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Chutz
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   Posted 2/10/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
What's your favorite perfume or cologne scent? This is a question for both men and women, of course. Is there one you've worn for years? Maybe it's an annual gift from your loved one? Or do you wear a fragrance that your loved one especially likes? Maybe you prefer not to wear them at all. What's your take?

I do wear perfume when going out or some days when hubby is coming home and I feel like adding something a bit special. There aren't many fragrances I like nor that do any justice to me or themselves when I wear them. I can like them when someone else wears them but once on me...peeee...uuuuu... <shudder> The only one I enjoy is a light musk. I have no idea why but the brand I use seems to set well with others because when I wore it to work I'd get lots of comments on how great it smelled. I always go very light on any fragrance!!! I hate going through the grocery store and even before some over done lady arrives her perfume hits your nose. Then by the time she goes past you, you are on the verge of tossing up your breakfast! Any more I am just rude and use my sleeve or collar and cover my face and nose area as they go by in hopes of them getting a 'hint'!...lol

Oh, and a favorite doesn't have to be one YOU wear but one your sweetie wears. I'm an old fashion girl and I love the smell of Old Spice on a man who is freshly shaved. mmm-mmmm

OK, your turn to turn on your nose. smilewinkgrin
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White Beard
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   Posted 2/11/2010 12:37 AM (GMT -7)   
You crack me up chutzie, Old Spice Cologne is my old stand by! You just can't go wrong with it! How ever my daughter got me Royal Copenhagen musk cologne many many years ago and I really liked it but none of the stores have it any more, however I did find a place on line that has it and I have gotten it from them. But I still like Old Spice the best, and it is cheap and is available everywhere!

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Jim1969
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   Posted 2/11/2010 1:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I rarely wear any type of cologne but I when I do I like either Stetson or Cody Wild Musk.

As far as women's perfume goes I like Lady Stetson or a light musk.


One thing I hate though is when the wearer feels they need to bathe in it. If you can smell what they have on from more than 1-2 feet away it is either too strong or too much.

BTW: Is it just me or does anyone else think that stuff they market to teenagers like Axe just stinks?
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PAlady
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   Posted 2/11/2010 2:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow - musk is in the lead so far, and I have to add to that list. For years I've worn the same brand of light musk - I mostly know it by the box rather than the name, as it's nothing fancy. Ashley, I think. And like you, Chutz, I've always had lots of compliments so I figured it must be ok. Decades ago when I used to have more occasion to dress and go somewhere "fancy" I'd wear one of my mother's favorites, shalimar, but all of that is too strong for me right now.

I've heard that if you can smell it on yourself, it's too strong. As one who has done work that involved sitting in a small, closed office with people I hated strong perfume. I got such a headache, so I'd never wear anything strong.

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   Posted 2/11/2010 5:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't wear much cologne either unless going out. For me it's either Lucky #6 or Lacoste for women. For my husband I like either Halston or Drakkur.
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snobrdgrl321
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   Posted 2/11/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Ooohhh...

I Love Hawaiian Ginger body spray by Calgon~
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 2/11/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
 
What's your favorite perfume or cologne scent?
 
   Dear Chutz,
 
     Jasmine & vanilla mix. :-)  Ive worn it for years. In conditioners, body spray, sugar scrubbs and lotions.
 
*huggs*
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   Posted 2/11/2010 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I like the black raspberry vanilla scent and for my hubby it has to be "Polo" by Raulph Lauren, but the Green bottle, only. it's nice and not over powering.
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White Beard
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   Posted 2/11/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
You know as a young kid I alway remember hearing about Lavender or Rose Toilet water or something, now they have all these exoctic scents what ever happened to those? Just wondering? You guys are all right on about wearing something really light though. When I worked up on Oncology, chemo definitely had some strong affects on patients, and taste and smell was usually alway affected. As a nurse you always made sure you did not wear any perfume or cologne as it would often cause chemo patients to get sick. You wanted to ensure you did not emanate or have any odor or scent that could affect your patients. Often you just got out of the habit of wearing any of that stuff. Back in my military service days when I had to shave all the time, it was just Old Spice after shave, and the scent from that never lasted very long!
Just reminiscing

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   Posted 2/11/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
My favorite for me is PS (Paul Sebastien) I really like the aroma of White Diamond's on my wife, and have always liked Oscar De Larentae. The spelling is way off, but I don't have a bottle of it here to check the spelling.
Many times, I go shopping, and get a whiff of someone wearing their perfume or cologne way too strong. I personally like to smell it only when I get close to my wife for a little kiss.

White Beard, I do remember the Old Spice, and loved it when I was a young man. Every once in a while, I will buy a bottle of it, and it brings back so many memories.
My mother used to wear a perfume called Tigress. Again the spelling slips my mind, but I can still smell it to this day.

Michael

Good one today Chutz!

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skeye
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   Posted 2/11/2010 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I rarely wear perfume, but if I do it's usually lavender or something fruity. I can't stand really strong smelling perfumes. They make my nose hurt.

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cat8201
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   Posted 2/11/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I have chemical sensitivity so for me a light "natural" body spray like plumeria from Bath & Body Works or the purple one from Victoria Secrets ( can't think of name ---fibro fog). But I also like Burberry for women, Velvet Tuberose (bath & body works), bath junkie's persimmon, and for men Cool Water.
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cat8201
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   Posted 2/11/2010 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I have chemical sensitivity so for me a light "natural" body spray like plumeria from Bath & Body Works or the purple one from Victoria Secrets ( can't think of name ---fibro fog). But I also like Burberry for women, Velvet Tuberose (bath & body works), bath junkie's persimmon, and for men Cool Water.
27 yrs old-Fibromyalgia; PCOS; Surgery induced Menopause; Classic Migraines with Aura; Neuropathy; Ankylosing Spondylitis w/ narrowing around the spinal cord; Spinal Stenosis of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine; other little things
 
Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)


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   Posted 2/11/2010 10:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I have chemical sensitivities, too, so... for me, I just love a light body spray or light lotion. I love lavender, vanilla, light floral smell. Yep, I like the Victoria Secrets ones and ALL the stuff from Bath & Body Works.

I love the smell, though, of Old Spice on a man!! Familiarity, I think!!

Jim, I laughed at your comments re: Axe!! Both my teenagers wear that stuff... but there's only ONE scent of Axe that I will let them get now. The others do smell really bad -- and STRONG!! :)

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cat8201
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   Posted 2/12/2010 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Momto6boys, I am the exact same way, my son wears colgne spray and has for years (he is just now in 3rd grade). He can only wear one kind of axe and the other main kind he wears he now has to shut my door and go on the other side of the house (it still kills me). I actually gave away a bottle of something he got for xmas last year because he would take the lid off in his room and boom I would have a migraine.

Mu hubby says there is no way I can smell the things I do (I can smell things I would rather not..lol..but I am always right as I will usually seek out the culprit..a bad wash cloth, for example)
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Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)


Stac/Catz4
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   Posted 2/12/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Mmmmm....Covet by Sarah Jessica Parker for me and my husband wears Romance for Men by Ralph Lauren. It's wonderful that our scents mesh like they do.
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