Category Archives: Sexy Colognes

First Smell: S-ex by S-Perfume

The more experience I have smelling and wearing unique fragrances, the more my taste forks into two distinct camps: the ones I want to wear and the ones I want to smell in the abstract. The wearable camp is increasingly … Continue reading

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What is beard oil and why do you need it?

I recently interviewed Nicole Miller, the owner of the Seattle-based retailer Blackbird, and she mentioned that she couldn’t keep beard oil in stock. “They’re great. They moisturize the skin under the beard, which gets really dry when you wash your … Continue reading

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What Do Men Who Smell Like Men Smell Like?

There was a great article on vintage men’s colognes in the New York Times yesterday, an article that celebrated a renewed interest in classics like Chanel Pour Monsieur (which isn’t available in its original form in America—something that Chanel won’t … Continue reading

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Denise Hamilton on Scents that Evoke Bodily Fluids

Denise Hamilton, the crime novelist who write the “Uncommon Scents” fragrance column for the L.A. Times, has a new piece on “scents that evoke bodily fluids.” Naturally, Etat Libre d’Orange’s infamous Sécrétions Magnifiques figures prominently here: “When I asked Etienne … Continue reading

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Sexy Colognes, Part Three: Sexual Pour Homme

On day three of my series of sexy cologne reviews, I test Sexual Pour Homme, the most expensive of the three so far. Each day I wear a different cologne, one that boasts its sexual prowess by name, and I … Continue reading

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Sexy Colognes, Part Two: Pheromone for Men

This is day two of a series in which I try sexy colognes on and ask my fiancée Mira for her opinions. Yesterday I wore Jovan’s Sex Appeal for Men. Mira’s verdict was that it was in fact sexy in … Continue reading

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Sexy Colognes, Part One: Sex Appeal for Men

Sexual attraction is very often a major goal of the male cologne-wearing public and many colognes cater to them directly with their very names. These scents tread a thin line between frank sexuality and outright kitsch. But do they smell … Continue reading

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