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    1. Tee hee. As in wood shavings, men who work with wood smell yummy!!!

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  5. I only wear L'occitane L'Arliessene. There is an older man who works in the Tesco express near work and he smells GORGEOUS!!! I have absolutely no idea what he wears but I work with a collection of middle aged women who all agree!

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  6. I feel at home with cat piss.

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    1. I dont believe a word of that

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    2. I can't stand aftershave and I never wear perfume.

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    3. But u never smell of piss

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    4. No, I am clean and I like it that way.

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    5. Like my favourite soap smell

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  7. Sunlight soap! I can't get it here, so brought a pack of 8 bars back from NZ! I like just clean, not chemical

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  8. I love perfume,but am a bit short of money these days.I don't wear it every day, just when I fancy.As a teenager I worked for a couple of years on a cosmetic counter.Guerlain was very popular and I still use Mitsouko,Dior Dolce vita around christmas time and even some mens products as I don't like flowery fragrances for me.I do have rather a lot but all bought a while ago,luckily they seem to have kept well.Otherwise I expect most days I smell of wet dog x

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    1. I adore Mitsouko, have used it for years. While on holiday in Singapore earlier this year I was lunching in one of the top hotels, the smell of orchids in reception was gorgeous. At duty free on the way home I was lucky to find a Tom Ford perfume that had a similar scent, a reminder of a lovely holiday.

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  9. I have made one small bottle last a year flis

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    1. I put £1 a week away to buy my yearly bottle of perfume.

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  10. I have 2: Guerlin's Vetiver for day (herbal and distinctive) and Acca Kappa (Italian) Muschio Bianco (White Moss) for evening and formal occasions, on the sweeter side and very distinctive (few people even know of it; I ran into it at an Italian gift shop in San Diego).

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    1. I am hoping to know that I can still be intriguing at my age. I just registered for Medicare today.

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  11. I swoon over Eternity cologne for men. :)

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  12. Mine is Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, it's a bit like a fresh ocean breeze scent with the barest touch of flowers in the woods in the mix. The one I wore for years before they stopped making it was very similar. I'm drawn to fresh and clean smelling environments, products and people. I don't use much so unless one is quite close to me it isn't noticeable, yet I enjoy it myself, so I wear it every day.

    As a young twenty something I had several bottles with different scents suited for different occasions. As I matured and got to know who I really am I lost the need to change anything about myself to suit a person or activity. Perhaps your having one favorite aftershave is a good indication that you know and like yourself, John. You have good reason to. - Mary

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  13. I have a bit of a thing for perfumes and like to sometimes just read reviews.I am trying to find one that smells like damp woodlands at the moment.Can't afford it just get though.I did buy Miller and Harris La fumee a couple of years ago,but it's not it.The nearest can find is the essential oil Benzoin but it's dangerous to apply neat x

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    1. I couldn't remember why so I've just googled it and it is Very Dangerous they are saying so I must stop using it and I think it's not being used in perfumes any longer it seems x

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  14. Anonymous9:33 pm

    Spanish Leather by Geo.Trumper for men and Diva by Ungaro for me, both not sweet,sickly florals, yet not overpowering like Poison or similar.
    Tess x

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  15. My husband always wears Acqua Di Gio by Armani. My scent is Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. When I am not wearing perfume I hope I smell like my lovely French milled soaps.

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  16. You do smell deliciously of clementines John. The temptation to chew on your neck is only countered by the fact that you don't have one.

    My own fragrance (when I can afford it) is Terre d'Hermès. It has wood notes. Other favourites are Givenchy Gentleman and Yves Saint Lauren Kouros. Any of the above please if you are feeling generous.

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    1. I don't have a neck?

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    2. Heidi9:57 pm

      This made me laugh Mavis, no neck!

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    3. OK, not much of one my dear little munchkin. If I chewed it you'd melt away to nothing.

      Did I save myself?

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    4. You do have a neck John, it's quite visible on the picture on the sidebar of you with your niece in law Rebecca. It's a lovely picture of your good looks.

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  17. Soap. Every Man Jack... Cedar wood.

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  18. Old Spice for ever.

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  19. Heidi9:54 pm

    Calvin Kleins Eternity (for women) worn it for years, wear it every day.

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  20. Sand and Sable... reminds me of my grandmother ... I also like Island Gardenia .... I like my hubby to smell like Stetson

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  21. Just a touch of White Diamonds for 40 years now. My grandchildren say it smells like Grandma and love it.

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  22. Safeguard by Proctor & Gamble.

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  23. Pomegranate Noir by Jo Malone. It smells of autumn and bonfires. I finally found "my" scent at 51! The best smell in my world is my husbands hair, when he comes back to bed in the morning with coffee x

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  24. Only man's cologne I've ever really liked is Caswell-Massey No. 6. It's supposed to have been George Washington's favorite. Described as "a piquant blend of bergamot, orange blossoms, rosemary, narcissus and 27 additional aromatics." It's different from most modern scents, but just lovely.

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  25. It depends on the time of year - I like fresh, lemony scents in the summer and warmer, woody ones in the autumn and winter. Not a fan of florals.

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  26. I don't wear perfume as I'm allergic to it, one thing scented that I can get away with wearing is Mande Lular body creams and butters from the Boots Sanctuary range ... so that has been my signature pong for around 20 years.

    Alan doesn't wear aftershave because of my allergy ... and his lovely beard.

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  28. Summer Harvest by The Burren Perfumery in Ireland. My absolute favorite scent, reminds me of my trips to Ireland that bring me so much joy 😀

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  29. i've worn interlude my whole life...but only a tiny bit. once, a guy i was newly dating, came to pick me up for a date and asked to use my loo. he came out smelling like my perfume. the entire night, i was smelling myself. it was really freaking me out! i asked him why he put my perfume on and he ignored me and never answered. weirdo!

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  30. I wear a Rose scent, Tea Rose. I use to wear Chanel #5 first but I like the Rose scents over 50 years now.
    parsnip

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  31. Hi hun, I like rive gauche my first perfume bought to me when I was 16. I like my hubbie to wear lemony scented aftershave like issey miyake or calvin kleine. Anything heavier like fahrenheit sets off my asthma (not a sexy sight!!)lol xxx

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  32. One is quite enough, especially if it's gorgeous. Why does aftershave often smell lovely, while perfumes for women are typically overpowering and headache inducing? Maybe I should buy some aftershave...!

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  33. I like Gio by Giorgio Armani.

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  34. Chanel No. 5, hands down. First got it as a gift at age 14, from a boyfriend. I am now 68. Still my favorite

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  35. Apparently you really do betray your age and disconnect with what now passes as the real world by calling it after-shave, as you did. My daughter (aged 32) fell about laughing when I called it that just a few days ago. Those men who reek most of those scents, colognes, whatevers, don't seem to shave very much, certainly not very close to the skin, Although I never use it whatever it is called, by the way.

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  36. Hugo, Grey Flannel,

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  37. I've worn Norell for a very long time. Floral and spicy notes. Someone once told me it was an "old lady" perfume. Well ok then, that fits. But my all time flash back scent is to be out and about and catch a whiff of Old Spice. *Swoon*

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  38. A signature scent is so much better than just miixing it up and wearing many! More thoughtful.

    I've worn Angel by Thierry Mugler for years, before that I wore Opium. I have a male friend who wears Yves St-Laurent Homme, oh my it is delicious, if you ever want a change. Warm and enticing.

    lizzy

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  39. I'm highly allergic to chemicals and scents. I really wish people wouldn't wear it in public places. When I was going through chemo it made me sick to my stomach. In restaurants it totally ruins the taste of the food being eaten. I'm all for people doing what makes them happy but when it infringes on someone else's comfort/ability to enjoy themselves - not so much. We all have to share the space.

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  40. I think I last used after shave or some scent in around '65....it's soap, water, and whatever kind of shampoo I get that's on sale. In my peer group, and even among my kids peers, scents don't seem to be used much.

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  41. No scents/perfumes for me. Gives me a headache.

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  42. I don't wear perfumes, but I do like to use rose scented bath products. I'm using a line of products from England that is just amazing. Old fashioned roses, subtle, comfortable, beautiful.

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  43. We don't wear perfumes or scents, scent free workplace. I do like the smell of bleach though, reminds me of swimming when I was young.

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  44. I do like clean smells. And once stayed at a B&B where they dried their linen over lavendar bushes in the sun. Bliss.
    For myself I wear Anais Anais by Cacheral. And have done (in moderation) for yonks.

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      I wear Anais Anais too .. love it.

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    2. Critical mis-spelling here. It should I think be Anus Anus. Not a very popular odour I fear.

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  45. Anonymous3:52 am

    My father wore Este Lauder for Men. It had a nice smell and not perfumey. Denis

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  46. Can't wear scents due to asthma and high sensitivity to strong smells. I do like the smell of "clean"!

    Our hospitals are all scent-free and most nursing homes are too.

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  47. I've been wearing YSL Opium for men EDT which doesn't last long but nice for going to sleep with. Being older some of the mens scents suit my skin and of course, take into account any medication I'm on. Tresor by Lancome smells like peaches, Lauder's Cinnabar is delicious but for top of the range and price, Chanel's Coco Black. And that was my inheritance as I rarely wore perfume at the nursing home. People never think that older residents can't take a strong smell close to them but my mother always collected empty bottles just for the memories.

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  48. The smell I most like on a man is soap. Irish Spring, whatever smells clean and fresh. That gets me going. For me, I found Grey Flannel, an eighties fragrance by Geoffrey Beene in some airport fragrance counter and I LOVE IT.

    XOXO

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  49. I bought some Brut recently (yes, I was amazed too). It was on offer; 2 for 1. Otherwise it's a very expensive Patchouli that I bought in Marrakech.

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  50. Barbara Anne5:21 am

    I use Gucci "Envy Me" in the spring and summer but usually change to Gucci #3 in fall and winter. My all time favorite was Gucci #1 but they quit making it (as far as I know) and I have only a little of it left over from some I gave my mother.

    Grey Flannel smelled wonderful on a doctor I used to work with but not so great on DH. Aramis is his favorite and I like it, too.

    Always interesting topics here!

    Hugs!

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  51. I used to love Clinique Happy for women. Then my ex-husband's mistress sent me a bottle of it as a congratulations gift when my daughter was born. It kind of ruined the experience for me. Then I started using Bath and Bodyworks Honeysuckle. I used it until they discontinued it. Now I use sweet grass essential oil.

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  52. As a teenage boy in the 70s I was mightily impressed by the Hai Karate adverts. Sadly a Valerie Leon substitute never did try to force herself on me. Then again I never wore any. I did try my dad's Old Spice though (erm, soap and water and a Thai deodorant stone).

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  53. My daughter always wore mens cologne as it wasen't as heavy and the scent lingered longer so strangely enough I have a bottle of men's Happy as well as the men's Happy cream balm which lasts for ever I don't wear it everyday. My husband has worn Brute for as long as we have been married which I also like.

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  54. Lovely Liz Earle products, though in reality I smell of wet Labrador.. I've decided I'm coming back as a Labrador !

    One of my brothers would buy our mother Tweed... She was'nt a Tweedy lady !
    I used it up in home made bath salts for Christmas gifts to the aunties, soda crystals, Tweed and purple food colouring !!! I saw it on Blue Peter.

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  55. I rarely ever remember to spray a smell on, but if I do it is Clinique " Happy Heart".....I guess yours smells similar !

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  56. What do you mean - the policeman had "come on duty"? I hope he was disciplined for it. I use "Beggar's Armpit" deodorant and aftershave. It is the aroma of reality.

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  57. Sherbet lemons! I used to wear Aqua Citra by Goya when I was a teenager.

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    1. I never heard of that one Simone,I had the more common Aqua manda at Christmas for years it seemed x

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    2. Hi Flis! Yes I had Aqua Manda too! :)

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  58. My preferred pong is Kouros, do they still make it? Splash that on your face and I will be all over you like a rash. Great as perfume as well.

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  59. I’m currently on Bulgari Man in Black. I haven’t found MY scent since they stopped selling Royal Copenhagen Musk for Men, which I was always complimented on and never smelled as good on anyone else I knew who tried it.

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    1. I've bought two bottles of Bvgari Jasmine noir-l love that too x

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  60. I am not an after shave person at all. I use a bar of soap and Sure deodorant and that's it!

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  61. I love Clinique Happy!
    I use lighter floral types in spring summer. A favorite is Imperial Gardenia by Harvey Prince. For fall/winter I like muskier, sensual scents like Black Afgano from Nasomatto.
    I don't buy bottles of perfume anymore. I was introduced to Lucky Scent, company out of LA, and order sample sizes. The reviews have been on point and you can choose your scent by Male, Female or Unisex. I like that I can wear a $250 perfume for a mere $5 LOL

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  62. I used to love Givenchy 'Je Reviens' - don't suppose you can still get it.

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  63. Chandrika Ayurvedic soap. I love in so much I ask for it a Christmas

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  64. Dove soap and Dry Idea antiperspirant.

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  65. I don't wear a scent every day, but when I do it is Happy also. Maybe as Geminis we are somehow drawn to it. :)

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  66. I'm allergic to most chemicals. I wear vanilla essential oil.

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  67. I generally wear Sweet Honesty perfume, when I do wear something. Except when I am making cookies. I then dab vanilla extract on my pulse points. What the heck, it smells good!

    Cat

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  68. Oh a guys scent that makes me weak at the knees or anywhere else for that matter is ISSEY MIYAKE original emmmmmmm nice

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  69. I use English Leather on the rare occasions when I remember to put it on.

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  70. Sorry to tell you, just unscented soap and water.

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  71. I like lovely citrus smells so mine is L'occitane Verbena (I like lemon sherbets too and this is very like that). My brother introduced me to their range and he always smells delicious. But I like men to smell of soap too (I put dove soap bars in the wardrobe and when you open the door it's wonderful - try it.

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  72. Chanel No. 5. My mother, who died on her 45th birthday in 1975, used to wear it, rarely, when Dad had gifted her the perfume for Christmas.

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  73. Thank u everyone... this took off more than I expected xxx

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