September 25, 2011

Scents and Sensibility

  The sense of smell is one of my weaknesses. I once sat beside this talented, good looking guy in a cinema and was easily crushed by his ghastly scent.  It really was a deal-breaker from me. I've never considered dating him afterwards. Some guys may not be as appealing but one whiff of a sexy cologne makes me think twice. 

It's something about the smell of a fresh clean skin or maybe your Pheromones.  A Pheromone is a secreted or excreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of the same species. If your Pheromones aren't doing a good job finding you a potential mate, then you must consider enhancing it through perfumes and colognes.  In animals such as ourselves, sex pheromones indicate the availability of the female for breeding. Male animals may also emit pheromones that convey information about their species and genotype.  Through the manipulation of the scent, you may eventually attract a potential partner suitable for breeding purposes.I'm trying to be very technical here but in layman's language: if you wanna get laid, take care of your hygiene and use cologne. I was lucky enough to have been told by friends and lovers that I smell good even when I sweat. I have been very meticulous when it comes to smelling good and have always tried to keep every inch of my body pleasant and fresh.

Here are some tips on how to smell good whole day. This is based from my experience so you may have a different strategy. Feel free to share.

1. Take a shower or bath everyday. This is not as applicable in colder countries but if you can, please, take a shower everyday.

2. Make sure to put shampoo on your hair or conditioner as hair accumulates dirt and is the first one to stink in our body.

3. Use shower gels or fragrant soaps. If you are uncomfortable with the smell of scented soaps, try lavender, it's a bit of a safe and relaxing scent for everyone.

4. Use a good deodorant.

5. Brush your teeth and keep your mouth/gums and teeth healthy.

6. Always have TicTac or mint in your bag or mouthwash.

7.Try to use mild scented moisturizing lotions as it tends to stick to your skin.

8. Apply perfume on your:
- neck 
-chest or cleavage
-back of your knees
-spray a bit on top of your hair like a hairspray

These are the areas where the scent will most likely last.

9. Have a "touch up" cologne or perfume with you in your bag all the time. I usually bring an inexpensive perfume in my bag that complements the smell of my expensive perfume to keep me fresh all day. I try to reapply when I think the scent is wearing off. 

1. Colors by Benetton
2. Anna Sui shower gel
3.The Body Shop Mango shower gel
4. Elizabeth Arden Revealed
5.  Story of Flower
6. Paris Hilton CanCan
7. Armani Mania
8. Clinique Happy Heart
9. Lacoste Essential
10. Vera Wang Princess
11. Acqua Di Colonia
12. YSL Baby Doll
13. Hugo Boss Red
14. Acca Kappa Hibiscus

Some of my favorite perfumes and shower gels. As you can see, I kept the Vera Wang Princess bottle because it's just beautiful!

one of my most favorite perfumes from Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy

The Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Nuova' or 'Pharmacy of Santa Maria Novella' is located in via della Scala in Firenze, at part of the convent of Santa Maria Novella.

Established by Dominican friars in 1221, the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest pharmacies in the world.The monks began to cultivate the herbs that they need to prepare medications, balms and creams for the monastery's little infirmary. And ointments including a rosewater disinfectant thought to protect against the plague. 

The pharmacy was officially born in 1612, on the suggestion by the grand duke Fernando I . And a century later their herbal secrets had become internationally renowned.The pharmacy room is furnished with shelves in the neo-Gothic style. The frescoes on the walls by Paolino Sarti celebrate the splendor of pharmacies in the world.Today, traditions are being carried out with unaltered success - many of the items are still made from slightly modified 14th -16th century recipes. The production is limited and is meticulously controlled and only the highest quality natural ingredients are used.

Their products include:  Essences, Pomades, Spirits, Balms, Liqueurs, and other preparations

something very modern: Paris Hilton's Can Can has a sweet almost candy-like scent to it while Armani Mania  is oozing with sex appeal. 

My YSL Baby Doll on the other hand, takes a while on the skin before the scent really sinks in

 Do's and Don'ts Perfumes: 

-Spray perfume after shower since your pores will be open and your skin will be able to absorb the scent better

-Spray extra perfume if you have dry skin or is in a drying air conditioned room. Cold weather tends to weaken the scent

-Buy perfumes that match your personality

-Buy different perfumes for different occasions

-Store your perfumes in room temperature and stay them away from sunlight

-apply just the right amount to avoid intruding people's noses too much


-Don't spray perfume on costume jewelry or pearls as the alcohol in the perfume may discolor them

- Some perfumes may stain white garments

-Don't use the same perfume for a whole year since the weather can alter the scent on your skin

-Try not to buy online without knowing the scent of the perfume on your skin. Perfumes smell differently on each of us so even though this brand may smell good on your friend, it might not be the case for you.


I hope these tips have been helpful. You may put on a pile of cologne or the most expensive perfume but a healthy lifestyle is a sure way to have a fresh scent. Whatever you put in your body, comes out of you. Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, drink lots of water, sleep well and avoid smoking/drugs etc. If you're a smoker, always have a gum with you. If you're doing drugs, you're fucked. Good luck!

Listening to : Perfume by Chris Brown Feat Rich Girl
 <3: perfumes
 =( : stinkin sweaty smell


  1. I first, I thought it will going to be a biology class but I as read the other parts, I can say "I learned something from it" :) Thank you from posting..

  2. Thank you for your comment!! I'm happy you were able to learn something from it!! muah :D

  3. So jealous with your perfume collections. Wish I have a collections too. :)

    do pheromones work

  4. Randomly saw this post. The only perfume I had was this CK for her(?) in a bottle that looks like a cross b/n a cough syrup bottle and a wine container. andami mong perfume, kaloka. :D


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