Pepe Le Pew, Is That You?
Question: I recently had a date and was pretty nervous upfront. Before we met I covered myself in a big expensive cloud of a Tom Ford cologne, which I don’t normally use. This made me smell, and feel, like an ox, and things didn’t go as well as they could have. I actually like the scent of myself. Would it be better, next time, if I took a run before and let nature decide if we harmonize?
Answer: You should never treat one extreme (cologne overload) with another (au naturel overload). Besides, the natural smell of a person that’s attractive is more subtle: it’s the smell of the back of someone’s neck when cuddled up closely, not the stench of your post-run pits wafting across the table.
Next time, keep it simple. Take a shower, put on a clean shirt and keep the cologne minimal. One squirt on your chest rubbed in with the insides of your wrists should do it. You won’t radiate Tom Ford, but will smell good if she leans in close enough. Which is kind of the point, now isn’t it?