Scent of a Woman

@p1kef1sh (45647)
October 14, 2011 4:42pm CST
Most of the women in my family are devotees of the gorgeous scent of Chanel No 5. I love to catch a waft of perfume as a woman passes by. Which is better for a woman. Perfumed or the smell of raw body!
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
14 Oct 11
Hi there, As a whole women have their natural smell. I mean if you pass off a woman without with out any thing added to their body, most women smell good and a unique aroma spreads around. As for me I like to wear some perfume that gives a masculine odor. However this is not to spread scent to other people. I like light one that gives me freshness.
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• United States
14 Oct 11
I never noticed it before, but my boyfriend always say I smell sort of sweet. Literally like some kind of fruit. Most of the time I don't wear perfume because of where I work. But he does ask me, what sort of perfume I have one and I would simply reply soap and water? Funny thing is, most of my bath wash smells flowery so I have no idea how he got the fruity smell from me. I do like wearing my Sensual Amber and my Brown Sugar body spray.
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
14 Oct 11
Yes this is true that women have their natural smell. One has to be alert to feel that. Secondly what your BF says is ok. But some perfumes are so soothing.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
I love bodies if they are clean and scrubbed. But unwashed is not pleasant at all!!
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
14 Oct 11
"Scent of a Woman" is a great film by the way. If you've never seen it you really MUST! As for smelling nice; I'm all for it but not to cover up other smells..you know what I mean? Gotta be clean first! I was "introduced" to a new scent by the Lancome lady in Boots, Blackpool when I was there last. I took the sample(s) home, tried them and I love it. Why? Because it smells of a blackcurrant Starburst sweet! It also lets people know that, even though I'm skint, I can still smell good when I go out. I'm one classy bird..haha! Smell of raw body? Women you mean? I wouldn't know lol. By the way, the scent is called "Tresor Midnight Rose."
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
Seen it? I've never even heard of that film! LOL. I've not moved on much from the Saturday matinees that showed cowboy films when I was a boy! I shall kow who you are by the waft of sweeties! LOL.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
15 Oct 11
Haha! Well, if you ever get to see it it has Al Pacino in the starring role, as a blind guy. I think he got an Oscar for it too.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
14 Oct 11
The smell of some raw bodies can clear a room. Personally, I enjoy wearing perfume. It's like carrying my personal aromatherapy treatment around with me. There's 2 or 3 that I like a lot. My husband has quite a few that he likes wearing. I can tell his mood by what he's selected for the day. Don't tell him I said that, I don't want him to know my secrets...
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
I wear Sandalwood and also a very light scent that is specially made for someone that my SIL knows and gets sent (scent) to me at Christmas.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
15 Oct 11
Can't smell it from here. Stand closer...
• Australia
15 Oct 11
I'm not a big one for perfumed gardens, but I don't mind a bit of subtle enhancement on occasions. It's when I get knocked to the floor of the supermarket by the tornado of (usually cheap and nasty) perfume odour that comes off some women that I get a bit gung ho about raw bodies. Lash
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
Some owmne (and men) have no concept of restraint or finesse and boy does it show at times!!!
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• United States
15 Oct 11
Personally I am one to always use my Body by Victoria. Anyone who knows me knows if I ever decide to change it. I get so many strangers, men and women included stop me so I can write down the name of my perfume. The scent of a raw body, if clean I suppose is okay but me I use both the perfume and lotions at all times and love the scent I carry all the time.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
If Victoris asks nicely she can use my body too Gurl! LOL. I do like certain fresh floral fragrances on women. But unless I am buying it's a bit much for you all to wear scents that please only me!
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@pumpkinjam (5683)
• United Kingdom
15 Oct 11
I think it depends on the woman. Some women naturally smell nice, others... well... don't. I wouldn't know about Chanel No. 5 but there are a couple of perfumes I quite like. The thing is, I think it is silly to use a scented deodorant as well as a perfume. My OH uses deodorant and aftershave and, sometimes, other scented products all at the same time. He just ends up being really smelly. Not in a bad way usually but he does smell like Debenham's perfume counter. I prefer to smell a subtle scent on a woman. Provided she does not smell of B.O. or onions or anything then that's fine. The same applies to men as well.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
14 Oct 11
I would much rather smell like a good perfume than just raw body.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
If the b ody is clean I don't mind so much Steph. But a stinky person is just that!
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@Hatley (157524)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Oct 11
hi pikey and steph when I smell a man or a fellow woman that stinks from unwashed off sweat it makes my head reel and reminds me of the air in a gym while a boys basket ball team are playing. I try to bathe regularly and also wear antiperspirant.
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
15 Oct 11
I prefer everyone to smell natural and CLEAN. I would love it if scented products disappeared altogether. I dislike someone passing me and leaving behind a cloud of suffocating cologne, it chokes me up. I don't at all mind if someone wears a scent that only someone very close can detect. It's intimate, kind of like saying "only those close to me can have the privilege to know the real me". That's what perfume is supposed to be, intimate. I don't wear scents myself, I prefer clean and natural scents. It expresses the real me better than anything artificial but I can see where a man would love to catch a hint of a scent that a woman prefers over all others. It imprints an olfactory memory that is pleasant and can pop up at the blink of an eye, even if they are not present. I still remember my grandpa's scent, slightly musty from the sweat of his work but clean. And my grandma, like a kitchen filled with wonderful food, soap with a hint of lilac beneath. Sometimes I smell them at odd times and it is great even though they've been gone for decades.
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@nannacroc (4049)
15 Oct 11
It depends on the perfume and how much is used. Two people I know use a perfume which, to me, smells like fly spray, they both use a lot and it chokes me. A subtle smell of a nice fragrance is nice but like all things you can use too much.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
Agreed. Eau de Thames or Severn some people seem to use! LOL.
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
15 Oct 11
I think perfume smells better than the raw body I actually like men's perfume better than female's though hehe.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
Many women do. I often wear a light female fragrance and nobody seem to notice.
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
15 Oct 11
Hello, Pikey. I don't tend to use much perfume during the day, as it attracts the insects here in Spain, and the mozzies already think I'm a walking five star banquet. Don't believe what people say - mozzies are around all the time. However, i do like to smell nice when I go out, so I use Lentheric's Just Musk.I've been told it smells really sexy, so I suppose you could call it my hunting smell.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
Musk was very popular scent when I was at college Sandra. The girls loved it and I suppose that we loved them... along with the mozzies!! LOL.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
15 Oct 11
Raw every time please. There is nothing worse than too much perfume, and so few people seem to understand that less is more.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
A hint here and there is quite seductive I think. But I agree that many folk don't realise that you don't have to douse yourself in the stuff to be fragrant!
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@veejay19 (3592)
• India
15 Oct 11
It depends from person to person.Many people prefer a scented female body but when the scent gets mixed with perspiration then the odour is awful.However there are some who get turned on by the smell of the smell of the raw body,of course washed and not unwashed.There is nothing more heady than the smell of a woman who has just emerged from having a bath and before she powders her self and sprays scent,don`t you think?
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
I do agree Veejay. I alsio agree that scent and body odour mixed is extremely unattractive!
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
15 Oct 11
I love the smell of Chanel No 5. It's so great and makes a woman feel confident.But also i like a brand named little black dress,it's gorgeous and the smell is not that strong.
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@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
I don't know that brand (LBD) I shall have to hunt for it. Thanks for the lead!
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
15 Oct 11
Well I am not very fond of perfume. Some of them contain a chemical that affects my breathing, avon in particular, so over the years I have just stopped using it. I even hate the purfume of air freshners and deodorants so I try to find ones that have no odor at all. Not sure what it is that causes the problem. It is not about asthma as I have never had it, just some reaction to one or more of the chemicals used in their sprays. I do have some lily of the valley which I use very rarely in small doses, it is not a spray. I have not spent money on perfume for over 10 years so the bottles I have are old. I have never bought chanel no 5.
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@allknowing (55098)
• India
15 Oct 11
I do not know how I would smell without a perfume or some smell such as soap, powder or whatever. Every woman's lifestyle is such that even while retiring to bed she will smell of either a shampoo, toilet soap, talcum powder if not the perfume which she would dab on her when she is going out. Now tell me. How does a woman smell sans all these toiletries? Is she ever free of them?
@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
Many women avoid scents completely. Often because they are allergic and sometimes they nust don't like it.
@allknowing (55098)
• India
15 Oct 11
Even the smell of soap, shampoo, talcum powder, etc lingers.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
16 Oct 11
I prefer the smell of a raw body myself. Perfumes smell of harsh chemicals to me and are not appealing at all. They also are harmful to women as they do contain harsh chemicals that the body's largest organ, the skin, takes into the body. Same goes for make-up. I do not understand why on earth women plaster themselves with this toxic cr@p. It makes them look silly and is doing all sorts of damage to their skin and health.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
16 Oct 11
Perfumes etc have their origins in a time when people didn't wash, excrement was thrown into the street and life was literally stinky. Peope carried pomades to protect themselves rather than for the benefit of others. I don't entirely agree Bill, at least with the notion that smelling nice is necessarily toxic to ourselves. But I take your point.
@Hatley (157524)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Oct 11
hi pikefish I guess we women do have a certain body odor ,and I mean natural scent not perspiration. I love to wear a light floral scent that smells fresh but does not knock people over 'when I walk past them. I use Herbal essence shampoo and conditioner and it also acts as a light perfume, flowery and fresh but not knock you down strong.the last place I worked our supervisor wore Chanel no5 but she poured it on till it was so strong it made you reel smelling it. Now used properly its a good scent but she overdid it.
@p1kef1sh (45647)
15 Oct 11
I am certain that you are scrupulously clean Hatley. Unlike some!! I agree with you that perfume should be light and not oppressive.