Perfume What are you wearing?: Perfume

By Rhiannon on Sunday, August 1, 1999 - 12:08 am:

    "Temperate Zone" from Crabtree and Evelyn's L'attitude line, to be exact. It's sweet and kind of tingly. It makes me want to kiss myself.

    Perfume is my weakness. Some people are visually oriented, some get turned on by sounds, but the way to my heart is through my nose. (How's that for a great image?)

    I'm angry, because the day after I returned from Vegas I learned that there's a store in the Venetian casino that sells about 500 different scents. That was my own paradise, and I missed it.

By Gee on Sunday, August 1, 1999 - 01:33 am:

    I like cologne, but I don't know what kind. I just know that every now and then I smell some guys cologne and that's what I think of as a manly scent. I suppose I could ask them what the name of their cologne is, but I'm afraid they'd think I was coming on to them.

    I also like cool water. for girls. But perfume doesn't really Stick to me, so I don't wear it very often. If I did I'd have to re-apply it every hour.

By Rhiannon on Sunday, August 1, 1999 - 04:37 pm:

    Mmmm...Cool Water. Love it. Recently I spoke to a man behind the sales counter in a bookstore for about 15 minutes, just because he was wearing that cologne and I needed an excuse to stand near him. I have no idea what I talked to him about. I've never smelled the woman's version of Cool Water, but a friend of mine (female) wears the male version and it's just as good on her as on a man.

    The neat thing about perfume that fades quickly is that it can still be detected if someone puts their nose right against your skin, so it's like a surprise for them. Which is rather alluring in its own way.

    On the "last book you read" board, someone mentioned the novel "Perfume" -- that's high erotica for us scent-oriented people. Just pages of descriptions of scents. Very very nice.

By Moonunit on Monday, August 2, 1999 - 01:32 am:

    mmmm i love fendi.
    and bodylines white musk.

    my friend jules is a purfume nutcase. every pay bottle of purfume.

By J on Monday, August 2, 1999 - 11:39 am:

    I love Vanilla Lace,by Victoria Secret,but the bastards knocked off 3 bucks, changed the bottle to look like a flower and you only get about a fifth of what you use to.

By Rhiannon on Monday, August 2, 1999 - 12:02 pm:

    Oooh...Vanilla Lace. Good stuff, there. Vanilla Fields is good, too. So are vanilla soaps and vanilla candles and vanilla beans. It's a soft, warm, rounded scent that's always appealing.

By Lucy Phurre on Monday, August 2, 1999 - 03:19 pm:

    I used to have this girlfriend who wore Opium.
    To this day, that stuff drives me crazy.

By Rhiannon on Monday, August 2, 1999 - 07:31 pm:

    Good crazy or bad crazy?

By The nose on Thursday, November 25, 1999 - 10:34 pm:

    I love all sorts of perfumes.
    Parfum de Hermes is the greatest.
    There was this french gal at this place I worked, and another gal from this woman's college sat near her and they were good friends and I noticed after a while they were wearing the same perfume - Parfum de Hermes.

    And this woman I used to have the hots for who didn't like me wore Coco. Coco is great. I wonder if I would've liked her as much if she didn't wear it.

    But they're both too expensive. You think that the companies are making like tons of cash off each purchase for something that costs them like diddly squat to make.

    Gucci Rush didn't smell too exciting at first but after a while you get this warm feeling all over...

    I probably know more about perfumes than any straight man I know.

    Calyx is nice. I was deliberating buying Calyx or Allure in the store, and the woman said "Allure is a dressier fragrance." I love that sort of bullshit. It's dressier in her demented little saleswoman-type mind. You can wear any kind of perfume anytime you want. And you should.

    I used to think Lauren was the tops. But its become sort of a cheap deal. I remember the first time I smelled it, I was working in this art supply store in New York and was just out of high school. This dressed up woman in a fur coat came in and was wearing it. It was two years before I was able to find out what it was. This Texan woman came into the Haagan Daz in Sante Fe, and she'd broken her heel. She walked by and I got a whiff and said, WOW!, that's it! I had the counter person ask her what perfume she was wearing while they were trying to fix her heel. Then I got my girlfriend some.

    But there are some trendy perfumes that I don't think are so great: Tresor, Poison.

    I wonder how much of the appeal of perfumes actually results from the advertising. Like how many woman buy one of the nearly a dozen Estee Lauder scents and think, "Oh, I smell like Elizabeth Hurley, I must be HOT!"

    I think the majority of men's colognes suck. Notable exceptions: Tuscany and Armani. But generally I'd rather wear women's perfume if people wouldn't get weirded out by it.

    Not enough women wear perfume. Sigh.

By Gee on Thursday, November 25, 1999 - 11:56 pm:

    I like boys colognes that smell kind of spicy. and then there are the scents that I could never describe, and I could never find, but when I smell a boy with that cologne I think "That's what a boy's supposed to smell like."

    The other day I was wearing some gap purfume (hate the gap - hate the gap clothes - like the gap purfume) and I went into work and someone say "You smell like Heaven!" She was right.

By cyst on Friday, November 26, 1999 - 04:00 am:

    I used to have a friend who wore gap grass. it smelled like a freshly mowed lawn.

    right now I smell like cigarettes, probably my friends' camels.

By Rhiannon on Friday, November 26, 1999 - 11:12 am:

    Poison is awful. Too sickly sweet.

    I recently found out about a brand of perfumes, lotions, etc. called Demeter. The scents are developed using something called chromatography or something like that, which is a process by which they ensure that the fragrance really and truly smells like what they want it to smell like. So Demeter has products that smell like leather and tomatoes and things like that.

    I heard they have something that smells like honeysuckle, and I'm dying to find it. Honeysuckle is probably my favorite scent in the known universe, and no perfumes or anything that attempt to smell like honeysuckle I've ever sniffed ever actually succeed.

By Sarah on Friday, November 26, 1999 - 01:27 pm:

    the only scent i've ever worn since i was 20 years old is good ol' rose oil.

    the best rose oil i ever found was at Tail of the Yak in Berkeley, but now i order it from this oil shop in Seattle. the good stuff is that which is not distilled with alcohol and is worth hunting down.

By Patrick on Friday, November 26, 1999 - 04:46 pm:

    i had a friend thst used to bea flor manager for the Clinique (spell?)......she scored free cologne, perfume, lotion make up and all kinds of shit like that. I have shit loads of perfume, my favs are.....allure for men, gucci envy for men, CK be, CK eternity, Nicole Miller for men and Liz Claiborn Curve for wife likes, allure for women, Ck contradiction, and dolci vida......again i would never pay for this shit, but we literally hada large (CK promo i might add) duffle bag full of mostly make up, but also jugs of perfume, after shave lotion body wash etc etc etc we are in good for the next five years of smelly shit

By Fetidbeaver on Friday, November 26, 1999 - 06:01 pm:

    On January 10th I will be releasing my new scent, it's called Stinky Marmot.

By Sheila on Friday, November 26, 1999 - 06:11 pm:

    Mustelidae got six of my ducks. I'm having to weasel-proof the place. The whole thing stinks.

By Agatha on Friday, November 26, 1999 - 08:16 pm:

    i'm sorry about your ducks, sheila. that's terrible.

    on the perfume subject: i recently got a perfume called karma from this canadian company called lush.
    it smells so good. i haven't worn perfume in about ten years, because i haven't found one that i liked until now. i used to wear gray flannel men's cologne in high school. i hate the smell of most department store perfume.

By semillama on Saturday, November 27, 1999 - 01:39 pm:

    maybe it's just me, but I like how women smell naturally, especially after a light workout or right after the get out of the shower. Mmm.

By Gee on Sunday, November 28, 1999 - 06:19 pm:

    Ah yes, the lovely aroma of sweat! It's one of my favorites too! You're weird, Semillama.

    The shower thing is a good one, though.

By Rhiannon on Sunday, November 28, 1999 - 06:39 pm:

    He is not weird. Sweat contains pheromones, and that's what he's picking up on.

By Gee on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 03:26 am:

    But...sweat smells bad. I'm sure of it. Pretty sure.

By J on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 11:58 am:

    Shit smells bad,I,m positive.

By Patrick on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 12:10 pm:

    the sweat of a lover is the best thing, both my wife and i, after waking up or exercising or fucking, we both adore the scent of the other, just like rhi said, it's concentrated chock full o phermones,

    "no no's ok, in paris it is good to smell like you've been fucking"

    some character in Killing Zoe

By FETIDbeaver on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 01:27 pm:

    smell what?

By Sarah on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 04:52 pm:

    i think i should add a warning about rose oil:

    don't wear it if you're allergic to bee stings.

By heather on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 05:38 pm:

    my friend drives a cab in san francisco

    i guess that he has on occassion picked up a prostitute- he said you can smell them- the sex on them

    i said- ew, not nice

    he said that i should be more sexually liberated

By Patrick on Monday, November 29, 1999 - 05:40 pm:

    smell of sex on strangers is not the best, you have to have an interest in the stink source

By The Nose on Tuesday, July 3, 2001 - 05:48 pm:

    I remember my ex ran off to her waitressing
    job after we'd been going at it for a while, and
    she said all the customers were getting all
    frisky from smelling the sex on her.

    There's some lotion or perfume that smells
    like diaphragm jelly. Every time I smell it on
    someone I get confused and wonder if I'm
    smelling contraception or perfume. It smells
    sort of gross. You'd think they could come up
    with contraceptive cream that smells palatable
    and is even edible or something, y'know?

By Spider on Tuesday, July 3, 2001 - 08:38 pm:

    I'm wearing Coco Chanel now. I ordered a bottle of Escada's Tropical Punch, (hey Patrick - Nico heard of this? It's really nice.) but I think something happened to my order, as it has not yet arrived. Too bad - I wore a dress it would have gone great with today.

By moonit on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 01:13 am:

    I still stick with Fendi. I find it hard to buy purfume, I'm quite fussy, and nothing I smell seems right.

    mmm sandelwood is my fav tho

By Virge on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 01:38 am:

    Your puss smells fantastic after a jog.

By Cat on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 09:41 am:

    If I had a cat, I would lock him up around Virge.

    Chanel Allure.

    Clarins something or other that's like a cologne type of thing and comes in a red bottle and is nice and light for day.

    My ex-boyfriend's Jazz when I'm missing him and am all sentimental for the smell of him against my tongue. It's hungry-making stuff.

    A perfume in a Salvador Dali designed bottle that someone with too much money bought me.

    And's in a bottle shaped like a woman and it has a slight smell of watermelon. Actually it's my favourite right now.

    Men buy me perfume. I would rather plants.

By semillama on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 12:12 pm:

    I almost never wear cologne. I only own two bottles of the stuff, Drakkar Noir (which I think I've had for about 10 years now) and some stuff called "Glory" which I got for a present about 5 years ago, I think.

    I wear Tom's of Maine Woodspice deodorant every day though.

By agatha on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 03:09 pm:

    karma by lush. i ran out, though, so i haven't been wearing it. when i have more money, i will order it again.

    i heart lush.

By agatha on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 03:10 pm:

    damn. i already told you all that.

    as you can see, i really like lush. still like it, in fact.

By Nate on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 03:16 pm:

    romance by ralph lauren.

    my person hero.

    i used to wear cool water (?) but i don't spend my nights with the woman who bought it for me anymore.

    i have a big bottle of opium that some ex-roomate left in my house. i wear it when i want to feel slutty.

By wisper on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 03:20 pm:

    there's a big lush store downtown and you can smell it blocks away. I had been told that one of their handmade soaps smells exactly like semen, to a disturbing accuracy, but no one ever remembers what it's called (assholes). I dragged one of my gay guys in with me one afternoon and we sniffed at every damn soap in the store, I figured we were an expert team, but we never found it.
    Maybe it's a seasonal thing.

By Nate on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 - 03:28 pm:

    i've noticed the smell of semen in a lot of brie cheese rinds.

    especially roux et noir, which is probably regional and no one would have a chance of finding it.

By moonit on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 01:14 am:

    i reckon alfafa sprouts taste like semen, but maybe thats just me.

By Antigone on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 10:52 am:

    It ain't a cologne, but I've discovered the "of a man" line from The Body Shop: hair/skin conditioner, body gel, antipersperant, all with a subtle citrus-like scent.

    Does that make me gay?

By wisper on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 12:07 pm:


By Nate on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 02:35 pm:


By Antigone on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 02:52 pm:

    The hair/skin conditioner looks remarkably like goat cum, yes.

    Does that make me gay?

By Nate on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 03:00 pm:

    i don't think rubbing goat cum into your body makes you gay.

By J on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 03:59 pm:

    It makes you smell good is all.

By Nate on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 04:10 pm:

    mmm mmm. ain't nothing like the smell of goat cum.

    maybe sheep cum.

    i dunno.

By Antigone on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 05:08 pm:

    It makes me smell good to goats, and that's all that matters.

    Maybe I'm goat gay.

By Cat on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 06:48 pm:

    Citrus flavour huh? So one lick and you get a whole day's worth of vitamin C?

By Antigone on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 07:05 pm:

    I'm afraid you're the only tart around here, Cat.

    I'll have you know that I provide your full RDA of eleven essential vitamins and minerals, plus three herbs for which the RDA has not been established.

By Cat on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 07:17 pm:

    You sound a lot like broccoli, and if you taste like it too, I wouldn't be swallowing.

By Antigone on Thursday, July 5, 2001 - 07:26 pm:

    I sound a lot like broccoli?

    I sound a lot like broccoli??

    Well, you sound alot okra! NYA!

    And I taste like goat cum. Haven't you been paying attention?

By moonit on Friday, July 6, 2001 - 01:16 am:

    Interesting. Is it the broccoli like my mum makes where she's boiled the hell out of it, so it just slidy and yuck, or the broccoli from stir fries - all crisp and crunchy?

By Czarina on Friday, July 6, 2001 - 02:18 am:

    "Goat gay"? Oh my.

By James on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:58 am:

    hey people how are you all, does anyone wear coco by chanel, It's one of my favorite perfumes, as you can tell by my screen name lol, I have been wearing it for about a year so far, one of my girlfriends turned me onto it, I remember the first time she had it on I fell in love with it that second, I also really love all the different body products chanel makes for coco, my favorite body product in coco is there satin body spray, its a dry oil spray that gives a satin look and feel to your skin, esspecially in the summer after getting a nice tan, you will love it on it really does feel like satin on your skin esspecially on your shoulders and legs, so ladies the next time your going to show some skin or wear a strapless dress or top or a short skirt try the coco body sating spray you will not be disapointed trust me.

By Katluvr on Thursday, July 8, 2004 - 05:25 pm:

    From perfume to goat cum??? Just how did that transition occur? And how, pray tell, does ANYONE know what goat cum smells or tastes like (let alone admit to it)? This is just freaking weird.

By Antigone on Thursday, July 8, 2004 - 05:39 pm:

    "Just how did that transition occur?"

    You ain't been around here much, have ye?

    And it turns out I'm not goat gay. Maybe goat metrosexual.

    But I sure as fuck love goat curry.

By Nischt on Friday, October 1, 2004 - 08:57 pm:

    I like Kenzo for men.. its a really decent sandlewood type smelling spicey scent.. I wear it all the time and the ladies seem to love it

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