Cologne: sexy, or irritating? : LUSENET : like sands : One Thread

Do you think cologne is appealing, or does it just make you sneeze?

-- Anonymous, March 01, 2000


Cologne is totaly annoying. It irritates my allergies also. But the ultimate in "Death by Cologne" has to be one of those stores at the mall that sell all flavored lotion etc, like Bath and Body Works...while the stores are very attractive visually the assault on your nose is anyhting but subtle. And don't you just love those friends who try a sampler and then thrust their hand into your face insisting that you smell them. Yeah sure....

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

Well, Chanel (channel sp?) #5 will forever remind me of old ladies. I remember smelling it on old ladies at church when I was a kid.

Years later without smelling it first, I made the mistake of buying #5 for a girlfriend based on the advertising, and when she wore it (proclaiming she liked it) I realized to my horror that she smelled like old church ladies of my youth.

Though I'm not allergic to the colognes,I did get a headache after doing comparison sniffing of several perfume/colognes while shopping for another S.O.

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

I think cologne's appealling in moderate amounts.

I'm one of those people who sprays perfume samples all over any uncovered parts of my limbs, and then ends up smelling like an alcoholic with a gardenia in his lapel. I'm a victim, every time. That's why I stick my wrist in your face. I need sympathy, deep down.

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

I like certain colognes, and some unisex scents (like China Rain) are really nice... I have my own Eau Sauvage based both on the scent and on the fact in some British spy novels from the 80s that I really loved the heroes wore Eau Sauvage... Eternity is nice, too...

I just hate people who load up on cologne-- it's that whole Disco Boy thing. Lots of cologne, probably a gold chain and a waterbed...

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

I think that cologne smells good to most people, in general. So why do some people not like it when someone wears a lot of cologne? Well, I think that wearing cologne makes you more appealing to those people that already find you attractive. So if someone doesn't find you very attractive, they're most likely not going to want to smell you! I'm willing to make a good bet that Jennifer didn't really find that guy, who was wearing all that cologne, to be Mr. Right at first glance.

Of course there's always the chance that cologne, no matter how good it smells, just sets off allergic reactions in you. In that case, no matter how hot you think a person is who is wearing a lot of cologne, you're gonna steer clear of him/her (if it's a women who is wearing a lot of perfume), at least as long as that person is wearing all that cologne. That's just my guess.

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

That guy who was wearing all the cologne was about 80 years old, so no, I wasn't thinking that he was "Mr. Right."

But I actually don't think that most colognes smell good, even in moderation. In general, I don't think that floral or musky smells are appealing, but maybe that's just because I'm allergic to flowers and stuff that smells like flowers. I think roses smell terrible. But I know I'm in the minority.

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

Jen you're such an ageist!

Oh, and all stinky French people should wear cologne, as opposed to wearing nothing at all!

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

I actually find cologne and perfume to be highly annoying. Unless it's vanilla scented, at which point it actually takes on it's traditional function as a turn-on.

Actually, I've long thought that if someone marketed coffee scented perfume and cologne, they's get very rich, because coffee is one of the biggest untapped aphrodesiacs in existance.

-- Anonymous, March 02, 2000

Cologne is terrible. It doesn't matter what kind it is they all smell too fake to be attractive. The worst is when smokers wear it to cover their smell because it just mixes with the smoke and makes me naseous.

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2000

Ewww! I HATE cologne and perfume when it's over-applied. I once did a "man on the street" for my college paper about this problem. The consensus among the people I interviewed was that wearing too much perfume/cologne is a symptom of having no class.

-- Anonymous, March 03, 2000

I think it's rather amusing that people use Cologne as a way to "dress" themselves up after a shower, when it was originally used because people just needed something to cover up their own stench.

Cologne: It stinks.

-- Anonymous, March 04, 2000

Well for me.. i enjoy the smell of a good perfume or colone.... and good to me is "passion" for women(which i wear) and for the men i LOVE "drakkar" and stetson is good..( my hubby wears both..not at once though) But i must say there are some very BAD smells out there..... and i agree with the post about smokers.....YUCK!!!!!! I try not to put too much on but i do like to smell what i'm wearing.. and i like to smell someone when they walk by( but not two rows up!!) sorry jen.... the old guys sense of smell must be going or he's just to old to care.....

If i know i'm going to be around someone with allergies or asthma i wear VERY little if any.. i do have respect for those who are sensitive to smells. but if i don't know.. well there's not much i can do... sorry to all those who i've offended..... That's all from me..... great question JEN!!! thanks for reading my post......bye! GOD BLESS.........BEV

-- Anonymous, March 05, 2000

hey, what is that little attack about french, he? We smell delicieux, and have the best perfume. (I'd really like to know who was that famous scientist in physiology that smells so strong,please!!)

-- Anonymous, March 07, 2000

To me, it's not a matter of odor, it's a matter of over-application. To much cologne/perfume is just plain obnoxious, if not really irritating. We actually have a lady at work who wears so much perfume you can LITERALLY smell her coming. I don't understand how people can put that much fragrance on and not realize it.

-- Anonymous, March 08, 2000

I love love love perfume. I am obsessed with it perfumery. However, I realize not everyone is, so I don't over-spritz when I use it.

-- Anonymous, March 17, 2000

Oh, and all stinky French people should wear cologne, as opposed to wearing nothing at all!

I agree! If you're gonna go nude, you'd better at least smell good.

-- Anonymous, March 19, 2000

I am very allergic to cologne and perfumes and would appreciate if most offices had a scent-free environment. I work for a start-up and there are a lot of people crammed into a small space. My allergic reactions include sneezing, fatigue/weakness, asthma, and bronchitis. I've suggested to my company to create a scent-free environment, but it has not been approved. However, the company is going to purchase an air filter for me (and I hope to receive it in a few days.) I've noticed that many people who have recently come to the states use a lot of cologne and it's a shame because I really enjoy meeting and talking with others from around the world. I actually have to avoid many people because of my allergic reactions. Often I even become angry because of how sick I feel. It is difficult to even have a regular sense of breathing in the office or on a bus etc. Right now I'm using a fan at my desk to blow away the colognes fumes, it works somewhat. Anyway, I think people can be very sexy and appealing without the aid of cologne and perfume. I also like the natural scents such as vanilla--they are stimulating without being toxic. Infact, I've recently discovered that as we breath perfumes and colognes we actually inhale the ingredients into our bodies. Here's a list of my symptoms--this may inform others who are wondering if they are allergic to synthetic perfumes/colognes: sneezing, coughing, itchy skin, hives, weasing, fatigue, weakness, racing heart, bronchitis, asthma. Let's hope my air filter does a good job.

-- Anonymous, November 21, 2000

I think cologne/perfume can be a combination of a turn-on and a distraction. Being a teenage kid, I think that girls who wear nice perfume to school seem to get more of my attention. And I think most of them know how much to put on without overdoing it. Sometimes, and only sometimes, I go past a guy in the hallway and I can smell his nasty stench of overdoing the cologne after I get about 20 feet down the hallway from him. That just seems a bit too overzealous. But I also think that the preferance of sexy/irritating scents also depends on what they're wearing. My little brother (which I unfortunatly have to share a room with) wears some of the cheepest($5) cologne ever. Ewww, Old Spice! He got two kinds of it. Both of which remind me of my grandfather. Very very unnatractive. But since he's 12, he can get away with it. Seeing as how the younger girls in middle school haven't really grown accustomed to guys wearing cologne. They think that if he wears it, he must be very rich/cool/popular/guy of their dreams. But as us kids get older, most of us discover wether or not we like a member of the opposite sex to wear cologne/perfume. I think its very attractive if a girl wears perfume. Not that it really adds to her beauty/appearance. Its just a little something extra, like a buy-one get one free deal. And that concludes my rant/rave about scents

-- Anonymous, November 24, 2000

I am 15, and I think that anyone who will apply cologne to their to body after working out or any other such activity has no sense of personal hygiene. Like my friend says Cologne and funk don't match. I think 3 or 2 sprays is all you need and where it it applied at.

-- Anonymous, January 25, 2002

I think cologne is god or some and bad for others. I can't breath when it applied to me. I sometimes wonder, why?

-- Anonymous, February 04, 2002

I am a waitress, and twice in the past month I have gone into sneezing fits just moments after inhaling cologne, and perfume. The first time was cologne. I didn't find out what kind it was, but it made me sneeze, my eyes watered, and I could hardly breathe for a minute afterward. The second reaction was to Passion brand perfume. It made me sneeze uncontrolably for thrity seconds or so. I had to have another waitress take the customer her food, to avoid another reaction.

-- Anonymous, July 23, 2002

OMG i love cologne! excpecially the stuff call ADIDAS! it has the greastest smell to it!

-- Anonymous, September 25, 2002

I think females who wear a perfume that I particularly enjoy is nice. When they walk by and I smell it, I sometimes turn around. Its enjoyable. Most current female scents are quite enjoyable...there are some which are overdone or annoying. I would agree with the post regarding No. 5, and must add to that particular "church lady" list, White Diamonds. Nobody younger than 45 wears White Diamonds, and those who DO wear it wear WAY too much, without realizing that it is a very heavy scent. Yet again, the floral, citrusy modern scents are more enjoyable.

-- Anonymous, October 21, 2002

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