Have you ever gotten into an elevator with a guy who didn’t know when to stop spraying on the cologne in the morning? I mean, do they think we all have a sinus infection or have plugged up noses? Were they hoping that special someone who they are attracted to would notice them from 20 feet away? I mean, really?
It’s not that I have an issue with cologne, or as we called it growing up, ‘After-shave’. I grew up with the ‘Old Spice Man’ commercials. Yeah, wearing Old Spice was the mark of a real man. Somehow, when women smelled it on you, they would just come running (so they tried to make you think but, in reality, they thought you were too cheap to buy a good cologne). Not today. No, today I couldn’t even begin to describe what they try to market in the cologne commercials.
It’s true, a nice smelling man (or, to be politically correct, person) is considered more attractive. The Mrs even enjoys the cologne I wear (not Old Spice), but I’m sure she wouldn’t want me taking a shower in it. On occasion, while traveling, I’ll pick up a rental car after the previous renter put on WAY too much cologne. It then took at least two days to scrub the smell from my skin. Somehow, I just felt violated. Just saying.
My recommendation tonight for all you guys; less is best. If the lady you love can smell you from a foot or two away, that’s great. But if every man, woman, child, and animal can smell you from a mile away, maybe it’s time to tone it down a few notches. Trust me, your manliness will still be there in the morning.
So, I’ll leave all of you tonight with a classic Old Spice commercial full of wisdom to ponder for the future…