Comments on: Smell you later http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:58:43 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Northern Barbarian http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1732184 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:05:46 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1732184 I started using Axe shower gels in the locker room several years ago because I thought the over-the-top marketing to 14-year-old boys was funny. It somehow seemed appropriate for a lesbian, even a middle-aged one, but it didn’t occur to me that actual 14-year-olds are really drenching themselves in the stuff! Alas, the ladies have not been chasing after me [not that my spouse objects], but I haven’t noticed an overwhelming scent.

Don’t bother with the Axe hair gels, though — it’s all container and little content.

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By: Western Dave http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1731421 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 02:24:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1731421 Oft heard muttered by young women entering my classroom, “it smells like boys in here”. By which they mean Axe.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1731349 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:28:56 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1731349 Old Spice? Wasn’t she one of the Spice Girls?

I don’t wear any scent, so I don’t really like it on anyone. I don’t mind a lingering whiff of Speed Stick or of Head & Shoulders, though. (I sure don’t dig B.O.)

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By: Kathleen http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1731341 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:16:10 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1731341 even Old Spice. There, I said it!

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By: Kathleen http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1731340 Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:14:43 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1731340 wait… not a drenching in Axe, but I can’t be the only woman who in fact finds a bit of cologne on a man dead sexy. I actually *hate* the North American male “take me as I is, baby” stance and much prefer the “I am a man willing to admit (and smell like) I have made an effort” approach found in many other places around the world.

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1730944 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:02:38 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1730944 And then the kid will want to get a Norelco, and start posting “Floating Heads” advertising clips on other peoples’ Facebook pages. Plus the inevitable plunge into “Soap-on-a-Rope” derangement.

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By: Linden http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1730916 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:38:55 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1730916 Use of Aramis is a gateway to use of Old Spice. Be very afraid.

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By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1730756 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:42:24 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1730756 A-HAhahahahaha! Maybe you can get Tenured Radical to be on your panel, too.

Smalltownprof: What you need to find is a 14- or 15-y.o. girl (assuming he is straight) to tell him how uncool and desperate cologne is. Come to think of it, advice from anyone (male or female) aged 14-15 will probably be taken pretty seriously by him, whatever his object choice may be.

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By: History Maven http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1730739 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:29:29 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1730739 Oh, thank you, Historiann. I now have my paper proposal on the academic male body, propellant gas, and the olfactory politics of effervescence for next year’s ASA theme.

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By: smalltownprof http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/22/smell-you-later/comment-page-1/#comment-1730556 Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:05:45 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21933#comment-1730556 Our 11 yr old son is wearing ARAMIS … the cologne of octogenarians! Should I worry?

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