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.,…"
"Fair enough but it still seems excessive, even for rural folks. I wouldn't buy a third car because one day, my two cars would start. With that logic I could just as easily justify buying a fourth car as insurance in case my other three break…"
There are two approaches to consider:
1. Learn the one that you're most likely to actually use
2. Learn the one that interests/stimulates/motivates you the most
That being said, if you get the hang of one,…"
"You have kids? I would never let even a vetted stranger in our house to spend the night, but we have two girls.
A few years ago I let someone I knew way-back from college who I reconnected with via Facebook stay overnight. In the early morning hours…"
""If the people in Muslim countries were really interested in getting rid of ISIS don't you think they'd do so? We have Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and Syria all with semi-modern weaponry and with standing armies but I don't…"