Do you use Hermes perfumes? Do you like them? Can you explain them to me? I'm not a typical perfume wearer. I recently tried the Hermes fragrance Un Jardin Sur Le Toit at a friend's house and I really liked it. Then I started googling and found myself in a world of top notes, drydowns, accords, and other things where I don't even know what the words mean, much less how to understand them. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by aaanastasia
on Dec 24, 2013 -
I met a guy who was completely ordinary until I got close enough to smell him, at which point I went into overdrive. Has anyone else experienced this? What just happened here? [more inside]
posted by cucumber patch
on Mar 27, 2013 -
Help me find a nice/funny/not insane way to tell a guy I just started seeing that he's wearing too much cologne for me. Maybe I'm like this previous asker
, but I find myself thinking things like, "ok, I'll sleep with him once and THEN tell him," which I know is kind of crazy. (Mostly because I'd rather not smell his cologne on my sheets for weeks after.) Is it ok to tell someone you just met that your lizard brain would like him a LOT better if he toned down the artificial scenting? I'm gay, if that matters, but any relevant experience or advice is welcome. Have you ever dealt with this situation successfully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 24, 2010 -
Is it possible to get cologne smell out of clothing? I kind of "inherited" a half-dozen nice sweaters that reek of perfume, and I'm allergic as well. I've tried mucho baking soda and soaking in the wash machine; haven't tried vinegar yet; past (somewhat related) threads suggest Ozium
, but they're really not for this purpose.
posted by Shane
on Oct 5, 2009 -
As a guy, how do you smell really good without the use of cologne? Some people, I've noticed, have a great fresh smell to them, but I'm not sure how they get it. I try using scented soaps, but it doesn't give nearly as strong an effect. Is it lotion? Does skin type matter?
posted by Malad
on Aug 29, 2007 -
Cologne picking advice: it can't be as simple as "just pick what your like" or "bring a girl with you and buy what she likes"... can it?
posted by joshuaconner
on Aug 26, 2007 -
I need to get opinions on perfume, specifically from men, but women's experiences will help as well. (MI) [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on Dec 23, 2004 -