Although this cute little catch phrase was originally used for Bryl Cream, it came rushing to the forefront of my mind when I passed a young man on his way into the grocery store as I was heading out. He was wearing SO much cologne that I actually began to gag on the way to my car. The scent permeated, not only my nostrils but, my taste buds and it eventually began to burn my throat. It was overwhelming. I guess he was never taught the old adage – a little goes a long way.
I may have a slightly tarnished view of this because I am allergic to perfume and cologne so any slight whiff affects my delicate sensibilities, but, even so, it was like watching the well-groomed version of Pig Pen from the Peanuts cartoon except the cloud was a film of cologne instead of his usual dust cloud.
I think Axe Body Spray for men, and any perfume or cologne companies for that matter, should adopt a new advertising campaign – commercials showing women and men running in horror from the noxious cloud created by those who don’t know when to say enough is enough when it comes to “dabbing” on that bit of fragrance.
For those of you fortunate enough to be able to wear your favorite scents, please remember – everything in moderation. A little dab really will do ya.
Great advice, Susan! I work with people who smell as though they bathe in their cologne. 😦
Thanks Jill. I’ve never understood the need to douse yourself in scents.
They don’t realize that ‘marinate’ is best for barbecues.
Lol – agreed!!
It’s in the companies’ best interest for people to use as much as possible. Same with shampoo. “Rinse and repeat” my Aunt Fanny!
I had to laugh at this because I’ve been trying (so far unsuccessfully) to educate my older son on cologne usage – one spray is plenty, and it is NOT a substitute for a shower. Sigh.
Haha….too bad you couldn’t have him not use cologne and run into someone who wears as much. Maybe the new perspective would change his mind.
I have an aversion to scents like that, too.
The only scents I find attractive are coffee and bacon.
I knew we were meant to be friends for a reason!! 🙂
I concur. But remember, I mean *real* bacon, not the ambitious ham that is Canadian bacon (although that is quite tasty, too).
I’m okay with that. I’ll eat my Canadian bacon in the privacy of my Canadian home. 😉