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.,…"
""Consider the people you know that are married; or that are living with a partner w/o marriage. How long have the relationships lasted?"
I know unmarried couples who have been together for decades. My uncle is in his 70s and has…"
""And such a couple is usually married. A couple specifically avoiding marriage is an indicator of lack of commitment ... and thus lack of stability."
I suspect this varies from region to region and culture to culture. Where…"
"Consider the people you know that are married; or that are living with a partner w/o marriage. How long have the relationships lasted? Marriage is for life half the time, for decades much of the rest, and then there's the serial…"