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A Head-to-Toe Shower-to-Door Scent Guide for Men.
Most men are aware. Smell bad and you won’t get laid. Yet not enough men use common sense to look the other way when crossing the olfactory road. Go the extra mile in smelling great, one of the few things you can do to actually buy sex appeal.
You don’t have to do bicep curls, you don’t have to drive a fancy car, you just have to spend your time in the bathroom using the proper products and you’ll have an unfair advantage and dominate over guys who get the scent game wrong or ignore it all together. In other words . . . Smell great, get laid.
Let’s Get Wet: What Do In The Shower To Smell Great
Before hopping in, you want to to trim & smooth your nails & clean the dirt out. Once you do, there’ll be a little layer of funky smell where your nails were covering your skin, so its important to trim first so you can wash this away.
If you shave before your date, which is smart, beware the aftershave. It tends to smell cheap and makes your kisses taste like tin foil. If you have to, make sure you apply after shave before your shower so you can rinse it off. Better yet, give yourself a better shave that doesn’t cause so much irritation.
Wet your face with warm water a full minute before you shave, and really work in your shaving gel to allow it to moisten the skin & hair and wet it lightly again before you start shaving. Use a great razor like Gillette Fusion Pro Glide. After shaving, try applying Loreal Hydra Energetic Turbo Booster to the just shaved areas. Follow up your shower with a simple facial moisturizer like Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion and you’ll put. I know these aren’t exactly scent related steps, but if it keeps you from putting on aftershave before your date I’ve bettered your odds at getting laid tonight.
Start with your shampoo, Head & Shoulders is perfect as it really tackles scalp health and any smells that might be hiding there.
Once you’re well shampooed, throw conditioner in your hair… and I mean everywhere. Head, beard, moustache, chest & privates. Be really careful when choosing conditioner, as this is an easy place to pick up really funky scents. Again, Head & Shoulders is safe. But if you want an absolutely slam dunk incredible conditioner that is scented with perfect levels of essential oils, order some Bioinfusion conditioner. In addition to having you smelling perfect, the stuff really softens, moisturizes and adds a healthy glow to your hair and is a miracle worker for facial hair. Make sure you leave your conditioner in until you are ready to get out the shower for maximum effect.
To toe the line between being conservative and smelling incredible, try Dr Bronner’s Magic Organic Lavender Bar Soap. Dr Bronner’s Bar Soap is awesome, as you can see from the consistent 5 star reviews on Amazon. Dr. Bronner’s Soap is also available in liquid form but the liquid is slightly less awesome.
I’m not a huge proponent of body sprays, because you don’t want to smell like a fruit salad or a 14 year old. So, I DON’T endorse the following company or even this scent beyond one special product- Axe Dark Temptations Shower Gel is TREMENDOUS. Absolutely the perfect shower gel to use to get clean for your date.
Take a pumice stone to your feet, removing stinky dead skin from the underneath and sides of your foot and toes and gently going over the edges of your toes where you recently clipped.
Now rinse & towel off.
Master of the Odorverse: Steps In To Smelling Great Before Getting Dressed.
The following should be applied immediately after towling off, and best done while still in the shower. It is perfectly fine to still be wet while you apply, as this stuff will work to suck up the last of the moisture.
Get The Stink Out Of Your Feet
You can have the stinkiest feet in the world, little piggies that make your guy friend wretch when you kick off your shoes after a pick-up game of basketball… But you’ll never hear a complaint from a woman if you follow these steps.
Start with your feet, as you want them to be good and dry well in advance of putting on your socks. Put a little lotion on your toenails and heel and spread it around, this will help your feet soften and prevent blisters when they are crammed into your shoes. Sprinkle some Derman Relaxing Blue Lavender powder on the soles of your feet and really work it all over, especially in between your toes. A dab of this inside your socks is a pretty swell idea also.
Get Your Hairy Areas, Armpits, Knob & Bollocks Smelling Good
These are the areas that can do the most damage to a date, at various stages, so don’t skimp on the attention you pay to them.
Gold Bond Ultimate Comfort is the most underused tool in good hygiene. It is talc free, smooths into your skin easily and keeps you smelling amazing for a looong time. We used to use this stuff in the Army when we were in situations where we couldn’t shower for a week & we’d make it a good 72 hours before the scent got beyond gold bond’s control. Its important to use this particular product and not just any Gold Bond product, as it smells the most pleasant and won’t leave your privates feeling overstimulated. Really smooth the stuff in to anywhere you’ve got body hair or strong scents. Be liberal with it on your armpits, just be sure you really smooth it in there and onto the hairs. It’s a great boost for your deoderant. Gold Bond Ultimate Comfort is also great as extra odor control on your feet and the chamomile nicely compliments the lavender if you feel like applying another layer of powder down there.
All Over, Things To Spread Head To Toe To Smell Good
Allright, so you’ve got your knight’s mail on, ready to go to battle against smell. Consider these extra all-over steps putting your armour on over the mail.
Once you’ve applied the above, you want to apply a very light layer of Lavender Baby Powder all over, including the areas you’ve already hit. Lavender scent in powder is important because you want to add a smell of soft freshness, not a fresh diaper.
Once you’ve done this, add a layer of simple moisturizer to smooth out the talky texture. The more exotic/expensive the moisturizer, the WORSE it is for this your date. More expensive moisturizers tend to have odd smells and textures and can get clumpy. The perfect moisturizer is Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion. In fact, if you’re doubtful, just use petroleum jelly skin protectant. Whatever you use, be sure you really work it into your skin and wipe off with a towel.
A little vanilla lotion smoothed onto your biceps, triceps & abs is a nice touch but be very light with it. Smelling strongly of vanilla is a gamble, but her smelling a light touch of it when she leans on your shoulder or is working her way down your chest is a win.
Now let’s get some underwear on you crazy naked man you!!
Deodorant & Cologne For Men
Good deodorant and cologne are a great asset, but bad deodorant and cologne can end your date with a quickness.
Of all the colognes I’ve worn, only one has gotten me a compliment literally EVERY time I’ve worn it. Kenneth Cole Black becomes sensually darker as time goes on. It’s masculine but not musk, the perfect cologne for your date.
While Kenneth Cole black is the best scent for highlighting masculinity, you may want to go with something a little more metrosexual, something with a touch of fruit and/or flowers. This is hard to do while staying safe, but a pair of great colognes that toe the line between masculinity and softer undertones are made by, of all people Paris Hilton! I know I am embarrassed whenever women rave and ask what type of cologne I am wearing, but the fact that I keep receiving these compliments makes me keep buying Paris Hilton cologne! The “Just Me” variation of Paris Hilton is darker and more ideal for the club whereas the cologne simply titled Paris Hilton is sunny and ideal for morning/coffee dates and daily use at work & gym.
Both of these colognes are very strong, so you’ll want to apply them gently. I recommend, while you are still in only your undershirt & underwear, ONE spray from about two feet away while, directed downwards towards the small of your back. Once you are dressed, spray one or two sprays from about two feet away down the back of your pants in the direction of your feet. The idea is, when you walk by to leave an intriguing trail of scent. DON’T apply more than three sprays and DON’T apply to your chest/neck area. You don’t want to overwhelm her when she leans in to your chest. As a teenager I was taught to put some cologne, every time you take a bite to eat, take a phone call or scratch your chin you’ll drown yourself in cologne… don’t put cologne on your wrists fellas.
For deoderant, accept no substitute for Mitchum. I’m telling you, I’ve tried everything on the market and nothing comes close. Its comfortable, it just takes a little, its generally odorless and it does the job. When they say “so effective you can skip a day,” its legit! Become a mitchum man and never look back.
Getting Your Head & Mouth To Smell Great
There shouldn’t be a symphony of scents when your date kisses you, so aside from what goes on inside your mouth, leave the added scents to the neck down.
As far as hygiene goes, start with a little mouthwash of your choice, I have never met a bad mouthwash. Whatever you choose, rather than wetting your toothbrush with water, wet the bristles with your mouthwash! Toothpaste is important, simple and minty like Tom’s of Maine Simply White Toothpaste. Stay away from the major brand names for your pre-date brushing as they tend to get liberal with chemicals that leave awful smells in a few hours. Don’t forget to give your tongue a good scrub, many nasty germs hang out there to throw a stinky cheese party.
For lip balm, something with beeswax and mint is the way to go. This combination will leave a light tingle when you kiss her and go down on her. Your lips will literally feel electric. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm is perfect. Don’t go crazy with it, if you want a little extra moisture just smooth some petroleum jelly on your lips. While you are at it, smooth some jelly on your teeth and wipe off with a piece of toilet paper- this will make your smile extra sheen and your teeth extra smooth.
For God’s sake, chew gum!!! I know there’s a segment of the population who finds gum repulsive, but you know who those people are? People with stinky breath who you don’t want to be kissing! Seriously, if someone is turned off by gum then you should realize you’ve been given a red flag that this is a person with an oral aversion!!! I don’t have to know you to know that you want someone with an oral fixation, not an oral aversion!
Eclipse sugar-free gum is pretty much the perfect gum. Eclipse gum lasts a long time, holds its texture, and it doesn’t take much to get the job done.
Adding a stick of fruit or cinamon gum to your mint gum is fine if you want to add an accented sweetness to your breath, but both for the sake of retaining freshness and adding additional sexual stimulation when you go down, you should use a mint based gum. Adding a mint, either fruit or mint flavored, into your gum will really kick it up a notch and help the flavor last extra long.
Related note: How To Get Great Smelling Laundry For Men
Don’t go crazy on a scented detergent, you really want something that is going to take the smells of your dirty laundry out before you start focusing on getting it smelling good. Tide w color safe bleach is ideal.
Once the water gets going, add 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil, Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender Serenity laundry softener and Downy Lush Unstoppables Laundry additive. To save a little dough and keep the smell of your clothing consistent, wet a washcloth and work in a small amoutn of Downy Simple Pleasures Lavender Serenity softener and use that as your dryer sheet.
Allow me to Introduce Your New Best Friends- Lavender & Vanilla.
Lavender and vanilla scents have an incredible ability to reduce anxiety in people, especially women. No matter how confident a woman you are dating, she’s going to be a bit nervous, so set her at ease with these smells. Check out this post from Psychology Today on the impact of lavender.
I really want to hammer that home before I get started, because I know men naturally will shy away from the purple containers that lavender scented products are kept in. Huge mistake, you’re avoiding probably the easiest psychological tool in your dating arsenal for easing a woman’s concerns.
That’s all… Hope you found something new and useful in there, please find the products mentioned above in these expanded posts:
Products Mentioned Above and where to find them:
L’Oreal Men’s Expert Hydra Energetic Turbo Booster
Amazon Customer C. Forbes says about L’Oreal Men’s Expert Hydra Energetic Turbo Booster, Started using the full line of Loreal men’s products and within a few weeks, people have started commenting on how good my skin looks.
Paris Hilton Cologne
Amazon Customer Remixx Mixx says, “My girl calls this the “come f*** me cologne”. That should say enough.”
Paris Hilton “Just Me” Cologne
Amazon Customer Scorpio L.C. says,
“I’m always embarrassed to tell people this is a Paris Hilton scent so I just stopped telling them. I’m amazed at how long the scent lasts and how reasonably priced it is as well. The reactions I have gotten have all been positive. Many of my female colleagues even stop by my desk just so they can smell me. My scent is usually a topic of conversation which makes me a target of their flirtation.”
Kenneth Cole Black
Amazon customer GQ says, “This cologne definitely ups your sex appeal. You will be turning heads while you wear this, making hunnies wanna get in a lil closer.”
Dr Bronner’s Magic Organic Lavender Bar Soap
Amazon customer L. Post says, “I have had a love affair with this soap from the first time I tried it around 10 years . . . The scent is heavenly, the lathering wonderful and yet the soap is so gentle, rinses clean and is not drying.”
Gillette Fusion Pro Glide
Amazon customer The Zonian says about Gillette Fusion Pro Glide, “A MUST have for the styling guy. If I could shave with both hands at the same time…I would buy two of them.”
Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion
Amazon Customer Teresa Tio says of Olay Complete All Day Moisture Lotion, “I have sensitive skin and it is difficult to find this in my local stores . . . It’s good stuff, keeps me moisturized and doesn’t do terrible things to my skin.”
Head & Shoulders (Shampoo)
Amazon Customer Jay says of the impact of Head & Shoulders Shampoo, “I never thought this shampoo would do anything. Well I was wrong after few weeks of user scalp is in great condition!”
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Amazon Customer Steve B says of Head & Shoulders Conditioner, “It works well for my dandruff, and it smells pleasant.”
Amazon Customer Rico raves about Bioinfusion conditioner, I like the fact that with my thining hair it seems not to be harsh on what hair I have left! I have used this product in the past and because I swear by the vendors and Amazon, I ordered the conditioner.
Axe Dark Temptations
Amazon customer Rodney J Warner says regarding Axe Dark Temptations, “I love the smell of this, not too strong . . . I always get told how good I smell, can’t go wrong with this.”
Natural Sierra Pumice Stone
Derman Deodorant Powder Relaxing Blue Lavender Scent
Gold Bond Ultimate Comfort
Amazon customer Nancy Wirkkala says on the topic of Gold Bond Ultimate Body Powder, “This is the silkiest powder I have ever used. I also like the fact that it has no talc. I was afraid to use it because I didn’t care for the smell of the other Gold Bond products (too much of a medicine smell) but this is pleasant.”
Lavender Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
Amazon customer Aragorn Dent says about grown folks using Lavender Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, “…it’s equally good for grownups. Grownups too want to feel fresh and comfortable and Baby Powder can address that need . . . Used after the morning shower it keeps me fresh for most of the rest of the day and my skin seems to tolerate it quite well even though it is discretely fragrant.”
Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion
Amazon customer Susan L. Methvin boasts about Vaseline Total Moisture Lotion, I’m a lotion addict and this is my favorite lotion of all time.
Raw Vanilla All Purpose Lotion for Men
Amazon customer L.Ferreira stands by Mitchum Deoderant, “A deodorant that actually WORKS ! . . It has no scent but it keeps me dry & fresh ALL day.”
Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
Amazon customer B Steele endorses Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm by saying, “Our family was introduced to Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm by a commercial beekeeper several years ago. It quickly became our favorite, and now, it’s the ONLY lip balm we purchase. It beats the fake-flavored lip balms hands down.”
Tom’s of Maine Simply White Toothpaste
Amazon customer David Desso says of the flavor of Tom’s of Maine Simply White Toothpaste, “I am a fan of minty freshness. If you are, you should get this toothpaste. It makes you look forward to brushing.”
Eclipse Polar Ice Gum
Amazon customer Brian King says about Eclipse Polar Ice Gum, “This gum is delicious, and this packaging allows me to eat it at my desk and in my car without depleting my gum reserves for my pocket.”
Ice Breakers Duo Mint
Amazon customer Kurt Johnson testifies about the flavor of Ice Breakers Mints saying, I thought that these little candies are great, and love snacking on them on my long drive home. Get them!
Petroleum Jelly Skin Protectant
Amazon customer Wood Wren says about the many uses of Petroleum Jelly Skin Protectant, “Skin moisturizer, first aide, treatment for eczema, lubricant for many, many things, art work, skin protection in cold weather while hiking and the list goes on. I even use this on the wire holding my hummingbird feeders as it keep the ants out of the feeders.”
Downy Simple Pleasures Serenity
Amazon customer Tylla Wolf says about using Downy Simple Pleasures Serenity for men’s clothes,“I personally prefer Downy Spice Blossom Dare, but it might be too ‘perfume-y’ for my husband. So for his clothes, as well as bed sheets and towels, I use this Lavender Serenity. Clothes are really soft and everybody in my house loves the smell”
Downy Lush Unstoppables Laundry Additive
Amazon customer says about Downy Lush Unstoppables Laundry Additive, ” I love how my clothes and sheets hold the smell for several days. I love to walk into my bedroom and it smells so clean and fresh!”
Vanilla Essential Oil
Amazon customer Jazmine Bennett says of Vanilla Essential Oil, “If you love vanilla, you will love this essential oil!”
Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil
Amazon customer Amy A says about Lavender 100% Pure Essential Oil, A true lavender scent and as with all Lavenders a MUST HAVE in any aromatherapists’ repertoire.