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Shockleader
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Question  Posted: 8:13 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

Curious what the ladies here on SI like, and can make some suggestions for me.

Thank you!


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:25 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

When spending money I'm usually more on the practical side, except for cologne and perfume. I guess it could be my guilty pleasure.

On a man I LOVE Bulgari Pour Homme & Pour Homme Soir. Bulgaria Blu is nice as well. Probably a little too much

Here's a link.
http://us.bulgari.com/siteMap.jsp?catID=cat00173&depID=cat00006&page=1

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 8:34 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)]


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caregiver9000
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Default  Posted: 8:29 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

I like the smell of soap. Seriously.

Many colognes and perfumes (especially heavy or floral scents) trigger migraines.

I like vanilla or coconut (like suntan oil?) but not strong.

Really, soap works.


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lieshurt
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Default  Posted: 8:33 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

^^^ Ditto Caregiver9000.


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Catwoman
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Default  Posted: 8:34 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

Eternity for men. Lord almighty, just let me follow you home if you wear that. Sooooo sexy.

Cat

PS: Don't worry about stalking. I am happily taken, but that stuff is really nice.


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:38 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

I've never had a migraine from cologne and I've never had it affect my asthma. One spritz is usually enough, though.

ETA- Does Chanel make a men's cologne? I love Coco and #5 for women.

[This message edited by simplydevastated at 8:41 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)]


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imagoodwitch
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Default  Posted: 8:41 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

Ralph Lauren Polo Black, clean and drool worthy, personally speaking

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 8:51 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

A friend of mine likes Lacrosse, Claiborne Sport, and her favorite of all time is Tommy Hilfiger. I'm not personally familiar with them, though.


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Waiting4Daylite
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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

I agree with Caregiver9000. To me there is nothing better than a freshly cleansed man. Plus colognes and perfumes make me wheeze.

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Sad in AZ
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Default  Posted: 9:37 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

I like the natural smell of a guy. Not dirty, but not too clean either.


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scaredyKat
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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, May 15th (Wednesday)

I like the smell of soap. Seriously.

I agree with this. I LOVE the fresh smell of soap...


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Lucky2HaveMe
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Default  Posted: 9:16 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

Aqua Di Gio by Armani

Mmmmmmm


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Kalleigh
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Default  Posted: 9:29 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

Axe or another kind of sporty deodorant is fine with me


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Undefinabl3
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Default  Posted: 9:33 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

I have fallen for the Soul to Soul by Faith hill and Tim Mcgraw...


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Amazonia
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Default  Posted: 9:42 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

ditto to Sad.


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TheHardWay
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Default  Posted: 10:13 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

Chanel =

Bleu De Chanel

Ah-Mazing

You go more expensive, you use less - my DH makes a bottle of cologne last FOREVER! I honestly believe they make the perfume for women less potent.

Anyhow, I personally love Bleu De Chanel on my DH - I do think its personal preference and YOU have to smell yourself so, pick something you like and I am sure it will be a hit!


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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

I do think its personal preference and YOU have to smell yourself so, pick something you like and I am sure it will be a hit!

^^^This!

Also, anyone you wear it for will also let you know what they like and don't like or if it bothers them (headaches, asthma, allergies etc...) I wouldn't worry about that until that day arrives.

One spritz goes a long way.


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annb
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Default  Posted: 10:24 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

Dolce&Gabbana

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simplydevastated
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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

That's a good one too, annb I forgot about them


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feelsgaslighted
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Default  Posted: 10:44 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

Light Blue Dolce & Gabbana :)


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Default  Posted: 11:12 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

Ditto on Eternity for men.


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

I love the clean scent of plain ol' Ivory soap. My nose stays buried in my husband's neck, but he doesnt complain.

As far as colognes, it really depends on your body chemistry. What smells great on one guys smells like cat piss on another. Whatever you get, please dont go overboard. Less is a LOT more when it comes to putting on colognes.


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Crescita
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Default  Posted: 11:37 AM, May 16th (Thursday)

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MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 12:01 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

Second D&G Light Blue. Also love Set Sail by Tommy Bahama.


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starrysky
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Default  Posted: 12:43 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

I third Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, I love it! My husband wore the same cologne for the longest time (though I can't recall the name right now) & switched to Light Blue last year. Good lord, makes me weak in the knees it smells so good!!!!


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MissesJai
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Default  Posted: 2:54 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

My nose stays buried in my husband's neck
same here. We use Dial, though. He doesn't wear cologne - doesn't need it.


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kernel
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Default  Posted: 7:00 PM, May 16th (Thursday)

Just don't use too much, no matter what you choose.


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gotmylifeback
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Default  Posted: 1:31 AM, May 17th (Friday)

My SO loves for me to wear light blue.

Hermes also has some citrus scented colognes that she likes as well.


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Shockleader
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Default  Posted: 4:06 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

Thanks everyone who offered up cologne ideas; lots to consider and try. I always have followed the "less is more" idea, and surely agree with it. I did try some Acqua Di Gio a friend had, and liked it pretty well.

For the clean/soap w/o cologne folks, thanks too.


D-Day spring 2012
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XWW 44
One DD 19
Married 23 years
Divorced 12/23/13 Fu*king A!

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solus sto
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Default  Posted: 5:58 PM, May 18th (Saturday)

My favorite for men is Lagerfeld for Men. It's like a magnet....


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Shockleader
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Default  Posted: 6:44 AM, August 5th (Monday)

***Update***

Well, it seems Aqua Di Gio won out... It's what GF likes, so that was that. She says it and "my chemistry" play together very well.

I even went all old school romantic, and sent her a scented letter to work... Forgot how nice it is to send a hand written letter, and it seems she really liked receiving it.


D-Day spring 2012
Me BS 47
XWW 44
One DD 19
Married 23 years
Divorced 12/23/13 Fu*king A!

The cruel, the unkind, those without honor, feast on the tender heart...


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Default  Posted: 7:39 AM, August 5th (Monday)

I even went all old school romantic, and sent her a scented letter to work... Forgot how nice it is to send a hand written letter, and it seems she really liked receiving it.
ohhhh, I love that!


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Default  Posted: 8:22 AM, August 5th (Monday)

Polo sport, yah it's been around a while, but it's such a clean, fresh scent.

I also like Clear Water for men.

I make lotion bars from bees wax, and other things, and the mens ones I scent with sandlewood, and orange essential oils. I love this smell, it's clean, and fresh, and manly.


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solus sto
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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, August 5th (Monday)

Lagerfeld for Men--tricky to find at times, but heavenly.


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Default  Posted: 8:56 PM, August 5th (Monday)

I even went all old school romantic, and sent her a scented letter to work... Forgot how nice it is to send a hand written letter, and it seems she really liked receiving it.
Well played, shockleader.


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