Tuesday, May 16, 2006

How Men Should Smell

A couple of slightly strange comments in my last post. Chaucer's Bitch is "suspicious of men who smell good", whereas First Nations likes a man to smell of patchouli and gasoline.


I like men to smell clean. A hint of soap'n'deodorant and recently washed clothes. Not aftershave, or at least not tonnes of it. That's it really, I'm easily pleased.

Suggestions welcome...


  • I'm a sucker for pheromones, personally.

    By Blogger Loganoc, at 10:23 AM  

  • I agree with the fresh clean thing, absolutely. Plus a tiny bit of aftershave and a tiny bit of fresh sweat.

    By Blogger Annie Rhiannon, at 10:32 AM  

  • I am glad not all men smell like my man, or I would not be able to control myself. I especially like his his neck smells when he's been in the sun. It's not sweat, just warm skin. Ah bliss!

    By Anonymous undercovercookie, at 10:41 AM  

  • GSE here.
    Ah yes - warm skin. But no sweat. Maybe the slightest hint of vetiver.

    Your Geordie sounded quite malodorous.

    By Blogger shoppersaurus rex, at 11:24 AM  

  • I smell like freshly baked bread.

    By Blogger LC, at 12:44 PM  

  • I like manky rower stink. combination of sweat, sunblock, river water, and mildew. mmm...

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 12:54 PM  

  • does that mean you have a yeast infection lc?

    By Blogger shoppersaurus rex, at 2:11 PM  

  • I was going to suggest that I smelled of chocolate, but GSE would probably find something wrong with that too.

    By Blogger Who is this Dave?, at 4:01 PM  

  • Patchouli smells horrid. I'm with you I'd rather then smell clean and like themselves. And PLEASE donm't smell like Polo because it reminds me of those horrid corridors in frat houses where the smell of Polo would linger with someone tossing their cookies.

    By Anonymous Grins, at 4:12 PM  

  • Hmph.
    maybe y'all just better re-set your nosehairs. the fragrance of the romantic indies, in my experience, also happens to be the fragrance of smart, handsome, butch as fuck men with good jobs and normal relationships with their parents. *smug*
    secret revealed! get out there and start huffing!

    By Blogger First Nations, at 6:11 PM  

  • i'm not sure what i smell like... there must be something good tho, coz them girls usually sniff around quite a lot.

    By Blogger treespotter, at 9:33 PM  

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    By Blogger treespotter, at 9:37 PM  

  • I like natural. Almost no aftershave, but clean clothes and maybe a hint of shampoo. A bit spicy. Mmm...

    By Blogger No Shit Sherlock, at 10:12 AM  

  • Thought I didn't like patchouli until I ended up with a bottle of Etro Patchouly, which is addictive and wonderful. Still prefer to smell it on myself to smelling it on a man, though.

    Clean sweat is nice, but only on certain people. I swear a good 30% of Mr Weasel's attractiveness comes simply from our histological compatibility.

    By Blogger Liz, at 10:48 AM  

  • I like freshly washed man. And a wee bit of light aftershave. Not a big fan of sweat.

    By Blogger frangelita, at 11:40 AM  

  • Talking of man-smells - Kouros should be banned or should just be re-named Migraine. I agree - fresh washed, bit of warm skin and bit of sweat - nice!

    By Blogger rockmother, at 12:09 PM  

  • Blimey - we appear to have something resembling a consensus* here.

    Men: if you want to smell good to women, shower regularly, but don't be afraid to get a bit of a slight glow on.


    *Apart from CB, you dirty minx, manky rower stink indeed.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 1:06 PM  

  • While we're on this subject, does aftershave go off? I've had one bottle for so long I can't remember if it smells the same now as it did when I received it - on the 25th December 2001.

    Also, do men ever buy the stuff, or are they always given it?

    By Blogger The Blind Flaneur, at 2:55 PM  

  • I'm with you on that, but I did once shag a man who smelled heavenly, only to find out it was old spice. Wierd.

    By Blogger The Lady Muck, at 5:26 PM  

  • old spice does smell heavenly.

    Blind Flaneur - if you kept the bottle closed in a cool dark environment (eg its box) then it ought to be OK. Depends what it is though - some aftershaves are NEVER OK, however fresh.

    I like Kouros lightly applied. REminds me of someone

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 7:13 PM  

  • I smell like a cake that has been left out in the rain at the moment. Pesky weather.

    By Blogger Billy, at 7:23 PM  

  • i'm wierd. sue me.

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 7:44 PM  

  • from previous-biker-life experience:

    petrol = good
    leathers = good
    damp tent = bad


    other half = divine

    he smells of none of the above, but i don't care. i'm with undercovercookie - it's a back-of-the-neck thing. warm skin, manly deodorant and something-or-other. i could tell you which bits of him smell of biscuits, but nobody needs to know that.

    um...carry on.

    By Blogger surly girl, at 8:11 PM  

  • Biscuits?

    Is that soggy biscuits?


    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 8:49 PM  

  • no. sort of a warm, been-in-the-tin-a-couple-of-days smell.

    isn't soggy biscuit an urban myth? or is that just wishful thinking on my part? boys are vile.

    By Blogger surly girl, at 9:06 PM  

  • Someone once told me "soggy biscuit" is known as "whack the cracker" in American. Ew!

    By Blogger Billy, at 9:23 PM  

  • I like them to smell like they just fixed my car for free coz I have breasts.
    Thats never happened though. Possibly coz I practically have Lesbian stamped across my forehead.

    By Blogger Fuckkit, at 9:02 AM  

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    By Blogger Charles J., at 5:10 PM  

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