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woman help! what is a good aftershave?

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by DannyinJapan, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. tyr_shadowblade

    tyr_shadowblade Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2006
    You want to get some decent bay rum aftershave.

    J'adore Caribbean is probably the best you can get. They sell it in a few places like specialty shops and health food stores.

    Pinaud Clubman isn't nearly as good, but it is still better than "Stetson" or "Drakkar" and it costs five bucks at any drugstore.

    The good thing about Bay Rum is that if you overdo it a little you're not going to make her gag. Very clean scent. Chicks dig it. :cool:
  2. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    I bought mine online from an internet retailer years ago. I'd search with google or call up local stores specializing in fragrances.
  3. Rugger


    Jan 27, 1999
    Bingo- Beat me to it. Can't go wrong w/ Bay Rum.
    Another thing about over-the-counter colognes: If she's ever been w/ a guy who wore cologne "X", the scent will- repeat- WILL remind her of him. The olfactory sense is very closely tied to memory. If she has a good memory of the guy of whom this reminds her, you will never measure up. If the guy was a jerk- guess what, you're in the same small, sinking boat. You Lose either way. Find your own thing- and Bay Rum is a long-lost classic that not many guys know- and it's good at blending with your individual chemistry.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2011
  4. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    Hugo Boss is one of wife's favorite, and she is hot.

    Slate, from Bananna Republic is another one she loves.

    Funny enough, classic Old Spice has always gotten me great comments from women as well. It is more an every day thing. But I have had such great comments from many many ladies about that one. They are always shocked when I tell them what it is.

    What ever you choose, for the love of Pete, please don't bathe in the stuff. You don't want to overpower her.
  5. Rugger


    Jan 27, 1999
    Old Spice is essentially a 'geared up' Bay Rum.
  6. kronckew


    Aug 17, 2003
  7. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Just wear deodorant, seriously. I don't wear a bit of aftershave, but my wife swears I have some sort of scent to me. It's an alpha male thing. Just walk up and pee on her tires, and see what happens.

    Honestly, the others are right. Not only is scent perceived differently by different noses, the chemicals of such things react to different body chemistry. I can always tell the women who come into my shop who have bought the wrong perfume. They reek :barf:. I would say that being well groomed and confident is your best bet. Studies have shown that men actually produce different pheromones when they show confidence. Let nature do the work for you. Look her in the eye, be yourself, and the last things she'll worry about is what kind of fake smells you've slathered on yourself.
  8. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Do you have a link? There seem to be various makers/versions online. Thanks.
  9. Shrodinger's Cat

    Shrodinger's Cat Banned BANNED

    Mar 20, 2011
    my wife buys me Hugo Boss, so I guess she likes it...it matters not to me
    you want subtle, and you want to use it sparingly...
    the scent (or better yet, lack there of) of your body and clothing is just as important
    and make sure your car is clean and smells clean...
  10. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Hi Danny -

    I never buy cologne, my wife picks it out and gives cologne to me as gifts.

    The one that has gotten the most positive response from ladies, by far, is Usher He for Men -

    It is not floral, it has a nice, clean, "soapy" scent that I like.

    I also like Drakkar.

    Good luck and best regards -

  11. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    I'm gonna need pics..

    Bay rum was $45 so I took a pass.
    I ended up buying CUBA which was $30 and looks like a big cigar.
  12. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    No aftershave, cologne, AXE or anything. You will put on too much thinkign more is better, smell awful and give the impression you are trying to hard. Don't worry about it.
  13. GregS


    May 6, 2008

    This is what I try to do... with the good ones. However, some girls can take what they get afaic.

    I wear Calvin Klein colognes, I can barely keep my hands off of myself.:thumbup:
  14. Rugger


    Jan 27, 1999
  15. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    well that was a confusing thread.
  16. BFH44


    Nov 3, 2010
    that says it all for me - why worry
  17. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    please send me some smoke, my friends.
    i need it!
    im off to the airport now.
  18. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    Smoke up, Danny:)

    I'm sure you'll be fine.
  19. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    still here - Tornado cancelled my flight.
  20. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Did you ever make it out of Texas?

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