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Body wash as alternative to cologne....

jasonwhite

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I quite like the all-over scent I get with some of the stronger body washes - anyone use it as an alternative to cologne? If so, what brands?
 

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I started using a cheap bodywash from target in a pinch, and my girlfriend loves it. I don't like the hassle of cologne, so this works really well for me.

I'd also appreciate recs of some nicer brands so I can upgrade.
 

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I almost always use Dove unscented soap with a wash cloth, however I picked up some body wash in a pinch from Target as well..and my girlfriend absolutely loves it...
 

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what body wash leaves a lingering smell like cologne? None that I know of
 

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Body wash is body wash; cologne/perfume is perfume. One of them is meant to be a cleaner and has a tiny amount of fragrance oil in it. The other is made to project and be a fragrance to WEAR.

There are lots of companies that make good body washes, but you shouldn't really look to them as alternatives to cologne. It's like saying a sweatshirt is a good alternative to a suit because both cover up your nakedness.

Molton Brown, Cornelia (a spa in NYC), and Antica Pharmacista all make nice Body Washes. You can also get body washes made by various Design houses to go with their perfume (the YSL M7 Body wash is REALLY super... if you can find it).
 

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My L'Occitane body wash keeps its smell for the good portion of the day
 

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What do you guys do to balance all of the items that have fragrance i.e. shampoo, aftershave, shaving cream, body wash, deodorant, cologne?
 

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That's easy - I use unscented versions of everything except the cologne. There's nothing I hate more than weird scents mixed together.
Girls often do this to a fault - rose-scented shampoo, chocolate bodywash, musky perfume, soapy deodorant - all my nose can detect is a sickeningly sweet smell. Fortunately guys' stuff doesn't smell quite as strong. Usually the olfactory offenders of our gender just bathe in Axe Bodyspray or some such.
 

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Originally Posted by redgrail
That's easy - I use unscented versions of everything except the cologne. There's nothing I hate more than weird scents mixed together.
Girls often do this to a fault - rose-scented shampoo, chocolate bodywash, musky perfume, soapy deodorant - all my nose can detect is a sickeningly sweet smell. Fortunately guys' stuff doesn't smell quite as strong. Usually the olfactory offenders of our gender just bathe in Axe Bodyspray or some such.


+100

As you said, keep everything unscented other than what you want your primary scent to be. If your body wash (by itself), smells nice, your cologne smells nice, and your deodorant smells nice, that DOESN'T mean that they will therefore all smell good together.
 

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