Cologne Bathers...

@theprogamer (10539)
United States
October 10, 2007 6:59pm CST
Okay friends, fans and mylotters of all ages! This discussion might not be 120% (bah, its a new trend
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• United States
11 Oct 07
Hmmm... I have no idea why these people do this. But I have a funny story of how one person got cured of this habit. A person my age I use to work with had a teenaged son who used too much cologne. She and her husband were embarrased to talk to him about it and he was at an age where he would not listen to them. They did not want an arguement, either. So, they suffered in silence. Then one day as their son was preparing to go to an after school event he really splashed on the cologne. Then he waited for a friend to come pick him up for a ride. When the friend came into the house he exclaimed loudly before he could even think about being polite, "Good God, don't anyone strike a match. This place will probably blow up!". That cured my friends son of his problem.
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@humbleme (1004)
• India
17 Jan 08
Hello theprogamer,I think its not gross as the aromatherapists too advice their clients for a cologne or perfume bath after a shower, its scientific, I hate strong perfumes and colognes I feel suffocated by their smell, however I like light colognes perfumes or body spray and use it after a shower in very small quantity everyday since the age of 17/18 and I have not a single experience till now where people has complained about it rather they have apreciated and shown their curiosity about the brand and they started using it themselves.However climate and humidity is also an important factor,there are cities in India where the temperature is really hot with lot of perspiration due to humidity so in these cities colognes and perfumes have big markets,others are cold or soothing cities,I mean it depends but as I have the habbit of using light colognes /bodysprays I use it everyday doesnt matter if I am in India,Europe or your country but whereever I go and live,and the fragrance keeps me and people around me mentally fresh and thats drives me to use it as might be the reason people loves flower so much for their sweet scent.Want a prove?lol just pluck a fresh rose which has real sweet scent in it from the rose tree and gift it to somebody and then gift another rose which has no scent in it to the same person, I hope you will get to see and hear the difference yourself instantly lol.
@Wario_1 (969)
• Sweden
17 Jan 08
Dang thats disgusting, id also not like being near anyone that uses liquid perfume instead of bathwater. majbe he got the new celvine cleins Stench and stinky odeur, perfect for effectively keeping everyone at least 90 yards away from you. Majbe some people don't know when enoughts enought and think that its a good idea to empty a can of spray perfume, in case someone doesn't detect it when used normally.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
16 Jan 08
My ex's mom used to do the same thing. She'd put so much perfume on she'd literaly smell (as my Mom calls it) a French Wh*re LOL Seriously, she'd pour tons of it on and it would make your eyes water to be close to her. Her reasoning was she's a large woman and hates to bathe or shower so she washes up with water, soap and a washcloth in the sink then she puts on a ton of perfume to cover anything she missed. My Hubby worked at the State Prison for 17 years and there was another officer (female) there that wore tons of perfume. Hubby was taking allergy pills b/c his Dr. told him he had allergies. Turned out he doesn't have allergies...it was all the perfume that was causing his problems. I don't know why ppl do this. I mean I can see wanting to smell nice, I were body spray or perfume when I go out but not tons of it...just a little. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
@SViswan (12071)
• India
18 Oct 07
I've encountered people like that in the Middle East. It's terrible. The scent (or whatever they use) gives me a headache and sometimes it's mingled with other scents! Probably they haven't showered for days and used the perfume or cologne!It's horrible and I can't even think about it. I used to have a hard time travelling in the bus when people like this would enter. I've once got off at the next stop and taken another bus. And this is in a country where there is no scarcity of water! Like you said, I wish they'd just shower instead of giving others a headache. I wonder how they can tolerate the smell! You would think they've lost their sense of smell...or maybe they have wierd taste! I don't mind a drop or two of cologne in my bath (it's refreshing)....but reek of it...grrrr!
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
13 Oct 07
I have someone that I work with that bathes in perfume...and had been talked to more then once about it. She is young and in her case I am not sure why she wears so much....on the other hand I know lots of older people who also do this. I think sometimes they just don't know how strong they put it on. Or maybe their sense of smell is going. I personally get stuffed up..totally stuffed up and my eyes burn! I am all for just a little dab will do you!
@sizzle3000 (3039)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I have asthma and people who use all the perfume and cologne make me sick, literally. I do not understand how people can not know that they are over doing it with the smelly stuff. I too think that people should use soap and water instead of covering up the smell. I went out to dinner one night with my husband. It was a very nice restaurant and expensive. After we sat down and ordered. The hostes sat an older couple next to us and the woman had used baby powder. The baby powder smell was so strong I started coughing terribly. I had to use my inhaller in order to just breathe. I asked for the hostes to move our seat. However, I got sick and ended up taking my meal home because I could not eat. This was a waste of a hundred dollars. People worry so much about smoke but perfume is just as bad for people like me who have breathing problems. I also think that these people do not take into consideration the people around them. I have gone as far as ask a woman to stand down wind of me at a yard say I was at. I am sorry if it hurt her feelings but it was hurting my lungs.
• United States
11 Oct 07
There is a guy that I work with that doesn't wear deodorant because he says it is toxic. Halfway through the work day he "bathes" in cologne to hide his under arm odor. I think alot of these "cologne bathers" are trying to cover up body odors just like my coworker.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
11 Oct 07
i have come acrosss this a few times and man it made me so sick and what a majore headache from the smell of the colongne.i think some people dont realize how much they are using and they feel the more they put on the better they smell,but thats not the case,it makes it so much worse.i had a hair client one time and omg she must of had a half a bottle of that cheap perfume on and she gave me such a headache,so i couldnt take it any more i asked her how much perfume did you put on today,and she said well quite a few sparys,so i said why so many sprays,and she said to make me smell better.so nicely i said to her,did you know the less you spray the better you smell,and she said i didnt know that,i will have to try next time.so next time she came in wow what a huge difference,it was so much nicer to be around her.pattie
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Sometimes it is also because the cologne they pick is very strong in the first place, all they need is a drop and they use it like other brands where they need more.. If someone is going to wear a new scent, they should experiment first, see if just one drop will do.. Another reason is their sense of smell. Some things like smoking,or stuffy nose makes the sense of smell not as good, so they don't know that they are over dosed on the cologne.
• Canada
11 Oct 07
Well, perfumes and other aromatic substances were used in olden times to mask upleasant odours, you know. During the time of the Crusades, knights in shining armour were introduced to the perfumes of Araby, and as you can guess, that practice of dousing ones'self with perfume became very popular to make the unwashed and smelly warriors more attractive (ahem!) to damsels in distress--hahahaha! Seriously speaking, bathing was not really a favourite pastime among Europeans at that time, so perfumes played a large part in ensuring that the wheels of conviviality ran smoothly. The same reason may be valid for today too, although there may be medical reasons as well. For example, if someone regularly uses a particular perfume, the cells that receive smells in the nose can get used to the particular molecules of that perfume. The wearer may not be conscious that he or she is reeking (to others) of the scent because his or her brain does not register the smell, or very faintly, if at all, in amounts that other people may find tolerable. That is why it is a good idea to rotate your favourite perfumes. Your nose (and the people in your immediate vicinity) will thank you for it! Teenage boys, however, once they get past the no-shower-at-all-don't-keep-bugging-me-mom stage to hogging-the-shower-don't-care-if-you're-late stage, seem to automatically go to the douse-yourself-with-designer perfume stage! So one practice does not necessarily exclude the other. Good topic, progamer.
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
It's already making me sneeze just by the thought of it. I've met some people like that and I couldn't help telling them that they have overdone it. Of course I've said my comment in a nice and polite way. Well, actually telling the truth was the only way that I could do at that time to explain my loud sneezing. Anyway, they put on too much cologne because of a habit maybe or these people must be suffering from a rare clogged-nose illness lol.
• United States
11 Oct 07
LOL Hi Gamer, I think people forget the fact that just because they cant smell it, that others can! Your nose gets immune to it from smelling it on your own body, but I know for a fact taht others can smell it after you cant. My hubby will always tell me you smell good, and I cant smell it anymore. He could have just sprayed it as well, cheaper clognes and perfumes dont seem to last like the more expensive ones so people feel they need to spray it over and over throughout the day. I used to work at this Data Entry company, and there was a rather odd girl who worked there, she hardly bathed, and she claimed that heavy perfume or cologne would cause her to have a seizure. Im not saying it didnt, but it just seemed odd, you just had to know the girl. So Im thinking that I would rather smell some heavy cheap perfume than a person that dont bathe at all and dont try and cover it up! lol One morning passing her on my way to the time clock, she actually leaned over and smelled me....lol I said "dont smell me, I have on perfume, you dont want to have a seizure do you?" lol Bay xx
• India
11 Oct 07
I too have come across lots of people who literally bathe with the body sprays. I dont think these people are too conscious of thier body odour but its thier habit and which sometimes become suffocating for people around them.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
some people has a weak sense of smell, poor as a matter of fact. and some others have a weird taste in smell. maybe this man was one of them. maybe he can't really smell himself, maybe he has colds that he can't smell a little amount of cologne so he didn't stop spraying until he can smell his cologne. maybe his smell after taking a bath is not fragrant enough for him and he needed a different strong smell. there are many people who can't go out of their house without whisking cologne and I'm one of them. LOL but I don't bathe with my cologne! ^__^;; I only whisk a little in front, on my sides and on my back. ^__^ plus, the colognes I pick usually smells fruity or sweet. ^__^ one time I was going out, I was already 10meters away from our house when I realized I haven't put on any cologne! I immediately whirled around and went back to our house! LOL I prefer to smell like my cologne than to smell like sweat when I'm out. ^__^
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
For me its called obsession of scents. Those people loves cologne and perfume sometimes they become over passionated.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Been there. Its gross. As a girl when I want to really smell good I use body spray. The beauty of this product is that no matter how much you spray, for some reason its never overpowering. Its weird. Do you wear cologne Progamer? Anyways I think people should use body spray. Cologne and perfume are gross. In fact the other night my moms boyfriend was at our house and he was kind of sitting one of my sweatshirts. Well he smelled of a strong cologne and when he left and I wore my sweatshirt that was all I could smell. Yuck.
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
11 Oct 07
You're right. I do appreciate the frustration of being subjected to heavy scents. For some - not me - its even life threatening if they have asthma. You know what's funny though, the same cologne - in subtle amounts might smell good on one guy and cheap on another. For me, its not that I don't like many scents its that they don't like me. Obviously I've shared my opinion on this though - lol. I wish I could appreciate a romantic fire just as much as the next girl. :(
• United States
11 Oct 07
Some people have no sense of smell. They could have a skunk spray them and never realize it. I have encountered many people who douse themselves in scents that would make your eyes water and make breathing very difficult. There have been people that tell others what they are wearing when asked and seemingly gloat about the scent. When I worked at a local high school a teacher came into my room wearing a powerful scent. My eyes immediately started to water, my breathing became raspy and I started sneezing. I went to a window to open it and told her that I was having a reaction to the scent she was wearing. She actually thanked me for my honesty and said she never realized it until that moment that what she was wearing could have such an effect on people. She stopped wearing the overpowering scents.
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
11 Oct 07
No, that really bothers me when people bathe in it though because it's really really strong and they don't realize it.