Hello, Art of Manliness community! I come before you today with a question - what does one use to smell manly? I ask because I am anosmic - I have no sense of smell that I'm aware of. As a result,…Continue
"If I were you, I would focus on not smelling at all - good or bad, rather than smelling "good" and not being able to enjoy it myself. I don't wear perfume for my husband; I wear it for myself.
If I couldn't smell, I'd put a…"
"Two scents to avoid (IMO): 1) Axe, and 2) any kind of musk.
Axe is all over the damned place, and in the 20-something set. Never heard a woman say she liked it.
Musk - got to question the wisdom of showering, putting on deodorant, then making…"
"I've been using Lever 2000 Original Scent soap for about 20 years. I get frequent compliments on smelling good. I NEVER use scented deodorant. That's disgusting. They all smell terrible and who wants to smell like…"
"Simple, not costly but ladies I know like it and barbers stock it - Pinaud Clubman. There's a more upscale version called Clubman Reserve. Not a lot of stores carry it, but I've seen it at CVS and Walgreen's, and for sale from…"
"A good trick - it's hard to go wrong with this - pick a good cologne or aftershave (better yet, let a lady pick it for you). Then, use it on a cotton swab to clean your ears. It's virtually impossible to put on too much, because a cotton…"
"Especially for you: as little as possible. It's OK to have a little whiff of musk, but overpowering is bad even if it's a good smell.
So: wash well with unscented soap, wash all the shampoo out, brush the teeth &c.,…"
"Mastering dating is less about getting a 'yes' than it is about mustering the stones to ask the question. You're farther along than you think. Nobody gets a 'yes' everytime.
Dating is a numbers game. The…"
"My assumption is that most guys won't take the time to dig into other groups or previous postings. I get little or no feedback usually. BTW, I did not cut and paste, but rewrote from what I remember."
"Well contrary to popular belief in this thread, she was never really interested. She just texted me saying that I when I approached her at work & asked for her # I surprised her & she sorta panicked & she said she's not really…"
"Hey Matt, you're absolutely right, God works miracles through imperfect vehicles (which we all are). However, that doesn't negate our responsibility to do the best we possibly can in our respective fields. I admit I am not in the music…"
"You didn't listen. You should abase yourself for you. If you exalt yourself beyond your status, you're asking to be put back into your place. If you stay humble, you will eventually be exalted by others, which is much more satisfying than…"
"Hi Allen, thanks for replying! My point wasn't that Christianity should be merely an intellectual faith, but that when we worship God, we're expected to do so with our intellects as well, not just our emotions. Or, as C.S. Lewis put it…"