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.,…"
"Socialism has many flavors now. You've been insisting in the outdated one. Come on.Love your neighbor as yourself. Socialist as in a humanistic approach to the fellow human. As in demanding that all humans live with dignity.I get…"
"What are you basing these findings on? Personal experience? Interviews with younger men?
The 'net is a two-edged sword. That same internet helped save me from a lifetime of body shame and helped me transform myself mentally and physically, all…"
"The last "regular" barbershop in my area closed years ago. I've had pretty good luck with a couple of the "unisex" chains...they tend to keep a record of the basics for the haircut you last got (clipper # in…"
"One thing that's worked well on my kitchen drain is a quart of boiling water with a couple of ounces of Dawn dish soap in it. Worked quite well on organic crud build up.
One thing that you might be running into is corrosion. One…"
Of course, working for a firm that intentionally has a poor internet connection (on purpose, outside the company network) and had the IT gang pull all the games from the terminals, online distractions aren't too big a deal for me."