Apr 27

You mention “good smell” to a man and immediately he thinks of some super pretty boy in the mirror taking five hours to apply his “look” for the day. This stereotype leads to guys thinking that it is okay to “smell like a man”, ie: smelling like cheap cologne, sweat, or old lotion. The following paragraphs are a primer for these men in the ways of smelling good without taking a hit to your masculinity. Take it from me; these items work and you will be very pleased with the result.

So what should a macho guy get in order to smell sexy for the ladies?


As a man choosing your cologne wisely can make or break your ensemble when you’re out on the dating scene. When choosing a cologne what I used to do was to buy several of them and then wear each of them on different days when going into the office so that I can get the reaction from my female coworkers. Women are very vocal about your scent, while they may be too polite to tell you that you smell like ass they will quickly complement you if you have on a cologne that smells good. This little test narrowed down my cologne collection to one or two references that I stuck with when I went out. Applying cologne must be done in moderation so that you don’t stink up the place and turn a good thing into an offensive thing. Dab a bit on your neck, on your wrists, and on your chest very lightly. You want a cologne to hit them as you pass, hypnotize them when you have their attention but you do not want them smelling you 50 yards away on your approach.

Body Wash, Shampoo and/or lotion

It is important that you get yourself some good smelling shampoo, soap, or body wash if you don’t do the cologne thing. Cologne can only do so much and if you have some good, strong body wash, you can forego the cologne altogether. For the melanin heavy brothers out there, some manly but good smelling lotion works just the same. I have picked up some good products in bundles at the convenient stores for cheap that yielded great results from the ladies.

A Warning on Mixing!

The former two items are not to be mixed unless they complement each other well – again you need outside opinion to gauge this. You will negate the effects of your expensive cologne if you are wearing some lotion or body wash that is overpowering it. The worse is to clash scents and leave the house smelling like crap. So choose your poison well, and go with one or two items only. If you’re uncomfortable with the choices then buy products in a bundle from the same company.

Of course the bare essentials of hygiene need to be applied, the inside of your mouth needs to smell really good especially if you’re going to be in some woman’s face. So I shouldn’t have to tell you that you need to brush your teeth, floss, use mouthwash, and keep mints on tap. It is also important not to re-wear yesterday’s clothes when you’re going out. Pay attention to what you eat and drink also, coffee smells good when it’s brewed but after it has stained your mouth for an hour or so it tends to smell like dog poop. Eating certain spices will have you sweat out a certain scent so it is important to be aware of these things in order to tackle them.

Just remember, the women that you are trying to please with your smell will reward you by letting you know whether you smell good or not. The worst thing you can hear about your scent is nothing.

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